Around Here

I've donated my 34th pint of blood - in and out in less than 30 minutesThe Postie has delivered Abby Jimenez's new bookI'm on track to successfully complete the 100 Day Project.The Boy appears to be making a good recovery from his toenail surgeryPutting my jeans back in the drawer and bringing out the lighter-weight … Continue reading Around Here

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

Four Fun {and Not-so-Fun} Things

We watched and highly recommend the Bee Gees documentary on Amazon Prime. The following evening we watched Saturday Night Fever. I read a brilliant essay on Cup of Jo {this is the not-so-fun thing}. I'd like to suggest that you read both the essay and the comments section. The best comment? This: "Be brave for … Continue reading Four Fun {and Not-so-Fun} Things

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

This time last year, I never imagined I'd be trying to marshall my thoughts into some sort of coherent post about how the last 365 days have been for me and my family. It is perhaps easiest if I divide my thoughts into two columns - positives and negatives ... Positives: Lockdowns work. They're hard … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of 2020, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I’ve just completed another Frugal February (certainly an easier task in an era of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders) and I feel good about it. It’s … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

How Was Your Weekend?

How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?