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Monday, June 11, 2012      5 comments

It was quite a nice morning on Sunday, a bit overcast, a coolish wind but dry which makes a refreshing change from the downpours we've been getting. I hadn't been far for a few days as I have a chest infection which was making me breathless an... Read more
Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

You may know, I think most of the world does, that our wonderful monarchy have been celebrating Queen Elizabeth the 2nd's illustrious reign of sixty years with her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and a five day national holiday. Her reign equall... Read more
Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

We took a ride up to Levisham. The little station on the restored North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a delight. You're transported back in time to the age of steam trains and Victorian elegance. Such nostalgia! When I was a child my br... Read more
new tastes
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      5 comments

When I started back on my Spark eating programme proper again a couple of weeks ago I vowed I'd eat more fruit and vegetables and start drinking fruit teas. I'm not your quintessential English woman in that I don't drink tea or coffee. I... Read more
forest foray
Monday, May 28, 2012      4 comments

Another lovely day and another lovely outing...aren't we just sooo lucky? Now I'm retired and in better health and DH is partially retired we can indulge our fancies and go when and where the mood takes us. Well, the mood took us to Dalby... Read more
an evening jaunt
Sunday, May 27, 2012      7 comments

It was glorious weather yesterday, it's a bit too hot really but then that's the vagaries of the English weather and, of course, we're never satisfied...lol... We went for a drive after tea when it was a little bit cooler. Thornton-le-Dal... Read more
A great week...and week-end too!
Monday, May 21, 2012      6 comments

Well, it's the end of the first week of my new healthy eating and exercise regime to lose weight and I'm absolutely thrilled to bits...I lost four pounds! YAY!!! I can't say it's been easy, the first couple of days were quite trying, I re... Read more
enough is enough!
Monday, May 14, 2012      10 comments

Today I've decided enough is enough! Today is the day I change things! Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Today I pledge that I WILL lose all the excess weight my body doesn't require! Today I begin the journey...... Read more
cold blustery weather's good for you...isn't it!!
Friday, May 11, 2012      4 comments

We've had a really weird mixture of weather over these last couple of months. Lots of cold blustery winds, heavy showers, thundery downpours and even hailstones but Wednesday dawned dry, cloudless and even a little bit of sunshine showed it's... Read more
normal again...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      6 comments

On the 2nd December last year I licked a couple of Christmas card envelopes and had a severe allergic reaction to the latex used in the glue. I'd licked envelopes before but I definitely never will again! I ended up in hospital unable to b... Read more
a night to remember...
Friday, May 04, 2012      6 comments

In true Womens Institute style (you'll know what the WI is if you've seen Calendar Girls) we had a tremendous evening at the Driffield Silver Band Concert along the theme of 'The Last Night of the Proms'. People bring their own food and drink ... Read more
the child in me...
Thursday, April 26, 2012      3 comments

We all have an inner child, a little bit of us which hasn't grown up. A little bit which delights in childish things...the wonder and awe of something new, the unselfconscious way of kicking through leaves on an autumn day, the singing of s... Read more
it really doesn't matter if it pitter pitter patters all the day....
Thursday, April 19, 2012      3 comments

Around two years ago I managed to get back in touch with a cousin I hadn't seen for forty seven years. We'd corresponded now and again but hadn't met each other since I was fourteen and Alma was almost thirty when she'd moved away after her mar... Read more
the path through the wood
Friday, April 13, 2012      6 comments

It's weird weather here, one minute it's sunny bright blue skies, the next cloudy or raining and with a chilly wind too. The rain varies from a slight drizzle to a torrential downpour which only lasts a few minutes. Bearing this in mind we de... Read more
Sunday, April 08, 2012      8 comments

Snappy is an acronym for Special Needs Activities and Play Provision for York. It's a York based voluntary organisation providing various activities, schemes and trips for young special needs people aged between five and twentyfive. They rel... Read more

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