Love Bites

Arborglyphs. A curious trait - humans have always found a way to leave their mark. It’s Valentines Weekend here in the UK and with a global pandemic all around us, it’s one like we’ve never known before. I’m in a privileged / complex situation of currently having no fixed abode and within government guidelines, I... Continue Reading →

Parkrun and Me

This week Parkrun celebrates its FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY!  That's incredible.  But true.  And what a brilliant organisation, community event (call it what you will) it is! I started running with the couch to 5K in the early autumn of 2015 after a very sad farewell to my lovely old lady golden retriever dog.  I realised after... Continue Reading →

Lil and Daise and football

Lil (with hat) and Daise celebrating Lil's 90th Birthday in 1983 It’s Saturday evening, June 1st and for those of you out there who are football fans, you know the significance the date. Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are in Madrid playing in the Champions League final. So what has this to do with Lil and... Continue Reading →

Citydog and me

For the last 3 weeks this country girl has been living in the city, house and dog sitting for friends of mine.  Yes, the same ones that have the house in France. And living with citydog has been quite an adventure. I had a dog for many years.  A Golden Retiever called Phoebe who was... Continue Reading →

‘Stuff’

Hey!  Me again.  I know I don't post on here often enough but I plan on that changing over the next few weeks. An update.  My house is on the market for rent.  But as yet I've had no takers.  I'm blaming Brexit here for the flat housing market (and much more) but don't get... Continue Reading →

Me and the cats.

Following on from 'me and the tortoise'... So here I am, it's January, a full eight months after I quit my job.  A new year and time for some new adventures.  Comfort zone?  Eeeek..... I'm ramping it up and moving out of said place again. Now, for many of you, my mini adventures may seem... Continue Reading →

I waved my wand and waved it well!

The contents of my e-Bay box continue to delight. Today I thought I would share a festive treat. This photo is not labelled.  No clues to where it was taken or who the fairy and the elf are.  We can only imagine...   1970's... A Village Hall somewhere in Britain... The Christmas pantomime... ...and with... Continue Reading →

Plogging for the good of all

Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →

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