Category Archives: Current Affairs

My Sandwich Generation And The Song Of The Summerhouse

What has happened to my ‘Great’ Britain, my ‘United’ Kingdom? Last Thursday, over thirty million people voted in the EU referendum,  out of which 52% voted to leave, 48% to stay. In Brexit’s thunderous wake, I, like millions of others, … Continue reading

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A Field of Sheep For A Happy New Year

Only seven days into 2016, not too late I hope to wish you all a Happy New Year!  I’m a straggler, always it seems… Bogged down with other, behind-blog ‘stuff’ at the moment and finding it pretty impossible to get … Continue reading

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Of Guns And Flowers And A Car Crash

On Wednesday just before lunchtime, somebody drove across my path in the middle of a roundabout (I had right of way). I barely had time to slam on my brakes before crashing with a sickening thud into the side of … Continue reading

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Sanctuary in Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei

There is a tiny village in Normandy called Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei that is so charming, it is known officially as a ‘Most Beautiful Village of France’.  It was a privilige to spend my birthday afternoon there in September with my family ~ … Continue reading

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The Mystery Of The Missing Laptop And Other Tales From The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends! Thank you so much for your lovely, warm welcome back. It’s great to be blogging again, although I still don’t have my shiny and new, bright and breezy, newly repaired laptop.  Shall I tell you why?  Because … Continue reading

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Back On The Slow Track

Keeping safe, keeping strong,  basking in the warmth and light of a new spring morning ~ Finding sanctuary; breathing once more in the calm. Renewal of joy, a message of peace found in the beauty of nature’s gifts to us, … Continue reading

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Put It In The Airing Cupboard And Have A Cup Of Tea

Greetings and the very best Happy New Year wishes to you all! I hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas.  Christmas for us was a lovely affair despite the crazy chaos of the build-up and yes, I was more than … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

Today is Armistice Day which, on this 11th November, marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.  Today in  London, a young cadet will plant the last in a sea of ceramic poppies in the grounds of … Continue reading

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In Which Fast Cars, Steve McQueen and Champagne Bring Out My Inner Diva

Thanks to freebie tickets, Hubby and I took off yesterday to spend the day at Goodwood Festival of Speed.  This is not what we usually do on a Thursday but it was a lovely distraction. The festival we attended is … Continue reading

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Friends, Phones and Phubbing: Do We Have A Failure To Communicate?

Ever been out with a friend and halfway through your cosy little chat they stop to check their texts and emails? Well, you might be surprised to know that if so, you have just been ‘phubbed’. What does this mean?  … Continue reading

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