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

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

Month in Numbers | February 2021

I can’t say that February was fabulous; the hideous weather put paid to that. But it wasn’t a total washout. Let’s see what the numbers made of it: 28 days ... of a national lockdown/stay-at-home across England ... of taking Tilly for her morning walk. (The Brainy One and The Boy walk her in the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2021

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?

Month in Numbers | January 2021

Despite Lockdown 3.0 restricting life, January appears to have passed by quickly. Let's see what the numbers made of it. 16 online Step classes completed by me. Where would we be without free-to-access YouTube videos? 31 sessions of 10-minutes-long Pilates. It's mostly stretching but, whatever. 20,364 steps walked by me on my busiest day of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2021

10 Things Learned From 2020

Expect the unexpected and do your best to embrace the bumps in the road. My go to method of accepting what I can't change is to switch off the news and social media, and disappear in to Netflix for an hour or so. A large mug of tea, a chocolate bar and Tilly curled up … Continue reading 10 Things Learned From 2020

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 51 and 52

Week 51: Walks with Tilly are the highlight of my day. I went for my first-ever flu jab. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were spent quietly at home. Strictly, a new jigsaw and a glass of bubbly. I made an interactive lift-up flap for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. What's not very clear is that … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 51 and 52