Murder Grins And Bears It*

At the pub that I used to frequent on my dates last year.  Waiting for a couple of friends.  Over there are a wolf and a Labrador.  They are leaving, so my friends may miss seeing the wolf.  Which is a shame. It’s still hot and dry.  We could be in Egypt. Must think of […]

Levels Of The Game*

“This is a deep hole he’s in right now,” the commentator says.  Andy Murray is struggling against Gilles Simon.  He’s a set and a break down. Am suffering with Andy.  Come on Andy! MadFatRunner has been here with me this weekend and we had a lovely time but now she has gone home and am […]

Strange Days*

It’s been a strange day full of some unsettling things.  So, here are some nice things: 1.  Love my Seb. 2.  Will spend some proper time with him soon. 3.  Enjoyed this evening’s artichoke.   4.  And a spinach, beetroot, avocado and sweetcorn salad. 5.  This Rioja is good. 6.  Enjoyed my allergy doctor.  Am […]

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 […]

If You Were Here*

Waking up with a start, I look at my watch.  5.45pm.  Oh nooooo.  We settled down for a nap at 3pm and… “Darling can you pass me my phone,” I say to Seb.  He’s waking up:  rubbing his turquoise eyes. “Hello,” he says, putting his arms round me.  “That was such a nice sleep.  I […]

Murder By Injection*

“How are you my love?”  Seb’s message comes through yesterday whilst we’re sitting on the plane, on the tarmac, with no prospect of taking off.  “You still on holiday?  Hope you’re enjoying yourself.” Medal for correct spelling of ‘you’re’.  Good boy. “Sorry I’ve not made much contact, been rather lost in work,” he continues.  “Still […]

Happy Days*

Just having a little cry about how much am going to miss Seb, how am not going to see him for ages and so on.  Then all of a sudden two nice things happen: 1.  See the attached sign outside a pub.  So now am smiling about my lovely weekend instead of crying. 2.  Dave […]

Jurassic Park*

“No-one ever says, on their deathbed, that they wish they’d spent more time at the office”.  This quote from a nun or priest in a hospice has stayed with me.   “Am going to be that person who says ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office,’ aren’t I?” I say to Mum. “Probably,” […]

Murder Unmentionable*

“Where does that go,” Mum says, pointing to the sports bra I’m holding. “In here,” I say, opening the bottom drawer containing all my beautiful brightly-coloured underwired bras. “Why don’t you get rid of those?” Mum says.  We’re tidying my drawers, or rather Mum is.  Am sitting on the floor, distressed at my beloved elderly […]

The Cat Who Wasn’t There*

On bike at gym.  It’s 3.25pm and I’m gazing out of the window at the blue sky.  Am sweating and uncomfortably warm, from the Zolodex.  It causes hot flushes apparently.     “It’s the Nocebo Effect,” MadFatRunner says when I call her to grumble about being hot in the night.     “The what?” I […]