My friend’s mother last night. She has been in and out of hospital and each time my friend saw her increasingly frail mother she knew this day was coming, but it was not until the doctor said it out loud that it became true. She said she threw some clothes in the car and took … More Mothers

Myth Busting

This morning I put on shorts and a tee shirt. It was 19 degrees yesterday and I didn’t want to waste a precious drop of vitamin D. So what did I do this morning before the wind started to blow and after I’d chopped the mint down to size (stalks) and divested the lemon of … More Myth Busting

Buying a new bra

It’s winter and I’ve put on a little extra poundage. While my adult children eat like well-honed athletic specimens, I defend to the death, my right to eat bread. And anything else I fancy. I’ve just eaten a Whittakers Peanut Bar in three mouthfuls, but… it was one of those mini ones and when I … More Buying a new bra

Covid # 1

Monday this week we were booked for the first of our Covid jabs. Half an hour before my appointment things were looking good. I checked I had my phone and something to read. My husband had his jacket on and a cup of coffee in hand which means I’ll be doing the driving while he … More Covid # 1


I am a covert romantic. When I’m all on my own I watch ‘Virgin River’ on Netflix and when I’m not, I download chick lit onto my Kindle so I think I know what I’m missing out on by living with the most practical but non-romantic person on the planet. Our conversations at this time … More Romance