Monthly Archives: July 2014

181/365 Today I…am decluttering

Today I…spent a couple of hours de-cluttering the “study” -or junk room, as it has become known. I had a good look through my books at the weekend and decided to part with around 70 items, some text books, some secondary … Continue reading

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Extra post today…a milestone

200 posts! Woop!

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180/365 Today I…

Today I am sharing some beautiful photos from my vegetable plot- taken by my talented daughter Hannah. It all looks good enough to eat!

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179/365 Today I…had a picnic

Today Martin and I visited Abingdon on Thames, a small town about 8 miles south of Oxford. We had planned to go to the seaside today, but the weather forecast was not great- rain and storms predicted! I had already prepared … Continue reading

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178/365 Today I…have grad pics

Today I have some graduation photos. Here we are before the ceremony: The procession:   I was the first person to be called up…receiving my handshake from the Chancellor Sir Richard Lambert: Here we are after the ceremony: With my … Continue reading

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177/365 Today I…graduated

Today I graduated from the University of Warwick, a BA(Hons) in English and Cultural Studies. It has been a long and emotional day. I felt very proud and honoured to stand up with my fellow graduands, with family and friends … Continue reading

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176/365 Today I…made risotto

Today I made risotto.  It’s my go-to comfort dish that never lets me down. There is something calming and grounding about the stirring- no matter how busy you think you are, you have to just put everything on hold for 20 minutes … Continue reading

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175/365 Today I… watched a movie

Today I…made dinner- beef (leftovers) with udon noodles and stir fried vegetables. We picked some carrots and sugar snaps from the veg patch, I added shredded chinese leaf, peppers, leek, mushrooms, ginger and garlic from the fridge. We decided to cook … Continue reading

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174/365 Today I…am watching TV

Today I…have been watching the documentary on channel 4 about the royal marine recruits. They look so young!

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173/365 Today I…am showing off

Today I… am thrilled to show off our little harvest from the vegetable plot. Carrots, sugar snap peas, french beans and baby beetroot.  I steamed the carrots and beans and peas very, very briefly and anointed them with a blob of … Continue reading

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