Category Archives: holidays

When it’s this hot outside, I’m glad it’s the holidays!

This is the new look. Happy 2018! When I went into the hairdressers and said I wanted to get rid of the 4 bright colours, she persuaded me to go for this look. My Mum has silver/white hair, so it … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Where the hell did that year go?

My sister and her husband have rented out their house on Stayz for the next 2 weeks, so they’ve moved in here. The photo is of Gus and Tilly, 12-year-old mini schnauzers who get along really well with my dogs, … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: is it time for another nanna nap?

Well, Christmas has come and gone, and it was as wonderful as always. In the week between it and new year’s I’ve read 9 novels, slept many nanna naps and seen quite a few Dr Phil shows. I also discovered … Continue reading

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So I clearly need to do more travelling.

So I put up the Christmas tree and I grabbed the Christmas tree ornaments from the box I’d stored them in ever since  got back. I thought I’d bought HEAPS! However, either my tree is too big or I’d been … Continue reading

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So glad I bought souvenirs.

I walked around the house last night taking happy snaps of some of the things I brought home from Europe. Here are the Staffordshire spaniels that Scott sourced for me, up on the mantlepiece where they belong. There’s also souvenirs … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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What to do on a beautiful Spring day?

I went out to do some much-needed gardening this afternoon, then glanced back to see Jeffrey looking at me. This is the reason that I’ll be getting quotes for plantation shutters shortly… It was too good a day not to … Continue reading

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I think the jet lag is over… Though I find I’m still saying stupid things to people that I don’t mean. Maybe it might need another day. This is a bunch of flowers sent to me by Thermomix to celebrate the … Continue reading

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My last day in England.

Stuffing a hat into a handbag for 9 weeks doesn’t do great things for it. I didn’t want to get a new hat on my trip because i knew the same thing would happen to it, but now the trip … Continue reading

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Burghley House.

Here’s Burghley House, the home that William Cecil, 1st Earl of Burghley, built when he was looking after Elizabeth I’s government. He designed and built it himself, though seeing as he was hardly ever here, I’d say the real builder … Continue reading

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