Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Butterfly

A butterfly took up residence on my bedroom floor, so I  had to step over it and hoover round it! It first appeared on the curtains in my study.  No idea where it came from or how it got in.  The next day it appeared on my bedroom windowsill sunning itself, but by the evening …

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Knitting

Having sorted out a structure of things to do each week there is still lots of time left to fill.  One of the things I have been doing is knitting.  I mostly do this when listening to the radio – unless I have some ironing to do, which is also best done when listening to …

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Hospital appointments

These always seem to arranged for the most inconvenient day and time and although the letter says you can phone and change it, my experience is that you can phone, but the changing it is not possible…… One has to leave plenty of time before the appointment to allow for traffic hold-ups and for finding …

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Caring for elderly relatives

You don’t have to be retired to do this!  (I wasn’t.) I was reminded of this on our reunion weekend on hearing that several people had parents who had died during the year.  This often meant supporting the remaining parent – some of whom were doing (surprisingly?) well. There are as many different ways to …

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Go to a reunion

Forty years since we graduated, so our “gang” met up for an even more special reunion.  We have been meeting up once a year for several years now, but this time we decided to go to Bath.  The hotel was booked several months ago as it was not sensible to hope for last minute deals, …

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Volunteer to work in the church cafe

Our church has just opened a new community centre and part of this is a café.  They were looking for volunteers to work there so I volunteered when they first asked.  Initially the café was going to open the day after the official opening of the centre, but this was changed so the volunteers could be trained …

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