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A slight technical hitch
Friday, April 26, 2019      6 comments

Got a message from the solicitor regarding the 'flying freehold'. Basically there's a shared alley way between my house and next door and the upstairs of my house extends over the alley way. Seemingly the buyer's solicitors are concerned about... Read more
Last Rhubarb for a While
Thursday, April 25, 2019      7 comments

Another 'Rhubarb' today. This time to celebrate Jackie's birthday. It really is odd how over half of us have our birthdays in March and April. A couple in the cafe told us they'd come from Winchester today as it was their daughter's birthday.... Read more
It's Time - I think
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      8 comments

When I started this process regarding the house nearly three years ago, I gave a lot of thought to what my options were. I knew if I had to move out of this area, I wanted to be by the coast. I did a lot of research into different areas to fin... Read more
Two Calls
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      5 comments

I don't do 'chatting on the 'phone' these days. It chews up too much time. So it's kind of odd that I've spent most of the evening on the 'phone. Two long calls from two very different friends. Completely different connections as it goes. T... Read more
Mmm Sushi
Monday, April 22, 2019      6 comments

The joy of having children is er, well actually far too involved to go into. But one of the pleasures is getting to know them as individuals over the years as they grow up. I have three children and they aren't all a homogeneous group. They a... Read more
The best laid plans
Sunday, April 21, 2019      8 comments

One of my 'passions' that Eldest Son has joined me in is tennis. My children grew up knowing that Wimbledon fortnight meant mum commandeered the TV - back then there was very little other tennis on TV. That was just the norm for them. It was ... Read more
Use it or lose it
Saturday, April 20, 2019      5 comments

I realised recently that I have a huge store of various breakfast cereals. Enough to stock a medium size hotel for at least a fortnight. Possibly a month. Which is odd because I'm not really a breakfast person. I can only think I continued t... Read more
Hush now
Friday, April 19, 2019      7 comments

As it's Good Friday I figure today is a good day to update on some GOOD news here at Tiz Towers. My replacement driving licence finally arrived. Of course I don't need it now with the new solicitors accepting the verification email from my MP.... Read more
Maundy Meal
Thursday, April 18, 2019      5 comments

Elaine had invited me to a Maundy Meal at one of the local churches. I wasn't sure about going but I knew she wanted company, plus I understood it to just be a 'drop in' type of meal so I accepted. When we arrived there this evening it turned ... Read more
Another Rhubarb
Wednesday, April 17, 2019      7 comments

There's basically 10 of us in the Birthday Brunch Bunch and six of us have our birthdays in March and April so at this time of year the 'Rhubarbs' come thick and fast. Today's was SJ's. Unfortunately there simply wasn't a day when we all could ... Read more
Home Workout
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      6 comments

There's quite a few articles here in Sparkland [and no doubt elsewhere] about how to 'exercise at home'. Even with very little space and/or a tiny budget. Resistance bands, water bottles, rolled up towels, cans of beans, all feature heavily - ... Read more
Notre Dame est en feu
Monday, April 15, 2019      6 comments

Oh non, non, non! Was chatting with youngest when I happened to refresh my browser for the latest news. To my horror I read there is a major f... Read more
Love you lots
Sunday, April 14, 2019      9 comments

Last night my daughter was out with a group of friends celebrating her birthday. Included in the group were her two brothers. Siblings don't always get on so I'm really happy that my three consider themselves to be friends as well as siblings.... Read more
Allah Provides!
Saturday, April 13, 2019      7 comments

Sometimes when Sally comes abashing at my door, she will declare "Allah Provides"! Once I've made and served our coffee, she will tell me the tale and triumphantly produce the goodies. It's astonishing what she's pitched up with over time. An... Read more
Birthdays and another countdown - Scintillating at Sixty
Friday, April 12, 2019      8 comments

Well the actual birthday is over but hey, that doesn't mean the celebrations stop. One day is not enough to indulge every treat. Besides, daughter and I share a birthday so it was also her 'day'. Usually we go out for a family meal in the eve... Read more

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