SHOPPING

I cannot keep my secret quiet any longer. I have suffered in silence for years. Only my closest friends know the situation and they tend to sympathise. It’s not really my fault, BUT I really hate shopping. I always have. The problem Let’s try to ‘unpack’ this little problem. Perhaps…

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SLEEP APPS

They say that the older you get, the more difficulties you have sleeping. This may be true, but I have always had trouble sleeping, so for me it is nothing new. I have read all the advice about how to avoid – or, at least, minimise – sleeping problems. No coffee…

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RECHNERSCHMERZ

Do you experience enormous aggravation when things don’t work properly – and, more disturbingly, break down? I don’t mean important things like your medication or even local transport. No, I mean the computers and numerous appliances on which we all increasingly rely. At one point or another, they tend to…

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EATING OUT

Until we all went into lockdown – the ‘before’ period that feels like another time altogether – I used to love to eat out. Although I am a moderately good cook (and my husband a willing sous-chef), there is so much to be said for it. Making an Occasion First,…

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ABOUT TIME

Time is a very strange phenomenon. For most of our lives, we don’t have enough. We struggle with children and jobs and housework and think “If only I had more time, I would get on with…” whatever it is we hope to do. Even in our older years, days seem…

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