Me Day

Yesterday, it was one year since my husband told me he was leaving. It’s been a very quick year. It was a pretty ordinary day – I took the car for its service, bought some milk on the way back home, spent the morning hoovering, did some work for the business. I even spoke with…

New Year Newbies

It’s New Year!! Happy 2020 to you all. Starting around about now the gym will be packed out with New Year Newbies, January Gym-ers – the people whose New Year’s resolutions included, ‘I must get fitter and lose some weight’. Those of us who already go to the gym might complain a bit about the…

4 Resolutions for 2020

New Year’s resolutions – do you make them? Do you keep them? Here are mine – not terribly deep and meaningful, just a middle-aged woman who happens to be free and single, making a few promises to herself. I have no idea if I’ll keep them – but I know I’d like to, and that’s…

Be Our Guest!!

I was recently invited to become a guest blogger for Sixty and Me, an online magazine aimed at helping women over 60 to live happy, healthy and financially secure lives. I wrote my first post for them a couple of weeks ago, and here it is!! Are You Financially Savvy? Do please have a look…

Proper Job

It’s not the first time I’ve had a job, obviously – but it’s the first time in a very long time that I’ve had a ‘normal’ job, and the first time that I’ve ever worked shifts. I’ve been just over three months in my new job as a kitchen designer for a major DIY chain….

Cooking for One – 15 thoughts

If you live on your own, shopping and cooking can sometimes be tricky – supermarkets are geared towards families and couples. Chops and fillets of fish and baking potatoes come in packs of two – if not more. I sometimes find myself fancying a bit of coleslaw, or some hummous, or whatever – but I…

Road trip

Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire. And back. A round trip of 464 miles in my lovely little black mini. 226 miles to my son’s, then back via my step-daughter’s and my parents’. I left the house at 07:50 on Sunday morning, and arrived at my son’s house at bob on 12:30. Not…

Autumn Days

When I was at sea with my first husband, I missed the British seasons. Tropical sunshine is all very well… It was autumn that I missed the most. The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Autumn days when the grass is jewelled and there’s silk inside a chestnut shell. With the nights drawing in, and…