Happy Solstice

My favorite time of the year for the very reason is that it heralds the start of Spring.  A little  fanciful perhaps but I need the prospect of spring to raise the spirits and the sad feelings created by the dark days of winter.  So warm up some wine and spices   and toast the start of the lighter days....

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The wake up call

I have been overweight, obese even, for many years now, but whenever I have been for medical check ups in the past the tests have always come back fine.  Not this year, this was a big whoops.  Wake up Terry and do something or sort out your plot to push up a few daisies was the candid medical advice, or my...

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All fixed and going home tomorrow

Good news , Doc says I am all fixed and he just wants to  monitor for another 24 hours before I bugger off home.  So back to  the boat tomorrow and in my own bed for  the weekend. If anyone is out there, living in France, and concerned about the quality of care in the french hospitals  , don’t be.  If...

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Whoops

Life is fascinating to me.  You are settled down on the boat for the winter and each day that comes along has its own routine and little in the way of excitement or change, then you go to have your annual medical check  up and the doctor is a little concerned  that your heart is not quite right, it has an...

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Danish ‘Hygge’ on the boat

Hygge is as Danish as  roast pork and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There’s nothing more hygge than sitting round a table or fire, discussing...

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