Category Archives: home

Names, Houses and TLAs

Have you ever wondered how people came up with some of the more original house names? When we bought the cottage in 2007, it was already named, and we had a lovely plaque on the front wall with the picture … Continue reading

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They don’t make ’em like they used to

Interesting conversations today about bed linens, duvet covers, blankets, and cushions. MSM has been sorting out her cupboards and has found several things in the bedding line that she has offered to us. One is a single satin burgundy duvet … Continue reading

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Old Habits, fond memories

We’ve been foraging! Not that it was our intention, but walking up to the supermarket today to give Maggie her second walk, exercise ourselves, and oh yeah, do some shopping for our trip tomorrow, we passed a mass of blackberry … Continue reading

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You’re never too old for a new beginning…………..

Forty years ago today my Dad walked me up the aisle to my first husband. We had purchased a modest but new two bedroom end of terrace property, and like all newlyweds were looking forward to making it into a … Continue reading

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The End of life as we knew it:

Today saw the door close on our boating life. Hopefully we will still keep in touch with our boating friends, but are officially no longer boat owners having signed her over to new owners this afternoon. Signing the paperwork took … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

I am not a gardener which was once proved when I dug up some lovely blue flowers on a verge for my Mum to be told they were weeds, albeit very pretty ones. Trying to grow veg as a kid … Continue reading

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Gotta get a spreadsheet or two………….

After the successful analysis of my food diary, I have done a similar exercise with anticipated costs for our house purchase. I’m not talking about the cost of the house itself and all the legal paraphernalia that goes with it, … Continue reading

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