Random Things

Posted By on 10th April 2021

So it’s Saturday, April 10th and it’s snowing, just over a week ago I was sat in the garden sunbathing, it’s very confusing. My decorating mo-jo has deserted me for the moment, so I’ve decided to head into the archives to find something to write about.


Happy Easter

Posted By on 3rd April 2021

Happiness is – – – – – – –


Don’t Give Up The Day Job

Posted By on 29th March 2021

Another result of lockdown is our use of the Internet to spread laughs and lift spirits. I know it spreads all kinds of other things too, but I’m preferring to concentrate on the positives, in particular, what I believe are referred to as ‘memes’.


9 Months

Posted By on 22nd March 2021

Lockdown is responsible for many things, one of which is the way we shop. Speaking personally I’m disappointed if my ‘in’ box isn’t full of ‘order confirmation’ emails, and a visit from ‘postie’ is sometimes the highlight of my day.

I’ve been mostly lucky with the things I’ve bought, though a recent transaction regarding ‘suncatchers’ was a huge disappointment. Or do I mean scam?!!


The Wall

Posted By on 15th March 2021

Now that the parking space was cleared and hardcore laid, it was time to start building the dry-stone wall. The stones have been piled up in the path since last Summer, so the first job was to sort them by size.


Memories of Grassy Bottom

Posted By on 8th March 2021

And so on Monday, March 1st work on the front garden at no.14 began. The first job was to clear the area of rocks, concrete, tree stumps and pink gate posts,



Posted By on 1st March 2021

A few weeks ago I sent my sister an email with the title ‘Knobs’. It contained a photo and one simple question, ‘Does Size Matter?’

Now before the more faint-hearted among you reach for the phone to report me to the ‘impropriety police’, let me explain.



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,