Welcome to our category of life observation posts.
If there ever was a category where everything that didn’t have an obvious category got dumped, you found it! However, I do hope you find something of interest here. Just because a post has been categorised as “Life Observations” it doesn’t mean it’s boring.
Yesterday, as we were in the area, we decided to pay a visit to my Dad. We hadn’t been to see him in almost 5 years and we thought it would be a good idea to pay our respects. My Dad would have been 98 last month, had not Cancer […]
It’s the 1st of April today, and it just seems kind of bizarre being at home instead of in the office. I have been working at home since last Wednesday, quite successfully, with my computer from work, twin monitors, taking up the dining room as an office, but as of […]
Debbie turned 60 this month, and her daughter Amanda and I have spent months planning a surprise party for her. Actually it was mostly Amanda’s work, she is an excellent planner and has a lot of great ideas, something which I all too often lack. In addition, with work being […]
Saturday was a lovely day for a wedding, as we saw Debbie’s son Rich get married to the love of his life Fiona. It was an outdoor wedding, and even in June you can’t rely on the weather co-operating, but this time it did, and the weather was practically perfect. […]
After what seems like weeks of grey skies, rain and wind, the sun actually came out today! Ok, so it’s not exactly clear blue skies, just the odd patch of blue between solid white clouds, but at least the clouds are white and not dark and threatening like they have […]
Today is yet another wet and windy day in Southampton. Like many people, I really hate this time of year, especially in England because it’s often so dark and gloomy. When I moved to the USA in 1994, not long after I arrived, someone posed the question “why are British […]
Memories of cars I have owned came back to me this morning on my way to work as Radio Solent had listeners calling in if they had ever given names to their cars, or indeed other modes of transport. This immediately set me thinking about the closest I have come […]
A few weeks ago the NHS sent me a screening kit for bowel cancer which I had to return in the mail. I got the results today and can claim “there’s nothing wrong with my poo!” Bowel cancer screening is something that the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK […]
In the Spring I bought a digital tyre inflator because I was fed up with having to go to the service station every couple of weeks to keep tyres on my car pumped up. The rear tyres keep losing air, and this inflator has proved to be incredibly useful, so […]
We had a nice carvery yesterday at The Master Builder which is only a couple of miles up the road from where we live. The pub changed management a few months ago, and so we thought it was time to see what the food was like there, as we felt […]