European Grey Squirrel


Another frosty, foggy day and it was also quite cold. Our son-in-law and granddaughter visited for a short while during the morning. I have continued to sort out photographs and catch-up with some paperwork, but other than that it has been another lazy day.

Today’s picture is of one of our squirrels, it had just dug up, whatever it is eating, from just outside the back door; it seems they sometimes know where they have buried their food.

Christmas Day 2016


As usual we spent Christmas day with our family. This year we had turkey, we alternate between goose and turkey, with all the usual things that go with a Christmas lunch, including Yorkshire puddings. (Recorded here so that there can be no argument next year about whether we have puddings or not.) Then we opened presents and played a family game. We spent the evening at home watching a DVD.

Today’s picture is of my husband who almost spent Christmas in his favourite hospital. As usual he, as well as the other male members of the family is still wearing his Christmas cracker hat. I have added a picture of Sybil and Polo. Sybil is playing with the toys which Santa brought her, Polo, like all good children prefers the wrapping paper and boxes.




Cambridge Clear Beauty


I spent the morning working and planned to complete the marking after my visit to Great Shelford; this was not to be and I will have to finish it in the morning.

In the afternoon I went to Cambridge Clear Beauty Clinic in Great Shelford to have a chemical peel on my face and to see some products, which Mr Ahmad recommends. I have never been one for putting much on my face, not even using soap on my face, except in my younger days when, like many others at that time, a large amount of ‘panstick’ and eye shadow found its way onto my face every day. However, as I approach my three score years and ten birthday, I decided that it was time to take more care of my skin. I have ‘gel’ nails and these cause quite a lot of damage to the nail itself and as many of you know I have to rest my names every few months. Like many people I also have problems with my heels, which another well-known product does not have any impact on. I shall certainly have those two products on my wish list; a shame it is too late to add them to my Christmas wish list.

Just to add, this is where I have had my Ganglion removed. Mr Tariq Ahmad is a Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, dealing with cleft palates as well as doing a lot of charity work abroad, also on cleft palates, so this is not ‘Mickley Mouse’ stuff; I will let you know if it really does work.

I had planned to take a picture of the clinic or something else, but when I left it was dark so the only picture I took today was of their business card. If you want to see a picture of my daughter, who is the practice manager at Cambridge Clear Beauty, click here.