Paramedic Humour.

Posted By on 22nd February 2021

There’s a group on Facebook called ‘UK Paramedic Humour’. I find it very funny, except when it gets too medical, in which case I’m lost, but ‘snowflakes’ beware, it’s not for the faint-hearted and you need to be broad-minded with a dark sense of humour to properly appreciate it.

A few days ago they posted a 65 point list ‘Rules you should know in the Ambulance Service’, I’ve selected a few of my favourites here.



Posted By on 15th February 2021

It was a cold, wet, Thursday morning in January. I’d just got out of bed and was following my normal routine of looking out of the landing window before going downstairs.

I just happened to be in time to see a young woman walking down my path towards the front door. I didn’t recognise her but she looked perfectly normal, apart from the fact that she was carrying a croissant (sans bag) in her right hand.


Scottish Cats

Posted By on 8th February 2021

I thought it was about time we had a Scottish cat update. If you remember matriarch Isla has now been spayed and is enjoying life, unencumbered by permanent pregnancy. Harry Potter (1st litter) having been neutered is also enjoying life in the Highlands.

Margot, Blanche, Merlin, Tipsy and TW (2nd litter) have gone to the Cats Protection League for re-homing, whilst their siblings Hissing Sid and Piglet have remained with Janice and love playing together in the garden.

Time for photos I think.


The Bubble Doesn’t Lie.

Posted By on 1st February 2021

A few weeks ago I started my latest project, decorating the back bedroom. I actually prefer it to the front bedroom because the view is spectacular.

But before I could start the ‘good’ bit, ie painting, I had to tackle the built-in cupboard in the corner.

It had once housed the hot water cylinder, water tank etc. but these had been ripped out some time ago, not very carefully, leaving the cupboard in a bit of a state,



Posted By on 25th January 2021

I decided the other day to Spring clean my computer. That is to say, have a look back at a lot of old stuff I’ve collected over the years. I think it’s fair to say my tastes must have changed, because quite a lot of it was rubbish and got deleted, but then I came upon these which still make me smile.

The picture quality isn’t the best, but I think you’ll get the gist.


Random Stuff

Posted By on 18th January 2021

What do you do during lockdown?


Are You As Smart As A 4-Year-Old?

Posted By on 11th January 2021

Fancy a bit of silliness for the New Year? It might make you smile, and let’s be honest we could all do with a smile, or better still a laugh in these dark times.

So let’s begin.

How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?


Goodbye 2020

Posted By on 3rd January 2021

Traditionally this is the time of year when I would look back over the last 12 months, the highs the lows and all the bits in between, but what can I write about 2020 that hasn’t already been said?

My personal highlights were the holiday on the Isle of Skye in February, and moving house of course back in June, but generally speaking 2020 has been RUBBISH.

It has, without doubt, been the strangest year I can remember and has brought out the best and the worst in people. 2020 can best be summed up in one word COVID.



Posted By on 28th December 2020

What does the colour yellow make you think of? The sun? Lemons? Primroses? Advocaat? Coldplay? (I prefer the Jodie (Dr Who) Whitaker version to the Coldplay original).

Yellow is my favourite colour.



Posted By on 18th December 2020

I thought the window bottom had put up a fight, but it did not prepare me for what was to come with the two doors.

Original to the house, circa 1930 at a guess, they have seen better days, and are covered in varying layers of paint. I was curious to know what they would look like when stripped, and was hoping for a honey-coloured pine that I could varnish, but was soon disabused of that notion.