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My Daugher's Book

Friday, January 17, 2014      8 comments

This is my daughter's first publication, up on Smashwords now and we hope on Amazon in due course. I'm so proud of her. With a toddler and a new baby, and no money, she's... Read more

Big Brother Little Brother

Monday, September 02, 2013      15 comments

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First Picture of the New Baby

Monday, September 02, 2013      9 comments

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Good News/Bad News

Saturday, August 17, 2013      7 comments

The good news is that I'm losing weight. Not a lot, but it's always been an uphill struggle. My body hangs on to its fat like there's going to be a famine tomorrow. If there ever is a famine, I'm going to be one of the last survivors. ... Read more

Blue Funk Defeated - Well, Sort Of

Monday, August 12, 2013      2 comments

By chance a blog I follow (Passive Guy) spotlighted this article on the Huffington Post:
y-_b_3729209.html which is to the point. Thank you all for your most supportive comm... Read more

Blue Funk

Saturday, August 03, 2013      8 comments

I was hit by one this week. Now, some of you may know that I'm writing a novel - or a series of novels - or a whole library of novels, if I'm spared. Have I mentioned it once or twice before? Well, this week on my news provider of choice ... Read more


Thursday, August 01, 2013      6 comments

like the little lambs on the hill behind our house. I hadn't had my hair cut since my daughter's wedding, nearly four years ago. There is a number of reasons for this. Disinclination to spend the money for one - they're good, but not chea... Read more

Temporarily absent

Sunday, July 21, 2013      7 comments

So here's the thing - for the last 3 weeks or so I've been feeling really ill. I thought it was mumps again, but the doctor said not, but it hurt just as much and I felt just as lousy so what's the difference? Anyway things are improving, ... Read more

Fathers' Day

Sunday, June 16, 2013      5 comments

I had to look back through my blogs and, yes, I've blogged before about my father. So I'll have to think of something different. Short hiatus while I check again. No, haven't done this one already. Have at it. I have to give credit to R... Read more

Advice for the Gym

Monday, June 10, 2013      6 comments

Yes, I know, there's lots of advice out there for the gym-goer: always warm up, stretch, do cardio first, do cardio last, go first thing, don't eat before, do eat before. But here's some really practical advice from me that I've never seen anyw... Read more

My Favourite Price - Free

Monday, June 03, 2013      10 comments

We are a frugal family. When the children were small, this was a necessity, and the habit has sort of stuck with us. On the other hand, I'm a gadget person, and one of my favourite recent gadgets is a Kindle, or rather a succession (I can reco... Read more

A Bad Year for Domestic Appliances

Saturday, May 25, 2013      10 comments

You must all have had a time when everything seemed to break down at once,, I'm sure. And I admit it's May already - doesn't time fly? But it seems to me that there is a conspiracy between my domestic appliances to cause me the most inconveni... Read more

Where Hast Tha Bin Since Ah Saw Thee?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      12 comments

Well, not on Ilkley Moor baht 'at, actually. In fact it's a bit difficult to say where I've been. I've just looked at my blogs, and it's over a year since I wrote anything on here. Where to start? Well, we've done a fair bit of grandchil... Read more

The Wrong Trouser Leg of Time

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      7 comments

Have you ever had the feeling that somehow the world has changed in a significant way since you last looked at it? I first got that feeling in my twenties when I purchased a copy of "The Clockwork Orange" - the famous Penguin one with that ... Read more

Was it like Hogwarts, Mummy?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      7 comments

As some of you may know, I went to boarding school, and the question has been asked - well, was it? Apart from the wands and quill pens and so on? How can I begin to answer that? Perhaps it will go some way if I tell you our timetable for... Read more

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