Author Archives: Lepton

Get Shingles

This started with a pain on my right side on a Monday afternoon/evening which I assumed would go away overnight – as many things do.  It didn’t.  So I gave it another night then phoned the doctors on the Wednesday and they phoned back.  After discussing it they said come in at about 3.30, which …

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Another 50th Birthday

One of my newer friends had a 50th birthday and invited me to join her and others for a meal in town to help her celebrate.  She had booked a table at Wildwood and we met there at about 7.30. We were introduced to those we didn’t know, had drinks and…… ……and we selected our …

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“Let’s go fly a kite”

Having failed to get to my great-niece’s birthday – so I still had the present – and as my niece has been talking about bringing her children to Old Sarum for over a year, we eventually planned that.  The aim was to have a picnic there, with both of us providing different food.  She sent …

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Yet another holiday at Haytor

This was the holiday I booked when ‘hf booking’ said that none of the ones I wanted were available!  They didn’t tell me then, or in any of the information that was sent, that that the hotel – Moorlands – had been sold and hf would be using it but with different management and ideas …

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Holiday Part III – Walking

From the Tuesday until Thursday I was (supposed to be) on the walking holiday from the same location – Abingworth Hall in Sussex. The walk on Tuesday took us first to the viewpoint at the Devil’s Dyke……. ……where we enjoyed the (slightly misty) views. Those of us on the easier walk then got back on …

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Holiday Part II – Free Day

On the Monday, when some people went home and others arrived, those of us who were staying had a free day.  After writing my postcards I went into Storrington to buy stamps and post them.  As it was pouring with rain and I still had some time on the parking ticket, I also found a …

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Holiday Part 1 – Jane Austen, Life and Times

As a change from a straight walking holiday I decided to do something different – although still with hf holidays.  I chose a Leisure Break from the Heritage section on “Jane Austen – Life and times”.  This was a good excuse to re-read all six of her major novels.  I spent the previous few months …

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Celebrating a 50th Birthday

A friend reached her 50th birthday on the Friday and she had been planning a party for months.  She has not been at all well, so her sister took over most of the organisation – putting the plans into action.  As the sister lives near Cambridge, a few of us who live locally were also …

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Going to the Theatre

As a thank you for taking her to various places (and as a treat for both of us), a friend bought tickets for “Singin’ in the Rain” at the local theatre.  Neither of us had been to the theatre for years, but we thought this might be fun. We arrived early so we could pick …

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Pentecost in the Park

Pentecost Sunday saw our church having a celebration in Queen Elizabeth Gardens and baptising people in the river! The idea for this came form our rector, apparently, some time ago.  He managed to rope in the suffragan Bishop of Ramsbury; so they did baptisms, renewal of baptismal vows, confirmations and combinations of these.  They chose …

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