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: Serendipity
Monday post 06/02/23: with a thought-provoking screenshot
Hello and welcome to a new week on my blog! The last few days have been fairly peaceful, which is just as well because I have been suffering from an extra helping of pain. Usually, my multiple conditions result in … 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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Taking a short break 24/01/23
OK, I don’t usually post on a Tuesday, but I just want to inform regular visitors that I am taking a break from the blog until Monday 30/01/23. Younger Son is visiting to help us do a huge clearout of … Continue reading
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Welcome to a new month and a new week on my blog! For the last few weeks, I have been feeling even more weak and ill than usual. I don’t know whether I caught some kind of bug, or if … Continue reading
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Update 05/09/22 with a very quick post
Apologies everyone! I was so preoccupied that I almost forgot to post. Elder Son has gone away on a week’s holiday and the fuss and bother involved in getting him ready meant that I just buried myself in a book … Continue reading
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Update 29/08/22 with a frustrating day!
Today has been very annoying so far… grrrrrrr! Sorry, I won’t take it out on you, my dear readers, but I am feeling rather grumpy this afternoon. Elder Son kindly offered to give our (mine and Lovely Husband’s) bedroom a … Continue reading
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Welcome to a new week on the blog. Phew! We are just coming to the end of a heatwave in this part of the UK. Those of you who live in much hotter climes are probably rather surprised that we … Continue reading
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Update 01/08/22 with some thoughts about the blog
Hello and welcome to a new week on the blog. I am in rather a pensive mood today and I want to share a few thoughts with you about the future of the blog. The Librain…… retired is now in … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Lifestyle, Serendipity Tagged illness 8 Comments
Welcome to a new week on my blog. I had planned a post to show you a new purchase, but it hasn’t yet arrived. Never mind, I have been busy this afternoon and am feeling very tired indeed. Tomorrow is … Continue reading
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Update 30/05/22 – with a serendipitous surprise!
Hello and welcome to a new week on the blog! I spend most of my time in bed these days and amuse myself (in addition to reading ebooks, writing blog posts, following Twitter and watching TV) by wandering around the … Continue reading
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