Bowling Virgin! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I’ve done lots of things in my life – but as far as the more ordinary pursuits are concerned, I’ve never been ten-pin bowling!! ๐ŸŽณ Today, I ticked that box, meeting Paul & Sue for my inaugural match at the local ‘Rock n Bowl Tavern’ in town. Tuesdays turn out to be the best value …
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Christmas 2021 ๐ŸŽ…

How was your Christmas? For us, as I begin penning this during the week leading up to the big day, I really didn’t think we would STILL be worrying about Coronavirus! Why worry? The dreaded Omicron variant was spreading and there was the potential for the Government to lock us all down again! Almost ‘right …
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Film: Dune (2021)

Off to the flicks again, this time to see the remake of Dune. OK, back to the here and now, let’s see if this version hits the spot!!! To me, just like the original, the cast is impressive (but no Sting!) – Timothรฉe Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgรฅrd, Stephen McKinley Henderson, …
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It’s all about family! – Cousins

A couple of years back, we discovered some cousins (on Ann’s side) we didn’t know we had – Chris and Alison! ๐Ÿ‘ Between then and now, we’ve got to know them quite well – and this weekend, Chris and his partner Kate came to stay for a long weekend. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Friday A very relaxed day …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 15/15: My Birthday 2021

Hello reader! Try to contain your excitement – today is the final Post for this holiday! There’s also a birthday to be celebrated in the group (Clue: it’s NOT Ann’s!) ๐Ÿค” 7.25am: As we’re away, most of my cards and gifts are sitting at home, but I did bring some of them with me. For …
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Super Sociable Saturday and Sunday!

It was one of those fantastic weekends where we spent 99% of the time eating, drinking and enjoying the company of good friends! It’s a tough life!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Saturday The morning was spent preparing stuff and having a final tidy-up in readiness for our guests. Just after midday, Ralph and Karen joined us, and after …
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Coronavirus: ‘Freedom Day’

Today was supposed to be a day of celebration when everything returned to normal for us here in England! ‘Freedom Day’, as it became dubbed by the Media, was promised to be the day when we all got our lives back. The bottom line? – best not to ditch those face-coverings just yet!! ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท Mixed …
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George Gorge!

After taking a trip up to Heckington to visit Denis and Mae’s grave (our first visit since Denis’s funeral back in April last year), we dropped into The George Hotel in Stamford for one of their legendary Afternoon Teas (courtesy of Dennis and Sandra’s Birthday pressy to Ann!) What a surprise – it was delicious! …
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Coronavirus – Return to Normality!

Normality? Err, not quite! ๐Ÿ˜’ Next Monday – June 21st – was supposed to be ‘Freedom Day’, the day that everything returned to normal. No restrictions to indoor gatherings, retail and theatres fully re-opened and no facemasks required anywhere etc etc – perfect! ๐Ÿ‘ But it obviously wasn’t meant to be – all because of …
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