Category Archives: Simple Pleasures

New discoveries, new ideas, new outlook, new writing


So, it’s been almost eight months since the last time I really engaged in the world of blogging.  I managed to not write a single blog post in those months.  Sad, right.  So, what have I been doing?  Well…quite  bit of procrastinating…a fair amount of getting myself together…making a few new discoveries (new for me …

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A little bit of rock with a lot of balls


WARNING:  Contains some spoilers and possibly some offensive material (mainly if you are not a fan of Tom Cruise or Russell Brand!  Or musicals or having a sense of humour) So I don’t usually post reviews on here – well I don’t ever do reviews.  But I thought I would make an exception in this case.  …

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Bathtime Fun


Kindles…do we really need them?  For a long time I didn’t want one because I always thought that having my hands round a chunky book, burying my face into pine-scented pages and watching the words jump off the page and form people, places and things was more exciting than sitting down with a tablet in …

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Boredom Busters


It’s the Summer holidays and a six-week break.  Great for kids and parents, right?  Well it certainly is for the first week, especially if you’re lucky enough to go away for a few days but what happens afterwards, when boredom sets in.  Now I cannot really comment on people who have more than one child …

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At the market


Knobbly ‘tatoes Blushing tomatoes Onions that will bring a tear to your eye Silky smooth peaches Pinks and greens The sweetest crispest tartest apples you did ever see And bucket-loads of strawberries blueberries red currents Jams and chutneys Marmalades and jellies Pickles and relishes Bread milk cheese and eggs So fresh you can almost hear …

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Snow


Seeing as it’s really cold at the moment and my brain freeze is having brain freeze, I decided to post some snow pictures.  I actually love the snow.  there is something about the freshness of everything whitewashed.  Even better is how quite it gets.  You can actually hear the sounds of the natural world, making …

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A time for giving


So it’s that time of year again – no not Christmas itself, I love Christmas –  it’s the time for forking out to give the school teachers gifts. Now contrary to what you may think, I am not adverse to giving teachers gifts.  My problem with the whole giving of gifts to school staff members …

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#30 Finding a seat on a long train journey


Now I don’t travel on trains too often anymore but when we first arrived in England, we did not have the luxury of a car.  Fortunately, we lived in a town that was close to London and, of course, had excellent transport links.  The trains were particularly useful as a single train journey could take …

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#29 Using something new for the first time and finding it works perfectly


If you’re wondering where #28 went to, I left it out.  Only because it was far too similar to #27 and I decided that I have actually spent more than enough time talking about how much I hate shopping to have to go through that (and put you through that) again 🙂 So, on to …

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#27 Going to the shopping centre and finding a parking space right near the entrance


I am one of those people who really don’t enjoy shopping.  I know you must be asking yourself if I really am a woman and the answer is yes, I am – you shouldn’t stereotype, you know 🙂 I’m not saying I don;t enjoy buying or getting new things, I do.  But it would be …

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