The Chunterer

We have a member of staff here in our office whom I would describe as a “chunterer”.  His job is supporting customers so he talks a lot anyway.  It’s not unusual for him to be sitting on a call on his desk phone while his mobile starts to ring.  Unlike most folks, he is seemingly… Read More The Chunterer

Poppy The Lap Cat

I realise it’s been a while since I updated the blog with Poppy’s progress.  Five months actually.  Naughty me.  I think part of the reason was that I wasn’t too sure whether the requests for fusses would “stick”. I am therefore very pleased to report that by the end of April, we were seeing regular… Read More Poppy The Lap Cat

Thoughts on Love

I heard a phrase in a programme I was watching today: “I realised that he could be a man and he could change”.  It started me thinking about relationships and why so many people seem to think that love is enough and that basic incompatibilities can be overcome “because we love each other”.  I realise… Read More Thoughts on Love


A couple of days ago I was due to go to a car boot sale with a neighbour (who had the use of a van).  I haven’t done one of these in about 25 years and I didn’t care much for it back then.  I’m not a natural salesperson.  At all.  I’m utterly crap at… Read More Haggling