Monday, 18 April 2016

Memorandum Monday

Waving to you all on an overcast Monday morning and hoping that it stays dry for the rest of the day as I have lots of tidying to do in the garden.

It's been another busy so I do have a few 'new' and 'first' things to report.  I've already written about one of them - drawing zentangles for the first time and adding a new hobby to my list.

Yesterday I went on a singing workshop run by Helen Yeomans.  It's not the first time I've been to a workshop like this but it is the first time I've been to one organised by Helen. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon and I was over the moon to see a familiar face in the room - a friend I used to work with but we'd lost touch about 12 years ago when we both changed jobs.  Phone numbers have been exchanged and we'll be meeting up in a couple of weeks.

On Saturday, I met with friends for a photo walk at the Caen Hill Locks in Devizes and we finished the walk with a coffee in the Caen Hill cafe - a pleasant way to end the afternoon and the first time I've been in the cafe.  

Another new is that I've tried some new-to-me flavours of hummus - hot and spicy, and caramelised onion, both of which I liked.  These were bought in Sainsburys but I plan to have a go at making my own.

Finally, I've been exploring the village on my morning walks, discovering new-to-me routes to try to keep the walking interesting.  It's going well so far, although there are a surprising number of cul-de-sacs in the newer part of the village, so a lot of doubling back taking place.  

Thanks to Sian for organising this and wishing you all a happy and healthy week ahead.


  1. Good for you getting out and walking :) I never tried much hummus, might have to put that on my shopping list to try some more different varieties.


  2. You've got a lot of new things going on there: good for you! We are just about to try a new thing from Sainsburys too...ours is courgette spaghetti.

    Wishing you a great week

  3. A busy time for you. I know what you mean about trying to keep the daily walk route interesting - a challenge for sure. Happy week ahead.

  4. I am very impressed with the way you have embraced your retirement Eileen trying all these different activities. I look forward to seeing some of your pictures of Caen Hill locks. I haven't been there for a long time.

  5. Caen Hill Lock (and cafe) on the list! I saw it on the Great Canal Journeys programme. There's a similar thing near Market Harborough that I've always meant to go to so this will satisfy that yearning ... I sympathise with needing to vary the walking. I too quickly get fed up plying the same routes.