1st March, 2021

Now, if one is a cup half-full type of person, spring has sprung and all is going to be alright with the world.  On the other hand ...  Granted, it is March 1st, today; St David's Day.  The sun was shining and the public were out in droves.  Lockdown?  What lockdown? ...

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26th February, 2021

I sat down, quite calmly, to write - quite calmly - about the excitement of the last few days, hours ago!  Stupidly, I decided to go through my emails first and I came across one apropos the Pilates resistance ring I had looked at on Amazon.  No pause for laughter,...

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22nd February, 2021

Shall I begin with the humorous then move onto the sxxt - pardon my French - or tell it as it is, from the onset, inevitably inciting anger, aiding and abetting a continuum of depressed resignation and sadness ... and perhaps, just sometimes, eliciting gratitude for...

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19th February, 2021

'How many of us, I wonder, dare to look like ourselves?' Eleanor Roosevelt, 'You Learn by Living'. Sadly, very few.  I like the question, though, and I suspect I would have liked this lady, too.  I am ashamed to admit that I knew very little about her, other than the...

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15th February, 2021

Oh, my goodness!  There is light after the dark.  Well, the sun has broken through, the wind has dropped and the deep blanket of snow is melting rapidly.  It is a strange feeling, as though the world has risen, triumphant, from the grasp of an evil spirit.  No...

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12th February, 2021

Oh, boy!  Hang on a minute, talk about setting oneself up for a lynching!  Obviously, an exclamation riddled with sexism, at the very least.  Gender specific, specific being the problem.  Said figure of speech fails to encompass the burgeoning 'genders' of this...

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8th February, 2021

I feel like Captain Oates, 'I may be some time', as the blizzard of snow swirls outside and darkness falls in freezing temperatures.  However, I am going nowhere!  I am not sporting my night attire and have moved from my bed to the couch - my version of Couch to 5K. ...

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5th February, 2021

Captain Sir Tom Moore  (1920 - 2021) It was always in the back of my mind, the dread of his passing.  Inevitable.  He was 100 years old - wasn't he just!  From another time; a better time.  Oh, yes, there was war and there was hardship but there, too, was pride, great...

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1st February, 2021

Well, that was a hectic weekend!  Come Friday evening, I realised I hadn't sent a Birthday card - and the customary 'winning' EuroMillions ticket - to my old friend, Caroline whose big day was today.  Consequently, I had to get to the Post Office by 12.15pm on...

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29th January, 2021

Who is she?!  I love saying that, harking back to the infamous Nicky, all these years ago, on Big Brother.  Almost on a par with 'still tired after the move', courtesy of an American comedian - similarly, light years ago - referring to his birth!  The latter is,...

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25th January, 2021

It must have been about 3am, this morning, when it came to me - this is like driving through thick fog; no end in sight just nothing!  Constant nothing!  Bland nothing!  Everyday, nothing!  Funny, the lyrics to the Eagles, 'Desperado' came to mind - just be thankful...

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22nd January, 2021

Look, I am going to make a concerted effort to avoid the omni-present elephant today.  It's never-ending!  I'm chasing humour ... Firstly, as I have mentioned before, I can see on Google Analytics where in the world my readers are.  So it was that, of late, someone...

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‘You’re only given a little spark of madness and, if you lose that, you’re nothing.’

Robin Williams (Come Inside My Mind, Sky Arts)