Getting free things for your birthday<3

As numerous people in my life can confirm, Silver has an above-average interest in loyalty schemes. More specifically, those that give you free things. Especially for your birthday. This year’s birthday was very different, to say the least. Much to my delight, I still managed to get some birthday freebies from Krispy Kreme, Greggs and…

Our thirtieth week at home, – 12/10/20 – 18/10/2020 – COVID-19

Goodness. It’s now the thirtieth week, week 3-0, since we as a team were advised to pack our things and work from home. Also, Silver’s birthday.How was this week for us? Monday 12/10/2020 It’s a new week.Which starts off with a request for three theses from an art institute, in hard copy, to be posted…

Our twenty-ninth week at home, – 05/10/20 – 11/10/2020 – COVID-19

Week 29 since we left our office and Husband and I began ‘our new life’ at home. Monday 05/10/2020 Another week starts. We come back to find numerous emails, requests and general queries, so we tackle them, whittling them down.We are finding that academics and researchers are becoming increasingly crass with us, and are also…

Silver Squirrels Away: Review of eBay (as a seller)

Ahhh, eBay. In Weird Al Yankovic’s words, ‘that worldwide garage sale’. I have bought from eBay for a number of years – as it seems to be the place to find unique and secondhand things you would have to trawl the charity shops for. I bought parts the for a fancy dress costume I was…

A Sanitised September.

The days are getting shorter, and the evenings darker and longer – we are definitely in fall now, where we are in the UK. Here is a round-up of September. September was good to us because: I bought Heroes of Might and Magic III from GOG.com for a good price, and it has given me…

A hotel in the time of corona: Our stay at Eastwood Hall.

Even with lockdown easing for us, Husband was starting feel more and more cooped up, as we were still wary of going places. As we are still expected to use up our annual leave at work, I decided to have a look and see if there was somewhere quiet and calm, yet nearby, where we…