Grief is a slippery beast. I've explored that in my novel* Don't worry that's not a spoiler, it's not out in the world. Yet? And it's not entirely doom and gloom, there are jokes. At least two. It can jump out at you from nowhere, grief, not my novel. Or even hide. And reaction to…Read more February strikes again
Another happy coincidence?
One of my FB groups has a daily theme, on Monday it was "1989, your memories". My head filled with this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V7SINjz96E it had been released two years earlier*, but became the soundtrack of my late '89. It's Hogmanay 1989. In my mind it's wet, but that doesn't matter. On the M8, it's dark,…Read more Another happy coincidence?
Setting the scene
It's Friday once more. Still a special night. We're back from our shopping trip and it's already dark*. The fish is waiting in the fridge, this week it's MrS cooking and we'll have Haddock and chips. Soon he'll start the preparations, laying out the flour, egg and breadcrumbs to make a crispy coating when the…Read more Setting the scene
Today is "stir up Sunday", I think just in the UK. It's a staple topic every year on BBCRadio soap opera "The Archers" , when matriarch Jill Archer is joined by some or all of her grandchildren to stir up the pudding and make a wish. Not this year though, we've had new episodes to…Read more Christmas pudding
Getting crafty for Christmas
It's even wetter and windier today! I had to cut short my walk, don't worry DogS got her usual long one with MrS while I was at my Zoom Yoga class. So after getting into dry clothes and finishing off yesterday's soup for lunch I settled down for an afternoon of craft. I'm not a…Read more Getting crafty for Christmas
A nice warming bowl of soup
It's wet and windy today, we have what's described as a "lingering weather front" which started in the night and is set to last into tomorrow. We've had floods and toppled trees, though nothing like the devastation typhoons have brought to the Philippines recently. Here's the path from Sunday's post*. it's hard to see but…Read more A nice warming bowl of soup
But I won't be eating any for a while. Which is why I was disappointed when my Genoese sponge was more biscuit than cake. Every year I give up cake, biscuits, and chocolate for Lent. I know I've mentioned this elsewhere. I usually manage to keep to it, even though I fail in my attempt…Read more Cake
Being safe and warm
Today is wild and windy. Outside there are waves whipping up the sea. They might not be as big as the ones in the featured image, but that photo was taken on the more exposed west coast. If we have waves here then it's a really stormy day. And today is Armistice Day, in the…Read more Being safe and warm
Meeting old friends
We're not allowed to meet our friends indoors*, but that didn't matter today. Because the old friend lives mostly outdoors. In a large barn conversion featuring a fashionable indoor/outdoor living space She'd had a new delivery of comfy bedding today! As you can see, she's a cat. A barn cat. Not quite Holly's** "no name…Read more Meeting old friends
I'm actually struggling to write a post today. It should be easy because it's Remembrance Sunday and I've already written about Hallowe'en and Guy Fawkes. But I don't have anything personal to bring to the commemorations. One of my uncles and a great uncle served in the Second World war, and I have a few…Read more Remembering