Category Archives: My life

Steak Out : 9 June 2020

Not that we could afford a steak meal out these days as at the last count, an 8oz rump steak was around £12 – £15. The piece I bought today was just over £4 and big enough for the three … Continue reading

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Sometimes a dream turns into a nightmare

When we bought the cottage, it was in need of a new kitchen, and as we were starting from scratch, we decided to invest in a reconditioned Rayburn solid fuel cooker which would also run our central heating. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Years Past

That was then, this is now, and the bits in between…………… ish. Rory has chosen It was a Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra as a basis for his Q&A post today: https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/05/30/it-was-a-very-good-year/ Three distinct years are mentioned in this … Continue reading

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Boring Sandwiches

In 1970, I took a packed lunch to school after the dinner served was egg yolks, mashed potatoes and salad, with dessert being whisked egg whites dotted with chopped glace cherries. We weren’t rich, but didn’t qualify for free school … Continue reading

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What we’ve been doing today

Hubby has been annoyed about the state of our front gates, especially since he paid over the odds for WPB (waterproof boiling) plywood, or Marine Ply. You might remember them from May 2018 The idea was that in the summer … Continue reading

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Are they listening?

After posting the previous entry, we took the dog out for her first walk of the day. Everything was running late in our household, but it didn’t matter as we had no plans for today and didn’t need anything. Apart … Continue reading

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Back to our routine

She’s back. Yep, herding us towards the door at specific times, her ladyship is back to normal. She got me up at 4.41 this morning, but that wasn’t a problem as I was awake anyway, so I donned slippers, joggers … Continue reading

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Cue Awww moments

We have just got back from a walk in the park and I took these with my Nikon A10. Enjoy! There were 8 at first and then swimming frantically to catch up came two more.  I cropped this one as … Continue reading

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Misleading title

I saw a headline yesterday saying that due to the Coronavirus, household utility bills could rise by £32 per month  (source) That sent panic alarms, buttons, palpitations and heaven knows what else through my head as our utility bill for … Continue reading

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Someone’s else’s idea………….

A week or so ago I did a post on my card making and a reader mentioned sending a little package of cards to my aunt who had been unable to get out to purchase Easter cards. I’ve had a … Continue reading

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