Category Archives: Fun and relaxation

Making Family Time Essential

After a busy working week, I just wanted to ‘do my own thing’ so I went for a walk and was then going to plan my day around what was on my to do list. I wanted to potter about … Continue reading

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Making the Most of a Second Lockdown Birthday… That Year Went Quickly!

I turned 52 today and have enjoyed a second lockdown birthday. Not many of us can say that we’ve had two consecutive lockdown birthdays, but although they are not exactly growing on me, it’s lovely to spend it with the … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Keep Warm When You Have no Central Heating

Our gas boiler packed up last night and whilst we knew that it was probably on its way out anyway, due the noises it was making over the last couple of weeks, we didn’t think it would grind to a … Continue reading

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Day 269: Moving My Desk, Fish and Chips and a Family Evening

I spent ages in the car doing the school run this morning due to traffic jams and rain, and then I had a full day at work. Late morning the sun came out and warmed up the conservatory which meant … Continue reading

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Day 250: Cluttered Minds Don’t Know the Concept of Simple

I literally stood in the centre of my garage today and felt overwhelmed again. I’ve taken stuff out there over the past few weeks ‘in a rush’. I’m happy that it’s not cluttering the house anymore, but I haven’t organised … Continue reading

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Day 239: An Afternoon by the Sea Clears the Mind

The girls and I drove to my mum and dad’s in Herne Bay today. We took a packed lunch and sat in their garden to eat it so that we could still practise social distancing. Then we all popped down … Continue reading

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Day 221: A Haircut (at Last) and a Social Distancing Barbecue With Family

When my phone rang 45 minutes before my hair appointment this morning, I thought that they were going to cancel it (I would have been devastated); however, they were telling me that they were running 15 minutes late. This worked … Continue reading

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Day 191: Presents, Pancakes, MacDonalds, Cake, Cleaning & a Movie

The large balloon floated out of the box as my daughter opened it. It looked amazing with the heart shaped confetti inside and the message on the front; definitely worth the money. My youngest loved all of her presents and … Continue reading

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Day 164: 16 Advantages of Holidaying in the Garden, vs. Our Own Experience of Doing So

Yesterday’s post is here if you missed it but in summary, we surprised my husband by setting up a new two-room tent in the garden and having a takeaway in it for his birthday. This idea came up due to … Continue reading

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Day 163: Knowing How to Put up a Tent Can Really Save you Time

I’m posting this a day late because yesterday was manic getting things ready for my husband’s birthday which mostly had to wait until after I’d finished my work for the day. As usual, I took on too much and one … Continue reading

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