Friday Blog Hop: Celebrate the Small Things

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The Friday Blog Hop is maintained by Alexa Cain, Ms Drecker and Ms, Keltner, with the aim of helping us all to share our small celebrations. If you have something that you would like to share then click the link on the right to be redirected to Alexa, who can tell you more. Or why not click some of the links that you will find there to other celebrations? But not before reading on!

So, what do I have to tell you this week? I'm a thrifty pensioner so I'm celebrating Silver Screen mornings at my local cinema. Tickets £3 and a cup of tea and a biscuit were thrown into the bargain! Yay!

On Tuesday morning a friend needed to pass a few hours in town whilst her car was being serviced. So we went to the cinema and watched The Zoo Keeper's Wife. A gripping story, based on true events - during the Second World War the keeper of Warsaw Zoo saved the lives of many Jewish people by helping them to escape from the ghetto. It was a bit harrowing - I was on edge for most of the film, worrying that they were going to be caught by the Nazis. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Then we had lunch - salmon and prawn salad - at Stray's cafe cum bookshop and caught up with each other's news.

What else. I have been busy researching the life of Lord Byron, who had close connections with my home town - his first volumes of poetry were published here. I was drawn to Byron as a child - wasn't too enthralled by the poetry in those days but he was so handsome, and some impressionable girls are drawn to bad boys. A family day trip to his nearby ancestral home, Newstead Abbey was a fairly regular occurrence in my youth. The Abbey is said to be haunted and I shivered in the corridors there, anticipating an encounter with the ghost one of the maids with whom he had one of his many affairs.

You can read my short account of the scandal that drove from Byron these shores here  - Lord Byron, Poet, Womaniser, Fallen Superstar

Signing off now because I'm anticipating a flying visit from Number 2 son later this morning - he is living in Singapore at the moment but is working in England, forty miles down the road, for the next two weeks.  Must flick a duster and tidy around before he turns up. And possibly bake his favourite - pineapple upside down cake.

Ciao. Have a great weekend.


  1. Oh, it's been so long since I've had Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Need to change that :) Enjoy your son's visit, and it sounds like you had a lovely day.

  2. Hope you have a great visit with your son! I need to flick my duster and tidy up myself, we have company this weekend!


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