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    Whitby

    It has been 10 whole weeks since I wrote my last blog post, so I do apologise for being off the radar for such a long time. I have had ill-health and various issues, but I am now right as rain, positive and raring to go. This post is kind of following on from the one before in which I reviewed a few gothic stories. One in particular, ‘Dracula’ which was recommended by a good friend. I subsequently read this with relish before we embarked on the 3 day trip to Whitby in Yorkshire. The town is very quirky and has lots of history. It is split down the middle…

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    A Heart Felt Thank You

    Along the journey of life you meet people who may have a positive impact on your well-being or a negative one. I have had some pretty negative ones, especially with men-folk, but I wanted to write this short post to say thank you to a man that has been such a positive force in my life for the good and I can’t thank him enough. I’ve been struggling with ill-health for quite a while now, and this person has been there for me to provide comfort and care. Here are the reasons why: Thank you for calling/texting me every day to see how I am. Thank you for remembering my…

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    Badminton Banter

    I know my last post was a bit dismissive of the sunshine, well not the sunshine really, just the things that go on in my garden when the day is hot. This post is about something that occurred only yesterday, a revelation in fact, which came about when my son popped upstairs and dug out his skipping rope. He challenged me to skip for 10 seconds, which I did; after I watched him skip for 50. Not the kind of step over skipping, the jump over sort, real quick, like boxers do. I came to the realisation pretty early on, after I’d increased it to 20, that this was a…

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    Stranger Things/Netflix

    I watched the last episode of season 2 of the American sci-fi series ‘Stranger Things’ the other night and I’m pretty miffed its ended. But season 3 will be available in July 2019, which gives me something to look forward to. It is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s.  The first season is mostly about the disappearance of a young boy called Will, who is abducted by a creature from the upside-down world, and then subsequent supernatural forces occur in the town. A girl with psychokinetic abilities  helps the friends of Will and his mum to find him and aid the search. What I loved…

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    Bradgate Park

    My son and I came for a walk to Bradgate Park last Friday for 3 miles of good exercise. It was a really lovely sunny day and the park always makes me feel refreshed and happy when I go. I am fortunate enough to live just 4 miles away, and I consider to be one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Bradgate Park, situated in the town of Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, has a very long history. It covers 850 acres and has the River Lin running through it which flows into the Cropston reservoir. The park was first mentioned in 1241,  and was used as a hunting ground, but…

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    10 Great Websites I’ve Discovered.

    Do you ever have some time to kill and you just want to sit with your cup of tea, a biscuit or 7, and search the web for interesting stuff to fill your mind as you relax. Stuff to tax your brain if you’re in the mood, or some mellow listening or maybe photos and captions to make you giggle. Here’s some of my favourites at the moment. By the way, don’t think for one moment that I am sitting on my backside all day. I do have a busy life, but I’m not a big TV watcher, so books and the Internet are just the way I roll. In…