Getting joy from the post

Jonnie said something yesterday that stopped me in my tracks I don’t think I have ever had a letter through the post Other than bank statements or his contact lenses or junk mail, it struck me that he was right.   Teenagers probably haven’t even had a letter through the post.  Never had that excitement

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My Week — 5th July

. And hasn’t it been a scorcher this week?  Hottest day since records began on Wednesday and it seems the country grinds to a halt and you can’t open a newspaper without a scantily clad woman lying in a park at lunchtime staring back at you.  But what of our week? Well Ellie was away

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Virgin Atlantic and their £25 seat charge

. Virgin Atlantic, I like you.  I really do.  In fact I even wrote a blog post about you praising your customer service when a flight with you was cancelled a few years ago.  I didn’t “kick off” despite losing a day of our holiday.  Paying for a day of hire car we didn’t need.

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#WaffleFriday — Tower

Did I want to be involved with #WaffleFriday they said.   The theme is a tower they said.   Thoughts went to Pisa and the fact that any tower of waffles I build has a definite lean to it.   I have done a tower before of course, with the beauty above. So I thought

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Top things to do on the beach

Sorry for all the posts about holidays this week, but I am in full blown holiday mode now that Ellie has finished school, and is indeed already in Spain for a week.  On a cheeky girls week with one of her best friends at school.  Seriously who knew that girls weeks in Spain would start

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How to cheat at smoothies and get away with it

. Okay it might not quite be cheating but smoothies to me have always been a faff.   You have to buy all the fruit and prepare it and then measure it all out, blitz it in your smoothie maker, and generally flap around for ages, to get one glass of fruit.      Or

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My Week — 28th June

. It dawned on me this week that there often lots of things that happen during the week, or that I read, or think about, that I would like to document.  Though they are not big enough for their own post.   I also wanted to document for my own sake my weeks in a

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