Monday, June 16


I have a training session to prepare for work, nothing major, just a one hour session on collection management. It's due in two weeks time, and I've known about it for a couple of weeks.

I always let things percolate through in my subconscious for a while before I start physically jotting down ideas. Today though, is "start getting it into shape day".

Thing is.
I have a nagging feeling I need to check over the magazine subscriptions first. I won't be able to relax until I've done that. It will distract me.

Then it occurs to me. Am i just procrastinating?

So what do i do?

I Google "Procrastination"......

Friday, June 13

In the Pawprints of Pooh!

I have always been a lover of Winnie the Pooh. I think they were some of the very first stories I ever read. (My mum told me that I had cloth books with the characters on before I could even walk).

Tomorrow should be a very enjoyable day. The Marylebone Birdwatching Society will be visiting Ashdown Forest for a birding trip. It was in this area of woodlands and heath that Christopher Robin played with his teddy bear Pooh, and where his father A A Milne wrote the Pooh stories.

The area should be a great place for birds, as well as being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an SSSI. Mind you,  I do hope we will find the time to visit Eeyore's Gloomy Place and  100 Aker Wood....

Original Illustration by E. H. Shephard. Image credits here.

Tuesday, April 29

Time Passed....

.... The last few months certainly did. It is nearly a year since my last post.
 (Sounds like confession, forgive me Father...).

A brief catch-up:

My dear friend and second mum Pilly died. I will put up a post about her soon. Enough time has elapsed that I think I can say what I need to without getting mawkish.

We finally got a new roof on our house, the bucket we had under the ceiling has now been retired.

Angela and I are both pretty healthy, considering... Some of the tablets I have been on for my heart rhythmn have managed to knock out my thyroid gland but I'm still fit enough to walk up hills...

As I mentioned in a previous post the Legal Eagle and her Beau got married, we had dinner round with her and some other friends last Sunday...

Next to Angela; Gianluca, Jo and Irina: next to me; The Legal Eagle, her Beau, and Harry

As usual, the food was excellent, especially the puddings.....

(Clockwise from top, Angela's Apricot and Marzipan Loaf, French Apple tart and Hazlenut Meringue sandwich).

I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of all of them!

To walk off the excess calories some of us took a stroll round to Waterlow Park, only a few minutes away from the Eagle's Nest.

The late afternoon sun was peeping through. I think even grumpy old Karl Mark looked a bit happier than normal.