Category Archives: Seeing differently

Health matters

Something I’ve been reflecting on quite a lot of late, for reasons partly related to me and partly related to others.  The latter not mine to share; the former is. A couple of years ago, while walking the London Capital … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you have: water

In this long hot dry spell, it feels like a good time to write about how we use water, and how we can use less of it.  Especially those of us who have gardens and plants in pots, and tender … Continue reading

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Vive l’entente cordiale!

Oops!  I thought I had posted this ages ago.  Apparently not.  This was a trip we made in February.  Sorry for the delay.  Also – I’ve run out of space for photos.  Time to get myself in gear and upgrade … Continue reading

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Five good things on Friday

Last week it wasn’t hard to find 5 good things to blog about.  The difficult bit was managing to do it on Friday.  Which, as you can see, I didn’t. We have become grandparents. We are besotted (of course, who … Continue reading

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“We took a charming walk to Charlcombe…”

“…sweetly situated in a little green valley.” So wrote Jane Austen on 2 June 1799.  One recent Sunday we followed in her footsteps.  It was indeed charming.  Here’s a flavour of what we saw along the way.  There may have … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

I seem to have entered a new (and most welcome) phase of having more energy.  Maybe co-inciding with longer daylight hours.  Roll on the clocks changing later this month….  Here are this week’s Five:  Not applying to do a course. … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

OK I know it’s Saturday now not Friday, but I have a fix for that: Six on Saturday.  Which as it happens works perfectly, because I couldn’t post this week without mentioning no.6. Practicing optimism: two people I care a … Continue reading

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(Another) five (good) things – on Friday

And this time, it actually is Friday! (So.  Now I’m trying to keep up by getting ahead of myself.  Which means starting to write a post on Wednesday at the latest so I can hit the publish button late Friday, … Continue reading

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day (and a new year), and I’m feeling good – except I’m not!

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of posting on 1 January 2018.  Life and a bout of flu intervened – hence the ‘except I’m not!’ tagged on this morning.   So here we are in 2018. … Continue reading

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Planning (and using) my time

Oh my goodness.  Where did October go?  and most of November?  The weeks have slipped past in a blur. But now I’m back (again), and this time I hope to manage to stay on top of things a bit better. … Continue reading

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