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Bring out your inner astronaut?
Sunday, January 24, 2021      11 comments

Tim Peake, astronaut, has recently been on the radio doing Desert Island Discs You can listen to it on BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/pr
ogrammes/m000rm8y Here is what he said about the coronavirus lo... Read more
Thursday, January 14, 2021      22 comments

At Xmas this year, as some of you know, I had a Lego Harry Potter advent calendar - and I bought myself a Lego kit for Xmas from the Friends range. A nice beach house! Today I bought myself a Lego comic (as a treat instead of chocolate) -... Read more
Brain Training Fun Puzzles
Thursday, January 07, 2021      22 comments

In a normal year, I'm a bit of a low-key adventurer - and I love Treasure Trails! They create maps with things to find around a town or location, with all the attendant information and learning. I love doing them. Anyway - that's all on hold ... Read more
Food memories filled with Love
Friday, January 01, 2021      15 comments

I happened to be listening to my local radio station last night and heard Robbie Williams talking to people who've made a difference during the pandemic. And this morning, it was repeated - and I listened to it all again. Amongst what he... Read more
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020      24 comments

emoticon Like a lot of people, I guess, over my first coffee of the day, I find myself scrolling through the ... Read more
Getting things in order!
Sunday, December 27, 2020      16 comments

I retired from work at the end of November, and had to apply for housing benefit and council tax support. They are notoriously difficult to keep track of - they send you paperwork with dates and numbers on, but only half the information you nee... Read more
If 2020 was a cup of tea
Monday, December 21, 2020      19 comments

... it would have curdled in-date milk with both tea leaves from a broken teabag and a third of a biscuit you dunked a second too long at the bottom... Read more
Are you bothering to dress up for Xmas?
Saturday, December 19, 2020      21 comments

I watched this video from Diane in Denmark yesterday - she's very bouncy (don't watch it if you're a quiet person!) - who encourages us to be a bit bothered about making ourselves feel festive at Xmas and New Year - even if we're just at home wi... Read more
Christmas Craft - Pomander
Friday, December 18, 2020      12 comments

Some of you might know that I started trying to make a pomander back in November - the first one went mouldy because I didn't know enough how to make them properly. The ones you see in the glossy mag pictures are NOT pomanders in the truest sen... Read more
Calories In versus Calories Out?!
Thursday, December 17, 2020      11 comments

I'm sure this isn't 100% accurate, but gives me pause for thought! Some Xmas food advice from Zoe Covid symptom tracker ... Read more
Sniff Sniff
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      12 comments

We have some great, impactful, messages coming in from the Zoe app - Kings College London/Prof Tim Spector 60% of people who catch Covid-19 experience loss of smell (anosmia) https://youtu.be/UNwOvNF
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How sometimes things turn out better than expected!
Tuesday, December 15, 2020      20 comments

Today was a well-organised meet-up with my older friend who I haven't seen since February. She's hardly been out at all - shielding. For me it was a ride on a bus - which was OK as there was hardly anyone on the buses I went on today - t... Read more
A Pirate Xmas song
Friday, December 11, 2020      11 comments

During the past few months I've had so much pleasure following this local band called The Jolly Roger Band UK. The woman on the left, and the nice santa in the middle, are brother and sister. The grumpy santa on the right is the partner o... Read more
Transition into the Third Age :)
Monday, November 30, 2020      26 comments

Well, as lots of you already know, today is my birthday, and I'm 66 yrs old - officially the retirement age in the UK. No more National Insurance deductions - and I start receiving State Pension. It seems unreal that I've reached this age - I... Read more
Un-anticipated Benefit of Getting Xmas Sorted Early
Thursday, November 26, 2020      23 comments

I started Xmas preparations early this year - mostly due to the pandemic; in case I got sick; in case I had to isolate; in case the postal services were disrupted etc. Also, in part, because I knew I was going to be retiring at the end of Nove... Read more

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