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 […]

August 1st – Yorkshire Day – A Day To Remember

| 27th August 2019

Regular readers will know that I’ve written quite a lot in the last 12 months about how I believe the Universe has been guiding me through recent life-changing events, and a lot of you will no doubt be thinking that such talk is just a load of rubbish. However, I beg to differ.

Even The Dogs Didn’t Bark

| 30th July 2019

It was 04.30am in Aberdeenshire on the Tuesday morning of my return home. We were to be up early so I could catch my train, not that early, but I needed the loo. Nothing unusual in that. (It’s an age thing)

Alchemy and Unicorns

| 23rd July 2019

When you think of Scottish wildlife you think deer, pine martens, red squirrels, dolphins and the like, and I would have been truly made up to have seen any one of these during my recent trip, but sadly I didn’t.

My Travels In Scotland

| 9th July 2019

Last week I spent 5 days visiting my sister and her husband in Scotland, about 45 miles west of Aberdeen to be precise. Apart from falling down the stairs, which I will write about later and despite some pretty frisky weather, I had a great time.