Day 1 in France and quite a day!

This is it! I’ve come on holiday on my own. I have to say that I had really mixed feelings last night – a combination of excitement about doing something […]

A new month. Let’s make it count!

After working pretty much solidly for 6 years, I’d decided to take off most of October….the benefits of being self-employed! And there’s no point just sitting around and slowly getting […]

Last minute ditch to try to cook!

With my solo holiday to France starting in 10 days’ time, I’ve no problem at all at the thought of driving on the other side of the road, trying to […]

Got 5,000 readers on TripAdvisor!

     Just found out that I’ve achieved one half of a challenge! One of the things I’d like to do before I turn 50 is to have 5,000 people […]

Discovering London

One of the things I’m planning on doing before I turn 50 is to explore 10 UK cities. So far, I’ve discovered Exeter, Salisbury, Bath and Canterbury. However, I’m determined […]

Donating blood……finally!

I can’t say how many times over the years that I’ve thought about donating blood. I mean, there’s an on-going need for donations and I know that it takes no […]

Let’s knit a blanket…….?

We had a group of friends over last night for a truly fabulous evening. We meet up once a year so it’s often a case of finding out how everyone […]

Another weekend…..another city!

Having ventured to Exeter, Bath and Salisbury in the past 3 weeks, I decided to check out Canterbury in Kent today. With its cobbled streets, medieval buildings, great at shopping […]

Saw the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral

As my husband and teenagers would attest, my knowledge of all things historical is ridiculously bad! Apart from a few facts about the Industrial Revolution and explorers discovering spices from […]

Trying new foods….

You’d think by the age of 44 that I’d be a bit more grown up about trying new foods but I’m shockingly bad. I gag incredibly easily so even the […]

Found a Banksy work!

     Very cool afternoon! I’ve always been fascinated about Banksy and assumed that his works would be mainly in Bristol and London. With plans to head down to Bath […]