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: July, 2011

Week ending Sunday 31st July 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, July 31, 2011,
Best day this week
This week the best day was Thursday.  Despite being at a funeral, it was lovely to see so many old friends again.  The weather was good, I had a reasonably smooth drive to Essex and back, the service was full of happy memories, and the reception afterwards was held in a club that backed on to a cricket field and a classic English village view. 

Best decision of the week
Despite the distance, I was very glad I took the time to go to the funeral of an ex-colleague.  She was par...
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Week ending Sunday 24th July 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, July 24, 2011,
Best day this week
Once again Saturday was the best day.  Having got through an emotional and difficult day on Friday, the day of my sister-in-law’s funeral, the whole family decided to go out for lunch on Saturday.  We had my other brother and sister-in-law staying with us, with my niece, so we spent a leisurely and pleasant morning chatting and reminiscing before meeting up with the rest of the family at the restaurant.  It was very busy and service was very slow, but for once that was in ...
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Week ending Sunday 17th July 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Sunday, July 17, 2011,
Best day this week
Both Saturday and Sunday were good – leisurely and relaxing but still got quite a lot done – mainly chores around the house and getting started on the next issue of my SIG newsletter.  Plus we walked round to our local pub for lunch on Saturday and I had more wine than I've been used to recently but it was very enjoyable!

Best work activity of the week
A good meeting in London on Thursday.  I didn’t need to be there but had asked if I could attend, and found it very usef...
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Week ending Sunday 10th July 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Monday, July 11, 2011,
Best day this week
Difficult one – possibly Tuesday, in Venice.  We were up at 5.30 to catch the sail-in through the lagoon, which has to be one of the best approaches to port in the world.  Sadly the weather was stormy and overcast, with periodic flashes of lightening and torrential rain.  However, it cleared up and we enjoyed a tour to the islands of Murano (famous for its glass) and Burano (famous for its lace).  I’d never heard of Burano but it’s a lovely island with brightly coloure...
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Week ending Sunday 3rd July 2011

Posted by Jo Sidebottom on Saturday, July 9, 2011,
Best day this week
Friday – the day we left for our holiday.  We were up, not exactly bright-eyed, at 3.30am for a 4.30 pickup to Luton Airport.  Last minute traffic chaos around the airport approach (normal for Luton apparently, even at 5.00 am) did not prevent us checking in on time, and we had a pleasant 3 hour flight to Corfu from where we boarded our ship around lunchtime.  It’s a ship we know, so we settled in easily, and were completely relaxed (no, not a euphemism for legless) by d...
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