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Christmas Past

Monday, December 22, 2014      0 comments

In the Hogwarts team we are reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and this made me think about my Christmas as a girl. Now what you have to remember is I lived in a small village in Buckinghamshire in England and my parents ran the L... Read more

Quick Edible gift

Friday, December 19, 2014      8 comments

I love baking and giving edible gifts and my Biscotti recipe is quick and easy to do. I found it in a magazine years ago and saved it. I have tried various combinations of fruit, nuts and chocolate chips so you can make them what someone likes. ... Read more

Christmas decor completed

Thursday, December 18, 2014      8 comments

Today out tree arrived emoticon and we spent the entire afternoon decorating it. I Love Christmas trees and th... Read more

Boosting willpower week4

Thursday, December 11, 2014      5 comments

We have been asked to think about ways to boost our willpower and to commit to something we really wanted. These are the questions we were asked to consider and my answers. ... Read more

Christmas sewing

Sunday, December 07, 2014      7 comments

I bought a new tablecloth for out drop leaf table as the old tablecloth swamped it then I realised the table runners I had was also too big. I looked around for a new table runner but could not find any I liked so I decided to make one. I f... Read more

Homemade and Practical

Thursday, December 04, 2014      9 comments

Like everyone this time of year I am busy getting things ready for Christmas and trying to find the perfect gift for each person. This can be tricky as I don't want to repeat gifts but also need to find something that I know they will like. Be... Read more

Re-thinking Exercise

Sunday, November 30, 2014      7 comments

I have had problems with a slipped disc for a while now and have managed to get around things reasonably well. However I have been told that I need to change a few things and to rethink my exercise. I told the Physiotherapist what I do and... Read more

Batch Cooking

Friday, November 28, 2014      4 comments

Slow cookers are wonderful inventions put everything in and sit back and let it cook to perfection. Today I am cooking up recipes that can be used for meals later on. ... Read more

Being Thankful

Thursday, November 27, 2014      8 comments

I read a book about being Thankful and how saying Thank You makes you more aware of things and it works. Today is Thanksgiving Day and even though we don't celebrate it in the UK it made me think about all the things we have to be thankful for... Read more

Slipped disc is back oh joy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      3 comments

Oh joy of joys my slipped disc has decided to make a come back. All I did was put some laundry in the washing machine and bang my back went. So I am back to popping p... Read more

Remembering Others

Saturday, November 22, 2014      8 comments

Thanksgiving and Christmas can be lonely for some people, for various reasons they may not have contact with family or not have any family alive. It is easy to be caught up in all the preperations for the Holidays and all the rushing around ge... Read more

Will Power

Monday, November 17, 2014      9 comments

Willpower is that thing we use to help us when we are tempted to do something that may not be good for us. We all have it and all use it we can be enthusiastic when we sta... Read more

Creative + Me Time days

Sunday, November 16, 2014      8 comments

I have decided to dedicate some time to creativity and having some me time. First step was change my Spark page, it now reflects not only winter but a bit of fun and of course Knitting. Read more

Hammer or Nail?

Friday, November 14, 2014      7 comments

I have to pick myself back up and stop thinking of what might have been and accept what is. I have done this before many times but it never gets any easier. I will ... Read more

Hard decisions

Thursday, November 13, 2014      12 comments

I am not going on about this but sometimes need to tell someone and so I come here. I got a message from my son saying that as I obviously am not not bothered abot seeing Charlie as I will not do as he wants that he has no Mother. So I ha... Read more


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