The lavender is out

Hi. How do you like our lavender? We have 2 big pots of this at the front of the house. We used to plant these pots up with something like begonias every year. The lavenders are less work and more cost effective as they stay in the pots year round. I believe the bees likeContinue reading “The lavender is out”

Random Tuesday chat

Hi folks. I’m guessing this guy above is a giant Hagrid from Harry Potter. He’s made from Lego and I spotted him in Bentalls in Kingston today. It was a tediously long day. I spent many hours in Kingston waiting for my Mum’s dental appointment. David took me really early to Staines on the wayContinue reading “Random Tuesday chat”

Mindfulness, money, meals, movies

Hi there. It’s a post full of MMMMMMMs. It should be Monday. 1 Mindfulness I’ve just finished reading this book on mindfulness. This author was recommended by my blog friend Liz from Liz’s onward journey. I found this book to be very peaceful and powerful at the same time. I really enjoyed it. Some ofContinue reading “Mindfulness, money, meals, movies”

Best meals of the week

Yum yum. This week I’ve been quite busy so we’ve had a couple of ready meals: lasagne with carrots and fish cakes with baked beans. But I have also managed to cook 2 home cooked meals and 1 more coming up tonight. My favourite so far was the sausage and squash risotto we had lastContinue reading “Best meals of the week”

From The Waffle bookshelves – part 1

Hi. How are you? I’m tired. Work is crazy busy since my return to the office after Covid, then a short week due to Easter and my day’s leave for the pottery workshop – more about that another time. I seem to have got a bit carried away with the amount of books I’m tryingContinue reading “From The Waffle bookshelves – part 1”

March is flying by…

March has been a whirlwind, don’t you think? It’s really sped by. I’m afraid crafty March has not been very crafty. I have run out of time and it is nearly over. The three craft activities completed have been: 1 Hand hemming to take up my new work brown trousers and wearing them several timesContinue reading “March is flying by…”

Trip to Staines on the train

Hello my friends. I’ve had quite a nice day. It was a “me” day when I did things I wanted to do. I’ve been worrying quite a lot about other people in my life recently so decided to focus on myself today. This morning I made beef and anchovy stew and it’s been cooking inContinue reading “Trip to Staines on the train”

Finding healthy foods you actually like

Hi. I’m a great believer in finding exercise that you enjoy doing, so that you can stick to it and it doesn’t feel like a chore. For me that means walking, swimming, gentle cycling (to the pub!) and yoga. Occasionally I play non serious tennis (followed by a little après tennis 😊). Similarly I thinkContinue reading “Finding healthy foods you actually like”

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”

A muddy walk around Stubbings (near Maidenhead) after a busy weekend out

Hi everyone. Just waking up after my afternoon nap! This is what weekends are for. Friday night we had a meal out at the Gurkha Royale (Nepalese) with Mark, which was very nice. Yesterday we headed into London to see Pantoland at The Palladium in London. Such a beautiful theatre, I love it there. WeContinue reading “A muddy walk around Stubbings (near Maidenhead) after a busy weekend out”