Anyone owned by a cat that goes outdoors will attest to the fact that the occasional present gets brought home. I learned a long time ago that lots of patting, stroking, words and sentiments of deep appreciation go an awful long way to reducing the frequency of these present depositions but they still happen. A little… Read More The Temporary Lodger
It seems that I haven’t posted anything about Mabel (aka Moomin Pie) for quite some time so I think I need to remedy that here and now. Mabel has been going from strength to strength since joining the household back in August 2016 (which was the last time I posted anything about her!). She is… Read More Mabel the Peacemaker
This is Cara, one of my two older girls. Butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth. Unless you happen to be called Cedric and be a newcomer to the neighbourhood. My poor little Cara is a bit of a wimp, you see. She came to me with her sister Charlie and for the first couple of… Read More The Lion Roars
Last week I was sitting and minding my own business at home when my neighbour sent me a text: “2 cats in your tree in garden about to fight. Think they are both yours”. My neighbour and I text one another regularly in case of any emergencies. Or needs. Or help requests. Or advance notice… Read More A New Playmate?
I know I can be a bit of a medical bore at times. My guess (as I start typing) is that this is probably going to be a long post so if you don’t have any interest in medical things (or you don’t have a cup of tea already) I won’t take offence if you… Read More Medical Thoughts
A few years ago, I took a Life Coaching course. Amongst many other things, I increased my understanding of our little “inner voice” and managed to conquer some of my own. Little did I consciously realise but there was a voice kicking around inside my head. A voice that was I was so used to… Read More Another Foe (nearly) Defeated
I am in the process of writing up a blog entry about my recent stomach issues (which have been ongoing for 30+ years) and the tests and gastroscopies that I’ve been having. The latest gastroscopy was in the middle of December and I’ve already had the referral through for the consultant. This morning my phone… Read More Doctor’s Summons
I’ve never been ambitious. I’ve sort of floated through life, a bit like a weed, getting swept along with the current and just “going with the flow”. I was never really sure what I wanted to do when I grew up. I know that I never wanted to be a nurse, or a ballerina or… Read More Life, Ambition and the Speed of Change (aka “How Did That Happen?”)
As some of you may know, there was an horrendous fire at a Tower Block in London on 14 June 2017 where at least 80 people lost their lives and countless others were left homeless and without any possessions. As usual, the public rallied around and various things have been done to raise money and… Read More Entitlement or Something Else?
For some reason, I recently decided to drag my home partially into the 21st century recently and purchased an Echo. I wasn’t entirely sure why, it just happened that my digit caused my mouse to stray onto the Amazon site after seeing that they were offering the device at a remarkable discount which meant that… Read More Modern Technological Convenience