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Weekly Smile – (3TC #650)

The first week of July sees my birthday. It’s been hiding; nay overshadowed by the Euro Footfall and the Wimbledon finals. 😊 Hey ho! It is the birthday before the […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #650)

Yay! Boyfriend and I got to got to a wedding, this week. We’ve been waiting a while. Like all weddings taking place at the moment it, too, should have been […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #643)

Tis a bitter sweet day, with the cremation of the other Mrs McHarrie. This week has been one of fond memories, digging out a broach she bought me to pin […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #636)

Dear me! It has been a year; two broken hips, (Mum’s not mine) a cracked rib, a broken finger (mine not Mum’s) and a missing cat (adopted). I am now […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #629)

I missed last week’s weekly smile, indeed, I confess, it is two week’s since I posted any blog. So this week I have a lot of smiles to report, some […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #615)

Yay! Every once in a while something that you have been in the habit of doing, comes to fruition. I can’t remember, exactly, how long ago I started collecting £2 […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #608)

Dear Dad It’s a year ago this morning that you left us.  Although, you may well have thought we’d left you sooner.  It was difficult to let you know how […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #601)

It’s been quite a week. First off, last Saturday, we all dressed up for the Streetwise HR Christmas party! To be fair … it isn’t Christmas and it was a […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #594)

I stayed with my Mother the whole of last week, thankful that whilst her recovery is nowhere near as simple as last time, her hip is beginning to mend. Between […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #587)

Willow, Mum’s hearing dog is now back home and so am I, as it is my turn to keep an eye out for her, Mum that is, whilst she recovers […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #580)

The weekly smile goes to Willow, my Mother’s adorable hearing dog. She has joined our household, just for a while, whilst Mum recovers from a second fall and hip operation, […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #573)

I don’t know whether it’s anything to do with the second phase of lockdown, lift off but all of my projects seem to be drawing to an end … at […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #566)

Meet Skadi – the monster disguised in pretty pussy cat’s clothing. Yesterday, I saw her diligently staring at the compost bin, for ages. I had a little chuckle. I knew […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #559)

Since lockdown last year, Boyfriend and I have been working on the garden, I can’t believe how much we have got done on this adventure and … how much ‘still’ […]

Yay! Weekly Smile – (3TC #552)

Yay! We are feeling a tad smug – last Sunday we arranged with our best friends to meet up on Thursday. The first day that we could possibly, now that […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #545)

Sláinte – Boyfriend and I are getting in a groove now! So far this year, we’ve done Burn’s Night, St Valentine’s, St David’s and then, last week, we celebrated St […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #538)

If you have been following my Weekly Smile journal – you’ll know that last week was spent with my mother; her having been discharged from hospital with a newly pinned […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #531)

I am a bit late today, because I have been looking after my dear old Mum! She came out of hospital on Friday, having had her left hip pinned back […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #524)

What a lovely start to the weekend, the glorious Snow Moon that seemed close enough to touch on Friday night and then that superb Sahara sunrise. Both boded well for […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #517)

This week’s smile is a tad double-edged, bitter-sweet you might say. I finally got Dad’s estate sorted, as his executor, and distributed it, according to his wishes. For those of […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #510)

It’s been a lovely week. Lots of smiles to report. Boyfriend’s boy went to see his matrilineal kin for a couple of days before he headed back to sea on […]

新年快乐 / 新年快樂

Friday is film night in front of the box, The takeaway is less of a flummox With quite a full flagon And “Kiss of the Dragon”, Tonight we welcome the […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #503)

We’ve been clad in our working clothes most of the week, doing our level best to get a few more of those chores struck off my list of things to […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #496)

Remember last week, how I was hoping, optimistically, amongst other things, that the ensuite shower would be fixed? It wasn’t; and the plumber came back this morning for the third […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #489)

Last week, if I am honest, there wasn’t too much to smile about; there was an awful lot of angst one way or another. What’s more, whilst most of the […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

On this spot in January 2021 – nothing amazing happened, it was a week of crossing off a whole load of little easy peasy jobs that so needed doing. Like […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

I’ve been planning it, pretty much since August … when I say planning I probably mean ‘worrying’ about it. As usual, I finished honing the script on Wednesday – just […]

Golden Years – Engaging Humour: Icebreaker

Introduction “This is not exactly the first time our next speaker, Laura McHarrie has completed an icebreaker. The first one was the second ever meeting of Casterbridge Speakers in April […]

Dire – (Weekend Writing Prompt #185)

The muted muffle coming from the old record player was just dire.  We cleared off the dust inches, changed the stylus, rewired the speakers, to no avail; Pink Floyd still […]