The last week of… something (28.2021)

This was the last week of Covid restrictions in England. Or most restrictions at least. From Monday 19th (referred to by the stupid as "Freedom Day") nightclubs and sports stadia and concert venues can open at full capacity; scanning a barcode for track-and-trace is no longer required; social distancing and one-way systems are no longer… Continue reading The last week of… something (28.2021)

Before and After (27.2021)

I'm disappointed that I'm late again with getting this week's post published. Sorry, but my weekends that should be my writing and reading time are being eaten up by jigsaws. Pointless gesture of the week: the Queen awarded a medal to the National Health service (NHS) on the occasion of their 73rd anniversary. Not on… Continue reading Before and After (27.2021)

Hayfever, high heels and holidays (24.2021)

It's been a mixed week this week. Hayfever - is it normal to still be getting hayfever in June? I spent several days this week doing comedy AH-CHOO! sneezes and trying to scratch my itchy eyes out of my head. What is in flower now that could be causing this? I remember being at the… Continue reading Hayfever, high heels and holidays (24.2021)

Too hot to think? (23.2021)

Have I taken on too much with catching up on the circular economy course and doing my regular work, taking up running again and doing my #1000wordsofsummer? All on the hottest week of the year so far? This week it certainly felt like it. I haven’t had much time to think about writing this blog… Continue reading Too hot to think? (23.2021)

Shiny shiny (20.2021)

Spray / paint: One memorable happening I forgot to mention last week was that we had to repaint the kitchen ceiling because one of my fermenting experiments sprayed what looked like zombie brains across the ceiling and all over the kitchen. My lesson from this is was: when fermenting with a ginger bug to be… Continue reading Shiny shiny (20.2021)

Four twenties ten (19.2021)

Anyone who has ever learned a foreign language will find certain aspects of the learned language amusing. Perhaps it's the concept of gender applied to inanimate objects - why is a table feminine? But one of the weirdest things I've seen is that the French words for 70, 80 and 90 are sixty-ten, four-twenties and… Continue reading Four twenties ten (19.2021)

Hell in a tall hat (18.2021)

Any week I don't get my post out an a Sunday I feel disappointed in myself. Especially when I didn't spend Sunday engaged in anything else more important - unless jigsaw making and gardening and reading count as more important? Actually gardening felt quite important as the spring weeds have also sprung and are growing… Continue reading Hell in a tall hat (18.2021)