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Make The Most Of Staying At Home Time

Before we went into these extremes of lockdown, where we’re not really allowed out for more than an hour a day for exercise, or to go out for emergency medical or shopping . . . .  we used to be able to browse the shops and take in the sights and sounds of a high […]

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One Visit – Lots Of Shopping Activities

I was out with an old colleague recently – she lives abroad and ‘comes home’ once a year to catch  up with family stuff.  It makes a great holiday for her and me as we scoot around meeting up with all our former colleagues and old acquaintances.  We have a wonderful time shopping for clothing […]

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Declutter & Learn To Shop More Carefully

I have a large house, for one person, and as a consequence, I tend to fill it up with too many purchases throughout the year.  Have an empty double fitted wardrobe or cupboard . . . .  fill it with charity shop and other bargains.  But enough.  But lately I’ve been over whelmed by it […]

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Wheelchair Mayhem Makes Online Ordering A Breeze

This is most certainly a busy time of year for most of us.  I took out a rather ancient relative recently – she’s not mobile and struggles getting in and out of cars but we managed a sorti to a local garden centre that we know has very extensive stocks of festive cards, calenders etc. […]

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A Blooming Fantastic Thank You Gift

I was helping out a family recently – just looking after their home and dog for a few days until the booked carer returned from a longer than planned sojourn of his own.  To help further I cleared a cople of housekeeping chores.  You could say my gift to them in this instance was to […]

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Online Food Shopping Scuppers Harvest Festival

I was amazed yesterday to see quite so many supermarket delivery vans whizzing about in my area.  It’s not that many years since the very first of these started making their way, tentatively around these parts.  It’s not as though we’re short of big stores to visit but with so many young families being very […]

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The Black Tie Do A Doddle These Days

Sometimes we get invited to an evening out with friends who just seem to always know what to wear and have an extensive wardrobe.   It’s so easy now to order exactly the right combination of dress and jacket or tuxedo and dicky tie.   However, in these also enlightened days – not so much store is […]

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Being Fleeced At Local Tombola – Dims The Joy

The tombola stall is one that I can’t stand dealing with when we have social gatherings.  It’s not the goods persya but the sort of clientelle that flocks to the tombola and raffle stall do have a bit of a reputation in our village.   There are two or three interbred families that are still very […]

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Losing Plastic Slips & Wrappings

There is a most definite move away from unecessary plastics these days and it’s not surprising.  The very alarming documentaries make you realise just how fragile our environment.  Now we are faced with pictures of the vast oceans of plastic washing up on shores, we are having to look seriously at our rediculous reliance on […]

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Choosing Quality Gifts That Retain Their Value

Pretty bling is how some of my partner’s current selection of jewellery would safely be described.  The costume pieces that I lovingly grabbed as gfts for her from various relative when offered seem rather tawdry and old fashioned now but looking at some of the magazines, there are a few pieces in my box that […]

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