A Socially-Distanced Visit to Basildon Park

Basildon Park is a National Trust property near Pangbourne in Berkshire and we'd arranged to meet The Best Friends there. It was the first time we'd seen each other in person since the visit to the reindeer. Sitting elegantly in 400 acres of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Visit to Basildon Park

Me on Monday

Non-essential shops reopen today :)All three of us have appointments for haircutsThe Boy and I are planning another Weekday Walk in townThe Boy and I are planning a visit to his favourite bookstoreThe garden update is proceeding as plannedWe've made arrangements to see my SiL and our friends again - twice in two weeks!We visited … Continue reading Me on Monday

Me on Tuesday

It's been a fab few days here ... The Postie delivered the latest offering from Mhairi McFarlane. 🙂 The Brainy One and I tackled the weeding and replanting in our front garden. We met up with my SiL to walk our dogs together and then had lunch in her garden. We revisited Hughenden. We enjoyed … Continue reading Me on Tuesday

Month in Numbers | March 2021

Did March turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 4 doses of the vaccine received by family members (including me) 🙂 83 days spent in the 3rd national lockdown for England. 1 year of Covid-19 restrictions in place across the whole of the UK. 3 cyber crops with The … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2021

Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson (Kindle): Inspired by true events, this is a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War II. It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2021