The LibrainFormer professional school librarian, now retired through chronic illness. Trying to keep cheerful by reading, drinking lots of tea, blogging my new life, and my love of bling!
- Reading roundup 07/06/23
- Friday post 02/06/23: new health update
- Reading roundup 31/05/23
- Friday post 26/05/23: with this week’s health update!
- Friday post 19/05/23: with yet another health update!
- Friday post 12/05/23: health update
- Friday post 28/04/23: another health break
- Reading roundup 26/04/23
- Monday post 24/04/23: with Hermès scarf news!
- Friday post 21/04/23: catching up!
Category Archives: Family
Friday post 02/06/23: new health update
Hello and welcome to this Friday’s post. Yes, we have now reached seven weeks of enforced togetherness and the cracks are definitely developing! On Monday, Lovely Husband was taken to hospital for an MRI scan. The ambulance chaps had quite … Continue reading
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Monday post 30/01/23: it’s good to be back!
Welcome back everyone! This last week has flown by and I am now ready to resume the usual blogging schedule. The visit from Younger Son was very productive as well as generally lovely. All three of my “chaps” worked very … Continue reading
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Friday post 13/01/23: with a range of scarves!
I almost didn’t post today! We have had a difficult couple of days and I am now exhausted and in pain from pulling a muscle in my side. I won’t go into the background story very much, but will simply … Continue reading
Monday post 05/12/22: under too much stress!
Welcome to Monday’s post. I had decided to skip today’s post because I am feeling so stressed and ill, but I will try to write something. Unfortunately, Lovely Husband and I have been struggling to manage Elder Son’s difficulties all … Continue reading
Monday post 21/11/22 with various thoughts
It’s a new week once again! Mondays seem to come around so rapidly. Today’s post is really a few random thoughts. We have had some slightly awkward days recently. Elder Son has been planning a holiday for some time and … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Lifestyle Tagged Canterbury Cathedral, Christmas, presents Leave a comment
Outfits of the week 23/09/22 with a birthday and a funeral
Hello and welcome to Friday’s post. Well, a lot happened while I had a break from the blog, didn’t it? To begin with, Younger Son visited, Lovely Husband had his 70th birthday and then we had all of the sadness, upset, … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Special days, Wardrobe Tagged birthdays, gifts, Hermès, Lands' End, presents, Queen, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II, Regina 2 Comments
Update 22/08/22 with 70th birthday planning
Welcome to the new week on the blog! For the last few weeks, I have been planning for Lovely Husband’s 70th birthday in September. He doesn’t want a big fuss, but I think that it needs marking properly by his … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Lifestyle, Special days Tagged birthdays, gifts, presents 2 Comments
Outfits of the week 05/08/22
Welcome to Friday’s post! Today is a very special day as it’s Younger Son’s 30th birthday. Time has passed so quickly and Lovely Husband and I sat looking at photos of our two “boys” over the years wondering how it … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Family, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Bill Skinner, birthdays, blue, Hermès, Lands' End, lapis lazuli, Marks and Spencer, Mythiques Phoenix Coloriages, navy, necklace knot, pink, red, white Leave a comment
Update 28/03/22 – memories of Mothers’ Day
Here we are at the beginning of a new week. Yesterday was Mothers’ Day in the UK and I had a wonderful day with lots of treats! Younger Son sent me a lovely box with 40 different tea sachets and Elder … Continue reading
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In Monday’s post I wrote: “Anyway, in this household things seem to be pretty quiet at the moment and long may that continue”. When I was writing this sentence, I wondered for a few seconds whether I was setting myself … Continue reading
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