Author Archives: Lepton

Another trip to the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth

Having bought a ticket for the dockyard which enabled me to go as often as I wanted for a year, when I felt like another day out I thought this would be a good idea.  I had the rest of “The Mary Rose” to look at and as it is inside it didn’t matter if …

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Build a bookcase

A friend who is fairly disabled at the moment had bought a flat pack Ikea double cupboard with bookcases above, but was not able to assemble it.  I agreed to try to do it, with the help of another friend who can do the practical bits and help with lifting and moving things but can’t …

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Go to the theatre

A friend was going to the theatre and the person going with her had to drop out, so I was asked if I would like to go.  I admit that I was a bit doubtful when I saw the information, but agreed to go.  The play was called “Joan” and was about Joan of Arc …

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Go to an event at a literary festival.

Salisbury has had its first literary festival!  Not that I would have known about it if friends hadn’t mentioned it.  There was one event with someone who wrote a book we had read and discussed earlier – Joanna Cannon.  Her book  “The Trouble with Goats and Sheep” is one I have never been quite sure …

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We meet again……

…….at…… Although we know our place and stayed in the apartments in…….. Initially everyone congregated in our apartment as we were there before Simon (this year’s organiser) and we had milk for cups of tea/coffee.  Also we were downstairs so easier to access and had no low beams to knock heads on. (Apologies to everyone, …

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GoFLY!

For Christmas, my brother gave me an “Experience” but suggested I choose my own so that it would be something that I wanted.  I decided it had to be fairly local and reduced it to 4 possibles:  a skid pan at Thruxton, a hot air balloon flight from near the leisure centre, a falconry day …

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Another trip to Bournemouth

My friend T tends not to go for walks unless she is with someone, so I said I would go for a walk with her one Monday and where would she like to go?  She later asked if we could we go to Bournemouth for the day instead.  Well a day in Bournemouth is a …

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Take things to the charity shop

As I no longer work at the charity shop I have been building up a pile of things as I don’t take them when I am going anyway. The white bag contains “clothes rag” i.e. clothes that have got beyond the stage of even wearing them round the house! The items are mostly books and …

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Drink coffee with friends

Meeting in a coffee shop for a drink and a chat is has become a major part of weekly retirement activity – perhaps too major?  I have two places that I often go so have loyalty cards for. The first is the SP2 coffee shop & community centre, where I volunteer on a Thursday morning. …

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Have a day in Bournemouth

As another of my “days out instead of a holiday” I had been planning to take the bus (using my bus pass!) to Bournemouth.  I really wanted to go before the school holidays proper started, so as things worked out it had to be the day after visiting the “dig”.  As my grandparents used to …

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