Beverley and Back

What a lovely day I had yesterday. The forecast was fab – and the day didn’t disappoint. Sunny and dry, just what the soul needed. I’ve decided, seeing as my attempts at a holiday this year have come to nought, that I’m just going to go away for odd days. And not just that –…

Running Back

My thighs ache, my calves ache, and my right hip is complaining a bit. I used to go to the gym every other day. 45 minutes three times a week. And then Covid hit and the gym had to close. It’s a wonderful gym, and they started to put exercise classes online, so we could…

Where Were You?

Today is the 11th of September – 11/9/2020. Or, to put it another way – September 11th.  9/11. It’s 19 years ago today. That’s starting to be a long time. There are people in the world who are now adults, who were born after it happened. I was speaking to someone a little while ago…

Rising Damp…

My lodger has been with me for six months!! The first one didn’t make it to three months – met someone and moved in with her. The current one moved in at the beginning of March, just a week or so before Covid-19 struck. And here’s an odd fact – we met for a coffee…

Supermarket Spend – Then and Now

Money was tight after my husband left, back in February 2019. And money continued to be tight until I got a job and got a lodger. This year, things have been a bit easier – plus, with the whole coronavirus thing, there simply haven’t been as many opportunities for spending!! So, I though now would…

Back to School

How different from all previous years. I used to be a teacher – but I’m glad I’m not a teacher now. I used to be a parent of school-age children – I’m glad I’m not any more. The thought of being told specifically NOT to wear a mask, but being expected to work alongside 30…

Million Vaccines

Back in April, just five months ago, the BBC ran a headline that said there would be ‘a million vaccines by September’. I didn’t believe it then – it’s now September and it’s turned out to be… not true. Fancy that. The trouble is, it was reported by the BBC. Rightly or wrongly, we generally…

A Walk to Saltaire

It’s rained pretty much every day of my annual leave. Ah well. But yesterday, the forecast was good. I had things to do in the morning, but after lunch I walked to Saltaire. It takes about an hour to walk from my house, along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. It’s geography in action – canal, river…

Flipping tyres

I go to the gym pretty much every other day. A few days ago, I was trying to do some leg raises – not normally a problem. But this time – I couldn’t lift them at all, and trying to do it caused a pain in the middle of my back. Not good!! Some background…

A Doing Nothing Day

I’d sort of thought I might go out. I’m on annual leave, and I want to start getting back ‘out there’. I had a lovely day over in York a couple of days ago. But the rain against the window was what woke me up in the early hours, the sky was heavy, and there…

Day Tripper

Yesterday I took myself off to York for the day. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to get out and about more. But what with one thing and another, it hasn’t been easy… My first memory of York was a school trip. The teacher took us to a section of the Roman wall, and…