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In a nutshell: May

Updated: Sep 1, 2018

I can’t believe we are nearly into June. There have been cool days and oh so hot days, but May is my fav month full of freshness and green, and optimism.

May was a jammed packed month of diary entries, but I managed some quality time being Granny Goose and quite a lot of foodie outings.


My bad back continues, but thanks to Matt the physio, its improving…slowly!! It’s an age thing!

Three top tips from a cardiologist: Eat real food, Keep moving, Reduce stress and learn to relax – as does being in a close nurturing relationship, benefits the ageing process!!

Hmm, a few things to work on there next month.

My Garden:

Blooming and gets greener by the day. I’m having battles with slugs and greenfly. I believe the greenfly are loving showers of diluted washing up liquid.

It’s a pleasure in life to watch May produce a show of alliums and the first roses.

Eating Out in Yorkshire:

Tried and tested The Olive Branch in Selby – good quality Med food.

Sunday lunch at Aldwark Arms near Beningborough, not bad, but not exciting.

Ladies lunch at York Racecourse – very yummy food followed by a talk from Alan Lavender, experienced chef to several Prime Ministers.

Went for tea one evening, but ended up having dinner at The Peppered Pig near Snaith – highly recommended.

Saturday tea at The Masons at Hopperton – just OK pub food.

Super sunny lunch French style at Tc Patisserie in Beverley.

Oscars first lunch eating out at Birkin Tea Room, so vintage and in a pretty country location.


Book club read was Inferno by Dan Brown. My first read of his genre of writing. Loved the Florence tour, twist and turns, it could have been a shorter read but it gripped me to the end.


I have loved seeing my grandson develop as a six month old, his smiles, discovering real food, beginning to sit up with only a little help, and his hair starting to grow. And remembering how tiring it is being a Mum, when he stayed overnight with my daughter. It’s hard not to compare him with my own children as they developed, and now so thrilled I kept a weekly diary of their growth. I find it fun to read back to those days thirty-plus years ago!


Well, a visit to Edinburgh had to be cancelled due to what was just a little health blip, I hope!


Loving Spotify and re-listening to Richard Hawley and Yo-Yo Ma.

May 22nd will be remembered forever with sadness.

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