Jo Sidebottom

Why "Answers on a Postcard"?


Jo Sidebottom I wanted the experience of doing a regular blog, but unlike some of my pals I don't have a life or job filled with humorous and interesting anecdotes. The thought of coming up with entertaining stories regularly was quite daunting. "Answers on a Postcard" was born when I had the idea of asking myself a handful of questions each week, some serious and some more frivolous, and trying to keep the responses pithy and concise. Please feel free to leave any comments about my blog on my Guestbook page.

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Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Week ending Sunday 28th August 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Monday, August 29, 2011,
Best day this week
Saturday – my brother and sister-in-law in Lincoln had a barbecue for my brother’s birthday, and all the family were there.  We picked Mum up around lunchtime and got there just after 2.  Chris and I had decided to stay over and had booked into a local B&B, so it meant we didn’t have to rush back and we could both have a drink.  Fortunately the weather stayed fine and we were able to sit in their lovely garden.  It was a great day.

Best decision of the week
To stay over ...
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Week ending Sunday 21st August 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, August 21, 2011,
Best day this week
Friday, I think.  I had a mortgage appointment in the afternoon, and booked half a day’s leave so I could bunk off with a clear conscience.  So afterwards I didn’t hurry home, but enjoyed an iced coffee in Costa followed by some leisurely shopping. 

Best decision of the week
I test drove a new Mercedes in Milton Keynes on Saturday but knowing I was after a secondhand one, the dealer searched his network and found a possibility for me.  I was rather unsure about buying a s...
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Week ending Sunday 14th August 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Monday, August 15, 2011,
Best day this week
Saturday was a very rewarding day – a very satisfying mortgage appointment in the morning, and a tour of car dealerships in the afternoon.  We didn’t actually buy anything in either case, but have discovered that both are eminently affordable within the budgets we had set ourselves.

Best work meeting of the week
I attended a meeting of London NHS HR Directors on Wednesday, which was more interesting than I’d expected.  I was there to do a presentation on our system, but ...
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Week ending Sunday 7th August 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, August 7, 2011,
Best day this week
Friday, I think.  A meeting was unexpectedly cancelled, and instead I had the whole day at home.  Chris was late home, so I made a fish pie and watched some junk TV for an hour in the evening.  Very enjoyable.

Best work activity of the week
Two meetings in east London on Thursday, which dovetailed well together, and both went well.  Two more trusts signed up to my focused programme, which is good news.

Favourite meal of the week

A toss-up between a Japanese lunch on Saturday, a ...
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