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Thursday, February 25, 2021      13 comments

I am a member of a virtual running club called Lonely Goats - and had an email the other day about 'plogging' which is picking up rubbish on your runs. https://lonelygoat.com/p
logging The only problem, I find, is ... Read more
A Fairy Door and a Princely Tree
Wednesday, February 24, 2021      18 comments

I just wanted to share my pictures with you from today's visit to Trengwainton Gardens. There was hardly anyone else there today, so it was very restful. There are lots of Camellias in the garden which shed their gorgeous petals. This is ... Read more
The Sun Came Out!
Monday, February 22, 2021      16 comments

Oh, what a treat! The sun was out all day - no rain, hardly a breeze. It was warm enough to take my jacket off, and I took my jumper off when I stopped for lunch in a sunny spot! I took on quite a challenge and walked about 14km (I was o... Read more
Big Kid!
Sunday, February 21, 2021      21 comments

If you've followed my blogs for any length of time you'll know already that I'm keen on self-care things, and like new ideas, challenges etc. Well, recently I discovered a small company called Blurt who send out packages designed to promot... Read more
Just a few pics from an unexpectedly glorious morning!
Thursday, February 18, 2021      23 comments

After what seems like weeks of grey, cold, wet, windy weather - today was lovely! I walked about 9 km (there and back) to a local National Trust garden called Trengwainton. It is what they call a Spring garden - and has lovely camellias, magn... Read more
Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12, 2021      18 comments

The Year of the Ox Least compatible with Horse, Dog, Goat ............ um........ I'm born in the year of the Horse (1954 - wood horse) "These Horses are full of imagination. They look at everything from a unique perspective and alway... Read more
Life Affirming ABC
Sunday, February 07, 2021      11 comments

Teaching children to have life-affirming values - if only we had learnt this way, instead of 'a' is for apple 'b' is for boy, 'c' is for cat! A is for AWESOME B is for BEAUTIFUL etc - Spark On! (from facebook of course!) ... Read more
Even a Parrot can get overweight - this one couldn't fly!
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      21 comments

I came across this surprising story - about a parrot who could not stop eating crisps (potato chips)!!!! It certainly blows the theory that our attraction to salted potato crisps/chips is emotional in origin! ""Parrots are incredibly in... Read more
Bring out your inner astronaut?
Sunday, January 24, 2021      20 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      23 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

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