A Very Special Mother
Terry’s Chocolate Orange – For Life or Just for Christmas?
If you are going to bury your mother it is best to do it on a cold sunny February day in a strange – yet familiar – place which makes an unreal event just seem all the more dreamlike. The chill was just right. Funerals should be uncomfortable, I think, especially when you are saying […]
Learning to Love a Teenager
Nothing less important to share this Good Friday lunchtime than an international conspiracy that I am right at the centre of and note that I have less than 48 hours to get this sorted. So syringe your ears, put your specs on and pluck away any stray nasal hairs that could prove detrimental in the olfactory department because what I’m talking about today is something that deserves the attention of all your senses.
Lovely Cows and Old Cows
…I thought that Harry Enfield / Kevin the Teenager sketch was an exaggeration. Now I know the truth is the BBC made Harry tone it down in order not to cause a population implosion and send pre-teen parents running for the underground bomb shelters…
Playing Headlight Chicken
Almost involved in a multi-cow pile-up today. Do you know I have developed a little soft spot for cows? I know, I know,they don’t appear to have that much going for them. Less cute than a sheep, less graceful than a horse, less quirky than a pot-bellied pig. But they have an accepting placidity about […]
My Life Story. Volume 27, Section B, Chapter 51
You know it’s September when you see once gloomy, slump-shouldered parents looking cheerful once more, whistling a chirpy tune and bouncing along with a spring in their step. Not that we don’t enjoy the end of summer term — knowing that for several weeks we are freed from the misery of early wake-up calls, locker […]
Early Morning Joy
I decided this evening I’m going to write my life story and be damned. My life is far too rich, varied and bedazzling to keep it to myself any longer. When my book is written I shall have to give away two or three chapters to whet the world’s appetite and the events of today […]
Big Pants and Almond Slices
It’s another beautiful August morning, dark and rainy, wet and clean. I’m inside, drinking my favourite coffee out of my favourite mug. Does it get better than this? I suspect it does and I’m ready and waiting. I jumped out of bed this morning, I mean literally. I was lying in bed marvelling that my […]
I had a lovely email from Bee of 50 Plus Life Design yesterday morning telling me I’d won their ‘book of the month’ competition. Ironically it’s called "Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures that you Absolutely Can’t Get Unless You’re Over 50" so I’m afraid it’s many great adventures I absolutely can’t get for aeons […]