Monday, 4 June 2018


I've been wondering for the past few weeks if I should keep blogging.  I took some time off last year and if I'm honest I didn't miss it at all.

Now I spend time wondering what to blog about, if I have anything to blog about and if I can be bothered to blog.

The answer to that last bit, it seems, is simple.  No I don't want to continue blogging.

So with that done I want to thank everyone who has visited in the last 10 years, everyone who has left a comment. 

It was fun whilst it lasted.

Thursday, 31 May 2018


It's still a work in progress. 
Not helped by people who calmly pass comments without knowing the whole story.
Such is life.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Two Halves of the Same Day

The weather here in the last few weeks has been lovely.  Temps as high as 30C. 

The boys decided to jet wash the garden at the weekend and did a great job.

Unfortunately the weather had other ideas and we ended the day with thunder storms and rain.
For me it was a chance to catch up on some crochet and relax.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tall Ships Regatta

The Tall Ships were back in Liverpool at the weekend and John and I went along to the prom (with thousands of our neighbours) to watch them leaving.

They were escorted out by a ship from HMS Eaglet which is a Royal Naval Reserve training centre in Liverpool and all the ships are crewed by young volunteers.

They were headed 13 miles off shore before beginning a race to Dublin, Ireland.

We were a little disappointed that there weren't more ships taking part (only 17) as the River Mersey would have looked amazing full of sail boats.

Unfortunately I didn't take the big camera so the photos are a little on the small side.

Here's a picture I borrowed form the internet of them leaving at noon yesterday.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Royal Wedding

Saturday 19 May 2018
HRH Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle

Love is all you need.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

A Small Achievement

Just 13 short weeks ago I made the decision to join Slimming World.
With all the stresses of the last few years the pounds had crept up on me and my bigger trousers were starting to get tight!!

I didn't want to get another bigger size so took the plunge one Wednesday night and went to a group my friend at work goes to.

The people there couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming.
I took to dieting like a duck to water and it has paid off.

I am now officially 1st 8.5lbs (22.5lbs) lighter and I feel so much better.

I now have a lifetime membership to Slimming World.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Eye Candy!

Eye Candy time.
Off to see Avengers: Infinity Wars with my boy.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

A Nice Compliment

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Last week at my 3 yearly health check and MOT I had the nicest compliment from the nurse.  It went something like this.

N:  Do you smoke?

Me: No.

N: Have you ever smoked?

Me: No.

N: No of course you don't.  Your skin is to nice to be a smoker.

Me:  Umm.  Thanks!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Race for Life

I've just signed up to do the Race for Life on 1 July 18.

There are a few of us from work doing it work and it's for such a worthy cause.


No problem (although it will be a walk not a run)

Next year 10km!

If you'd like to sponsor me the link is here

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Recently I:

*  Have taken it easy on the blogging front.  I don't want to make it a chore having to post every day.

*  Have been loving the blossoms on the trees.

*  Have been having great fun starting a new crochet project.

*  Have been tidying up the garden (it's slow progress)

*  Have been re-reading some favourite books.

*  Have enjoyed booking a little break for me and hubby.  Somewhere not too far from home but     
    somewhere neither of us has been.

Friday, 13 April 2018


York, at any time of the year, is a busy place.  Last weekend was no exception.

Hubby and I stayed in a local hotel and as we were up bright and early we managed to get all the touristy places done with no crowds.

We stayed opposite Clifford's Tower which dates back to 1068AD.
It is now part of English Heritage and is set to undergo some upgrading.

Just around the corner from the hotel and up the road a little is York Minster.  The current Cathedral is 800 years old.

We managed to see it and hear the bells all before the tourists arrived.

A few minutes later we were at The Shambles.  A lovely little lane that takes it's name from the street where the butcher's used to sell their wares.

It was also the inspiration for J K Rowling's Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and there a few 'Magic' shops to look around.

Although the Shambles is the most famous street in York other streets are also worth a look. 

There are a lot of 'gates' in the street names (Petergate, Coppergate, Walmgate, Stonegate etc) and this dates back to Viking times.  It derives from the Viking word 'gata' meaning street.

After our lovely, quiet tour around town we headed off to Bills for breakfast.  It's a homely place and apparently very popular as it was busy even at 9am on a Sunday.  We had a leisurely breakfast

followed by a walk along the river whilst waiting for the family to arrive.

It was a great weekend and we're looking forward to going back in June.  Hopefully the sun will shine next time.