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 2018 and a lot has happened to restaurants since then — especially since Coronavirus restrictions …
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RIP Biscuit

Today, we bid a sad farewell to Biscuit. Over the past six-months her health had really started to deteriorate, and based on our previous experience of owning Persians, by the time they get to 14, they’re suffering. Biscuit was fourteen-and-a-quarter! 😢 With her sister passing back in August 2017, she had become ‘top-cat’ (literally) here …
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Black Friday 2017

For most of the population, Black Friday is that time of year to grab a bargain somewhere. For me, this year’s event was where something grabbed me! It was the culmination of a really bad week, health-wise – and I’m hardly ever ill! Somehow, I’d picked up a bug that came out during our Brighton …
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Heaven Stent

Today, Denis went in for his scheduled NHS stop-over that included a two stents and the rather tongue-twisty rotablation procedure. All being well, he’ll be discharged on Christmas Eve, and so we’ll go to his for Christmas Day, having prepared him a full Christmas Lunch wrapped in foil! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in …
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Roger’s 50th – Tosca

Just occasionally we do ‘posh’ – and tonight was one of those occasions. With DJs and posh frocks on the outside and Sudafed and Strepsils (for Ann and me ) on the inside, we set off for the Royal Opera House to celebrate Roger’s 50th. After our quick change of clothes, we headed for Stevenage …
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Plague!

Those that know me, know that I don’t ‘do’ illness – it’s such a waste of time!   Well, I’ve picked up bug sometime in the past week that has now absolutely crippled me! I’ve got a cough that sounds like I’m on 50 Navy Cut a day; aches and pains all over – arms, …
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Nails, Nibbles and Nice Friends

            We’re now both getting over our respective colds, so it was good to be able to get out for some fresh air and catch-up with friends. First stop was into town and the newly renovated and pedestrianised Market Street. Boy, it’s changed round here since I last looked – in …
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Man-Flu?

No! Absolutely not!!! But whatever it is, I’ve got it! Normally, I can shake off a cold quicker than you can say ‘paracetemol’, but this one is proving really difficult to shift. It started last week with just a tickly throat and there were no associated aches and pains with only a short period where …
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Mum’s Progress

We are now experts in form filling and completion! Completed ‘Application for Higher Level of Attendance Allowance’ form (29 pages) – check Completed ‘Application to Register a Lasting Power of Attorney – Property and Financial’ form (14 pages) – check Completed ‘Application to Register a Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Welfare’ form (14 …
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