Category Archives: Things to do

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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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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Another 50th Birthday

I have too many friends who are younger than me – another one who is only 50!  We celebrated in the SP2 cafe, where she is a volunteer, on the day before her birthday – a day when she was working there. So?  Good thing I have some older friends!

Birthday in Bath

As I had several people who all wanted me to do different things on my birthday I decided to take myself to Bath.  I went on the train which is easiest, as the station is nearly in the centre of Bath.  I didn’t leave very early but the journey is only just under an hour.  …

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