As I march rapidly into my mid fifties, this blog is to remind me that life’s regrets are based on the things we fail to do, not the things we do.

Usually found apologising for ‘not being very good at being a girl’. Tech, current affairs and travel are my bag.  Lifelong CAMRA member, who knows a good pint of real ale when she drinks it. Likes a bit of a project and DIY. Getting rid of stuff and creating memories instead are important.

Never met another female like me, but too late to worry about that now.

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Trying to find the good in Maidenhead

So I was hoping a work trip to Maidenhead would reveal a hidden treasure that I had previously failed to find. It’s the constituency of our former PM, Theresa, who clearly likes the finer things and the surrounding villages are both delightful and upmarket. So surely it couldn’t be that difficult? Cue hideous multistorey carpark,…

Guilty Pleasures

So at the last minute, a call came to help out a client in Brighton. As soon as I finished work, I booked a hotel and hopped on a train so I could be there bright and breezy at 8.30am without leaving at silly o’clock in the morning. I like Brighton and would have welcomed…

So my family thought I’d gone on a protest…

So my friend Annie and I both realised we had never been for a trip around Buckingham Palace. Annie, not being a native, had an excuse, but I had none, so we booked a private tour with champagne as you do. So here we are on the train, starting off as we meant to go…

Trip to the Southbank

Whenever I visit London, for work or play, I always think of myself as 30 years younger. Student days long gone, but never forgotten.. This time, I’m with Martin, the husband, who has much longer legs than me. Usual trotting along behind him, a couple of pub stops and saw these en route. Just enough…