Category Archives: Days out

Backdoor strawberries

I went for a lovely walk with a friend in Meanwood Park yesterday. Whilst rhododendrons are no longer encouraged, I can see why they were once all the rage. Suffice to say, I wouldn’t think it wise to plant any … Continue reading

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A weekend in Suffolk

At last, we were able to go far away from our village and explore a completely new part of the world for us. With my daughter being on her half term school break and my having an extra day added … Continue reading

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Hirst Wood

On Friday morning, I was out of the house for three hours, which felt such a novelty. I have actually been out for as long as that on other occasions but clearly I needed more. So, the chosen spot for … Continue reading

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Singing to the cows

When the Beast from the East struck a couple of years ago, the Hebe in the front garden held on by the skin of its teeth. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to have survived the winter this time. Having had two … Continue reading

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There’s an Egyptian in here somewhere

Working backwards, I went for a longer walk in the woods at my local farm this morning. Last week, I’d not been able to explore very far due to a barrier across the path but I noticed the rope had … Continue reading

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Spoilt for choice

My daughter had asked if I could give her a lift to school yesterday morning. She is really shattered at the moment, getting used to the two mile walk there and the two mile walk back. No doubt I will … Continue reading

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Charmed on Tuesday

Do you generally feel constrained? The operative words is ‘generally’, ie not to do with Covid restrictions. Yesterday morning was a moment in time when I felt the opposite. It was beautifully sunny and that blend between warm and cool … Continue reading

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Speed networking

Ever heard of speed dating? This is where a circle of women sit opposite a circle of men and have three minutes each to introduce themselves before all the men or women have to move to speak to the next … Continue reading

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Same place twice

I had a day’s annual leave on Thursday to celebrate my birthday. Well, ostensibly, it was so I didn’t have to do work but I did want it to be special. Last year on this day I had been hunting … Continue reading

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A spinning wheel

The York District Weavers Spinners and Dyers Guild lends equipment and books to its members, so I’d hoped eventually to be able to borrow a spinning wheel in order to get an idea of whether I would like to buy … Continue reading

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