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What's that in old money?
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      9 comments

Haha! Living in the UK, we changed from pounds, shillings and pence and 'went decimal' in 1971........... I was 17 yrs old. Not many of us can still do the conversion.......... and inflation has made it now sound quite ridiculous! The idea th... Read more
Repeat performance
Sunday, May 24, 2020      11 comments

Following on from yesterday's successful meet-up with my friend in the Memorial Garden - today I took another friend to the same place. Even though she lives quite nearby, she'd never been there (less adventurous than me!). It was a be... Read more
Cooking for One
Saturday, May 23, 2020      14 comments

Like many people, I live alone. And we know that most recipe books are geared towards 'serves 4' or more people - so we are forever trying to halve and quarter recipes (not always successfully!) I have two books which have recipes for 1 ser... Read more
Steep Learning Curves!
Friday, May 08, 2020      16 comments

I've always been fairly up-to-date with technology - being one of those who began with giant, cumbersome word-processors at work in the 1980s - and the computers which filled entire floors of the university! I got a smart phone 18 months a... Read more
Thursday, May 07, 2020      12 comments

Gosh, it's been a busy day here! First I went out grocery shopping early-ish...... and it was easier than I'd expected! The store I went to today is a small Co-op at the end of the street (there are two bigger ones - one in the town centre, an... Read more
Move Like Jagger?
Monday, May 04, 2020      8 comments

Last night I enjoyed listening and watching the Rolling Stones 'Extra Licks' concert made available on You Tube during the pandemic - it was from their 2016 tour of South America. I know that they're not everyone's cup of tea - but I love... Read more
Two Good Things!
Friday, May 01, 2020      10 comments

I'm trying very hard to count the good things that happen each day - because I do tend to be a glass half-empty kind of a person and have to work hard at adjusting my mental soundtrack to avoid falling into the pits of depression! Today, f... Read more
A Memory Box, or a Wish Box?
Thursday, April 30, 2020      12 comments

Memory boxes are good ways of helping people cope with the loss of someone they love. Today's lesson on the 100 Days of Weight Loss included a mention of Memory Boxes - as a tool to help with the emotions - instead of eating! And it... Read more
A Goodie Box!
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      14 comments

I received a box of goodies from my sweet daugher-in-law! She had been going to send me a couple of home-made masks that she'd made. But, true to form, she packed the box with other things to cheer me up! ... Read more
Music, Poetry, Art, Sewing
Sunday, April 26, 2020      14 comments

emoticon My recorder teacher has sent a lovely new piece for us to learn - a musical challenge! ... Read more
Some explanations from Alexis Rockley
Saturday, April 25, 2020      12 comments

Alexis Rockley's twitter thread had these great explanations for why we may be feeling flaky, tired, uninspired at the moment. And I thought I'd share them because they made me feel a whole lot better - and they are brief, to the point, and mig... Read more
To Do & Done Lists!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      12 comments

Short follow-up on yesterday's blog.............. I've now got TO DO and DONE on the same page of my Bullet Journal! That works well. I also have a Covid-19 Journal, and a Gratitude Journal. This covers all bases I think! ... Read more
To Do List, or Done List?
Tuesday, April 14, 2020      7 comments

I've been failing with my daily To Do lists recently - without the appointments and deadlines, there hasn't been a need for a To Do list beyond getting ready for work! And the days have been passing with a feeling of not having 'done' muc... Read more
Local Identity
Sunday, April 12, 2020      7 comments

I suspect I'm not alone in this, but since the lock-down, I've found myself choosing to make a big effort to support local businesses, shop local etc. I've also found that I want to listen to the local radio (BBC Radio Cornwall), and che... Read more
Ups and Downs
Saturday, April 11, 2020      12 comments

DOWNS I woke up feeling really morose this morning - usually with a 4-day break from work I'd be excited about what I can do - not today. UPS I went out to the shops and it wasn't as traumatic as I feared - at least the shops! Town w... Read more

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