Blue Monday – January 18th

So what’s this all about – Blue Monday? I think it has been given this name as a result of being midwinter, gloomy and short days, and coinciding with the time when the bills for Christmas come in, and the credit cards are due to be paid. I know that for...

When friends become so important

I’ve been thinking about the situation we’re in at the moment veering from regional rules to complete lockdown and with Christmas coming up. One of the things that has happened is some old friends getting in touch for the first time in a long while....

Is it like Marmite?

So love it or hate it Marmite is a thing about which we tend to be definite in our views. If you’ve not been brought up in the UK and had Marmite on toast from a young age, you may be disgusted by the look and smell of it! We have had many American students...
Welcome to my Brand New Gallery

Welcome to my Brand New Gallery

Welcome this is not a traditional Gallery opening, but you are extremely welcome regardless. Like many people in lockdown we looked around the house and decided there are improvements to be made. Some we had planned before but never actually decided they were...

Marking the seasons

I don’t know about you but I am astonished to find that autumn is here! How quickly the months have passed even if, at the time they seemed to drag. I had become used to a certain routine of walking the Surrey Hills three times a week to keep fit and enjoy the...

Keeping positive in spite of it all!

I was just wondering what I could possibly write about today, when I caught sight of an article in the newspaper. – (remember those?) I take in most of my news via websites so this was a chance encounter when helping my other half find an acceptable item on...