altrincham living & travel

– experiences of just living life –


March 2010

Big four oh

My big birthday started when I received my first present at 4.30 – a mouse! Dali brought in one of the liveliest mice ever. Tim and I were chasing around the bedroom for about half an hour before we finally… Continue Reading →

Spring is in the air

After the very cold and severe winter, we were very surprised that today so nice an warm. Just a couple of weeks ago we were still getting some serious frosts. I took advantage of the weather by convincing my husband… Continue Reading →

Celebrating our anniversary

Tim and I had such a lovely night out for our anniversary. Once we poshed up, we took the tram into Manchester. First stop was Harvey Nichols for cocktails. I have never had a Mai Tai before, but I shall… Continue Reading →


Married 5 years today! And it has been 5 good years with many more to come I hope! Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

An engagement

I would like to say a very big: It seems Mark plucked up the courage at last to ask Hayley to marry him. I am still waiting to hear all the soppy details and see the ring, but we hope… Continue Reading →

Winter gardens – Dunham Massey

Tim and I set off for a quick walk to Dunham Massey to go and check out the progress of the new winter gardens at about 11.00 am this morning. The plan was to walk there, have tea and a… Continue Reading →


Homesickness is a really strange thing. I doesn’t always make logical sense. I have now been in the UK for more than 10 years. Put that in perspective: I was only at school for 12 years, so when you compare… Continue Reading →

Perfect Saturday afternoon

I had the most fantastic afternoon today. Not because I did something extraordinary, but because I spent it doing something ordinary with someone extraordinary. Lisa and I agreed that when the movie ‘Julie and Julia’ ( ) comes out, she… Continue Reading →

Bubble bath and hot chocolate

Long day, bubble bath and hot chocolate. The only thing wrong with this image is that the hot chocolate should not end up in the bath! I had created the perfect chilling scenario: bubble bath, candles around the bath, laptop… Continue Reading →

Weather slowly changing

March evening temperatures have been very cold! We have hardly had a a morning without sub-zero temperatures, but it does feel like it is warming up. Every now and then they forecast temperatures in double figures … only to be… Continue Reading →

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