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Late afternoon sky Constantly comparing prices for grocery shopping and utilities – the rise in the cost of living and inflation is worrying Wondering how long the current government can remain in office, given the farce that is currently playing out Watching Chicago Med on Netflix and waiting for the new series of The Crown … Continue reading Right Now | Around Here

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Enjoying daily temperatures of around 20C here in West London, but colder weather is forecast for next weekDitching my winter boots and jeans for cropped trousers and fashion trainersWatching our flowering bulbs come to life - we have daffodils, crocus, fritillaries, pansies and tulipsWorrying about the number of attempted car thefts in our neighbourhoodPlanning our … Continue reading Right Now …

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Thinking about rising Covid case numbers, Christmas plans and a new back doorHappily back in a scrapbooking groove after an almost craft-free SummerWatching the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?, Shetland and Impeachment: American Crime StoryPlanning a few outings during half-term (Covid dependent)Researching a long haul destination for travel during the Summer … Continue reading Right Now …

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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

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I'm wondering how much more grim the news will be before we can truly say that we are through the worst. I'm hopeful because there is a new occupant in the White House and I was unexpectedly emotional when I watched Kamala Harris be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States. Madam Vice-President. I'm … Continue reading Right Now …

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Listening to: Nico's playlist and Elgar's Enigma Variations - Nimrod is my favourite piece. Watching: Michael Palin's travel programs via the BBC iPlayer. Reading: everything by new-to-me author, Mhairi McFarlane (she'll be mentioned in my For the Love of Books post at the end of the month). Making: lists for Christmas - gift ideas (most … Continue reading Right Now …

Blog Review | 2019

Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019

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Tilly's treat Listening: to Keane's new single, "The Way I Feel" (and thinking that they sound like The Killers. Watching: and enjoying Series One of Madame Secretary on Amazon Prime. Reading: Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie (review to follow). Processing: 143 photos from our first wedding of the summer. Making: the 6x8 album needed for … Continue reading Right Now …

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A host of golden daffodils Listening: to radio plays of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. They're surprisingly addictive. Reading: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein. Planning: a few trips away. We would ordinarily have one or two family trips booked by now, but we've held off because the the Brexit debacle. There's also … Continue reading Right Now …