I bought full fat milk by mistake the other day. I had forgotten how lovely and creamy it is. A perfect partner to my homemade muesli with Pink Lady apple. Now for my friendship post. I like to say I haven’t got any friends. Only John. I am quite reserved, and think I am difficult… 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


Hello again. This time I really am going to keep a record of my day to day ramblings. And this post is just to get it up to date before I start properly on Ash Wednesday. A good day for a new start. I stopped writing on 21st July 2015. I can see we had… Read More


I’ve decided to pick up on this blog. Someone in church read it and enjoyed it, so I have a fresh enthusiasm. I dropped it because I lost loads of stuff – I’m sure it’s still somewhere in the gobbledy-gook, and I was discouraged. Then I lost all my login details and both the website… Read More


The Scottish Pair were with us last week, and we are just enjoying the calm before the storm of the Oxford Lot hits us tomorrow. We had a lovely week with the lads. To bed late, so we had quiet mornings while they recovered. First evening was fun, as they ran around the garden trying to… Read More


Well, that’s an nice memorable title for this post. It was inspired by a Radio 4 news item today. Oops. It was Spitfires, not Messerschmitts. Now what to write? The Messerschmitts and Fockers joke was one that my brother told us at our 40th wedding anniversary nine years ago. He had a T-shirt about it too. I can… Read More


Well that’s a disappointment. I was supposed to be meeting three friends at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but two of them didn’t realise it was a firm arrangement and have made other plans. We meet every month or so and ‘do’ places. Last time it was the Richard 3rd exhibition in York. Oh, and we do… 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


Pirates of Penzance last Tuesday was bloody brilliant. I’ve seen about 3 amateur productions over the years, but (obviously) they don’t compare to Mike Leigh’s scintillating production. I’m still going around singing some of the songs. The singers were top notch, and I can’t get over the breath control of the daughters’ chorus – the one… Read More