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?
…closer to collecting my state pension😁. This is what makes me excited about my birthday, which is today. Also, we are on a holiday near the Welsh border and it’s peaceful and beautiful up here, which makes me feel very grateful.
I love Corey Amaro’s blog, French La Vie. I’ve followed it for years and she never disappoints. I thought you might enjoy it, too on this hot, summer last-day-of-July day. Go take a peek. https://www.frenchlavie.com/tongue_cheek/2020/07/my-entry-3.html# Here are some of my own photos from sultry summer days right here in England. I hope these summer days … More French Summer – English Summer
I somehow missed the whole month of June. Time is taking on a whole other dimension these days and I think this is true for many. AP and I both work from home and even though lockdown measures have lifted, we maintain a similar lifestyle to lockdown with a few socially distanced visits. The above … More Mid July and an English Summer
I had a long conversation with my marketing advisor at Mellowburn Media and she tells me that my blog should be updated at least once a month and that it should contain some of my jewellery work — so O.K. First things first. In an effort to better cope with lockdown measures and the general … More May Update