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Second attempt...
Thursday, January 18, 2018      9 comments

A very belated Happy New Year to all my Sparkling friends. emoticon I'm still here, though it might not alway... Read more
Seasons greetings
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      7 comments

Hello Sparklers emoticon The shortest day approaches and Christmas will soon be here. I hope everyone is c... Read more
Chocolate week
Monday, October 09, 2017      3 comments

Apparently this is Chocolate Week here in the UK. emoticon I was amazed when I heard that because I thought i... Read more
Shed walking...
Friday, August 25, 2017      4 comments

Say what you like about our Government, but it does seem to care about our health. The latest message is that 10 minutes brisk walking per day will make a noticeable health improvement. They gave us the shocking statistic that most people don't ... Read more
The London Marathon....a thumbs up and a thumbs down
Sunday, April 23, 2017      4 comments

I am lucky to live within walking distance of the start of the London Marathon which took place today. For the past 15 years I have worked on Sundays and was only able to watch the highlights on the television. But now I am a free woman, I was a... Read more
When strength matters...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      3 comments

I try to go to the gym 3 times per week. While I am there I make a point of combining cardio and strength training. Sometimes it all seems a bit academic. But this week I have had 3 examples of why it pays to stay strong. We are in the mids... Read more
New me
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      4 comments

Greeting, fellow Sparklers... emoticon It is MONTHS since I posted a blog entry here ... Read more
There are good people out there.....
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      7 comments

So, I came down off cloud nine today when I realised I had lost a gift voucher that a good friend gave me when I retired last week. ... Read more
One door closes; another door opens...
Monday, October 17, 2016      5 comments

The original title for this blog post was going to be "The end of an era". But that tells only half the story. Since yesterday, I am: I have be... Read more
Another box ticked....
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      4 comments

This has been a really busy year for me at home. There was plenty of planned work such as the new kitchen, floors and staircase. Then Daughter unexpectedly managed to buy a flat with Lovely Boyfriend. That gave me the chance to finally clear ... Read more
My two favourite people....
Friday, September 02, 2016      3 comments

I have spent the last few days ruthlessly cleaning up in the loft. We had some roofing repairs done a couple of years ago and lots of dust was knocked down from the rafters onto all the stuff/tosh we have been storing up there. ... Read more
An eye opener in Rye...
Sunday, August 07, 2016      4 comments

Hubby and I had a pleasant day out in Rye, Sussex. It is a very old town full of buildings from the 15th century. We walked around and had a pub lunch. Then we drove to Battle where the Battle of Hastings supposedly took place in 1066, though... Read more
My work is done...
Monday, August 01, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday Hubby and I went to visit Daughter and Lovely Boyfriend in their new home. They are thrilled with it, as are we. ... Read more
Monday, July 25, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday was an exceptional walking day. I walked to and from work and then went out for the evening strolling along the River Thames at Greenwich to take in the views. By 11pm I had clocked up over 23,000 steps. So I investigated how to lin... Read more
Stepping it up...
Friday, July 22, 2016      5 comments

When I hit the grand old age of 60 last summer, I became eligible for free bus, train and tube travel in London thanks to a new 60+ Oyster card that was introduced by a certain Boris Johnson. Yes, our new Foreign Minister. ... Read more

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