Whitby

1 May is our wedding anniversary, and this year we celebrated with a trip to one of our favourite places, Whitby. The plan was to do a 2½ mile walk, but by the time we walked from the car park to the end of the pier to get something to eat and then back to the start of the walk, we’d already clocked up much more than a mile, and we ended up walking for almost 4 miles in the […]

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Kingsbury Water Park

It was my mom’s birthday at the end of April, and so we went to see her for the first time since Christmas. On the way home, we dropped in at Kingsbury Water Park. Kingsbury Water Park near Sutton Coldfield is a place we often visit, although I’ve probably been there more times in the 17 years I’ve lived in Yorkshire than I ever did when I lived just down the road. There are several short trails to choose from […]

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Recovery

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay So everything went as planned with the whole operation feeling as though it was taking place on a conveyor belt. I was the last one down. I think they were concerned about me suffering a reflux during the general anaesthetic. I was back home not long after 8pm on Wednesday. And while I haven’t really suffered as much pain as they led me to believe I would, I have felt really ill and weary. Fortunately, […]

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I ran out of time

So the big plan was to pre-schedule a load of posts to auto-post this week. But I literally ran out of time. I go into hospital tomorrow – it’s only a day visit, but there will be a general anaesthetic and recovery will take weeks rather than days and apparently it will be painful. I had my pre-op assessment last Wednesday, I did the shopping on Thursday, we went out on Friday to run a few errands, and I had […]

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Sherwood Forest

A couple of weeks ago, when lockdown easing had already started, we visited the new Sherwood Forest visitor centre, which is just a few hundred yards away from where the old centre used to be. We did the blue trail, which is the quickest and easiest at only 2 miles there and back, and we went to look at the major oak. The café was open for takeaway, there was a coffee wagon, and there were traffic lights on the […]

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Cleethorpes boating lake

The plan was to do the 2-mile promenade walk at Cleethorpes, but when we got there it seemed that the rest of England had had the same idea. Cleggie was rammed. The promenade car park was closed to all but blue badge-holders and businesses, the leisure centre car park was full, and so was the next one too. Fortunately, the second lakeside car park had spaces, but the queue for the pay-and-display was longer than the queue for the ladies’ […]

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Healthy diet

Image by diapicard from Pixabay With the possibility of being allowed out again in public looming, I really, really want to lose some of this excess weight. I’ve tried every diet going, apart from the very expensive ones that seem to be wholly US-based. So now I’m just going to reduce everything that might make me fat. fat sugar carbs all-day grazing snacking inactivity The weather is getting milder, so that means I’ll probably start eating salads again. We might […]

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Domestic weekend

We manged to have another weekend off, an entire weekend to ourselves without any obligations to anyone else. And we got quite a lot of work done too, both around the house and on creative stuff. On Friday evening, the poet continued to edit the ‘G’ is for … video for the alphabet adventurers. By the end of yesterday, he’d finished the video – apart from the voice-over, which I think he’s hoping to do tonight – and he edited […]

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