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Brain tumours

My widow friends and I did our charity walk along the Thames and over the bridges. 25km and we hit our fundraising target for Brain Tumour Research. It was a lovely day, but sobering. We saw a rainbow just as we were approaching the end and feeling like we wanted to give up. We all […]

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Today I cried over my boiler

Because the gas engineers tried to say they couldn’t fix it until Monday, when they had promised it would be done by the weekend.  It’s the small things that set me off. My widows and I are doing our charity walk this weekend and they are supposed to be staying with me. I want them […]

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Autumn

Is here. My favourite season – possibly because it was the one I was born in to.  I love the cosiness and the colours and the sense of anticipation for Christmas (well, maybe not just yet, don’t hurt me please!) and the gorgeous smell of bonfires. The natural world is closing down again, and I […]

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Knackered 

Kids went back to school today. They both had a good day – lots of things to tell me when I picked them up. We went to the park after school – lots of their school friends too – and accidentally got ice-creams.  I’m sitting here on my gorgeous blue sofa that I bought last […]

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Hampstead Heath

There are only a couple of weeks of the summer holidays left, amazingly.  The kids and I went to Hampstead Heath today. We have a little routine there – we get the train to Gospel Oak, go in the playground at Parliament Hill Fields, have a picnic (this time on top of Parliament Hill) and […]

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Coventry 

We had a lovely time.  If I had to fill in a food and drink diary for yesterday it would look something like this: Fruit/veg: One Dodgy fat-laden unhealthy meals (tasty though): Two Alcohol units: at least ten. Probably considerably more than ten. Starting from lunchtime. I don’t tend to get hungover from gin though.  […]

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Bon voyage 

I’m off to Coventry this weekend to meet up with my widow group. This means serious drinking, eating and gossiping.  So far on my journey I have – – Been evacuated off the tube at Oxford Circus. It was scary, apparently it was an emergency and we all had to leave the station immediately. The […]

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Things I am enjoying right now:

Life After Life – a book by Kate Atkinson. It’s about a woman who dies and is then reborn into the same life, and each time she gets the chance to make different choices and avoid the causes of previous deaths. I haven’t quite finished it yet. Such a fascinating concept.  Suits – I’m watching […]

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