The Hound Of The Baskervilles*

“Am setting off now,” Seb’s message comes through at 3.11pm today.  “Are you up to a Restaurant?” “Think so!”  I say.  “You?”  Have just this minute arrived home from the hospital and am settling under my furry blanket.   “I am,” Seb replies.  “Only if you’re up to it though.  See what your parents think.” […]

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The Art Of Killing Well*

“I couldn’t wait to get to the market today to see if there were any artichokes,” I say to Seb when he calls this evening. “And were there?” He says. “Yes!  I bought two and now I’m cooking one,” I say.   “So it’s not like that time on your birthday,” Seb says, sounding amused, […]

The Love Detective*

Rarely have I woken up feeling less like going to the gym.  And yet, it’s unusual to wake up feeling and looking this fat.  So, here I am, pedalling away on my bike. Pain Inventory: 1.  Tummy ache – too much food I would imagine. 2. Pains in arms – from weights, so good. 3. […]

Chianti With My Unicorn

Reasons to be cheerful: 1.  Have a unicorn.  Have always wanted one. 2.  See brother in three weeks. 3.  Am back together with Seb. 4.  And going to see him in ten days time. 5.  Hopefully we can go here: http://www.terreaterre.co.uk 6.  Watching Inspector Lynley for the first time in ages. 7.  Soon is supper […]

A Kiss Before Dying

Things I love about Seb: 1. He’s always appreciative of any effort I make. He pronounced the Mexican Feast “wonderful”. 2. He’s easy to please – see above, and notices what I’m wearing etc. 3. He’s happy just to lie in the nest watching hours and hours of television. 4. He is completely beautiful – […]