Category Archives: Retirement

Renovating. Its a long slow process…. apparently

Well, it’s been months since I have posted.  such is the excitement that is my life I guess. To be fair, it’s been winter.  It’s been bloody cold and bloody wet and I become extremely unmotivated at this time of … Continue reading

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Life and Death Of Well Used Laptop

Today, I am using a beautiful new silver HP Envy laptop.  Why?  Because a week ago, my 7 year old HP laptop crapped itself, taking with it everything.. EVERYTHING!!! All my photos, writing, assorted documents that I wasn’t supposed to … Continue reading

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Finding My Green Thumb – Entry 7

OK, so it’s been exactly (exactly meaning give or take a day or two) three months since I started this adventure in vegetable growing. I’ve had some massive successes and I’ve had some woeful failures.  But, incredibly, things are still … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Have A Dream Or Two

I have long had dreams of being a singer. A dancer. A musician. An actor. But now I’ve hit my mid 50’s its blatantly clear that this is all they have been. Dreams. These are the things that move me, … Continue reading

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Elderly Rockers Are My Personal Nightmare

After hearing another radio commercial advertising yet another concert by aging rockers… I am forced to say… There is something intrinsically wrong with elderly men and/or women trying to shake their “things” on the stage… reliving their hey days… I … Continue reading

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I Used To Work….

Once upon a time I used to have a job.  And I was extremely good at it, if I do say so myself, and, I used to blog about it because if I didn’t I might have gone completely batty. … Continue reading

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MY GREEN THUMB – Entry 6

So it’s been a few weeks and things are definitely happening in my garden beds. Firstly, I’ve worked out that one variety of tomatoes is a total bust.  They kept losing their blossoms and pretty much half died.  I’ve pulled … Continue reading

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Between Then & Now

Forty three years ago I was a naive twelve year old, starting at a high school where none of my primary school friends were going.  I was young, tall, thin and shy. Unsure of who I even was. I rode … Continue reading

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Let’s Cook Something! – Latkes (Or as I call them Potato Pancakes)

Recently I came across a recipe for latkes.  Typically a Jewish dish at  Hanukkah time.  We’ve eaten these on and off for years and simply call them either fritters or potato pancakes.  These were a little different to how I make them … Continue reading

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MY GREEN THUMB – Entry 5

Well, it’s mid December and it’s been about three weeks since I posted, and WOW.  Things have really changed.  Some things for the better, some things for the worse.

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