Bowling Virgin! 😮

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!! 🎳 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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Holiday: Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight – Day 4

Hello All! Yes, it’s Monday and the forecast is rain!! 🙄 – and no, I’m definitely not going to comment on last night’s soccer result! There’s an air of gloom around the hotel this morning! 😟 We’re now four days into our break – here’s what you’ve missed… Blog – Day 1Blog – Day 2Blog …
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Euro 2020 Get-together

Ahh, that’s more like it! 👍 It felt like ‘pre-Covid days’, socialising with our neighbours over a meal!! 😍 With all the necessary COVID rules strictly adhered to, Paul and Karen invited (just) a few of us round to theirs tonight for a meal and to watch the soccer – we were there to see …
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Tring Thing!

I caught up with Angela today at the King’s Arms in Tring. The venue was chosen because it was roughly halfway between us. I thought I knew Tring, but as I approached the town, it all felt very unfamiliar! 🤔. What a lovely town though! – very leafy, a nice parade of shops and where …
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Social, Social!

Today, was one of those days where things were ‘full-on’! 👍👍 All good things though, as it was 100% social!! The Clark’s (Roy, Susan and Lauren) visited us for lunch where Ann had produced miracles in the kitchen with a choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts. Unusually for me, I didn’t take …
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Quivering in Kettering

With the local residents advised to stay indoors, and the adjacent roads closed or on diversion – it can only mean one thing! No, not another major crime in Kettering, just Ann and I taking archery lessons! 😁 The coaching is split into two-parts. Part 1 is a class just for us two (as we …
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Football’s Coming Home?

..and Tennis too… well almost… to OUR home anyway… We, as a nation, didn’t make it to the finals, but that didn’t stop us having the neighbours round for a very late Lunch – to enjoy the World Cup Final and/or the Tennis Men’s Singles Final. With a record crowds expected at both sporting events, …
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A Sunday of Two Halves

A day socialising today – and just like the World Cup, made up of two halves! First half: 12.30 – Paul and Sue came round for Lunch… It was a gorgeous day weather-wise and Ann ‘pulled out all the stops’ in the kitchen for a mouth-watering three-courser… Smoked Mackerel on a bed of Watercress Horseradish …
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Holiday in Denmark – Day 8 (Even More Sightseeing)

Up until yesterday, the weather throughout our holiday had been almost tropical. Today however, it felt more like temperatures that we’re used to – damp with a just a hint of sunshine! Still, it’s early morning, so there’s plenty of time for it to perk up. As a quick aside, I see that my conspiracy …
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