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This is my diary blog which I started when I retired from the Civil Service in April 2010. I like to include some of the things that I see and do with as many photographs as possible. Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed it and will return to see what I have been doing. Or you could always join and be one of my followers.

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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Festive Treats

I have been making some festive treats.  Last year I made Truffles but this year I thought I would make something different so not only did I make Rum Truffles, but also Chocolate Fridge Cake and Peanut Butter Squares, thanks to Lorraine Pascale's cook book.

Here is the Chocolate Fridge Cake, with digestive biscuits and Maltesers to give the crunch.
The Peanut Butter Squares - very scrummy 
Here they are all bagged up and ready to be given away. 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Today I popped into town to meet my friend Val.  We headed for Vauxhall as I need to get my camera cleaned at Fixation and it seriously needed it.   Following the cleaning session we went to have a potter around Brunswick House and then had lunch my the river.   On a walk back to the station I thought I should try out the newly cleaned camera and I saw a side of Vauxhall Bridge I have not seen before.  

Friday, 7 December 2012

Goodnight Mr Tom

I was fortunate to win tickets to see Goodnight Mr Tom and I went to see the show yesterday with my friend Karen.  

We met for lunch and had a good opportunity to catch up and then off to the Phoenix Theatre for the matinee performance.  

The story is lovely, I really liked the dog and the other animals a squirrel and birds, none of them were real but very cleverly portrayed.  It is a great play and the audience, including lots of schoolchildren, enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Our first snow this winter

This morning it was a bit of a surprise to wake up to snow falling and settling.   This was unexpected and fortunately it all went by lunch time.