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Life is tough sometimes but I'm grateful
Thursday, December 12, 2019      8 comments

Well, it's been a challenging couple of months We've had illness and, sadly, bereavement in the family and everyone has been worried, tense and tired. It's at times like this that I am grateful for my routines. ... Read more
The American Museum in England - yes, it's a thing!
Thursday, October 17, 2019      7 comments

Not far from us is the American Museum which they say is "the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States". It's... Read more
Ah, that takes me back!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      10 comments

I was reminiscing this morning. About the times when I used to meet up with a couple of other girls from work and we'd go out to dinner. This ... Read more
Is it too early to think about Christmas gifts?
Sunday, October 13, 2019      6 comments

Now, I'm not exactly Scrooge but I don't celebrate Christmas in a big way. I usually start thinking about it a week or two in advance and then wonder why I feel so rushed! So I was surprised to get an email this week about planning Christmas gif... Read more
Forgetting Doesn’t Begin at 60
Saturday, October 12, 2019      9 comments

I read an article today which hit the mark for me. https://sixtyandme.com/t
omes-and-goes/ The website is 'Sixty and Me' and Noelle Nelson makes the point th... Read more
Dreams and Downsizing for Empty Nesters
Friday, October 11, 2019      5 comments

I watched a YouTube video this morning which struck a chord. https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=c0fEL11iyag I retired a couple of years ago and have been redesigning my life accordingly. It's a strange time. ... Read more
Enjoying my winter membership to the gym!
Saturday, October 05, 2019      3 comments

My local gym has a great membership offer, which is for five months with no joining fee and no continuing membership contract after the five months. Now, I can't be the only one who has got locked into a gym membership and not used it! So this i... Read more
Help! How do you deal with spider season?
Thursday, September 05, 2019      6 comments

I've always been scared of spiders so September is difficult. It's the time of year when they come into the house. I try to joke about it but last night I woke up to find a big one on my pillow and I couldn't sleep for hours. So this morning I'm... Read more
A late summer garden - Britain in Bloom!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019      4 comments

I dropped in today at a garden not far from us. The house itself is private but visitors can freely walk round the gardens, including right round the house and the forecourt. ... Read more
Huge shark, giant turtle, cute penguins!
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      6 comments

In all these years I’ve never been to our local aquarium, so I took myself off there today to see what they had to offer. It’s right by the beach, with lovely views over the pier and the coast. The schools are still on holiday so it was pretty p... Read more
The year so far - frustrating!
Monday, July 15, 2019      6 comments

Well, here we are, half way through the year. Time for a quick review. I've spent most of this year experimenting with different calorie ranges for food, and different ways of measuring how many calories I was using for exercise. And what a... Read more
London - a sticky but fascinating culture spa!
Saturday, July 13, 2019      5 comments

I took a trip to London this week, to indulge myself in four days full of museums and art galleries. It's hot in England this week, and London is always even hotter, so we sweltered as we walked around, but it was worth it. The Horniman Mus... Read more
Chuckle-worthy subway station
Saturday, July 06, 2019      11 comments

I saw this today and it made me smile. A subway station in Frankfurt, Germany. Looks like something from a disaster movie doesn't it?! But no. ... Read more
Beauty in your own back yard and a dilemma.
Thursday, July 04, 2019      7 comments

Isn't it funny how you don't see the beauty of the familiar things around you? We drove through one of the villages near us today. We didn't s... Read more
Is swimming pool water safe?
Monday, July 01, 2019      9 comments

I've taken up swimming quite a lot recently. Not open water. I'm in a public pool. I'm the one on the left. ... Read more

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