Category Archives: weather

Peeling paint

Since the installation of double glazing in weatherproof frames, I have given no thought to having the outside of the house painted.  As for the guttering, I can’t see that far and don’t worry about the occasional drip. Then a … Continue reading

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Aston Villa 4 Norwich 1. A great result. Granddaughter and I set out in the rain to meet up with her father and brother, who have been to the match. We are meeting at the station for their journey home. … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

The first sign of winter is not frost, not falling leaves, not dark nights. For me, the first sign of winter is the central heating breakdown. Outside, the temperature has dropped and the early morning light is soft and grey. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Event, Leeds

This week the Macular Society held its first ever Volunteer Event at the striking art deco Queens Hotel in the centre of Leeds. Volunteers, staff and resource providers mingled, learned, networked, renewed old friendships and made new ones during the … Continue reading

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Primary Colours

I have decided to reject colour subtlety in clothes and garden planning as too difficult to accomplish with deteriorating eyesight.  This is a relief, as I have never managed subtlety well. There are expensive technical devices  which will help label … Continue reading

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Catch up

It has been a long cold winter and I am surprised just how much I am affected by the weather now that I don’t drive.  If they had a Mastermind category on daytime property TV programmes, I would stand a … Continue reading

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The Little Blue Bus

To order a repeat prescription from our local medical centre you either have to fax in the request or take it up in writing to the centre itself.  I have never been able to isolate the Fax function on my printer, … Continue reading

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