When I was in my teens, my sister was away at University. I hated her being away. When she went to York to do a post-graduate course, I occasionally used to be despatched on a train to go and visit her. I had to change trains in Leeds. I loved those visits and they weren’t frequent… Read More Strangers on a Train
Today I’m having a rant about bees and pesticides and the sheer stupidity of the large corporates and government in allowing (or even considering to allow) bee (and other wildlife) killing pesticides to be used. Anywhere. At all. Even the biggest idiot in the world has to realise that without pollination, everything crashes and burns. … Read More Do “Corporate” and “Money” have to = Lack of Common Sense?
My fear of the dentist started around the age of 10 or 11. Up until then, I’d been quite happily attending my six monthly check up with my mother, I’d gone in, opened up my mouth and gone out with nary a cross word spoken and only a small filling required every now and again. That… Read More Dental Phobia
When I lived in London and commuted into the West End to work, I took it for granted that, at certain times of the year, things were going to get busy. Leading up to Christmas always meant that getting from the tube to the office was a bit of an obstacle course, but far worse… Read More How to be a Tourist in Central London
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I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m childfree-by-choice, but as my life fills with young female friends, I find myself thinking about what I want to pass on to them – in a wise-woman way. I so enjoy their company and I love talking to them about how they…
This morning there was an item on the news about the fact that here in the UK we’re now using twice as many plastic carrier bags this year as we were last year. WTF? Seriously? They’re talking about charge for them in England from October of this year – why are they not already charging… Read More Our Disposable Society
This is LouLou. She came into my life in September 2009 only a couple of days after my beloved ginger tabby Coco had passed away. A friend of mine called me one afternoon. Her daughter was doing a placement at a local veterinary surgery and they had taken in a stray cat who had been… Read More About LouLou
I found these rules many years ago on the web and wanted to preserve them as they made me laugh until I cried. I hope you find them as entertaining as I did. Introduction The following is a list of guidelines for the busy cat(s) who will have a house to manage after adopting one… Read More Rules for Cats Who Have a House to Run
I’m not a bad cook. I’ll never win any awards but I can usually rustle something up. Since I went on the fitness kick, things have got a bit tougher. I’m relatively well educated when it comes to nutrition but have found a few gotchas in the last couple of years and all the contradictory… Read More Planning, Eating and My Conscience
Today I am tired. Not just a little bit weary. Dog tired. I’m seriously worried about blinking as I feel so close to sleeping that if my eyelids don’t open up again immediately, that’ll be it. Sparko. Power nap whilst sitting up in my chair. At my desk. At work. I’m pretty sure that would… Read More Yawn. Need My Bed Today.