Stoptober

I don’t smoke so the title is a bit misleading. I’ve had such a week, mostly with all things GDPR and HR whilst having to do all the other elements of my job and prepare for Governor meetings. The reason for choosing the title is I’ve taken control of how I handle people, situations and…

Three quarters of 2019

Such a busy week, starting with our niece’s baby shower. A good journey over after an early rugby match watched. Viv did Victoria proud, a delightful afternoon tea with games, laughter and love. Hopefully we will know when, what etc and that all goes well Sunday was catch up although very little was achieved. Monday…

Term 7 week 4

A Level results this week, which were pleasing and great to share in the students’ successes, and also a week full of the emotional rollercoaster. I’ve caught up with friends, family, visited Kew again, completed routine tasks, dealt with contractors, looked at LG staff to begin pay assimilation, cooked, cleaned and made cards in equal…

First quarter of 2019

I can’t believe that we are three months into 2019. I’ve had two trips to Scotland, been to see some football, rugby and been to Lords for dinner. We’ve visited Brighton, Arbroath, Ripon, Harrogate, Stow on the Wold and Charlbury. We also lost our beloved Reggie, far too soon into his short but sweet life….

In your corner

I’ve had an incredible day today watching the last match in this year’s 6 nations. England were trouncing Scotland almost keeping the score the same as the minutes played tally. I don’t know what Gregor said at half time, or what they said to themselves, but it worked! Suffice to say England scored in the…

A chance to relax

We are midway through March, this year is going so fast! Today Georgina and I are having a spa day and we are really looking forward to it! The challenges over the last few weeks have been exhausting but light is at the end of the tunnel and positive outcomes are aplenty! The next few…

Final six nations weekend 2018

For the last few years I have attended at least one of the six nations matches, but not this year….. So on the final weekend we made the trip to Brighton to watch all three matches with my sister and Jane. The weather was inclement but roads were fine. We were going to eat food…

2017

This last year has been well documented by me, but I will post a few photos here too! As is the way, there has been highs (many) and lows (few), but that is life. How we cope with the lows is the important thing, with support of family and friends. Reading through my blogs for…

Shopping, and Rugby League

Today we went into the city to have on last amble round, Colin went off gift shopping, whilst Kevin and I browsed. Kevin, unusually bought something, a tie, whilst I bought gifts for my friend’s, Debbie, new grandsons, born the day previously. It is so strange to see the Christmas decorations around whilst walking in…

Final Day 

The ultimate goal of our road trip was to attend the Final today at Murrayfield, and so it was, Saracens v Clermont Auvergne.  I even purchased a rugby top for the occasion!  The weather forecast was poor and we left North Berwick on foot to catch the train to Edinburgh Haymarket. Drizzle became quite heavy…

Day 5 to North Berwick

Miles completed yesterday  over 140. After our comfortable stay at Ugiebrae in Seahouses, where nothing was too much trouble, we enjoyed our pre ordered breakfast. Poached eggs on toast and creamy mushrooms on brioche: another wonderful breakfast. A stop at Bamburg Castle for a photo or two and we continued on our way A couple…

Calcutta cup

  So a long weekend was in front of us to go to murrayfield for the Calcutta cup. Not the best of starts to be told our train ‘wasn’t happening’ by a gentleman who was to customer service what genghis Khan was to UN peace. A stop at Carlisle for an hour to await our bus…