Tequila Mockingbird*

   Happy Boxing Day!  That’s my outfit yesterday.    Today wore these for Two Hour Boxing Day Spin:    1.  Look at the attached photo: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a literary twist.   2.  A present from my cousin yesterday.  Cocktails include: Romeo and Julep Huckleberry Sin Rye and Prejudice Love in the Time of […]

The Next Right Thing*

Wednesday morning’s activities: 1.  Gym: kettlebell swings, lat pulldowns, chest weights, triceps and biceps, chest dumbells on ball, exercise bike. 2.  Three course breakfast: Shakshuka, salads, watermelon. 3.  Move some of the more-nearly-dry pairs of pants from the washing line above the bath to the sunny windowsill, so the wetter pairs can spread out a […]

The Stud

“So, at the guide dog centre, they’re showing us around,” MediaChap says. “They bring one of the studs out to meet us. And he’s a gorgeous big yellow Labrador but he’s in a bad mood: usually when he comes out of his room it’s to mate, and now he’s got to meet a whole lot […]

Staircase

I’m at the bar where I met Jarvis. It has a gallery at the top and tonight it’s packed and noisy. The music is awful, and far too loud. The chap is running late and it’s too dark to read my book. At last I spot a free table up in the gallery and race […]

Season’s Greetings

“And Steve from accounts – I swear he tried to pinch my bum but he was so drunk I just moved away. It’s a shame – he’s such a nice bloke when he’s sober,” the blonde in the reindeer jumper says as she washes her hands. “I guess you just have to put it down […]

Supermarket Shopping?

“How did your date go, the other day?” A woman accosts me in the changing room at the gym. She’s in my Spin class. We must have spoken when I was getting changed to meet a chap, only I can’t now remember which one. “Which one was that?” I say. “You were meeting one at […]