Me Day

Yesterday, it was one year since my husband told me he was leaving. It’s been a very quick year. It was a pretty ordinary day – I took the car for its service, bought some milk on the way back home, spent the morning hoovering, did some work for the business. I even spoke with…

What is a Blog?

We all live in our own bubble these days. The ads we see online are determined by an algorithm that knows what we like and shows us what we like. We no longer all watch the same TV programmes – there are so many channels and so many catch up options that we can avoid…

Scaffolding, silverfish and sponges

I spent yesterday and the day before taking guided tours around East Riddlseden Hall, and talking to visitors about the conservation work that we do over the winter. More happens in the house when it’s closed than when it’s open!! As you know, my husband left back in February. It’s meant that many things have…

Roller coaster poster

It’s unbelievably six months since I started this blog. I started it four months after my husband left our marriage, as a way to start finding the answer to the question ‘What the hell happens next?’ Also – it’s cheaper than therapy!! We hear a lot of bad press about the influence social media has…

Autumn Cleaning

I’m Spring Cleaning. Whaddya mean it’s October?? Back in the Spring I was a bit busy with other things, seeing as my husband had not long since walked away from the marriage. And besides, I had a cleaner back then. I had a lovely lady who came in for two hours a week, and hoovered…

A Quiet Celebration

Yesterday I celebrated eight months since my husband told me he was leaving. Whoa there. Celebrate?? WTF?? I didn’t think that would ever be a sentence I would say. But now – well, somehow ‘celebrate’ feels like the right word. It wasn’t a champagne and party popper sort of celebration – just a quiet acknowledgement…

People All Over the World

37 – my blog has been read in 37 different countries. Isn’t that just amazing?? Mostly it’s read by people in English-speaking countries – the UK of course, followed by the US, Australia, Canada and South Africa. But also Spain, Germany, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Brazil, India. And lots more. I’m seriously chuffed…

A Bit of a Wobble

Had a bit of a wobble yesterday. Not a huge wobble – but there was a point when I basically just wanted to cry, and not for any very obvious reason. I didn’t cry – I was driving at the time – and when I got home there were things that needed to be done,…

Post Fifty

50 posts!! I started this blog four months after my husband left me. I post pretty much every other day – and this is my 50th post. There have been high points (the birth of grandbaby #4, hitting Gold at the gym, having fun in my new job) and low points (the disastrous DLG interview,…

Space Plague and Chocolate Truffles

These last two days I’ve been working at the Bradford Science Festival. I was assigned to help http://smashfestuk.com/ in their Space Plague tent. An immersive experience, where families help to diagnose and treat an outbreak of Space Plague and in the process do a bit of differential diagnosis, epidemiology, and chemistry, have fun with lasers…

Time flies…

It will be six months tomorrow since he told me he was leaving. It feels like longer, and it feels like hardly any time at all. We’d been out, and I was driving us home. I said something, he said something, we got home, I put the kettle on, and we talked. No big argument,…