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2015 in Review

In terms of my VI, 2015 was a steady year of learning new things and adapting to my situation. I have covered most of these in previous blog posts and thought I would like to summarise them here at the start … Continue reading

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Birthday

    “Ten ways to celebrate the last birthday of my 8th decade 1.  Tidy the garden (with a lot of help).  Be glad that the bluebells, aquilegia, wallflowers, forget-me-nots and peonies had consulted and decided to bloom in concert. 2.  … Continue reading

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Button box

“At the top of the garden, the camelia is covered in pink flowers, bright enough for me to see.  Purple wild crocuses have spread into the lawn and snowdrops brighten the ground under the hedge.  Catkins hang from the hazel … Continue reading

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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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Filing

How much hard copy / print do you keep? Over the years I have developed a sophisticated, creative and comprehensive filing system, fairly impenetrable to anyone else. And now, fairly inaccessible to me. A major weeding project is underway. The … 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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