Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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Busy doing nothing
of dry days gave me the opportunity to hack back a cotoneaster which was making
a nuisance of itself to passers-by and had dropped its berries into my wall and
produced clones; prickly thug!I
replanted the wall with more bulbs and colourful polyanthuses and vowed to keep
the wall in flower all year.
Gardening Club, members filled a table area (8ft x 2ft approx.) with examples
of what is flowering or showing interesting foliage this month.It was amazing, to say we complain there is
nothing in the garden at this time of year. One member brought some frankincense which he
had purchased while on holiday in the Middle East.It is made from the resin of a tree and is available
in three grades; for medical purposes, for cosmetics or perfume and for incense.
Out and about
did not perform well at the Quiz, where we usually hold our own.
friends at the Red Hot World Buffet, which I can’t rate highly enough.Three courses from a menu offering
Mediterranean, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian..... need I go on?You can choose your dream menu and refill as
often as you like! I chose Mediterranean
salads, followed by rice noodles and vegetables which were cooked in front of
me and ended with a selection of Italian desserts. For me, a vegetarian menu made in heaven!
So that feast in addition to a 30th Birthday Party
hasn’t helped me to lose those pounds.
I am now
in week 2 of the W1S1 weekly challenge which spurs me on to complete and submit
a couple of pieces for a local radio programme which I help plan.
forecast snow and it actually arrived.Not a lot fell in our area but, for we Brits, it’s a main topic of
conversation; will it, when, how much?
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