I’ve never thought of myself as fat. A bit chubby, a love handle here and there but omg, today did I get the wake up call. I bent over and ripped the arse right out of my jeans. Just think about that for a moment. J-E-A-N-S. That item of clothing with triple sewn seams and … More Blow out
I had the alarm set for 5:50 . I impressed myself by waking at 5:48. Once dressed, I had time, I thought, for the jug to boil and a quick cuppa but I had RNZ on my phone and the water was barely in the cup and they were prompting me to rush out to … More Anzac Day 2020 – Stand at Dawn
Today I did something different. I pushed my straggling locks behind my ears, moistened my lips with lipstick a shade darker than I wear around the house, squirted a puff of the very expensive perfume on the decollage and went out in the car. After weeks of walking and biking round and round the block, … More Musings
I’ve just finished reading this book by David Niven. I think, it’s for the third time. Each time I find something different to appreciate and always I laugh and find myself thinking what a wonderful writer this man is. His life story is full of the twists and turns we see in our own – … More Bring on the Empty Horses
I did a reading from “I am not Joe Donovan” yesterday for the NZWritersRead Youtube . I’m never going to be a film star. There was a lot of choosing where to sit and and what to read and then I had to decide what to say about the book. I’m much better playing with words … More Reading from “I am Not Joe Donovan”
MY LAST LOCKDOWN WAS A NATURAL DISASTER And this is what I learned. There is nothing like the cool feel of plastic shaped like your bum and a porcelain receptical to do your business in. A plastic bucket in the garage and burying the result in the garden really doesn’t cut the mustard. The calm, … More Been there already
So how is everyone? Feeling just a little bit sorry for the over-paid, over-priviledged athletes out of a job? Nope. Me neither. But I am worried for the hairdresser and the gym owner and all the small business’ that might not get back up off their knees. I’ve had a sniffle on and off this … More Winning Pandemic Points
I happened upon my photo album from 1972/73 today. That was when my name was Robyn Nicoll and I was an AFS student in Michigan. Amongst the photo’s were a line up of other AFS students I used to hang out with. With time on my side I punched a few names into Wikipaedia and … More Whatever happened to….
I have just bawled my way through 1.53 hrs of the film, “Military Wives”. It’s a simple story. A group of women form a choir and sing – badly at first but they get so good that they end up at the Albert Hall. The women are all married to British soldiers who have been … More Military Wives
Some days the world is weird… And other days you get to look at it from an entirely different perspective.