The Bathroom Refit

So today work on the new bathroom starts.  I’ve taken the “before” photographs but stopped short of actually cleaning off the layers of dust from the furthest reaches of the floor, especially as you can’t see them on the pictures 😉 The fittings and accoutrements have been gradually appearing in my spare bedroom: new bath,… Read More The Bathroom Refit

Home Improvements

Judging by my Facebook “On This Day” feed, I always seem to get a hankering for home improvement at this time of year.  Only the other week, the memories of having my living room redecorated and reorganised popped up and I thought “jeez, six years already?”. Today it was the turn of my en suite… Read More Home Improvements

Monday Reflections

This morning I am really so not in the mood. The events of Friday with my neighbour have caused me some introspection and I’m not entirely comfortable with my thoughts. I’ve realised that I just fundamentally do not really like most people.  I tolerate them and, at times, only just.  I’d much rather live somewhere… Read More Monday Reflections

Now I’m calm

After today’s earlier rant (see Neighbourliness), I’ve been to see my trainer and punched the hell out of his boxing pads until I could barely breathe.  It was very therapeutic let me tell you.  I apparently threw some pretty powerful punches – I’m sure that picturing my neighbour’s face on the front of the pads… Read More Now I’m calm


Warning  this post is going to contain some of my more colourful language, owing to the fact that the subject matter has really made me want to rip someone’s head off I’m having some work done on my house and as the minimum the bank would lend me was more than required, I’ve decided to… Read More Neighbourliness

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