January Newsletter 2021

January 2021 newsletter coversheet

Hi, So it’s 3:30 pm on the 31st and I’m writing my January newsletter 2021. It’s been a quiet month. Maybe a bit frustrating as well. I made some big decisions late last year about moving upstairs and renovating all the rooms. The problem is Christmas and Covid slowed progress. My focus word for January was patience with a touch of grace. I think I was able to pull it off. Anyway on with what I’ve been enjoying this month apart from the oversupply of cricket, Ok there is a little bit of cricket on the list.


Hours of entertainment My Blob Opera make your own by going to Blob Opera Very very cute and fun.

Bucket List Tick

So, I got chatting with a man, Paul, at the cafe and we started talking about cricket. He then says oh I’m a member of the SCG if you ever want to go. I’m like ‘yes please’. Anyway coming up to the test in Sydney we ran into each other again and he asked if I would like to go to the test match. So I got to fulfil one of my bucket list items. Watching the first day of the Sydney test match from the members. It was not the full experience because of the covid restrictions. It was wonderful all the same even though it rained. I also got to go on the second day. I had fun and got to see some good cricket. Also, I made a new outfit for the day.


Well while I was at the cricket I decided to ready ‘Death before Wicket’ by Kerry Greenwood. Phryne Fisher comes to Sydney to solve a mystery and to watch the test cricket at the SCG. So I thought it was a good match. I have also finished the new Phryne Fisher ‘Death in Daylesford’. It was great to read a new book in the series. In addition, I have started reading a new cosy mystery series ‘Date with….’ by Julia Chapman. The first one in the series is called ‘Date with Death’ I really enjoyed it. It’s based in a small town in the Yorkshire Dales. The characters are great.


I’ve been enjoying my new big tele by watching not just cricket but concerts. For Christmas, I brought myself Queen’s concert ‘Live at Wembley ’86’. I had a VHS of this concert which was dubbed by my uncle back in the ’90s. I watched a couple of my other music DVDs. America – ‘Live in Central Park’ from 1979. The Police ‘Every Breath You Take: The Singles’, Jo, Julie and I watched this on VHS over and over again when we were back in High School. So many many memories.


To follow up on Eurovision Fire Saga LEGO here is the ‘Volcano Man’ single.


Lots of walks in the hills of Cromer. We even went exploring new places. Yesterday was wonderful I saw my first Lyrebird in the wild. It was amazing he was dancing. And then I had a fall, then Robert had a fall. We are both battered and bruised. I was so lucky that I didn’t hit my head.

Quote for the month

‘My new year’s resolution is to be more positive and less sarcastic… Like I won’t screw that up right away’ or ‘Seriously? We saw how 2020 went. Do we really want to do this, again?’

February is looking very busy. I’m back at work and the electricians are arriving tomorrow. The big aim is to have everything finished upstairs for my Eurovision Birthday Party in May. Have fun