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Taking a break

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Hello to you all and I hope everyone is well in Blog land. I had a lovely time in Ireland but the weather was pretty lousy - what's new? I came back to chaos so have decided to have a break from blogging for a while. The kitchen is almost completed (after 4 weeks) and I have lots on, so thought that if I stopped blogging for a bit it would give me time to get things back on track. I have to admit to having lost my blogging mojo somewhat and horror of horrors I've hardly been near a charity shop since I returned! I'll do my best to keep reading and commenting on your blogs so I keep up with everyone. A bientot!

Birthday weekend and other things

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I had a lovely birthday weekend. Our walk in London was not from Waterloo to the Houses of Parliament as I thought. We caught the tube to Waterloo and then from Waterloo we got on the train to Chiswick. From Chiswick Station we walked along the Thames Pathway to Hammersmith Bridge passing Barnes Bridge and Putney Bridge. This walk traced the course of the Oxford - Cambridge boat race from Mortlake to Putney; only ever rowed three times in the history of the boat race so far. The walk was 7 miles in total with a stop for lunch.  At Hammersmith Bridge we went into Bishops Park and onto to Fulham Palace - the Bishop's seat, where we had tea and cake. The best way to finish a walk I always think! Fulham Palace.  This is the River Thames and very unappealing it looked too; that's the old Watney's Brewery, a typical Victorian warehouse building; it's now owned by Budweiser. This is for Sheila of 'Ephemera'  here  -  a great Star War

Goodbye February, hello March!

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Goodbye February and hello March! I've read fewer books this February than I have for a very long time. I've been keeping a record of all the books I've read since 2007 and I checked back in my books read list;  there was one month where I read only three, but two is an all time low for me.  I used to keep my books read on a spread sheet (!) but when I started blogging in 2015 I used the blog instead. Unfortunately, whilst browsing through some past books read lists I noticed I have lost about six months worth of books read from just before the switch over. I expect they're floating around in cyberspace somewhere and if you find them could you return them to me please? It was that dratted blanket to blame for my lack of reading in February. I can't read and crochet at the same time and when I'm crocheting I get a bit obsessed with finishing it...I wanted to start on a new crochet project -  a throw for my bed. I bought the wool online at a place