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Poppy Day in Britain - Veterans Day in USA
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      4 comments

November 11th is both Veterans Day in USA and Poppy Day in the UK. In Britain November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. The eleventh hour of the eleventh... Read more
Most steps ever
Sunday, August 31, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday I went with our daughter Helen to London. We caught the train from Dudley at 06:55 and arrived in London in time for breakfast. Then we started the big walk! The main aim was to see the river of poppies at the Tower ... Read more
Blackberries for free
Thursday, August 29, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday evening was one of those lovely late summer evenings when the sun shines and is warm but not too warm and we went out walking. After about 15 minutes we came across a blackberry bush with the plumpest ripest blackberries I have seen in... Read more
Painting and preserving
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      1 comments

Today I spent time painting the railings of our summerhouse/office. One coat is complete and I need to add another tomorrow to make sure the wood is well preserved for th... Read more
Yoga - gently does it
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      4 comments

After several weeks of relative inactivity I decided last week to return to my previous daily yoga practise. I subscribe to an online yoga community so I logged in and went straight to a practise I used to do regularly. I struggled to get ... Read more
Going shopping for clothes
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      8 comments

Makes me feel stressed. Why? Because I struggle to find clothes that suit my shape especially when I haven't yet lost enough to feel comfortable buying new clothes. I will lose weight and get into fashionable clothes again despite my age.... Read more
Where did lunch go?
Thursday, August 08, 2013      3 comments

It is now six thirty pm and I just realised I forgot to eat lunch! It has been a busy day but normally I would have been really hungry. This mornings porridge must have been particularly good. The raspberries on top made it special. To... Read more
My muffin middle!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      2 comments

Today I went to have a breast lump examined and all is fine. Just another lipoma. Sitting there waiting for my turn I noticed how the people in the waiting room were either very overweight or very slim and I thought that I actually fit in b... Read more
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

Why is it that when feeling sad, depressed, anxious or any other negative feeling, it is so difficult to say no to that glass of wine (or two or three or ...) in the evening? Last night I over indulged simply because I did not have the will... Read more
How my health affects my family
Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

Staying fit and maintaining a healthy weight will help inspire my husband and our daughters to do likewise. Cooking healthy meals is of huge benefit to my husband because he is insulin dependent diabetic. He likes to drink wine in the even... Read more
Saturday -hooray it's the weekend
Sunday, August 04, 2013      1 comments

1. Lovely sunny day 2. Day out at chilli festival - lots of fun, food and sun 3. Woohoo managed to keep hula hoop rotating for more than a minute!... Read more
Friday 2nd August
Sunday, August 04, 2013      1 comments

1. Achieved all work planned 2. Practised hula hooping 3. Bournemouth for beach walk, dinner and then back through the park where we watched a fire juggler... Read more
1st August happy day
Sunday, August 04, 2013      1 comments

1. Family breakfast with Katherine and Chris 2. Finished accounts I've been working on for a few days 3. Learning to hoopla hoop courtesy Katherine and Chris - cant do it yet... Read more
Wednesday July 31st
Sunday, August 04, 2013      0 comments

1. Late birthday card from youngest daughter - lovely surprise. 2. Short walk with DH 3. Yummy soup with homemade rolls for dinner... Read more
Good list 30 July 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      0 comments

1. Short walk in the rain felt really good today 2. Feeling loved 3. Daughter, fiancé and four kitties are arriving this evening, a day earlier than expected I feel happy!... Read more

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