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Fifty Shades of Magnolia.....

Saturday, April 30, 2016      4 comments

I have just returned from a typical Bank Holiday weekend trip to the local DIY store. I say "local" but it is about 5 miles away. I hadn't planned to go there. In fact I was already dressed in my gym clothes when Hubby uttered the immortal wo... Read more

Quick Easter trip.....

Sunday, March 27, 2016      6 comments

We just paid a flying visit to the English Lake District. We stayed in Grasmere and here was the view from our bedroom window. I took this on ... Read more

Skirting boards finished....

Wednesday, March 09, 2016      4 comments

This is a photo-free blog post. You lovely Sparklers have been asking for photos of my house decorating. But all I have been doing is painting skirting boards. Photos of them would be as interesting as....watching paint dry. Read more

The builders have gone.....WOO HOO!

Friday, February 12, 2016      8 comments

We started renovating the ground floor rooms in our house before Christmas and I am DELIGHTED to announce that the last builder finished today. emoticonRead more

Sugar addict

Thursday, February 04, 2016      7 comments

I recently bought my first Smartphone. I have never really felt the need for one before. But Daughter left home and occasionally sends photos that I wasn't able to open on my dumbphone. Then Hubby showed me an app that he had downloaded on to... Read more

New kitchen...

Sunday, January 17, 2016      5 comments

By popular request (thanks New-Caz) here are a couple of photos of my new kitchen. I don't have any of the old kitchen. But it was very bland with brown units, brown worktops and a brown floor. We installed it ourselves 13 years ago and reali... Read more

2015 recap and goals for 2016

Friday, January 01, 2016      6 comments

Greetings and Happy New Year to everyone. emoticon I have just read the post I wrote this time last year a... Read more

Warning to car drivers....

Sunday, December 06, 2015      7 comments

Look out for little animals ... v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v ... Read more

Bit of a shocker :-((

Friday, November 27, 2015      6 comments

Well I have just been for the results of my recent NHS blood checks. This is a really excellent free service still available to us here in the UK at a time of austerity. The thinking is definitely prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure. ... Read more

9, 1, 5, 9, 9, 1, 5, 9........

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      5 comments

...those numbers have controlled my waking hours for 8 of the last 12 weeks. emoticon They were the times I ... Read more

Second sight....

Thursday, October 22, 2015      4 comments

emoticon my second, delayed eye op took place yesterday and it seems to have gone well. Read more

A bit more about me...

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      3 comments

THANKS FOR THE IDEA NEW-CAZ Where is your cell phone? NEXT TO MY LAP TOP Spouse? YES Your hair? 10% BRUNETTE, 90% GREY Your mother? ALIVE AND KICKING Your father? SADLY DEPARTED Your favorite thing? A GOOD BOOK ... Read more

Oh nooooo!!!!!....

Friday, September 04, 2015      5 comments

Well my first eye op went well yesterday. Hubby took a photo of me when I came home. But I am definitely not looking my best in it. So it will go into the family archives and won't be published online to scare anybody! I took the bandage... Read more

60th birthday celebrations....warning: photo heavy!

Monday, August 17, 2015      9 comments

My biggy 60th birthday was last week and I decided to celebrate it over several days as it is quite a milestone. I did things that I have been meaning to do for some time. SO....I had a family meal in the Shard, visited Holmfirth in West... Read more

A fat weekend....?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      4 comments

I just had a brilliant weekend in Dublin....meeting up with distant family and introducing Daughter's boyfriend to Ireland for the first time. emoticonRead more


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