Tag Archives: Simplicity

Not running the Bath Half Marathon (and raising money for Bath City Farm)

To anyone who knows me this will not be news.  I haven’t run for over a year now, and all my good intentions have so far come to naught.  It’s many years since I last ran a half marathon, and … Continue reading

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2020: enough (what?)

So here we are in 2020, and I have more than enough ideas about what I want to do this year, all of them positive (ie focussing on taking on things rather than giving things up). I’ll write a review … Continue reading

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2020: Enough!

Still feeling in ‘holiday mode’, I think I can stretch the Happy New Year greeting to you to today.  I wish for you and us all the very best in this scary time. For the first time I can recall, … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you (already) have

By the time you get to my stage in life (early 60s), with a life of largely good fortune and hard work behind me, I already have most of the things I could want.  I am  (well, we are) in … Continue reading

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Six good things (not) on Saturday (October 2019)

Well it would have been 5 on Friday, then moved to 6 on Saturday; 6 on Sunday.  And still I hadn’t finished writing.  I have now.  It may not alliterate but at least it’s finished.   Because heaven knows in … Continue reading

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Making community

Community doesn’t just come about by itself.  We have to make it happen. We make it happen every time we say hello to a neighbour (whether or not we already know them). We make it happen when we take the … Continue reading

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Ditching the plastic: cotton dishcloths

Good marks for us for always using reusable dishcloths, not ‘disposable’ one.  Bad marks for us that until recently all of them were made of synthetic microfibres, which we now realise release microscopic plastic fibres into the water every time … Continue reading

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