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


Yesterday morning went like clockwork. I did all all activities as planned. Afternoon – I had been a bit vague about this anyway, In the end I finished watching Gone with the Wind (John had a client ((who didn’t turn up)) ). It began raining then, so I got out my work in progress Mass Book, and read… Read More


Monday 1st June. My kind of date. All the new beginnings. I was joking to John last night about all I wanted to cram in today. Then I thought, why not make it more realistic by slotting things in to reasonable time scales. So. 7-9 Breakfast, shower, meditate 9-11 Housework 11-1130 Coffee, while watching a… Read More


Another lovely new week ahead of me. I’ve always loved Mondays, even when I was teaching full time.It’s cos I is a hoptimist and live in the future. So many possibilities. INFP on the Myers-Briggs, with a really high P score. (P = planning in a nutshell. I mean – planning, in a nutshell. I… 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