Bye Bye Baby*

Watching Kate Middleton: Heir We Go Again.   It is definitely a bit rubbish and has not very good ‘experts’ but am enjoying it.  “Do you think this is good, then,” my brother says, as we see Kate: flawless in a sunflower yellow dress, perfect shiny dark hair, amazing smile.  Her white, even teeth gleam. […]

Waiting For Wednesday*

As we wait for the New Royal Baby, am reminiscing by watching When Kate Met William.  Love is so nice, particularly when it is a Prince falling in love with “a normal middle class girl”.  And, oh look, here is My Prince Harry being born. Happy Four Year Anniversary to William and Kate anyway as […]

Versatile Blog Award and The Creative Blogger Award! Please read – you may have been nominated!!

“Brilliantly written, witty and endearing! I can’t wait to read each new post!” is what the lovely  Wide Ranging Ramblings says about my blog and she has very kindly nominated me for both the Versatile Blog Award and the Creative Blogger Award.  Check out her blog about life, restaurants and fashion in Dubai. Here are the […]

Work. Rest. Repeat*

It’s been one-of-those-days.  Traffic, too much work and assorted other stresses.  My phone rings when I’m on my way home at long last at seven o’clock. “Hello,” I say. “Hello,” Seb says, for it is him.  Immediately, I feel better: hearing his mellifluous drawl.  He has not forgotten me, my wonderful boy . “Hi darling,” […]

A Royal Pain*

“No, dear, you have to give the stag four of the biscuits for his lunch,” Prince Philip says.  “Look: dig up a few more.”  He pushes his trowel into the ground and unearths a couple more of the biscuits which appear to be a cross between rice cakes and weetabix.  They are orange and flat […]

Gallipoli*

“Are you about to go to sleep my lovely?”  Seb’s message comes through at about nine o’clock last night.  “Just sitting down to supper with parentals.  Can I call in about 30 – 40 minutes?” “Yes, of course,” I say, chuckling.  Am turning him into me: he has never used the word ‘parentals’ before, as […]

Genius In Murder*

Woohoo!  Have been nominated for this award by the wonderful Tara at ‘After The Rain’.  Thank you so much Tara. So, I have to say 7 things about my self. 1.  Always wanted to be a zookeeper when I grew up.  Worked at my zoo as a volunteer in various departments: Children’s Zoo, Small Mammal […]

April Showers*

April A to Z Asparagus, artichokes, avocado.  So many lovely spring vegetables.  Apple blossom. Broccoli – purple sprouting.  Birds. Cuddles with the fluffy monster, as he sheds orange fluff everywhere.  He is losing his winter coat.  Ceanothus flowering everywhere.  Photo attached.  Cherry blossom. Death of winter, let us hope. Excitement about summer. Fat.  Must do […]

Downward-Facing Death*

Can do some stuff to stop mood getting any more elevated: 1.  Keep away from the Internet – hence why am only just writing this now.  Technology is not my friend at the moment, sadly.  Can’t work things.  2.  Rest. 3.  Keep away from shops, restaurants and public transport.  Am cancelling all my plans up […]

The Day Of The Jackal*

“Your bedroom ceiling just fell down,” Mum says in a tone of great excitement.  “There was a crash and debris everywhere and lots of snails and…do you want to have a look?” “Yes, OK,” I say. Opening my bedroom door, I gasp in horror: there’s an enormous hole in the ceiling, just above my pillow. […]