Banks etc

Hello. My life seems to revolve around many different banks at the moment, helping my parents with the Power of Attorney. The process is both frustrating and time consuming and the continuing inefficiencies of Barclays left me in tears last night. After pub and sleep it was off to Santander in Maidenhead this morning. SantanderContinue reading “Banks etc”

Two year Anniversary of the Pandemic

Can you believe it? Today is the two year anniversary of the pandemic being declared by the WHO on 11 March 2020. At that stage there were 118,000 known cases of coronavirus in over 110 different countries. Doesn’t that number seem small now? 118,000 cases? I’m partly writing this for the CoronaDiaries project led byContinue reading “Two year Anniversary of the Pandemic”

A few pictures of Swansea

Hi everyone. David and I have just been away for a few days to Swansea. I thought you might like to see some of my pictures. We love Swansea, I went to Uni there (a long time ago!) and David grew up there (even longer ago!). We stayed at Morgan’s hotel in the marina. We’veContinue reading “A few pictures of Swansea”

2021 – the year that was

Hi. Happy New Year’s Eve. I’m just looking back on my photos from this year, to remind myself of the highs and lows. This time last year I was enjoying a walk to Budgen’s supermarket to buy our New Year’s Eve ready meal. I looked forward to the outing for quite a few days, asContinue reading “2021 – the year that was”

More Chelsea Physic Garden…

Hi. As promised I’m back with the rest of the Chelsea Physic Garden pics.. They have a male and a female ginkgo tree, one either side of the path. Who knew that ginkgoes are either male or female… ? I didn’t. Now don’t ask me which this one below is!? It’s gorgeous whichever it is.Continue reading “More Chelsea Physic Garden…”

What’s for dinner?

I have to say I’ve been eating and drinking rather well recently, both outside at pubs and restaurants and at home. Maybe a bit too well 🤔I’ll share with you a few of the highlights. “What’s for lovely dinner?” my husband asks me every day around tea time. He usually is genuinely excited by theContinue reading “What’s for dinner?”

A walk around Bray Lake on Cocktail Saturday

Windsor is busy. There are cars, bicycles, people, dogs, children, everywhere! It is hard to find some space. All the restaurants and bars are now booked up weeks if not months in advance. The virus figures are going down and down (thank goodness) and everyone is out and about in the sunshine. For lunch todayContinue reading “A walk around Bray Lake on Cocktail Saturday”

Sunset behind my favourite tree

Greetings Wafflers. How are you all doing? I’m managing to hold it all together and am having a relaxing weekend so far. This morning David was teaching a Zoom guitar lesson, so I decided to go on a little “coffee walk” as my sister described it. I walked, bought a takeaway cappuccino from Costa andContinue reading “Sunset behind my favourite tree”

Long Island Iced Tea and a load of other rubbish

Greetings. Last night was cocktail night and I made Long Island Iced Tea, as above, for the first time. They were really good, extremely alcoholic. The ingredients containing five, yes five, different spirits, really shouldn’t go together at all, but they do. This drink has absolutely nothing to do with tea other than the factContinue reading “Long Island Iced Tea and a load of other rubbish”