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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A right old rant.

Waking up on my fourth day of isolation, I was in a good mood. I seem to have this isolation thing sussed. After an hour or two of work each morning, I have given myself plenty of tasks to do / learn and am spending time on each of them each day. I am catching up on my unfinished blogs and have started writing a few new ones, I am working on my 101in1001 tasks and working out which can be done indoors, I am sewing some Christmas decorations ready for the most festive tree in East Grinstead, I am watching things on TV that I don’t have time to see and trying to catch up with paperwork.

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Visit 5 Museums / Art Galleries #101in1001 #77

A least 6 have been completed. I am pretty impressed with that! A real mixture of places as well. We are so lucky living in a country that is so rich in culture and history. Taking the time to visit and learn is one of my favourite things to do.

Here are the places we went during the 101 challenges timeframe.

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The ultimate ‘Me-time’

This is Covid lockdown week number 14.

Thankfully for most people now, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Most workplaces are running with more opening up (hopefully) in the next couple of weeks, the amount of people you can meet is slowly increasing and cases are still falling so the risk of catching the coronavirus is lessening.

In the early days of this pandemic the first “lock down“ I was full of optimism that I would cope better than I did with SARS in Hong Kong.  I had lots of things to do planned, I had communication, I had my family all safe at home and, we have a nice environment to be in.

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