Maureen’s Meanderings – February 2024

It’s quite fascinating that Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and Valentine’s Day are on the same day this year. It doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the last time it occurred was in 2018, and the next time it will be in 2029. How do you think you will celebrate...

Maureen’s Meanderings – January 2024

A new year once again! How long will it take to put the right date on things again? But it is exciting to start planning for events in this new year. We probably plan just as much throughout the year, but doing it now seems more exciting. I am going on holiday with my...

Maureen’s Meanderings – December 2023

Most of us think about Christmas at some time this month. Some of us all the month! It got me wondering how much of a problem Christmas can be for some families now. Here we have families struggling because of the economic situation but I find it difficult to imagine...

Maureen’s Meanderings – November 2023

I love my times in France.   Here we have the November 5th firework displays, and although not in November, the French do have the firework displays like we do, but they involve the whole village or town. There are marching bands, not always all playing the same tune....

Maureen’s Meanderings – October 2023

I don’t know about you, but I am confused this year. Summer was a bit of a washout, and I even reverted to my sweaters at one stage. Then September started with a heatwave, and suddenly I needed to find places to sit in the shade. Too windy one month not enough breeze...