Lets Eat Grandma

Posted By on 18th May 2020

At school I was hopeless at languages, the French mistress, Miss Hampshire, despaired of me, frankly I wasn’t too keen on her either, as most of the time I had no idea what she was talking about! However, I was quite good at English, which is a surprise because some days I can barely string a coherent sentence together!


Déjà Vu, But Not Quite

Posted By on 4th May 2020

No, don’t worry, I haven’t gone mad and you’re not having a ‘Groundhog Day’ this really is called ‘Déjà Vu, But Not Quite’, the second one in two weeks. Those of you who know me will know what I’m talking about. For the rest of you, here is a clue.


Déjà Vu, But Not Quite

Posted By on 27th April 2020

And so the fateful day finally arrived. It was time to introduce Suki to the great outdoors at ‘Grassy Bottom’. Over the years I’ve developed a method for this procedure that has proved successful in the past, but even so, it’s a worrying time.


Shit happens

Posted By on 20th April 2020

First let me begin by apologising for the rather blunt title. If you are offended by the use, or over-use, of the ‘S’ word, then I suggest you stop here and come back next Monday when I will hopefully have written something a little more wholesome.

For the rest of you, carry on.



Posted By on 13th April 2020

Regular readers might recall a few weeks ago I briefly mentioned a couple of palindromes.


Perhaps this might refresh your memory for one of them.



Posted By on 6th April 2020

Regular readers will know about my 2 cats Poppy and Grayson, and visiting feral tomcat, Macbeth. Well, a few weeks ago I got another, Suki. Whether that was a wise thing to do only weeks away from moving house who knows? And the Coronavirus hasn’t helped matters either, but moving 3 cats to Huddersfield can’t be that much harder than moving 2, surely?! Can it?!


Getting Back On The Horse

Posted By on 30th March 2020

The phrase ‘you couldn’t make it up’ is probably overused, but sometimes its exactly what you need t.o describe a situation. Take the latest stage in my ‘trying to move house’ saga for example. Remember last year? August 1st to be exact, sold my house and bought another one (known affectionately as no.14) then it all fell through 15 weeks later?


The Best Things In Life

Posted By on 23rd March 2020

There are 2 smells in life which are so wonderful, memorable and unmistakably special that if they could be bottled, would make some budding entrepreneur very rich indeed.

What are they?

One is the smell of the first new mown grass of the season and the other is the smell inside a new car, particularly if it has leather upholstery.


You Were Saying?

Posted By on 16th March 2020

As a schoolgirl some 50 years or so ago, I was interested in ‘sayings’. Anything I liked the sound of would get written down in a notebook. How times have changed. Just imagine what fun I’d have now with access to the internet and all it’s wonders.


The Holiday

Posted By on 9th March 2020

And so the Isle of Skye adventure began. We travelled up over 2 days with tea in Carlisle and an overnight stay in Glasgow, home of the red Tardis.