Back Trak

So this was last night, bonfire night. David’s band, Back Trak, played outside at The Swan pub in Clewer, Windsor. It was a great night. Lots of people. Lots of dancing. Good fun. This is what a happy retirement looks like for David, away from the corporate world he used to inhabit. He also teachesContinue reading “Back Trak”

Tuesday’s Waffle

Hi. I nearly called this “Wednesday’s Waffle” but it appears to be only Tuesday.. so there we go, silly me! I was sitting in my Mum’s care home lounge the other day where the main topic of conversation amongst the residents was what day of the week it was. Someone asked “What day is itContinue reading “Tuesday’s Waffle”

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”

Too hot to blog?! 🥵🥵🥵

Hello my friends. How are you? It’s over 30 degrees C in Windsor today. That’s very hot for us. The Thames Valley is like a cauldron of heat, not that I’m complaining or anything 🤪🤪 So I worked hard in the office today with no A/C and it was a busy and productive day butContinue reading “Too hot to blog?! 🥵🥵🥵”

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”

The Windsor Waffle goes to Bordeaux

Bonjour! David and I have just spent an enjoyable 5 nights in Bordeaux, France; our first flight and holiday abroad since before the pandemic started. We’ve had a good time and done far too much eating and drinking. The weather wasn’t as hot and sunny as we’d hoped for. It was 32 degrees C onContinue reading “The Windsor Waffle goes to Bordeaux”

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”