37.2020 – saying goodbye

I'm still not prepared to admit summer is over - certainly the weekend weather was more summer-like than autumnal - but this week there were quite a few things to which we have to say goodbye. Including, it seems, to group gatherings, as the Covid19 clouds are gathering on the horizon and we are mentally… Continue reading 37.2020 – saying goodbye

In the Peak District (36.20)

My name is Michelle and I'm a book addict. On our recent 10 day tour of the Peak District and surrounds, I came back with 12 new books. All second hand mind, but 12 of them. Do you know how much 12 books weigh? A lot. Especially when you add them to four books that… Continue reading In the Peak District (36.20)

33.20 – the heatwave breaks

The thunderstorm on Thursday night may have interrupted my sleep a little bit, but as it brought the temperature down I didn't mind so much, and when it was done, it was cool enough to sleep. My cat was not very happy during the heatwave. He had pretty much stopped eating and we were having… Continue reading 33.20 – the heatwave breaks

32.20 – the heat goes on

This week's sleep: Noctus interruptus. It's been a difficult time for sleeping over the past week. Last Friday night it was Eid fireworks at 11.30pm, followed by a helicopter hovering for an hour at 3.30am; Saturday night there was some kind of altercation further down our street and a window was smashed, with more arguing… Continue reading 32.20 – the heat goes on

31.2020 or “I can’t believe it’s August already”

I cannot believe it's August already. August. Summer proper. We even had a day and night of significantly hot and distinctly Un-British weather (36C/96F in my part of London). Even with a fan it was difficult to concentrate in the home office on a Friday afternoon with those temperatures. So I felt fully justified in… Continue reading 31.2020 or “I can’t believe it’s August already”

Week 27.2020 – rolling on into the second half of 2020

After a grim start to the year, I am feeling a little more positive and a little more energetic as the second half of 2020 rolls in. Let's hope I'm not mistaken in my feeling. This week's TV: We did some catching up on TV this week after a few weeks of not watching much… Continue reading Week 27.2020 – rolling on into the second half of 2020