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The Tudor (and pre-middle-ages) origins of present day sayings

Sunday, August 02, 2015      2 comments

Eavesdropping A small hole fashioned in the eaves (the decorative boards under the roof of a manor house) was a device for overhearing what visitors, waiting in the courtyard below, were saying prior to entering the house. Were they friend or... Read more

The Tudor (and pre-middle-ages) origins of present day sayings

Sunday, August 02, 2015      2 comments

Eavesdropping A small hole fashioned in the eaves (the decorative boards under the roof of a manor house) was a device for overhearing what visitors, waiting in the courtyard below, were saying prior to entering the house. Were they friend or... Read more

Spilled cup of morning solitude

Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

DH knows I am not a morning person, and that if I have to get up first for whatever reason, I don't want to talk, or engage. So why, when he has no urgency to get up today, has he insisted on getting up whilst I'm having breakfast, and he's obje... Read more

Porto holiday

Monday, June 22, 2015      5 comments

Porto is a Spark holiday, for sure, with challenging hills everywhere you want to go! The temperatures were around 24-27 degrees, which is 10-15 degrees higher than at home. I'm a fair-skinned redhead so I packed two sun hats and factor 50... Read more

made it to yoga class

Thursday, June 11, 2015      7 comments

I prioritised myself and asked sister to take mum to an annual check up appointment. That allowed me to go to yoga. I had a deep muscle ache and the stretches helped. There were only three of us at the class. ... Read more

Ranting paid off

Saturday, June 06, 2015      5 comments

Sometimes it's worth stepping out of one's default mode - in my case "being reasonable" wasn't serving my purpose so I had a melt-down and ranted that if DH didn't want to continue having money in the bank for the first time in his adult life th... Read more

Self help efforts

Thursday, June 04, 2015      4 comments

Thanks for your support. Today I've been trying to get help for DH. I didn't manage to set up a counselling appointment (despite ringing to ask) today, which I really felt I needed. I rang the counselling service for DH today, becaus... Read more

Didn't make yoga today, I'm mad/sad/angry/lost

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      5 comments

Positives: Zumba was good. Hard work as I haven't done it for so long, but I'm not as achy as I expected this morning (another positive). The suns shining. Had a good chat with mum last night; she's ok. Housework is being attacked - two loads of... Read more

Yoga class

Monday, June 01, 2015      4 comments

I've found a yoga class within walking distance, with a knowledgeable teacher, and there are only 6 people in the class. I enjoyed the first class, so I'm going to go back again this week. I'm not very good at maintaining classes, but I'm going ... Read more

Severely slow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      7 comments

I couldn't believe how much fitness I had lost after just a fortnight's enforced inactivity. I went for a walk today, and instead of a reasonable pace, I was struggling to maintain even a slow pace, a pace that my 85-year-old mother could m... Read more

Enforced rest until the end of the month

Saturday, April 11, 2015      6 comments

My family has a history of non-malignant skin cancer, which may appear in unexpected places. I've just had one removed from my pelvis - a place that's never been exposed to the sun! The UK's NHS (as a SparkFriend commented today) is a marve... Read more

Telephone interview

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      6 comments

Whilst out on a Sparky 4k run, my phone rang. I was minded to ignore it, but something made me answer (rather breathlessly). I had applied for a document verifier job, where documents are taken to a client, explained, signatures and ID pro... Read more

There may be trouble ahead...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      8 comments

Happy Christmas to all my Spark friends xxx... Read more

Administrative Assistant interview on 16th December

Saturday, December 06, 2014      8 comments

Great, I've been selected for interview for the admin post at the local Methodist Circuit. It's 11.30am on 16th December. The letter came when a friend was here visiting mum, and she has offered to take mum to a social afternoon - which was very... Read more

Administrative Assistant job application

Monday, November 24, 2014      9 comments

I spent some time this morning filling out an application for the role of Administration Assistant at our local Methodist Church. Before I filled it out, I spent some time researching the Methodist Church, their structure and beliefs and I foun... Read more


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