Remembrance Day

As you go through life, you accumulate dates. That’s dates in the diary, not blokes that you’re meeting for a drink – or even dried fruit that magically appears just before Christmas. Dates. To begin with, there’s only really one date that matters – your birthday. And, depending on your persuasion, Christmas. But then more…

Just Vote

I know what I want the election result to be – but it’s not about me. It’s about democracy, and the will of the people. I don’t care who you vote for – I just want you to exercise your democratic right to vote. No, that’s not quite true – I do care who you…

All about the (pizza) base

Try this – do a Google search for ‘Diet to prevent… ‘ and any disease you care to name. ‘Diet to prevent diabetes’, ‘Diet to prevent heart disease’, ‘Diet to prevent arthritis’, etc, etc, etc. It all boils down to the same basic diet (if you need a specialised diet because of food allergies/intolerances, some…

It’s Still OK to be Happy

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. Here’s something I posted a few months ago – It’s OK to be Happy. Even if you don’t have a mental health problem yourself, you are very likely to be affected by the mental ill health of someone close to you – 1 in 4 people suffer some…

Bah

It’s the middle of the night, and I can’t sleep so I’ve put the BBC News on. This is not helping me to get to sleep. Johnson has had to return to the UK from the UN because of the Court judgement ruling that his prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. Let’s just stop a moment…

A Change for the Better?

15 things that help during the menopause, and one that doesn’t. Another subject that, until recently, we didn’t really talk about. Can you remember when it was called The Change?? If it was spoken about at all? What a lot of things us women never used to speak about. And thank god we’re speaking about…

Wee Need to Talk

Stress incontinence. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times (Gold Status and Physically Fit at 58). It has nothing to do with being stressed, and a lot to do with wetting yourself. It’s not something we talk about. I think it’s something we should talk about. Stress incontinence basically means you wet yourself when you…

Going Round in Circles

Is it possible to be zero waste? No. It absolutely isn’t. Of course it isn’t. Every single thing you own will be waste eventually. I’m looking around my room as I write this (I’m lying in bed…). Eventually the wooden furniture will be old and tatty and out of date and will be replaced. The…

Pro-Rogue in Parliament

So Johnson has suspended Parliament. I don’t know if it’s legal or not. Surely it must be? This is Britain, after all. But it doesn’t feel right. It just doesn’t feel right. If leaving the EU was a good idea, fully supported by people who know what they’re talking about, then they wouldn’t have to…

Water Waste – what a waste

I’m on a water meter. I had it put in when I first moved into the house, because economically it made sense – as a rough rule of thumb, if there are fewer people in the house than there are bedrooms, they’re worth it. Well, this is a 4-bedroom house, and at the time there…

More on Plastic

Another post about plastic. You can read my first one (‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’) here. Because it isn’t going to just sort itself out. As regular followers of this blog will know, grandchild #4 arrived the other day. And I worry about what our planet will be like for my grandchildren’s generation, 20…