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Love you lots
Sunday, April 14, 2019      9 comments

Last night my daughter was out with a group of friends celebrating her birthday. Included in the group were her two brothers. Siblings don't always get on so I'm really happy that my three consider themselves to be friends as well as siblings.... Read more
Allah Provides!
Saturday, April 13, 2019      7 comments

Sometimes when Sally comes abashing at my door, she will declare "Allah Provides"! Once I've made and served our coffee, she will tell me the tale and triumphantly produce the goodies. It's astonishing what she's pitched up with over time. An... Read more
Birthdays and another countdown - Scintillating at Sixty
Friday, April 12, 2019      8 comments

Well the actual birthday is over but hey, that doesn't mean the celebrations stop. One day is not enough to indulge every treat. Besides, daughter and I share a birthday so it was also her 'day'. Usually we go out for a family meal in the eve... Read more
Go tell it to the toucan
Thursday, April 11, 2019      8 comments

"Hey! today it is my birthday! Please go tell it to the Toucan, so then he'll tell everybody all about my birthday party, and we'll have a jamboree"! Do you know that story by Colin West? It was one of my children's favourites. We... Read more
Fixtures and Fittings
Wednesday, April 10, 2019      7 comments

Tracey the 'admin person' at the new solicitors called me. They'd received my forms but seemingly the 'Fixtures and Fittings' form was missing. Also they needed 'proof of address' - an uploaded photo of a recent bank statement sent by email wo... Read more
MY Rhubarb
Tuesday, April 09, 2019      6 comments

Another get together of the Birthday Brunch Bunch today. This time it was MY Rhubarb for MY birthday. Actually my birthday isn't until Thursday but I opted to have my celebration with The Bunch today for family reasons. As ever I had the 'Ful... Read more
Kitchen Clearing
Monday, April 08, 2019      4 comments

Finished filling out the rain forest worth of forms for the new solicitor today. Took them to the post office and sent them recorded delivery. Post in this area leaves something to be desired so better safe than sorry. Then I figured I'... Read more
Stan The Man
Sunday, April 07, 2019      4 comments

If you come out of my front door and turn right, after a minute or two's walk, you'll come to The Broadway. Independent shops lining either side of the street, leading eventually to the soulless shopping centre. One day perhaps I'll tell... Read more
But before that
Saturday, April 06, 2019      4 comments

I'm sure I've mentioned in the past that trying to do anything in this house is like a vicious circle. I want to do this but before I can I need to do that, but before that can be done, something else has to be dealt with, however yet another t... Read more
Two Outta Three Ain't Bad
Friday, April 05, 2019      6 comments

When I was sending off for my replacement driving licence, I called the bank's customer services to find out if they would honour the cheques that were still in me and mum's name. "It'll probably be OK" was the less than reassuring answer. The... Read more
That Book
Thursday, April 04, 2019      4 comments

Thanks to your various comments on my 'Black Humour' blog, I found myself wondering today how would I continue the story? A future me has persuaded a past me to make a different decision. Which itself doesn't work out [more disaster and disord... Read more
Games Night
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      6 comments

Elaine invited me to a 'Games Night' with her Oddfellow's group this evening. Yes, yes, of COURSE she was late picking me up. I told you - Elaine is always BUT ALWAYS late. Only twenty minutes late this evening though which for Elaine is like... Read more
Black Humour
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      8 comments

Elaine gave me a lift to the local MP's office today. She was meant to be picking me up at 1.30 pm. Elaine is always BUT ALWAYS late. Hence at 1.40 pm I wasn't surprised that she hadn't arrived. She rang to apologise and say she'd pick me up... Read more
Dear New Zealand
Monday, April 01, 2019      4 comments

Following the tragic events in Christchurch on 15th March, most of the World has watched the swift and compassionate response of your PM Jacinda Arden with admiration. https://www.theguardian.
-respe... Read more
En famille
Sunday, March 31, 2019      6 comments

It's Mothering Sunday here in the UK. Son in law picked me and youngest son up early afternoon and drove us to his and daughter's flat. First thing I did was have a lovely long soak in the bath. Oh you don't realise the bliss of a bath until ... Read more

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