Category Archives: Days out

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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Swans

Tomorrow might be one of the days we call the start of spring but this last week could have been days in March already. This afternoon I even heard my neighbours cutting their lawns. Of course, I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Be kind to unkind people

Perhaps my sleep patterns have always been deranged but I feel as though they have gone completely loopy since the start of the pandemic. So, this morning with there being such beautiful sunshine, I decided I needed a proper walk … Continue reading

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Not going to make it

The cold snap may be on the wane. Unfortunately, this might be too late for the purple sprouting broccoli. With it being a tad warmer today, I got the secateurs out and pruned the final apple tree as well as … Continue reading

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After collecting arrows

I’d intended to do a number of jobs in the garden this morning but managed to fall asleep whilst catching up with a radio programme on BBC Sounds. At least this meant that I had the energy for a little … Continue reading

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A bowing bay

I got quite a surprise on Thursday morning. It had snowed overnight and quite heavily, so at last the excitement had arrived in my part of the world. I don’t seem to remember, when it last snowed heavily in 2019, … Continue reading

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Wharfedale

Just as well I decided today was the day to charge my car battery. At the time of writing, I’m waiting for the announcement that England is once more to go into lockdown, the kind of lockdown we had in … Continue reading

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‘A lot more’s been happening in 2020 than ….’*

I haven’t blogged as much this year, neither writing nor reading. I can hardly say it’s because of my busy social life, though in some ways it is. For example, the world has opened up in as far I’ve been … Continue reading

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