80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 80,364


And now for something completely different
Saturday, October 05, 2019      10 comments

watch?v=OysEzsruFK4 It's fifty years today since Monty Python first aired on British TV.  Fifty years - htvf is that true? My parents weren't all that keen as I recall but my sister and I bec... Read more
Bag a bargain
Friday, October 04, 2019      3 comments

Weather wasn't brilliant today so I spent a lot of the day pottering around indoors.  Started to get restless though and felt the need to go out.  Nothing particular I needed so couldn't really justify the £4.70 return bus fare into town.  I wan... Read more
Then it rained
Thursday, October 03, 2019      8 comments

After yesterday's lovely respite, it chucked down again today.  Pitter patter, pitter patter, splish splash, splosh.  I needed to pop out to a local shop to top up my electric card so I waited and waited for a break in the rain.  About 45 minute... Read more
No rain today
Wednesday, October 02, 2019      8 comments

Hurrah!  It has rained every day for the best part of two weeks so I reckoned I'd take the opportunity to get out and about.  As previously mentioned, I needed to replace my computer mouse.  I could have walked to the local Retail Park [just und... Read more
One Month until
Tuesday, October 01, 2019      4 comments

Yesterday I wrote about how it was one month since I left my home.  Just as pertinent - it's now one month until we are due to leave the EU.  Without any deal if Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and his band of second rate ministers have their... Read more
One month
Monday, September 30, 2019      7 comments

It's one month today since I left my home of 28 1/2 years. And the town I lived in for over 30 years. It's hard to believe it's a month already. Though it feels longer than that since I've seen my feline family. I'm missing them so much. At... Read more
Minor irritations
Sunday, September 29, 2019      6 comments

I mentioned that the light in the kitchen went a few days after I moved in here. It's a strip light which I actually don't know how to change. Not to mention I can't reach. Next the batteries on my camera conked out. Then the memory card. B... Read more
Call me cynical
Saturday, September 28, 2019      7 comments

Or crazy.  Maybe confused or even completely cuckoo, but the more I think about my feline family [and I'm thinking about them all the time], the more I think things just don't add up.  Wilkins [ginger tom] and Red [white and black young tom] wer... Read more
Must be a local thing?
Friday, September 27, 2019      6 comments

The Structural Engineer was due today at 12.30 p.m.  Just like the broadband engineer on Tuesday, he rang me at 11 a.m - his earlier appointment had finished sooner than expected, could he come earlier, would be with me in about twenty minutes, ... Read more
Thursday, September 26, 2019      7 comments

Oh the joy of having a functioning land line and a reliable broadband.  It was quite challenging relying on my mobile which to be honest is dying in front of me.  It is old.  Very, very, old.  So much so that on daughter's hen night 19 months ag... Read more
Chicken a la Supreme Court
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      7 comments

The Chicken I was simmering in the slow cooker Monday night turned out wonderful.  Very moist - it melted away from the bones pretty much.  I portioned it up yesterday morning.  First separated both the legs and a fair bit of meat.  Put each in ... Read more
Mr Alexander Graham Bell's Telephonic Device
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      6 comments

The Broadband engineer was due between 1 pm and 6 pm today.  However around 11 am he called me on my mobile and said he could be with me in twenty minutes if that was convenient.  I agreed that would be fine.  He arrived soon after his call, too... Read more
On the upside
Monday, September 23, 2019      5 comments

There's been some rain since I've been here but not much.  Not until today.  It has chucked down most of the day.  On the upside, I can categorically state the roof isn't leaking.  And the drains don't seem to be overflowing.  Which is an improv... Read more
Old Friends
Sunday, September 22, 2019      8 comments

PT [my long term builder friend] messaged me last night to ask how I was settling in.  So I told him about the cracks being far worse than The Worker Friend had realised.  He asked me to send photos which I did.  This morning he 'phoned me and w... Read more
Saturday, September 21, 2019      5 comments

I caught the bus into the city again.  Like most cities there's lots of little streets going off at tangents.  It will take a while to suss it out no doubt but I'm fairly clear on the area around the bus station.  One exit from the bus station t... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 Last Page »