Back into normality – in this new norm?

In a previous post I explained that I recently had to put myself in isolate for two weeks so that a planned hospital procedure could go ahead.

It happened Tuesday (results better than expected – phew) so I am now able to rejoin the household again. Not sure that they are too fussed, they will just be glad to get dinners cooked again 🙂 To be honest, I shall be glad to get back in the kitchen after two weeks.

I didn’t get bored at all, I had plenty to do. In fact there were lots of things that weren’t touched. Time flew by.

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My #101in1001 challenge 60% update

Day Zero Project

The first time I did a 101 challenge, I manged 60% of them, this time it is a miracle I have got as far as I have, the Coronavirus lockdown put the final nail in the coffin, although saying that, there was no way I would have completed them, I just wanted to beat the score from last time.

Neeeearly there.

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Here is a record of ten challenges I have managed to tick off.

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Read ten books suggested by friends #101in1001 #56

During my last #101in1001 challenge I vowed to read every book that my book club stated cover to cover. This meant I ended up reading some real dross. Another problem was that we had book club every six weeks so I had to complete a book during that time or I got behind. Later on, we stopped using the excuse ‘book club’ as very few of us read and we just socialise instead.

Instead for this challenge, I decided to read 10 books that were recommended by friends, hopefully meaning that they would be at least halfway decent. I don’t read very quickly (Only a few couple of pages per night) so I don’t want to waste my time reading things that are not appealing in a more manageable timeframe.

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Learn 5 new things on Indesign #101in1001 #63

Indesign is a clever little programme created by the clever people at Adobe (those who made photoshop). It is what professionals use to create, posters, leaflets, newsletters etc. A very powerful package and I love using it. Saying that I get very frustrated that I only use a fraction of the functions that it has on offer.

I was first introduced to Indesign when I was covering a maternity leave as a temp job. There I learnt the basics but it was when I started using the package for my other jobs that I had the time to hone and develop further skills.

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Light a Penny Candle | Maeve Binchy | Mini Review

Official Blurb

Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, the shy Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the O’Connor family in Kilgarret, Ireland, where she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the lively, boisterous Aisling O’Connor.

Neither of them were to know it would become the most important friendship of their lives. Their bond is unshakeable, enduring over turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams – and searing betrayals . . .

With warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear apart – not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.

My View (no spoilers)

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Sort and Play LPs #101in1001 #50

I first started to be obsessed with showtunes in the 80s. Being a teenager in the Midlands it was rare I visited the West End so buying cast recording and soundtracks became my hobby.

I collected as many as I could some new, some second hand. I built up a decent collection and played them constantly in my bedroom and had my own ‘songs from the show’ hospital radio show.

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