Yesterday morning went like clockwork. I did all all activities as planned. Afternoon – I had been a bit vague about this anyway, In the end I finished watching Gone with the Wind (John had a client ((who didn’t turn up)) ). It began raining then, so I got out my work in progress Mass Book, and read… Read More


Monday 1st June. My kind of date. All the new beginnings. I was joking to John last night about all I wanted to cram in today. Then I thought, why not make it more realistic by slotting things in to reasonable time scales. So. 7-9 Breakfast, shower, meditate 9-11 Housework 11-1130 Coffee, while watching a… Read More


Another lovely new week ahead of me. I’ve always loved Mondays, even when I was teaching full time.It’s cos I is a hoptimist and live in the future. So many possibilities. INFP on the Myers-Briggs, with a really high P score. (P = planning in a nutshell. I mean – planning, in a nutshell. I… Read More


What have I been up to in the last week? Bank Holiday Monday We never go anywhere on bank holidays. Maybe it’s okay in Yorkshire, but I have terrifying memories of ‘darn sarth’ stuck in traffic jams all the way from Tolworth to Brighton. (Bit of hyperbole there, but hey, this is MY blog). What… Read More


I went to Tesco this morning. Yes, I know I don’t do Tesco for ethical reasons, but sometimes the spirit is weak. Anyhoo. Driving through Market Weighton I saw lots of blue and yellow bikes decorating the front gardens. On coming out I saw scores of people lining the roads and guessed what was happening. I… Read More


I’ve been meaning to go back to the bluebell wood with the right lens. Thursday evening was too cloudy, but the sun actually came out about 6pm and I wish I had gone. (It’s about an hour away). Yesterday was also cloudy all day. I decided to go to a nearby plantation to see what photos… Read More


Maureen was a lovely lady who was a brding friend. She and three others from Hutton Cranswck joined Michael’s first birding session in January 2004. We used to call them  ‘the ladies from  Hutton Cranswick’. Maureen was diagnosed with a rare incurable disease Amyloidosis about 11 years ago, and it lay dormant for years, but caught up… Read More


Just another hour and a quarter spring walk along the canal and home by the fields. I really love living here in a semi-rural environment. On the way home I realised that only one car had passed me, so to make sure this stayed the case I took a path I don’t usually use. I forgot… Read More


Good day yesterday. Met my three OU friends at York Museum and after an argument with the coffee machine we went to see the Richard the Third exhibition. It was a bit small – only two or three little rooms – but very interesting.The Olivier film was set up in a corner, and we turned… Read More


What a little gem! Oops! You’re not …One isn’t …I’m not … Es ist verboten to use too many exclamation marks! And I’ve just broken Jo’s first commandment. TEN COMMANDMENTS OF ENGLISH STYLE 1. Do not use foreign words.   Talking about style, Jo has this to say about Macaulay, Addison and Goldsmith These writers have stood the… Read More