I can’t believe I’m saying I had a good day, but I did. First, I discovered that the blue tits are nesting again in the nest box at the bottom of the garden. They had nested earlier this year, and it either failed or the babies fledged over Easter when we were away. Anyway, the… Read More


And another month goes past. What have I done? Let me see where I got up to. Well, that didn’t help much. Let’s just think. I know it was Lent. You’re not supposed to talk about what you do for Lent, but Barbara has been telling everyone, so blow it, here goes. The main thing… Read More


I came home from church yesterday full of the joys of spring and told John that from now on I was going to be the perfect housewife. (Nothing to do with exhortations at church). Quick as a flash he said, ‘I don’t want the perfect housewife, I want you’. So that lets me off the… Read More


Friday started out normally until I arrived in Hedon for Creative Writing. Being engrossed in Desert Island Discs I didn’t take on board that no traffic was coming towards me. On arriving at my destination, there was Gwyneth, the caretaker and a cleaner in deep conversation. I joined them, and discovered that there had been… Read More


Ok, here is the first proper post of the renewal of my blog. Don’t worry, all you hordes of readers. There’ll be nothing erudite in it. (Apart from the word erudite). REPORT ON THE DAY. Had to get up at 7am as my birding group were going to Sewerby today. And I didn’t get to… Read More


I’m so organised lately. I think it started a fortnight ago when we finally got our new three piece suite. I cleared the sitting room, polished it up, and since then I have made a point of having only one hobby type thing at a time in there. (Apart from the pile of books on… Read More


What have I been up to in the last week? Bank Holiday Monday We never go anywhere on bank holidays. Maybe it’s okay in Yorkshire, but I have terrifying memories of ‘darn sarth’ stuck in traffic jams all the way from Tolworth to Brighton. (Bit of hyperbole there, but hey, this is MY blog). What… Read More


The story of Haz.   A couple of weeks ago I texted Catherine Murphy about something to do with the Children’s Liturgy on the Sunday. She texted back, asking if we were free on Saturday 11th as she had a massive favour to ask me. Foolishly I said yes, 😉 and I heard nothing for… Read More