Glorious London and a birthday to remember

May 26, 2012 5 comments

I’ve been in London for most of this week, roasting in the heat of the sun. I can’t complain though because I love the sunshine. It is a pleasure to walk to work early through Lincoln’s Inn Fields, taking in the fresh morning air before it becomes too hot. I turn left, walk down Chancery…

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I’ve been to Yeotown

May 2, 2012 5 comments

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed a slight lull in new posts and responses to queries over the past few days. That’s because I’ve been in an internet-free seclusion zone… As my birthday approached my husband thought he would surprise me with five days of luxurious pampering at Yeotown, which was named as ‘Best Spa Retreat 2012’ in…

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We need to wake up to anti-Semitism

March 20, 2012 0 comments

Earlier this week I was finishing off a light-hearted post recording happy events at the weekend with my family, when in an instant everything changed. All our joy was put into stark perspective as reports of the tragic murder of three Jewish children and a Rabbi in France filtered through the news channels. My heart…

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The Café at Teatime

December 6, 2011 0 comments

I’ve started to watch The Café, a gentle new comedy set in Weston-Super-Mare. It’s written and produced by Ralf Little and Craig Cash, both of Royle Family fame, and it’s a pleasure to watch. They understand elderly people, who are treated with love and respect by the youngsters around them. The theme music, ‘Beyond the…

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Beachy Head

November 28, 2011 0 comments

Beachy Head

It was so windy on the south coast this Saturday, I thought I might get blown off the narrow pathway along which I was walking – and into the sea far below!  Thankfully, as this post demonstrates, I didn’t. Instead I enjoyed the thrilling challenge of being buffeted by the strong winds and breathing in…

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A family weekend

November 15, 2011 3 comments

On Friday night we went for dinner at my sister’s house. Her daughter Abby recently became engaged to Jonny and she had arranged a dinner to welcome his parents, the future in-laws, who were staying in Harrogate. “Aunty Doo Doo”, as my sister is known to the family, does nothing by halves. Her dinner, which…

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