28th September, 2020

I mis-timed things yesterday and ended up a dot on a country road in the dark!  As with most Sundays, the hours were swallowed up in the mundane, relaxing that bit too much, convincing oneself it is deserved until, suddenly, it is time for Songs of Praise – well,...

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25th September, 2020

It’s these little gems which make it all worthwhile …  ‘Thank you for making this call enjoyable.’.  That was Chris in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I thought I was just phoning Elephant regarding my car insurance renewal but, surprise, surprise, I had called Canada!  We had...

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21st September, 2020

Oh, boy!  I watched that Live Press Conference from Downing Street, this morning, with Sir Patrick Vallance (Govt. Chief Scientific Adviser) and Professor Chris Whitty (Govt. Chief Medical Officer) and it was masterful, albeit for the intellectually challenged!  I did...

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18th September, 2020

Bring Me Sunshine.  That’s what it says on the sign which sits beside the television – always in view, then!  The one below reads And they lived happily ever after but that’s on the floor where it belongs …  I like these signs dotted around.  Bring Me Sunshine is a...

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14th September, 2020

Captain Sir Tom Moore.  What can I say?  Kleenex!  Synonymous with tears.  Whether watching him on television or listening to him on the radio, it happens every time.  Exactly why, though?  Well, firstly, he reminds me so much of Pop – latterly.  There’s the twinkle,...

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11th September, 2020

I can’t read anymore!  Subscribing to The Telegraph online, my phone is overloaded and I feel compelled to skim the lot while stopping to read the articles which echo my stance.  So it is that, ironically, those relating to Sweden are beginning to appear and it is as...

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7th September, 2020

This is not good.  I feel completely weighed down by negativity – not like me!  In all seriousness, just today’s headlines, alone, have been depressing.  Awakened to the news of Djokovic being disqualified from the Fourth Round of the US Open, I clicked on the video...

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4th September, 2020

‘Wake me up when September ends …’.  The words of Green Day in 2005.  I remember it well and loved it then - and now.  For some reason, it has come into my head more than once of late.  Mournful, it just seems to mirror the mood.  It’s a song about loss and, as summer...

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31st August, 2020

Remind me why my ‘Seriously Good’ page is a little on the sparse side?  No need.  All set for the highlight of my week, Tom Cruise and ‘A Few Good Men’ - yes, preceded by the final of The Voice Kids! -  we headed for an evening walk on the beach.  Quite chilly, by...

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28th August, 2020

COVID.  The weather.  Riveting.  Not even deserving of sarcasm, it’s completely mind-numbing!  Even Nature, herself, has thrown in the towel and cast seasons to the wind.  Get this year over with!  Yes, I know it’s not even the end of August yet but we’ll just...

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24th August, 2020

That was the weekend, that was!  A whirlwind of chores for me and a continuous buoying of spirits – absolutely nothing to do with alcohol, in this instance!  I just find everything – and everyone – so flat.  Understandably, in that there really is little to look...

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21st August, 2020

You know, I write this as though nobody reads it.  It’s therapeutic as I ‘voice’ my thoughts and opinions – and nobody answers back!  Or do they?  Who could forget the newsworthy instance in 2018 when, at a Pre-Proof Hearing in the Court of Session, my...

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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)