We’ve been tossing a few ideas around about our June resolution and decided that we need one that doesn’t cost anything so we’ve decided to:
Re-join the library
This may seem very trivial and insignificant but alongside it we will try very hard not to buy books for ourselves, especially new ones. We’re suckers for books and find it very difficult to leave a charity shop without one.
It’s really important to support local libraries. When we had a young family we lived just around the corner from the library and went all the time. All of us love to read and it’s important to encourage children from a young age. Libraries are the perfect environmental success – the same books are read by many different people and the author still gets paid. Plus, those who can’t afford to buy books can read as many as they like. We should be supporting this facility, if only to preserve it for those who really need it. Councils are under so much pressure financially that they struggle to survive.
I think these days everyone knows that reading is beneficial, but just in case, I found this article here
I am a woman of a certain age (not 60 yet!) who lives in Bristol. I’ve lived almost my whole life in Bristol, with a short sojourn in Cornwall in my teens. I am trying to lead my life in an ethical way in all areas and hope to explore what this means.
I have four passions and several interests so I hope I will have plenty to write about. My passions are my family, knitting, cricket and St Peter’s Hospice. My other interests are volunteering, the environment, reading, TV, films & theatre, fundraising, chronic fatigue, mental health and eating. My non-interests are animals, housework, football, rugby and cooking.
I come from a family of four – two sisters and a brother. Our parents dies a few years ago. I am married to my soulmate Colin, an amazing man who tolerates my funny ways and supports me in everything I do. We have three children and two wonderful granddaughters. I am so proud of my family – we must have done something right as they are all good people. I have two sons-in-law who I love like my own and together we all make up a family unit where everyone loves and respects everyone else.
I am a total hypochondriac but do have some genuine problems, some of which I may talk about at a later date. At the moment I am overweight and have just started to eat more healthily, which I think is the answer to weight loss. We were on holiday last week and enjoyed puddings and cakes every day.
I work part-time and Colin is recently retired. This means that we have been able to spend much more time together doing some of the things we’ve been meaning to do – some planned and some spontaneous. I love this period of my life – I just wish I had the energy to match the time and the opportunities available!
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