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


Another month. Spring. A bit cold but it’s lovely to see the blossom. Can’t write now. It’s taken ages to get in to the site, and then I found a comment from Kev, my brother, that I replied to. I also had to update loads of plug-ins. The site is so slow that it’s driving… 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


149.4lbs. How is it possible to put on 1lb in 24 hours? I’m supposed to be 147lbs next Monday, so I will have to have a very abstemious week. In other news – where did I get up to? Oh yes, Wednesday – Birding. Not one of our greatest days as the light wasn’t fabulous,… Read More


Tomorrow is D-Day. Tomorrow will tell. Tomorrow I weigh myself. Ok, D-Day is really Easter Monday, but tomorrow is a rehearsal. You see, if I lost a pound a week, I would be 10st4lbs by Easter. A pound loss is hardly dieting. I wouldn’t even notice it. And if I kept it up, who knows… Read More


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