• 2015,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Spotted At The Sailing Club

    The weather was so bad on Monday that I was sure I wouldn’t be going sailing  And then on Tuesday it was better but I still thought it likely we wouldn’t go.  As the day went on I began to suspect a yes was possible.  Then I got an email saying it wasn’t great weather and the access dinghies wouldn’t go out but confident challenger sailors were welcome but likely to get wet. I’m never quite sure when they say that whether I’m what they mean by confident challenger sailors. I’m quite a fair weather sailor and I get scared easily. But the friend I was getting a lift with…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    A Daughter’s Secret by Eleanor Moran

    I received a free copy of A Daughter’s Secret by Eleanor Moran via NetGalley/Simon and Schuster Mia is a high-flying child psychotherapist, hoping to be made partner in the thriving practice where she works. But then she takes on a case which will change her life for ever, and bring back the past she has done her best to bury. Thirteen year old Gemma was the last person to see her father before he went on the run, fleeing from a major criminal trial. The police are desperate to track him down, pressuring Mia to tease the information out of his angry and reluctant daughter. But what does Gemma really…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Bout of Books Update

    I have been reading and/or listening to an audiobook everyday this week.  Which is huge for me lately., I can’t remember the last time that happened.  It was probably in June but it may have been the first week in July.  I certainly seem to have been in a slump since then.  I’m really hoping I can maintain that momentum now I have it back and I’m planning to start writing a weekly reading down my TBR pile post again.  That will start on Monday with a wrap up of the rest of Bout of Books.  The weekly post may move to Wednesday though as I’m also thinking of resurrecting…

  • 2015,  Book A Day,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Bout of Books

    I’ve decided to take part in Bout of Books this week. I’ve really not been reading much lately and maybe this will focus my mind a bit. Here’s how the people behind it describe it: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized

    Have Powerchair, Will Travel (Part 2)

    Click here for Have Powerchair, Will Travel (Part 1) – that post has just had a minor edit/update as I read it back and realised I forgot a point I’d wanted to add. I just got home from the second part of my August travel plans. And that went much better so this will be a much more boring read. I’ve blogged quite a few times about the ridiculous saga that was the attempt at going to see Dirty Dancing for my birthday last December.  As a result of that I’m not going to the New Theatre in Oxford any more – not so much because of the access problem…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized

    Have Powerchair, Will Travel (Part 1)

    This should, actually be part 2 of Have Powerchair, Will Travel. But what was going to be part 1 got called off at the last minute by the friend I was going to do that trip (a day out to the coast) with. I went to Bath last weekend for my sister’s hen do.  The hen do was Saturday and the majority of those who went stayed over and went home early afternoon Sunday.  I wanted to get the train and we needed to be there relatively early and even before I knew there would be rail replacement works at Bath I decided to travel down the day before.  So…

  • 2015,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Spotted At The Sailing Club

    Farmoor reservoir where I sail is a beautiful place. Particularly in the evening when the sun is setting. I have many photos of those moments and even after all these years of sailing it can still take my breath away.  This year there haven’t been many evenings at the sailing club because of the weather and even when we’ve been there it’s been dreary and meh so I’ve not added many photos to my collection.  And even fewer have been worth sharing here on my blog.  But this week I ended up with one that ticked both categories. Photo shows a very still reservoir with a setting sun,  a few…

  • 2015,  anaemia,  Family,  furosemide,  lymphoedema,  sailing,  trains,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    For the small things worth mentioning but probably not worth a blog entry of their own + The furosemide for my lymphoedema is working and my feet are improved. Still obviously swollen but less so and my trainers fit better (but are still out of shape). I’m pleased. Blood test tomorrow to check the meds haven’t messed up my kidneys (and at my request check my iron) + I got sailing for the first time in several weeks last night. I really didn’t think I would based on what they were saying in advance about the weather but I was bored so we went to see. Even when we got…