Wednesday, 23 April 2014


...Or, I think I know what you mean.

Q: What two things will guarantee dark skies and rain storms?
A:  Me hanging out my washing and/or deciding to write a post related to sunshine and warm days.

So I am abandoning my intended post about warmness and brightness and general sun-ness and will instead share something from this (early) morning's walk with M'Faithful Hound.

It was not raining and The Dog was in fairly fine fettle - having just finished a course of steroids to deal with her IMPA  -  see The Dog (Don't Break It).  (Which reminds me, I really must update Witch's story). (Enough with the brackets).

Thursday, 10 April 2014


There is every chance that I am leeeetle behind the times with this one, but I only heard this joke the other day and it is now my favourite and I am going to share nicely with you all.


Monday, 7 April 2014


...And this is Nothing Like...(you know the rest)

Cat stalking Witchy

I am currently pretending that ...

a) the weather isn't crap and
b) there are no shouty workmen next door

And in this spirit I give you my Spring Poem ...

... wait for it, it's coming....

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mother's Day

Artwork by Piers Harper
Here in the UK this Sunday is Mother's Day. 

To mark the occasion I would  like to share with you a conversation that took place between me and No.1 Son (aged 15) earlier this week.

Here it is...

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Is It Just Me ...?

Back (I may have made that up) ... by popular demand (I definitely made that up) is the latest in my series (again, made up) of ...

Is It Just Me?

We have, these last couple of days, had a Workman in doing stuff to our bathroom. He is here, as I type, clattering away.

We don't usually have too much in the way of Stranger Traffic in our bathroom but, due to an elderly plumbing system, disintegrating fixtures and fittings, and the housing of our Central Heating/'Hot'* Water Boiler, we do have some.