Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

Lay of the Land

We’ve been here over four years and there are still places we haven’t explored. I should have taken the camera today, but our intention was only to walk to the clubhouse and back so apart from the sea on one … Continue reading

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That Marshmallow Moment

Yee-ha!! I’ve done it. Smacked my target right in the face and that marshmallow is history. I was also equally thrilled to read this yesterday, another little snippet from Carolyn. However: The scales were feeling friendly, Smiling from the floor … Continue reading

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Our walk in the woods : 2nd January

The car park today was packed, and I mean PACKED. In all the years we have been to the woods, we have never known it to be as busy as it was today. I was turning the car round to … Continue reading

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The cost of Christmas: FPQ

This week, Fandango says “I read a blurb in the latest issue of The Week magazine. It said that, according to CNBC, Americans, on average, plan to spend $1,004 on holiday gifts this year, up 13% from last year and … Continue reading

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One I forgot yesterday

While we were walking along the shoreline yesterday, a black and white dog suddenly came rushing towards me  and promptly dropped her ball for me to throw. Tash is a cocker spaniel and absolutely gorgeous. She has a playmate called … Continue reading

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 22

Dr Tanya hosts the Blogging Insights series and has given it a revamp. This week her given quote is “Nothing worth doing is ever easy. “ Someone told me that the reason my first marriage failed was because I got … Continue reading

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Headline Say

WARNING: COVID POST: DEPRESSING I have just switched on my computer and the first headline that hits me is this: COVID: Police clash with protesters as thousands march through London against new restrictions (source) With the UK number of Covid … Continue reading

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An Informal Survey of Writers About Reading

Maggie has thrown this out to us today. You can respond directly here A discussion with a writer friend piqued by curiosity about the reading habits of writers. I’d love to see some responses to these questions. How often do … Continue reading

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My train set

As a child, I always wanted a train set. Not one of those huge things that needed a room all to itself or tracks that ran parallel to the ceiling because there was nowhere else to put it, but a … Continue reading

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With these hands

Wrapping gifts yesterday, my hands were tired, unco-operative and hurt. I remember days when they were nimble and dexterous , when my fingers could put the cellophane wrappers on sweet boxes at a rate of a dozen in three minutes. … Continue reading

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