Sofa-snoozing

I seem to get my best sleep on the sofa while I’m watching a TV programme that I really want to watch. Why is that? Why is it that I can fall asleep sitting on the sofa, with the TV on, the lights on, and sometimes a mug of tea in my hand – but…

Don’t be that person

Sometimes, things go wrong. We don’t get what we wanted. There’s a cock up. Sometimes it’s someone’s fault. Sometimes it really isn’t. So, what can you do about it? Let me tell you what not to do about it. Don’t be a dick. Don’t shout or scream or swear at the person who happens to…

Eight hours for fun

You’ll have heard the advert – Lucky lucky lucky me I’m a lucky son of a gun I work 8 hours, I sleep 8 hours That leaves 8 hours for fun It’s wormed its way into my ear – although I can’t remember what it’s advertising. In my case, I work 5 hours, I sleep…

Lego parents

Working as a Summer Explainer has been an eye-opening experience. I used to be a teacher – and as a teacher you actually very rarely see a child interacting with their parents, apart from at the beginning and the end of the day. We’ve been making spacecraft out of Lego. The routine goes like this…

Walking back to happiness

I was going to write a post about happiness to follow on from ‘It’s OK to be Happy’ – but the words just won’t come out right. It’s late, and I don’t want to give in and not post something tomorrow morning. I’ve not missed a deadline yet! But I need to do a bit…

Do Panic!!!

Had a bit of a moment yesterday. I’d seen an advert for a job that I thought I would love, and that I thought I would be good at – but that I don’t have the actual qualifications for. Lots of experience, but… And it was down south, about three hours’ drive from where I…

Bloggering About

Write a blog, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. And they were right. I was casting around for things to do that would make some money – mostly because my husband walked away from our marriage – and amongst all the other stuff (get a job, sell on ebay, sell on Folksy, get a…

My Treat

I’m economising extremely, so treats are almost non-existent. Almost – but not completely. When I was working out my budget back in February, when my husband had just left, I realised that it would be unsustainable if it didn’t include the occasional treat. I might be a big fan of rubber chicken, but… What is…

Only the Lonely

The other day, someone asked me if I was lonely. Well, what they actually said was, ‘You must be lonely’. I guess they meant to add ‘in view of the fact that your husband walked away from the marriage four months ago’. No, no I’m not. I love being with people – but I don’t…

Not just a number

One of my followers commented that she liked the idea of ’58 being middle-aged!’. I guess she felt that middle-age is somewhat younger than 58?? It got me thinking. What is middle-age? Or should I say – When is middle-age? Are you middle-aged right now? If not, when do you think you will be? Or,…

Grey lady

Hair has been looming large in my life recently. First I was tearing it out because I didn’t get the job and I didn’t get the lodger – you can read about that here. And one of my lovely followers has glorious white curls. We got chatting, and I realised how much our hair matters…