Did You Know?

| 15th January 2019

Did you know that bereavement can affect your immune system? No I didn’t either, but it seems it can and it does and it has undoubtedly affected mine. There I was thinking I was coping reasonably well whilst all the time, in the background, my own immune system was plotting against me. And boy did […]

Goodbye 2018

| 29th December 2018

Well this is the time when I usually take stock and look back on the year that is coming to an end. Not in my worst nightmare did I ever think that 2018 would turn out like it has. Peter passed away in September, and since then I’ve had a burst pipe in the kitchen […]

10 Green Bottles

| 18th December 2018

A couple of weeks ago I took some bottles down to the glass recycling bins in the village. There was a young man there with a little girl, maybe 3 or 4 years old, and he had lifted her up and was letting her post the bottles through the holes into the bins.

Two Close Shaves

| 11th December 2018

My weekly supermarket run takes me through some of Lincolnshires beautiful countryside. Narrow country lanes, rolling fields, big Lincolnshire skies, but it’s not without it’s hazards.

Xmas Rant

| 4th December 2018

This is the time of year when I usually burnish my ‘bah humbug’ credentials and go off on a bit of a Xmas rant. But this year things are a bit different as I have small children in my life for the first time thanks to Peter’s niece, who assures me she is just the […]

I Knew It Was A Good Idea!

| 27th November 2018

Last Tuesday I watched the live ‘Martin Lewis Money Programme’ on ITV. I’ve become quite a fan of his recently. Earlier in the year some of his advice resulted in me getting a fair sized tax refund and during these last few months his website has been extremely useful for financial matters relating to bereavement.

Riparian News

| 20th November 2018

Regular readers may remember how back in August I wrote about the drainage ditch debacle and how we had unwittingly become it’s riparian owners. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about (and why would you?) click here for the full story.

A Journey

| 6th November 2018

You often hear people on TV (usually in talent/reality shows) say they are on a ‘journey’, and to be honest whenever I hear that phrase I just switch off. But the truth is over the last 7 weeks I’ve been on a journey of my own, in fact I’m still travelling. In the space of […]

Never Let It Be Said – – –

| 17th September 2018

Regular readers may remember a few months ago when I wrote about buying two new vacuum cleaners. Well I’m afraid the dream of being 25 with a loft apartment and a perfect husband has gone rather sour since then.

The Best Of The Best

| 10th September 2018

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but it took an afternoon in Boston (Lincolnshire not Massachusetts) to spur me into action.