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Transition into the Third Age :)
Monday, November 30, 2020      26 comments

Well, as lots of you already know, today is my birthday, and I'm 66 yrs old - officially the retirement age in the UK. No more National Insurance deductions - and I start receiving State Pension. It seems unreal that I've reached this age - I... Read more
Un-anticipated Benefit of Getting Xmas Sorted Early
Thursday, November 26, 2020      23 comments

I started Xmas preparations early this year - mostly due to the pandemic; in case I got sick; in case I had to isolate; in case the postal services were disrupted etc. Also, in part, because I knew I was going to be retiring at the end of Nove... Read more
Home Alone for Xmas - you too?
Monday, November 23, 2020      24 comments

Earlier in the year, I did have the thought that I might give Xmas a complete miss this year - it seemed so 'difficult' to get my head round it with all the restrictions. But thanks to being a follower of Fly Lady - I found myself getting o... Read more
A Saturday Adventure
Saturday, November 21, 2020      19 comments

I had promised myself to get out for at least one long walk this week............ so today was the day. I walked out of town and followed an ancient pathway, climbed a Carn and felt fabulous! I was so glad to be out - and saw very few peop... Read more
pandemic parties!
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      24 comments

yes, little 'p' for those words too................ I'm retiring from work in just over a week's time, and normally we'd have a party and get-together (staff and residents). But we have to wear PPE all the time, and people from different hous... Read more
Half- measures and surprises!
Thursday, November 12, 2020      15 comments

A short blog, but something I wanted to share. As we get older, we need less food (unless we're Iron Women and marathon runners - which I'm not!) and it's hard to cut things back even more. One of the 'habits' that I have not yet co... Read more
Ancient Sites, Raw Food & Mr Men!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      13 comments

It's Tuesday, and I have a bunch of interesting (to me!) things I thought I'd share today! (1) ANCIENT SITES Today I walked up to the site of an ancient hill-fort with a friend. These places are mercifully protected as historical sites. ... Read more
Into November
Sunday, November 01, 2020      21 comments

This Hallowe'en really felt like a massive transition for me this year - what with the Full Moon, and retiring at the end of November, and the country going into another month-long lockdown because of the coronavirus. I woke to a grey, mizz... Read more
New diary :)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020      18 comments

I bought a new diary today. A new year with no paid work to have to go to every day - a year that represents a new phase for me - retirement. So I chose something that is cheerful and fun. ... Read more
Samhain & Hallowe'en 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020      16 comments

Ideas taken from a variety of on-line resources! COVID-19 has limited the number of ways we can celebrate Halloween this year, no parties, no dancing round bonfires - at least not where I live. Here are some ideas for covid-secure activiti... Read more
Meal Deal?
Monday, October 26, 2020      13 comments

This made me cry with laughing this morning - I don't know if the link will work here - but I'll post it and see. https://www.facebook.com
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I'm going to try making a xmas cake.............
Sunday, October 25, 2020      19 comments

I can't remember where I saw this recipe now - but I cut-and-pasted it into a note on my phone! Healthy Banana Bread 'xmas cake' Firstly, I've got it earmarked as my actual Xmas cake this year - I may add some more dried fruit or som... Read more
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      13 comments

Like many people, I suspect, I'm quite often passing time watching videos on YouTube as one suggestions pops up after another. I try to be a Fly Lady follower - and there is a lady on YouTube (and Instagram apparently - thank goodness I'm not i... Read more
Ronnie Corbett and Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen
Monday, October 19, 2020      14 comments

I can only post links to humorous videos at the moment - I NEED this kind of thing right now. https://youtu.be/_nl4QkJ
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My Blackberry isn't working.......... The One Ronnie (and Harry Enfield)
Sunday, October 18, 2020      13 comments

I was feeling sad this morning - thinking about not having seen my family for a year.......... and the prospect of not having a birthday party with friends, or Xmas get-togethers........ just sad. And this came up on my YouTube feed (something... Read more

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