Me on Monday | 28 November

It was a week of mixed weather, for cracking on with Christmas planning and embracing the football. 🙂 I watched England v Iran - I had great fun telling "Goal!!!" six times, much to Tilly's bemusement (WFH is a definite perk when the match is played at 1pm) - respect to the Iranian team for … Continue reading Me on Monday | 28 November

Right Now | Around Here

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

Me on Monday | 4 July

It was a another week of good weather. I went to the salon to have my eyebrows doneTilly went to the groomersI was upset at the news of Dame Deborah James. Her family shared a few final things from her: "Find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always … Continue reading Me on Monday | 4 July

Not My Tribe

A global audience watched the Euros. A global audience watched England lose a penalty shoot-out in the final against Italy on Sunday evening. Yesterday, a global audience heard or read on social media about the hideous racist comments posted online targeting the three young men who missed their penalties for England. Three Lions Three young … Continue reading Not My Tribe

Me on Monday

One way or another, it was an emotional week: I visited the orthodontist after breaking my retainer for the second time. :(The Boy and I had what was hopefully the final appointment about his toe. :)The Brainy One and I met up with my SiL for lunch.I bought more bedding plants for our front garden.I … Continue reading Me on Monday

Month in Numbers | June 2021

Was June joyful? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 40 walks with Tilly 32,179 steps walked by me on my busiest day^ 5 pieces of Happy Mail sent 7 traditional 12x12 scrapbook pages created by me 3 visits with family members 1 photo of mine on the walls of a public exhibition 🙂 … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2021

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

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England A Year On

Back in April 2020 I reached out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown. Deb wrote about lockdown life in Southern England here. Six months later, she wrote another piece. Now, a year later, Deb’s kindly written an update, and has a lot to say … so maybe grab a cuppa. 🙂 According to Duolingo I … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England A Year On