Lockdown Part 3, scene 2

Lockdown part 3, scene 2 and it is definitely quieter. We live on a fairly main road and I have started noticing that at night when we walk the dog we can often do a whole walk without seeing another car. It has been a good few months since that happened so I do think people are paying attention to this lockdown, even if the media would have us think

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Living Arrows, Week 3

When my daughter and son in law announced in the autumn of 2019 they were expecting I immediately blocked out a month either side of their due date. A natural born worrier I was convinced their baby would arrive early and not wanting to miss out, I vowed that we would absolutely be around. My Christmas present that year was a guide to the world’s most scenic railways and an

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Lockdown Valentine’s Ideas

There is no denying that Valentine’s Day this year is going to look a bit different so I thought I would share some lockdown Valentine’s ideas. Valentine’s Day this year will fall just a month short of a year since lockdown started in March 2020, and so we need to think outside the box for things to do this year. Whether you are single, and dating or have been in

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10 books to read in 2021

Okay so this post might actually contain more than 10 books to read in 2021, don’t hate me, I just couldn’t pick a final ten and when I asked on Instagram for a good book I got inundated. Reading, for me, is the ultimate in escapism and if ever a year called for more escapism then it has to be 2021. No longer am I craving a new boxset to

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Lockdown Part 3, Scene 1

At the start of the first lockdown I vowed to write weekly about what was going on so I could look back at this crazy period in history and remember what was happening. As the summer progressed and lockdown was lifted I stopped. I genuinely thought in the summer that lockdowns would be behind it, that tiers would never be a thing, and that we would have consigned Covid-19 to

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Living Arrows — Week 2

The trouble with being a granny during a pandemic is that you don’t get to spend as much time as you would like with your grandchildren, and that limits the photo opportunities. And makes you a bit sad too. Taking part in Living Arrows though is going to focus my mind and make sure that going forward I get at least one decent photo to share every week! We were

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Anxiety increasing? Here’s some tips

I first wrote this post in March 2020 and this week have revisited it as we have re-entered lockdown.  Last night’s news from the US has just added to my feelings of anxiety and fear for what is happening in the world and with every passing hour I feel my motivation being sapped.   I can almost feel the correlation between “next slide please” showing another all time high, the

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#10amWithTea

But don’t you see, T?  Your niche is you Hmm I hadn’t thought of that when I had a wobble on Instagram a few years ago.   I kept reading that to be successful on social media people need to have a niche, a curated feed, a USP that made people want to follow them and devour their posts.   A planned grid so the pictures when looked at all

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Living Arrows, week 1

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” I have seen Donna’s Living Arrows linkie shared on social media for years but have never been able to join in because if focuses on children and their growing every week, with mine being in their late teens and early twenties when I first saw it joining in was too much of an intrusion into their

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2021 and where we are at

I am not really one for writing New Year’s Resolutions but I am one for trying my best on the first page of a new notebook or diary, joined up hand writing, no mistakes, concentrating and writing something pithy. Here I have often tried to acknowledge where we are at as we start a new year, this is the post I wrote at the start of 2017, and 2021 should

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RHS Wisley Glow

Back when things were open and travelling from home was allowed, Bruce and I went out for an evening at RHS Wisley to see their evening Glow event. In order to keep numbers in check it was a ticketed event, and because I am a member of the RHS I managed to get a couple of tickets half price before they all sold out. As you know I am a

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Look back at 2020 — Part 3

    Welcome to the third part of my look back at 2020.  If you missed part 1 or part 2 then do click on them to be taken straight to the posts.   September Not going to lie, I loved September.   It is also one of my favourite months of the year but this year, somehow it felt even more special.  The days were long and lazy and

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