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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
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

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