Category Archives: Things to do

Do another jigsaw

This one was a bit of a challenge – it took several weeks. There were some days when I seemed to take out as many pieces as I put in. So?  Keep going until it is done!

An evening considering the environment

Our church put on an evening talk and discussion – “One Small Step” – considering what we could do to protect the environment. There was coffee and tea and biscuits on arrival, if one wanted them; chairs were set out and on each chair there was a card from Tear Fund and an envelope labelled …

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New Recipes

At the start of this year I had got very bored with the meals that I was cooking – it is so easy to get into a rut and do the same things all the time.  I therefore set myself a challenge of cooking a new dish every month in the hope that some of …

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Try some forensics!

One of my recent courses (Future Learn) was “An introduction to forensic science”.  This was quite interesting and there were some things that were totally new to me about DNA and what is stored on the police databases.  Not sure I totally understood it and fairly sure that I won’t remember it in detail, but interesting, …

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Lichfield Reunion

This year our reunion was held in Lichfield and we stayed at The George Hotel – an old coaching inn. After we arrived we mostly converged on the bar area for pots of tea or drinks.  Dinner was then a walk away at the 1709 the Brasserie, where we had 3 tables to ourselves in an …

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Go to a concert

Having seen him before, when he performed with his sons, I was keen to see Jonathan Veira again.  He used to be an opera singer but does various things now.  When I heard he was coming again I bought a ticket. I guess it isn’t the traditional “concert” but lots of songs and stories – …

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Go to a “felting” workshop

The church community worker had arranged a “felting workshop” on two consecutive Thursday afternoons during the summer when most church activities seem to stop.  I decided to go, because there were spaces and because the most recent on-line course I had done – “Strategies for successful ageing” – seemed to think that it was good …

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Help start a book group

A friend decided she wanted to start a book group so that she would read a greater variety of books.  As she is dyslexic and sometimes has problems concentrating on reading, I was not sure how this would work out, but said I would support her and come along.  The other friends who said yes …

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“Walking and Sightseeing” on the Isle of Wight – Part 2

Day 4, Wednesday, was a day off so I had a slow start and then followed a walk I had picked up at the “Discovery Point” in the hotel.  It was an easy one and about three and a half miles.  From the hotel it went along the road for a short way and then …

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Go “Walking and Sightseeing” on the Isle of Wight – Part 1

Yet another holiday with hf holidays, this one on the Isle of Wight, staying at…… The walk on the Sunday was to….. …….which were not at their best as it was too early for the roses and for the herbaceous borders, although the bluebells were out.  The walk there was great, though.  First over the …

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