12th April, 2024

You’re lucky …  Perhaps not.  How about there may be some who may appreciate my writing this given that I was contemplating a mental health day?  That dreadful cold/influenza Becca left me with has made a resurgence and the effort involved in trying to...

6th April, 2024

My toast popped right out of the toaster this morning and straight onto the floor.  Somehow, I knew that was going to happen.  I picked it up, anyway, checked for blueberries – a long-time addiction and prone to wander – and continued to spread with my...

30th March, 2024

Give me strength!  I should have stayed in bed today, honestly.  Ever had one of those days when nothing works; nothing goes right.  In fact, worse, the forces are just out to get you?!  Where to start? Regular readers will be aware of the demise of my dishwasher...

22nd March, 2024

Is it just me or has this been the longest winter ever?  Admittedly, the sun is shining today but that’s just a tease.  Put a foot outside the door and chances are you’ll be doing a Mary Poppins before you can say winky!  Before you can say winky.  My...

15th March, 2024

Beside me, I have noted down a ‘new’ word: shibboleth.  Defined as a word, phrase, custom etc relating to a particular group of people – and, yes, I’m ashamed to say I googled it!  Too easy but at least I did google it.  I suspect most people,...

10th March, 2024

‘Next week (I) shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend.’ Jane Austen, Personal Correspondence. One cannot help but love her – and adopt her writing style!  Her humour is woven throughout her...