For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been a member of the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) since 1993 practising firstly in the UK and then in the USA and now back in the UK. The reason I mention this because every year the SGI has a theme. 2017’s is “The Year of developing youth in the […]Read more "2017 – The Year of Transformation"
Slowly but surely my place is getting finished. The latest is my bedroom, it’s only 14′ 4″ by 8′ 10″, smaller than some of your bathrooms, so you might be surprised that it took so long to finish but, as always, it’s the details that take the time. Here it is before I moved in. […]Read more "Another one bites the dust"
Well, not really. The kitchen is done. I’m so happy, I can now cook myself beautiful meals. There’s not a lot left to do, new floor in the bathroom, putting up some shelves, new curtain poles and curtains, getting artwork framed. While not a lot of work, it’s still going to take a while to […]Read more "Finished, I’m finished !"
It’s taking time but I think that Black is coming to terms with losing his brother. Both cats were always talkative and he’s become more talkative as his brother isn’t around to either shut him up or add his voice. For the first 7-8 days he was howling, especially in the early hours of the […]Read more "All by myself"
I put an offer on a place and it was accepted. So, subject to something unexpected happening, I have my new home. It’s a little scary to buy a home based purely on the pictures. I had a list of must haves and desirables. My potential new home hit all of the must haves, except […]Read more "Man plans, God laughs"
I was in Uniqlo today and they have 8 such ‘boxes’ of socks. Ankle socks, mid calf socks, knee length in wool, wool blend, etc, etc. not to mention all of the colors of the rainbow and then some. Too many choices. As of today December 28th 2014, there are 88 retirement properties in London […]Read more "Choices, choices, too many choices"
Not sure if I’ve mentioned it but I’m one of those people that can pick up and be at home somewhere in a couple of weeks. In other words, I have shallow roots; well pretty shallow in all things ! In the last few weeks, I’ve been on Rightmove and Zoopla looking at homes, mainly […]Read more "A house is not a home . . . ."