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Sombre day

I was going to write up how yesterday went for today’s post, but it didn’t seem fitting. So I’m going to save it for later in the week. Today is…

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Monday 5 June 2023: The power board this week

Friday was a fair day, work-wise. The poet had a LOT of meetings in the morning, and a few in the afternoon too. When I realised that I wouldn’t get…

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Friday 2 June 2023: My new power board

I didn’t get around to doing very much at all yesterday. The entire morning was spent responding to the legal team regarding my mom’s probate, which was followed by a…

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Thursday 1 June 2023: The month ahead

I love daisies. They’re my favourite flower. At the weekend, the lawn was covered with patches of the pretty little things. Then the lawn mower came out… Still, they always…

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Wednesday 31 May 2023: Lots of learning

So we were both back at work yesterday after our holiday. The alarm went off on time… and we both ignored it. For at least another hour. Ah well, it’s…

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Tuesday 30 May 2023: Reading and writing mysteries

The plan was to load up four books to my Kindle for holiday reading while we were away. In the end I finished reading one of them and started to…

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Friday 19 May 2023: Errands day today

It was the cat’s turn to wake me up on Thursday morning. She came into the bedroom at around 4:15am and promptly started to throw up. Then, when she’d finished,…

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Thursday 18 May 2023: New hair for the weekend

The pasta bake made a second meal on Tuesday and the plan was to start the mushroom risotto off first thing Wednesday morning. However, by the time we’d binge-watched Steeltown…

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Wednesday 17 May 2023: Home-made pasta bake

The poet made a cheesy tuna pasta bake that we saw in the latest Slimming World magazine for tea on Monday. The recipe was for six but he thought it would…

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Tuesday 16 May 2023: New gig & posters day

I’m still trying to get used to this new editor in WordPress. It’s not such a shock any more, but it still makes me sit back a moment and get…

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Monday 15 May 2023: Messing with stuff

After spending the best part of Thursday redesigning the blog and not being entirely satisfied with it by close of play, the first thing I did on Friday was revisit…

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Friday 12 May 2023: A regular weekend

If the dog woke up in the middle of the night on Wednesday, I slept right through it. The poet’s alarm woke me up and even then I went straight…

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Thursday 11 May 2023: Losing track of time

I’m losing all track of time this week… this month, if truth be known. It must be all of these extra bank holidays that we’re getting. My little road trip…

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Wednesday 10 May 2023: Short roadtrip

We slept in on Tuesday morning and while the poet went straight to his desk, I arrived quite a bit later. I made us both breakfast, caught up with social…

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Tuesday 9 May 2023: Busy weekend

It may have been a holiday weekend, but it was a busy one all the same. For most of Saturday I was glued to the telly watching the coronation. I’m…

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Monday 8 May 2023: Another bank holiday

I’m not complaining. There was a time that I was working all hours when I went self-employed and I started to resent it when there were bank holidays and I…

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Friday 5 May 2023: Another long weekend ahead

(Big sigh.) I had *another* late start yesterday, once again because of a disturbed night. The dog seems to have a bit of an upset stomach and he kept wanting…

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Thursday 4 May 2023: Ch-ch-changes…

I started the day yesterday with a lot of bitty jobs but jobs that nonetheless should help me in the future. Once I’d caught up on social media and put…

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Wednesday 3 May 2023: A time-consuming start to the week

After a lovely long weekend we were back at it yesterday, albeit with another late start. I made it to my desk at about 11am after catching up on social…

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Tuesday 2 May 2023: Holiday weekend + Writing prompts

I was going to do a post for the writing prompts first and publish it on Tuesday and then do the catch up and post it on Wednesday. But I’ve…

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Monday 1 May 2023: May Day Bank Holiday

Apart from it being our wedding anniversary today, it’s also a bank holiday in the UK and I try to take all of the bank holidays off, just so I…

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Friday 28 April 2023: Birds going bonkers

So, the Buffer thing not auto-posting may have been just a glitch on the day. Yesterday, when I checked, everything had posted normally and there was no warning message in…

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Thursday 27 April 2023: Obsessed by the weather

It was grey and dismal at 6:30 yesterday morning when the dog woke me up to let him out, and also a bit damp so I didn’t hold out much…

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Wednesday 26 April 2023: Up with the lark… sort of

We woke up yesterday to the sad news that a musican friend of our had passed away. We don’t know the circumstances, but we do know he’d been poorly and…

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Tuesday 25 April 2023: A run out to the Hope Valley

We had a bit of a relaxed weekend, but we were perhaps a bit too relaxed. The plan was to go and do the shopping and then go for my…

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Monday 24 April 2023: Beautiful flowers

Once again the animals allowed us to sleep through and on Friday we didn’t wake up until 8am! The poet had to get up and dash around because he had…

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Friday 21 April 2023: Sleepy head

The animals managed to let us sleep until 7am yesterday. Either they both slept all the way through too, or we were just so dead to the world we didn’t…

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Thursday 20 April 2023: Going in the right direction

I seem to be finally heading in the right direction getting work back on track. My diary is much more streamlined and there is a lot more of my own…

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Wednesday 19 April 2023: Busy day Tuesday

I was going to try and squeeze in a blog yesterday, between appointments, but then thought I may as well try and get a day ahead again. So I’m writing…

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Monday 17 April 2023: Another day of admin

On Friday I did a lot of faff work, but I also got back into the groove for regular work again. Once the faff was out of the way, I…

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Busy doing nothing

It’s been a strange week, during which I’ve not done a lot of work. Hardly any, in fact. In fact, I’ve hardly done anything at all, let alone any work….

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Reunited

My mom and dad were married in 1954, the day before my mom’s 20th birthday. Something happened to the photographs taken on the day, though, and they had a lot…

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Day 5

First job on Wednesday was to go and collect my prescription from the doctors. It was drizzling slightly, but the dog wanted to come with me, so he came too….