Category Archives: Retirement

The Gap Year – May adventure

What an appropriate way to end this Year of Adventures Great and Small, as we began it last year with a circular walk around London (The Capital Ring). This month we did something I’ve long wanted to do – a … Continue reading

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Just playing around (and a request!)

After finishing the last big (crochet) blanket I felt like just playing around a bit.  So I got out all the odds and ends of blanket yarn and started on a small ‘granny stripe’ blanket using Lucy’s online tutorial (Attic24). … 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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The Gap Year: March adventure

This is getting to be a habit – an ‘adventure’ that to the outside world looks like nothing of the sort.  But maybe that’s just the point – to do things that are meaningful and different for us, regardless of … Continue reading

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To sleep…..

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, feeling somewhat desperate.   Since then I have continued with the medication, been to the GP (who was very helpful), and gradually begun sleeping more.  But I decided to publish this anyway, … 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: February

(A bit like London buses – you wait ages for a post to come along, and suddenly three appear all at once – the third on its way soon). Finally something (slightly) more conventionally adventurous, though I have to be … Continue reading

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