I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?
I do love to look back on how my veggies have gone each year (well, I did in 2020 at least). After my progress report a couple of months ago, the subsequent reset, and as we're nearing the end of vegetable growing season for us, I figured its time for a report on the harvest.… Continue reading Veggie harvest report 2021
I might do a bit of a series of how I'm preparing for Christmas - I might not, this might be the only thing I can think of to write about. We're hosting Christmas in 2021 - my parents are free to travel at last (after my Gran died in April, previous years they always… Continue reading Christmas Prep: Mincemeat
The last couple of years have been varied holidays and I've managed to keep lovely diaries of what we got up to (see 2019 and 2020) as well as during our break in Whitby in May 2021. This summer though, I didn't try to do that. I didn't want to be blogging in the evenings… Continue reading 2021 Holiday Highlights: Lincolnshire
There's no hiding from it.... I'm 40 now. For what it's worth, I don't much care and I don't feel any different - what's all the fuss about? Why is thirty-nine one thing, and forty another? Given that a big party seemed unreasonable, foolish to plan in case of some disaster unthinkable in the before… Continue reading RED 40: running for forty days
The very lovely Michelle over at Boomer Eco Crusader asked me if I had any stories to tell for her beautiful series of Clutter Tales. I'd recently had to deal with some clutter, so my Grandad easily came to mind. The Clutter Tales series is a set of responses that various people have to coming… Continue reading Memories of Grandad
I've decided to do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! It's a bit late this month as I got distracted by all the back to school fun and games. Large boy Cookie and… Continue reading August 2021 Reading
Back to school 2021 is different again, and that's when even 2020 wasn't quite the same as 2019 was. It's been sort of normal, at least it's only been 5 weeks away from their friends compared to the 20 or so last year. Here's how we prepared for R-day, returning to school. R minus 6… Continue reading Back to school 2021