2018

A year full of so many things all written about in previous blogs. So many challenges, some wonderful moments, and some scary. What will 2019 hold? Opportunities will present themselves, be taken, enjoyed and faced with love and enthusiasm! That’s it for now-short but sweet. Xxxx

Christmas preparation

December has just shown up and I couldn’t be less prepared in some ways. I’ve met up with a few friends and enjoyed some great food and chat! I’ve made cards, and posted most of them; I’ve bought crackers; I’ve ordered ham and a capon; I’ve even got a Tesco slot for 22nd booked. YesterdayContinue reading “Christmas preparation”

Trick or treat

What a week, full of treats certainly, but fortunately no tricks! I’ve made a conscious effort to switch off from work, and with only two mornings in I’ve succeeded. Kevin and I enjoyed afternoon tea, bought a new car, I’ve made cards, baubles and been to the cinema. The house has been cleaned, the gardenContinue reading “Trick or treat”

Ninety not out

Today we visited Crawley to see my Auntie Alma on her 90th birthday. Her and my Mum’s brother Joe were married in 1952 and Alma is originally from Liverpool. Family had travelled far and wide including her eldest son from America, and family from all over the UK. We were awaiting the birthday girl’s entranceContinue reading “Ninety not out”

Tying the proverbial knot

On Thursday Kevin and I began our journey up to Scotland for a family wedding on Saturday. We drove to Suffolk to a mirror restorer to see what could be done with my grandparents chip shop mirror. A bit of a detour but provided great scenery and a lovely lunch. Next up the drive toContinue reading “Tying the proverbial knot”

Do you fancy an Indian?

Thursday saw Debbie and I leave Essex for a long drive to Cardiff. We arrived at our hotel, best described as functional, a bed for the next two nights. A curry was consumed before a night in a room that had air conditioning , albeit not switched on! The following morning and brunch was hadContinue reading “Do you fancy an Indian?”

A weekend of cricket,sun and a Brucie Bonus!

Way back I put in to the ballot for the Lord’s test England v Pakistan and was successful for yesterday. The first two days went Pakistan’s way but we hoped to see England make a better fist of playing against the young, talented Pakistan side. Now that is as deep as I will probably be!Continue reading “A weekend of cricket,sun and a Brucie Bonus!”

The Best Man

We awoke to another beautiful sunny day and to the sound of messages pinging introducing the newest member of the family: Vincent, a whippet, staffy cross with one ear ( a story for another day). Andrew and Lis have a dog We had breakfast then drove over to Georgina and Jay’s, after Kevin’s usual pontificatingContinue reading “The Best Man”

GDPR, walking, negroni and unexpected time spent, then back down memory lane.

Had to attend an information session regarding GDPR, the beefed up Data Protection regulations coming into force on May 25th this year. Now this will have been my fourth session, so I am well versed in why, when and the fines. What I want to know is how the hell I am to do itContinue reading “GDPR, walking, negroni and unexpected time spent, then back down memory lane.”

Coral and warmth

This weekend we embarked on a bit of a celebratory route. Friday night and a trip to Covent Garden and Clos Maggiore- billed as the most romantic restaurant in the world no less! We were joined by friends Bev and Neil and it was superb. The food, the atmosphere, the service: all top notch! SaturdayContinue reading “Coral and warmth”

Spring and all it’s beauty 

Spring has definitely sprung, and our garden is beginning to bloom. I love this time of year and the last few days have been unseasonably warm. School broke up last week for the Easter break, but a few of us were back on Monday, me for the year end closure. It has been frustrating andContinue reading “Spring and all it’s beauty “