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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
How to make yourself ill....UPDATED
Monday, June 20, 2016      5 comments

I just read my last blog entry and nearly fell about laughing. emoticon It was celebrating the fact that H... Read more
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. ... Read more

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