Spa Delay

Today I should have been having a Spa Day with my sister-in-law. Or more accurately, I should have been having a Spa Day with my ex sister-in-law. We get on well, and after my husband left we decided we wanted to continue to get on well – thus proving that you can, in fact, choose…

New Year’s Resolutions

So that’s that over with for another year. I don’t really like New Year. Lots of reasons. But this year, on top of everything else, we’ve left the European Union. I’ve said all I need to say on that topic here, here and here. I didn’t feel like celebrating anything – I switched the TV…

Tier 4

If you’re waking up to life in Tier 4, I’m so, so, sorry. If your planned gatherings over the Christmas period are in tatters, I’m so, so sorry. My Christmas was going to be a quiet affair anyway – just me and the lodger, and I don’t think he’s a party animal. But I feel…

Still No Birds

I get no birds in my garden. I may have mentioned this before. Yesterday I was at my back door when I heard a lot of twittering – a flock of long-tailed tits were in a tree in the garden behind my house. This was very exciting. They’re quite a rare bird in the UK,…

*&%#^@#!!!

October was a bit of a dead loss. Lots going on, and none of it good. It felt like a giant pile-on, with me at the bottom. And nothing that I could do about any of it. As a result, I found myself in a strange place, decided that no-one really wanted to read my…

Here We Go Again

Here in West Yorkshire – and specifically in the Bradford area – we’re in Lockdown for the second time. Things had started to ease – I’d got my hair cut, the gym had re-opened. Life seemed to be getting back to normal. Now, with just 2 ½ hours’ notice, we’re in Lockdown again. We’ve been…

Feeling Out of Sorts

There seem to be a lot of things that are just getting to me a bit at the moment. And I’m sure that any one of them, on their own, wouldn’t faze me. Even a handful of them wouldn’t faze me. Indeed haven’t fazed me, until now. Here’s the list!! My parents are slowly beginning…

Out Like a Light – or not?

The other night I didn’t sleep a wink. Or at least, that’s what it felt like. I’d been up at 5:30am, in work for 7, finished at 4. When I got home I’d grabbed a quick cup of tea and got changed, then did at least an hour’s work in the garden. I’d had something…

Masks

So, it’s going to be compulsory to wear masks in shops from 24th July. OK – probably a good idea. No – a very good idea. But there are so many questions – Why has it taken so long? How many people have become ill or even died due to masks not being compulsory? If…

But This IS Me!

As you know, I run a business with my ex. About a week ago I needed to make some purchases for the business from Amazon. Now, as it happens, this isn’t something I do very often. The last time I used the business debit card with Amazon was back in November. I placed my order….

Hayfever

I was told, aged 11, that I would grow out of it. Here I am, aged 59 ½, sniffling and snuffling with the best of them. To be fair, it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be – I used to be a mess of itchiness (the eyes! the throat!), sneezes and sniffles…