Month in Numbers | May 2021

Was May marvellous? Let's see what the numbers made of it. Joining 89 others for an online Meet the Authors event over Zoom. 26,180 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month. 42 walks with Tilly 31 sessions of online Pilates. 15 online Step classes via YouTube. 4 days spent redecorating the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2021

Month in Numbers | April 2021

Was April awful or was it awesome? Let's see what the numbers say: 41 walks with Tilly. 30 sessions of online Pilates. 16 online Step classes via YouTube. 30,020 steps walked by me on my busiest day. * 34th pint of blood donated. The Brainy One and I received our 2nd dose of the Oxford … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2021

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?