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Tuesday, October 06, 2020      5 comments

After my blog yesterday about 'I could' being more empowering than 'I should' [not to mention Meadsbay's very helpful 'big sis' advice], I figured I'd put it into practice today.  Every time I've had one of those 'I should' thoughts today, I've ... Read more
October Goals
Monday, October 05, 2020      10 comments

Monday.  Weigh in as usual.  Gained another pound.  Am I frustrated?  Hah!  It's my middle name.  So, my first goal for October is not to lose weight but simply to stop GAINING.  How?  Well that's the million dollar question isn't it?  I've done... Read more
Little Rays of Sunshine
Sunday, October 04, 2020      6 comments

The frustrations of local lockdown haven't been helped by the weather recently.  Cold, windy, and raining.  I know, I know, I'm living in The Wetlands now.  But even for here the rain has been relentless.  I recall seeing part of some rubbish TV... Read more
Saturday, October 03, 2020      4 comments

I mentioned bonfire night in my blog yesterday, which as some of you commented, is also known as Guy Fawkes night.  Basically it's a celebration[?] of Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up parliament on November 5th 1605, being foiled.   Remember, re... Read more
May day, may day, September is missing
Friday, October 02, 2020      5 comments

It was here just now.  I've been searching for it all day.  It's definitely not in the garden.  I've looked everywhere, including down the sofa and underneath the bed.  I've even looked in the fridge.  Don't scoff.  A friend of mine once spent 3... Read more
Last of The Summer Cereal
Thursday, October 01, 2020      5 comments

Granted it doesn't have quite the same ring as 'last of the summer wine' but I'm not a wine maker, therefore I don't have summer wine.  Or winter wine.  Or any season wine really.  Though sometimes I used to make mulled wine when I was entertain... Read more
Half the members opposite
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      5 comments

If I were an American Citizen, I'm damn clear on how I'd vote in your forthcoming election.  However, I'm not so I won't bother you with my irrelevant would be voting intentions.  I imagine most of you are equally sure of how you intend to vote ... Read more
Food for Thought
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      6 comments

I went to look at the second house today as arranged, and oh my - does it need a lot of work doing.  As soon as I walked in I could smell damp even through my mask.  The boiler is ancient and almost certainly doesn't work, the electrics were mod... Read more
Round and round I go
Monday, September 28, 2020      5 comments

I altered my grocery order - added in some fresh fruit and veg 'cos I was waiting to see what I needed.  Still no frozen stuff though as I'm determined to run down the old second hand fridge/freezer.  Which is why for dinner this evening I figur... Read more
Time to make a plan
Sunday, September 27, 2020      5 comments

I had a young man come round today to give me an estimate for the flooring in my main living area.  He seemed very pleasant and methodical plus the estimate was around what I was expecting.  I'm still in the process of obtaining quotes for all t... Read more
A Knotty Problem
Saturday, September 26, 2020      7 comments

I rang the Agent about the property I mentioned yesterday.  Seemingly there is already an offer on the place but the Vendor has asked the Agent to keep marketing it. Which suggests the offer is under the asking price. And/or there's some doubt... Read more
Here we go again
Friday, September 25, 2020      5 comments

Having whittled down my list of potential houses to look at, I planned on contacting the various Estate Agents today to arrange viewing appointments.  First though I needed to check with Peetee what sort of time he expected to be here on Thursda... Read more
Spreadsheet Delight
Thursday, September 24, 2020      4 comments

Well, maybe not delight.  I mean, spreadsheets aren't exactly exciting are they?  Unless you're an accountant I suppose.  Then they may float your boat I guess.  Perhaps I should have said 'Spreadsheet Satisfaction'? We have various free si... Read more
Yes, no, maybe, I don't know
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      6 comments

Can you repeat the question? I've been getting valuations on Base Camp for three reasons: 1) The Ex Worker [?] Friend and I had an agreement based on how much value would be added to the house once it was completed.  Now he has reneged... Read more
Bewildered at Base Camp
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      6 comments

Weighed in yesterday and I'd LOST 1lb 4oz.  Yippee you all say.  And yippee I say too.  I'm all for yippee ing as much as possible and will join in a good yippee at the slightest excuse.  But once we've all finished yippee ing, can you tell me h... Read more

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