Website Makeover (2021)

Yes, it’s that time again! An opportunity to refresh the look and feel of my personal website – StevePalmer.com. With ‘you-know-what‘ giving many of us plenty of time on our hands at the moment, it’s been the perfect opportunity to pick up some new knowledge and skills! πŸ™‚ In truth, I could have left it …
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Doctor Who – New Year Special 2021: “Revolution of the Daleks”

Christmas 2020 πŸŽ„

How was your Christmas? Even if you exclude the dreaded Coronavirus, we knew Christmas for us would be very different in 2020. For a start, it was our first one without Denis (where visiting him on Christmas Day had been a regular part of the festive break for the past few years). Christmas Day was …
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Film: Wonder Woman 1984

With all the bad news around at the moment, I guess we could all do with an uplifting movie! This one doesn’t disappoint (even if you’re not into super-hero stuff!). Actually, it was just great to go out! πŸ‘ All Cineworld cinemas are temporarily closed because of you-know-what 😷 so we drove to the local …
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Our Anniversary Break 2020 (9/36)

It’s our 9th Anniversary (or 36th, if you’re counting from the day we first met) and we always try and do something special every year to celebrate. This year is no different, but we’ve scaled things back a bit because of…‘you-know-what’! 😷 10.50am We’re heading for Norfolk, staying at The Brisley Bell in err, Brisley, …
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Christmas TV Listings (2020)

We’ve all got different ‘triggers’ for when ‘Christmas’ officially begins. For many, it’s probably when the Supermarkets start displaying their Christmas lines! But that’s obscenely early, so how about……that first Christmas lunch?…when the John Lewis Christmas Ad appears?…or receiving your first Christmas Card? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” For TV lovers obsessives like me, it’s probably when the BBC …
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Return to The Palmichael (2020)

It felt almost like a return to normality tonight, as we took the short drive to The Palmichael joining David and Valerie to celebrate a recent birthday. The last time we were there was for Janet’s retirement ‘do’ back in March 2018Β and a lot has happened to restaurants since then β€” especially since Coronavirus restrictions …
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A Smart Octopus!

Back in June last year, we took the first steps to improving our environmental footprint by going ‘all-electric’ for our main car. Then, in April 2020, we ditched British Gas as our dual-energy provider, and based on recommendations from friends who’d already made the switch, moved to the rather weirdly named Octopus Energy. Today was …
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‘Doctor Who Festive Special’ Announced: ‘Revolution of the Daleks’