How to celebrate 65 years!

Posting grandma's card

A birthday is a special occasion because it marks your arrival into the world and your continued place in it. It is the way you can pause and assess how you are doing. Although there are millions of people celebrating the same day, it is very special so I’m sharing how to celebrate 65 years in a series of posts. […]

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Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

Each year the  Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal reminds me that although it might be freezing, wet and windy outside, spring is on its way.     These hardy flowers that are the emblem of Marie Curie, will soon be seen on banks and in gardens as well as fighting their way along roadsides battling with the pollution churned out by cars […]

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Shattering experience – #PointShoot

double glazing shatters

This is my first foray into #PointShoot and I’m sharing my terrifying experience when our double glazing shatters!   There was a sound but not a very loud one.  Like a shot being fired. Suddenly we could hear tiny little noises like someone walking across ice that is not sure it is strong enough to carry the weight.    We […]

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Corfe & Tyntesfield – jewels in all their Christmas glory!

As a THANK YOU to you all for reading these adventures and thoughts, here are two galleries of our recent visits to two National Trust properties – Corfe  & Tyntesfield. The National Trust certainly utilises it’s properties well when it comes to dressing and lighting them for the Christmas season.  Tyntesfield This is a Victorian Gothic revival house in Somerset. It hasn’t […]

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How to drink 2 litres of water a day & not drown!

how to drink 2 litres of water a day

    When the folks over at Highland Spring offered to let me have some of their water to try, I was happy to volunteer. The idea was to follow the guidelines for keeping hydrated which are to drink 2 litres of water per day and to see what if any difference it made to me.  Do you know how […]

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How to stay out of your sick bed this winter

stay out of your sick bed

As the winter begins to take hold here are five tips on helping you stay out of your sick bed! Keep warm Obviously, when it is cold, we grab for the nearest jumper but often a few layers are better at keeping you warm. A delicate vest or sleeveless top that is long enough to be really tucked in is a […]

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How to seduce your wife by Andy Gibney

How to seduce your wife

Don’t worry – this is not one of THOSE books!  For twelve years Andy Gibney was a therapist. His first clients wanted help with phobias, stopping smoking and losing weight, but gradually more and more people came to see him with depression and anxiety. Andy realised that the cause of many of their problems could be traced back to the […]

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