We’re in the depths of winter now and it can get pretty gloomy so whenever the suns comes out we grab the dogs — Skye on her lead and Daisy in her little kangaroo pouch — and we head for the local park or a surrounding nature reserve. It’s always a very leisurely walk because … More Winter Walks and Meanderings
Things have become rather hectic since September. AP and I made another trip back to Michigan to attend a family wedding in October and getting a Brit over to the U.S. when the borders were still closed to UK citizens was no easy feat but we did it and we lived to tell about it. … More December
I’m very late in writing this blog post (surprise surprise). Since our incredible trip to Scotland, AP and I have been mostly staying around home, working on our own projects, and sometimes working together in an effort at home improvement. Recently I was asked by a friend to give her daughter a lesson in metal … More September
A few months ago, AP and I talked through the list of places where we intended to go for our retirement. Ohhh, we had hoped to visit places far away — those with ancient cultures and mysterious histories. We acknowledged that covid put the kibosh on any travel dreams that might be outside of the … More Oh Yeah – I Went There
My mother now lives in an assisted living apartment. One of the benefits of this living arrangement is that she is able to socialise with neighbours. They might play cards or watch a movie together — and occasionally they share a bottle of wine. Or, some might say that they share a glass of wine … More Fruit of the Vine and a Birthday
Meet Bernard the hound dog. We met him and his person while out walking one sunny afternoon. We saw him hang back and then run straight through a hole in a fence separating the park from some residential homes. His person looked around, saw he was gone, and began calling for him. We pointed towards … More A Lockdown Walking Story
From my friend, Sandy, who lives up in the wilds of Massachusetts, USA… “Imagine a quiet morning. Alone in your house. Snow staring to fall, when you hear a loud noise coming from your roof. It sounds like a motor trying to start. Then a loud vibrating noice. Then you hear something fall. You exhaust … More What’s the Buzz?
Here in the south of England, we have been put under tight covid restrictions once again. The virus is escalating and have been asked to stay home and we are only supposed to go out for essential goods and services. The one thing that we are allowed to do is exercise outside with one other … More Walkin’ and Talkin’
Photos from my daily walks. One of the things that I love about France is the cafe au lait bowl. I used to have one for myself but it mysteriously disappeared a few years ago after I came back from a solo visit to Michigan. I’m not pointing fingers or saying who did what…but all … More Lockdown II
I know people who have very strict regimes of yoga and exercise. Some also take time out for meditation and journaling as well. I admire them. (You know who you are.) Me? I dip in and out of anything that smacks of “things that you REALLY SHOULD DO.” I have issues with authority and I … More Who’s a Naughty Girl?