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Day 53 - 3 Sisters
Friday, May 15, 2020      7 comments

Isn't it funny how we seem to have some things we can grow easily. And others that we struggle with? At the old place in recent years especially, I pretty much gave up on producing anything from my garden. Partly because it was so shaded from ... Read more
Day 52 - Clapping and Yapping
Thursday, May 14, 2020      5 comments

Thursday.  Which means going out to 'Clap for the Carers' at 8 pm.  When I stepped outside at 7.59 pm, Mo was waiting for me.  Jack and Lili were out too.  Clap, clap, clap.  Not quite as exuberant as last week but it was pretty chilly this even... Read more
Day 51 - Going Native
Wednesday, May 13, 2020      5 comments

Until I moved here, I'd always lived on the outskirts of London.  The last 31 years of which I lived 20 minutes from London in the South East of England.  So, I'm English born and bred though I've always described myself as British.  Well actual... Read more
Day 50 - They're here
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      4 comments

No, not the plants.  I have checked the couriers website and it says they haven't received them yet but they anticipate delivering to me on Thursday so I guess they expect to get them tomorrow.  Let's hope so eh? What have arrived are The R... Read more
Day 49 - The Discussion
Monday, May 11, 2020      6 comments

THEY were milling around the scales when I came downstairs this morning.  I ignored them other than to grunt "kettle".  Once the kettle was switched on there was no point delaying so on to the scales I stepped.  1 and a half pounds GAINED.  I st... Read more
Day 48 - Progress
Sunday, May 10, 2020      4 comments

Maybe.  Sort of.  Possibly.   On the plants I ordered.  I did indeed find their facebook page on Thursday.  Understandably they aren't currently adding any updates but I figured there was an outside chance they were monitoring it.  So I add... Read more
Day 47 - Poor Pumpkin
Saturday, May 09, 2020      3 comments

Can you remember back to those halcyon days last Autumn before the fizzy flu had ever been heard of? I bought a couple of large pumpkins at a bargain price.  One I'd dealt with but the other was sat in one of my vegetable rack/cupboards.  Way ba... Read more
Day 46 - 75 years
Friday, May 08, 2020      6 comments

That's how long we've been in lock down. Hang on, no. That can't be right 'cos I'm only 59.  Excuse me - I am NOT 60.  I refuse to be Scintillating at Sixty until we can hold official celebrations. I remain 59 and holding.  I will brook no ar... Read more
Day 45 - Game Changer
Thursday, May 07, 2020      8 comments

The bathroom in this house is the smallest main bathroom I've ever seen.  My downstairs shower/cloakroom at the old place was bigger.  Basic hotel rooms have larger en suites. In fact I've stayed in caravans with more spacious bathrooms.  When... Read more
Day 44 - Upstairs and Downstairs
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      7 comments

No renovation work has been done on Base Camp since the beginning of February.  Hence there are pots of paint, bags of plaster and filler, tools, and lord knows what else cluttering the place up.  As the days have merged into weeks, and now mont... Read more
Day 43 - What now?
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      4 comments

They pitched up again today.  "We need to talk about strength training" The Despot announced.  "You may need to talk about strength training but I certainly don't" I informed her.  They took no notice of me though.  Waffling on about squats and ... Read more
Day 42 - Recall
Monday, May 04, 2020      5 comments

One week into The Experiment and weigh in day.  I hadn't even switched the kettle on for my morning cuppa when The Team were all mithering at me to get on the scales.  "Wait a minute" I snapped at them.  Trust me, nothing happens until I've flic... Read more
Day 41 - Simple, but not easy
Sunday, May 03, 2020      4 comments

This listening to what your body wants to eat malarkey I mean.  Eat whatever you want.  Sounds simple doesn't it?  But I'm not finding it easy.  I have done it very successfully in the past so I know it does/can work.  I had so long at the old p... Read more
Day 40 - Goosey goosey gander wither shall I wander?
Saturday, May 02, 2020      5 comments

I was feeling kinda restless today.  That's a lie.  I was going stir crazy!  I needed to get out, go for a walk, but where?  Just after lunch whilst I was still trying to decide, I popped along to the local shop.  It was shut.  They have reduced... Read more
Day 39 - IWD Solidarity Brothers and Sisters
Friday, May 01, 2020      5 comments

1st May.  May Day.  Also known as International Workers Day.  Or as one of my cousins posted on facebook today; "Hooray, Hooray, It’s the first of May. Outdoor sex begins today. Oh. Well. Maybe not this year"!! As a... Read more

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