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
I didn’t even think about it when I received a text from our local surgery saying I was within an age bracket eligible to receive the flu vaccine this year. I called them straight away and am booked in for this Saturday (at 09.02, how terribly precise) despite never having had it (or been eligible) before this year it feels like I am doing my bit for the greater good.
This guide contains products sent to us for inclusion in a gift guide Wondering what to buy for the foodies in your life? Well you have come to the right place!! Here is my Christmas gift guide for foodies Spice Pots These little pots could be an absolute game changer for anyone who loves making curry at home. The pots contain the perfect spice blends for different curries, so you
I think it is safe to say that this year we are all going to be approaching Christmas differently, aren’t we? Where the number of people around our Christmas table is usually between 10 and 12 this year we are going to be a maximum of 6 and are painfully aware that many are facing the very real prospect of being alone, or separated from their loved ones. And
Time was if you wanted to have a barbecue you had to have a patio, or a garden, with enough space to stand the thing on. You also needed a gas bottle, or had to have a huge bag of charcoal on hand in order to fuel it. Then once lit it was up to one person to stand by and keep an eye on the food
Need some binge worthy boxsets for this latest lockdown? Of course you do, we all do. We all need a bit of escapism, if only for 20 minutes or an hour, a six part mini series or five seasons that take us through weeks, switching off the outside world and collapsing with some binge worthy boxsets is just what we all need for this latest lockdown. The Queens Gambit —
There is no denying it, we all need to be greener, to think more about the impact we are having on the environment, and to, well, just doing more to think about our green credentials. So with that in mind here are my 5 ways I think we can be greener in 2021. Sign up to Save Money Cut Carbon Club This is a game changer for me,
A review of the Catipilla Cat Scratcher AD — This post contains an item sent for review If you know anything about our elderly cat, Bob, it’s that she rules the roost here at Barrow Towers. As an example, we can no longer eat at our kitchen table as it is where she eats her food, and it is where she sits to keep an eye on the dog.
This is a collaborative post Creating an area in which you have room to spread out and relax in is one of the joys of owning your own home. Even better, is if this space happens to be outside, preferably in a position to capture the sun on those warm summer evenings. Even properties with a modest amount of outdoor space have the potential to offer a comfortable relaxation area
Week 21, twenty one weeks, 147 days since the first announcement that Coronavirus was serious and we were going to be locked down and not able to move about as freely as we had before, or as we ever would again for a long time. We finally got confirmation this week that our holiday in September to Morocco has been cancelled by BA and they have refunded our tickets. To
I should probably think about renaming these now we are no longer in social isolation. Week 20 though, twenty weeks since the drawbridge got completely pulled up and just a few weeks since it slowly began to lower again. Unless you’re in the beauty industry that is. For this week, here in England, we had been told that the beauty industry would be able to open fully on August
Week 19 Pick n Mix is back in Tesco. If ever there was indication that we are being encouraged to “get back to normal” that feels like the surest one yet. As I wandered into Tesco at the weekend I saw that the cafe was open, though hardly anyone was in there, and that the pick n mix was stocked again. Though, everything in the little pods was