| 20th January 2020

The Internet is a truly wonderful thing. Let’s face it you couldn’t be reading this without it, but seriously, the speed with which it has become an important, nay indispensable, part of most peoples lives is quite extraordinary. And the service it provides is mind blowing when you stop and think about it. How did […]

Doing The Right Thing And Other Stories

| 6th January 2020

I’m sure we all like to think we do the ‘right thing’ in any given situation, but sometimes it can backfire. Remember my ongoing battle with the tyre pressure warning light on my car? Read about it here if you don’t.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

| 23rd December 2019

It’s been one heck of a year. Merry Xmas and lots of love and good wishes to one and all from ‘Grassy Bottom’.

Crying Wolf

| 13th December 2019

It’s no secret that I love my car. We’ve had MX5’s for over 25 years, but this 2017 model is by far the best, packed as it is with gadgets and gizmos. It’s array of dashboard warning lights is particularly impressive.

Ducks In A Row

| 19th November 2019

How many times have you heard someone say that the 3 most stressful things in life are, death, divorce and moving house? Well as I seem to be doing 2 of the 3 in a twelve month period I can assure you I’ve heard it quite a lot. So is it true?

What Doesn’t Kill You – – – –

| 5th November 2019

When I was packing books into boxes a few weeks ago I stumbled upon an old book of poems that had belonged to my mum. Based upon her writing on the flyleaf she had been given it in 1929, probably as a 10th birthday gift. The book is called ‘Junior Modern Poetry’.

5 Sofas

| 22nd October 2019

Peter liked a nice sofa, no-one really needs 5 though, and that’s what I currently have. Needless to say my impending move means that at least 2 will have to go along with several other large items. So what do you do?

The Cinnamon Trust

| 8th October 2019

The Cinnamon Trust is a charity that cares for the elderly, the terminally ill, and their much loved pets, in fact it is the only specialist national charity that helps people and animals in their final years, and I have been a volunteer since January 2012.

One Year

| 18th September 2019

Two of Peter’s favourite sayings were, “Every day’s a school day” and “It won’t always be dark at 7”. Neither of us realised just how prophetic those words would turn out to be.

To Pack Or Not To Pack?

| 10th September 2019

Once the decision to move had been made and the deals done, the next question was, ‘to pack or not to pack?’ My first instinct was that it was a bit beyond me, and so I got a quote from the removal firm which was quite reasonable considering how much ‘stuff’ I have. But could […]