Beautiful Obernai

A beautiful way to spend a day, here in the Alsace region of France, is to leave wonderful Strasbourg and head out to the utterly beautiful little market town of Obernai.Steeped in history, I hope that some of the photos that I took on my phone (sorry the quality is not better) will leave you... Continue Reading →

Journey

As ever, I find that time flies before I have even blinked an eye! It has already been too long since my last post, here, but better late than never, right?I arrived in France and it is truly a joy to be here. This is a most beautiful country and Strasbourg is a city that... Continue Reading →

‘Sleepizza’

Do you find yourself wide awake, in the small hours of the night? Here in England, in my final few days before I leave for three months in France, I find myself in my third night of insomnia. For the last two nights, I slept only at 6am through to 9am. So, I am doing... Continue Reading →

All Change. Mind the Gap.

As I sit here at my desk at home, at just after 1am, I can hear the rumble of the elctric fire that is next to me in the bedroom. It belonged to my late mother, who very sadly passed away in 2020. The little glow of orange light brings me great comfort on a... Continue Reading →

In the Darkest of Times, There is Still Light.

(Warning - this post contains a graphic description of the death of a pregnant woman in Ukraine). I feel physically sickened. Nothing symbolises the despicable cruelty of President Putin more than the death of the beautiful pregnant woman and her unborn child. Imagine, you are this woman. You are excited about life and filled with... Continue Reading →

You’d Better Sit Down

One of the things that stops people with infirmity or disability from leaving their home is, you may be surprised to learn, seating!  Yes, I’m serious!  If you think about it, a lot of people with illnesses such as, for example, Parkinson’s may reach a point where going to the shops becomes too difficult.  One... Continue Reading →

It’s Important To Be Silly

It was 2019 and my cousin Debbie had come to stay with Kevin and I. It’s not uncommon for us to just fall into the most ridiculous, uncontrollable giggles! This was one of those times. Laughter is known to be good for physical and emotional health. When did you last have a good laugh? https://youtu.be/T4aizUmKCzw

Christmas Crafting

Would you like an idea for a simple crafting idea with a Christmas theme? Take a look at a video I made, in which I make a Christmas decoration. If you have a go at making this, please drop a line in the comments below to let me know how you got on.Here's the link... Continue Reading →

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