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It had to be said
Friday, February 21, 2020      3 comments

I answered The Worker Friend[?]'s last email in the end. I was so angry that I chose not to reply initially as I wanted to process what I was feeling.  After some nine hours the absolute rage I was feeling had abated somewhat.  I was still angr... Read more
Mixed bag
Thursday, February 20, 2020      3 comments

As you may guess my trip home was a bit up and down.  Elaine rang me just as I was leaving Friday to say she'd realised she'd double booked and could I get to the Oddfellow's meeting hall by 7.30 p m to join her at a quiz night.  Well no I could... Read more
More hooky to be played
Friday, February 14, 2020      5 comments

I'm leaving Base Camp for a few days and going back 'home'.  Time to see The Fam and friends for a few days which I'm really looking forward to.  The Worker Friend [?] will be collecting me and more of my stuff from Elaine's on Monday afternoon ... Read more
Playing hooky
Thursday, February 13, 2020      8 comments

As well as bringing my piston engine rowing machine to me Tuesday evening, The Worker Friend [?] also brought some more of my stuff that was stashed in his loft.  Yesterday morning he unloaded it from his van and then did a few snagging chores a... Read more
Wednesday weigh in including the return of The Bargain Queen
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      4 comments

Glory be.  She arises phoenix like from the ashes, arms held aloft in triumph. She smiles gleefully as she surveys her latest Piston Engine*.  "What are you waffling on about now Tiz - cut to the chase ffs".   OK OK I hear you.  Remember th... Read more
Scintillating at Sixty - Best foot forward
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      4 comments

2 Months to go.  I have every intention of dancing the night away even if whatever daughter is organising doesn't include dancing.  What's more I intend to wear heels.  All of which presents me with a problem.  I am still being bothered by ... Read more
War Paint
Monday, February 10, 2020      6 comments

I've had a bitty sort of day.  Not really getting anything major done - just pottering along with this 'n' that.  Until mid afternoon when I figured I'd test run some of the make up stuff.  I hadn't bought new eye shadow palettes on the basis I ... Read more
The Queen of Bargains
Sunday, February 09, 2020      5 comments

One of the remaining structural jobs here at Base Camp is getting the chimney sorted out.  I had some remedial work done on it to ensure it wouldn't topple down [I'd rather not be responsible for someone being smacked on the head and dying as a ... Read more
I'll just look in my pan'ry
Saturday, February 08, 2020      5 comments

Back in the day [pre children] I used to regularly go to Glastonbury.  Occasionally we'd wander out from the festival to the local villages.  One such occasion we ventured into a pub where I had a half of cider.  Not your ordinary commercial stu... Read more
Just take five
Friday, February 07, 2020      3 comments

I like to keep a good stock of tinned/ packet/dried food.  Plus herbs, spices etc.  Granted it became harder at the old place with all the problems and financial restraints but I've built it up since moving to Base Camp.  The problem with fittin... Read more
Let's makeup
Thursday, February 06, 2020      6 comments

One evening recently I was meandering around youtube as one does when I happened upon a 'make up tutorial' for older women.  It has to be said I've never watched a make up tutorial before.  Or any sort of tutorial really.  I prefer to read instr... Read more
Wednesday weigh in - still counting the ounces
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      4 comments

10 ounces lost this week.  Which is a little better than last week's 'nearly half a pound'.  Overall it means I've lost 1lb during the last fortnight.  *sigh* Hardly earth shattering.   Hold on a sec,  I need to put my Polly Anna head on.......... Read more
See it, Say it, Sorted
Tuesday, February 04, 2020      7 comments

Travelling on the railways in the UK you get used to hearing various stock phrases.  "We'll be serving an assorted range of sandwiches, snacks, beverages, hot and cold drinks......"  What?  Has anyone ever told them what the word 'beverage' actu... Read more
An Ode to Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Monday, February 03, 2020      7 comments

Sung to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's  'The Boxer' I am just a fraud boy and my story should be told. I have squandered unbuilt bridges, with a bluster built on mumbles and false promises. All lies and jest ’cos my fans hear what t... Read more
My Boyz
Sunday, February 02, 2020      5 comments

I'm training them as you can see. In more ways than one! The Worker Friend [?] arrived late Tuesday afternoon and left this afternoon.  PT arr... Read more

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