Category Archives: Things to do – not recommended unless you have to.

Be questioned by the police!

I denied it!  It wasn’t me! Well, actually that wasn’t what they asked.  It was about the nerve agent poisoning of the Skripals who live up the road and round the corner.  This was nearly 4 weeks after the attack so there was little hope of me remembering anything in detail.  I could remember a …

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Live with a little “local” problem

You might have noticed that our city has experienced a ‘little’ problem with a nerve agent attack on two of our citizens.  Their house is up the road and round the corner from me and I have seen the gentleman in question around and probably said “Good morning” when we passed each other. As well …

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Hibernate…..

OK, so I can’t actually hibernate but I have been feeling like doing so!  This is because like many others I have been indoors, trying to keep warm and finding things to do.  It snowed a bit on Tuesday but it all disappeared again on Wednesday then on Thursday it snowed again, gently at first, …

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Faint…..

Having been told I had a bloodshot eye one evening, I foolishly looked at it first thing next day.  Even more foolishly, I then thought about it – I am very squeamish about eyes….. I then thought that I was feeling sick……  Next thing I couldn’t work out what way up I was or where …

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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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This and that

So what have I been doing?  This and that!  Usual weekly activities – charity shop, choir, community café, church, gym (but not much/enough of the last).  Also “helping” with a “Community Alpha Course” (Youth Alpha adapted for adults) and now “Christianity Explored”.  Extras like coffee with friends and progress on the jumper I am knitting. …

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Leaf Collecting

This is one of my least favourite jobs in the garden.  I quite enjoy weeding and cutting the lawns (when I get into it) but collecting leaves is just a chore.  And there are thousands of leaves fall onto my garden from the trees behind it. So I fill the “green bin” with leaves and …

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Go to a funeral

This was, sadly, for a friend I have only recently got to know.  She came on the choir trip to Cornwall last summer and I got to know her there and at choir, where she had a good voice and helped to keep me singing roughly the right notes.  She also encouraged me to keep …

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Have 3 things cancelled in one week!

I am starting to think that it is me…….. Monday, a friend cancelled our dog walk and lunch as her grandson had broken both collar bones and she was going to be needed as support and help for both her daughter and grandson. Tuesday, at choir, we were told that the end of term concert was cancelled …

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Have a bad week…..

Last week generally was not very good…..  Well, Monday was OK, I think – just normal! Tuesday, choir went really badly.  I couldn’t pick up or do anything right.  It was only afterwards that I realised that the altos had overlapped the second sopranos and I had one of the loudest of those behind me …

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