Category Archives: Local

Five (good) things on Friday

Hello again!  I’m so sorry to have been absent again for a while.  Still gradually recovering from the long-lasting bout of flu, which has left me with a wheezy cough and depleted energy levels.  But fortunately still able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: April

I seem not to have been paying attention – the Gap Year is over, and I didn’t spot it.  Inflation is apparently back with us – a year has inflated to 14 months.  We started in April last year by … Continue reading

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Whatever next? – February 2017 update

1. LISTEN I’ve read some very interesting articles in The Guardian from different perspectives on both Brexit and Trump.  By ‘different perspectives’ I mean different from my own – ie outside ‘the bubble.’   It has been fascinating (and I … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: January adventure

(oops, rather late again.  Sorry, overtaken by lack of sleep.  More of which another time). People, in January we went to Birmingham for three days. I know, I’ve been there before.  He has too.  So where’s the adventure? you ask. … Continue reading

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‘Whatever next?’ update – December 2016

I’ve been reflecting on the post I wrote here, and thinking that if I’m proposing that I and others do something, maybe I should hold myself to account and record what actually I’m doing myself. So this is either the … Continue reading

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Starting as we mean to go on

So – a new year, and plenty of thoughts about how to make the most of it. But before I get to that, two lovely and very different holiday days to start 2017. 1 January turned out to be dreary, … Continue reading

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