Husbanding my resources (oh the irony!)

I’m cutting back. You’ve heard of Extreme Ironing? This is Extreme Economising. But also – I’m determined to keep on eating healthy food. This is my way of taking control. So I’ve made myself some rules – here they are Rule 1 – using up what I’ve already got. I’m working my way through everything…

Doing the Deed (Poll)

I’ve decided to change my name by Deed Poll. It feels like the right thing to do, all things considered. I guess the expected thing would be to go back to my maiden name, but I have a problem with that. Quite apart from the problem I have with doing what’s expected. I mean, maiden??…

Renting A Room

I need to start making some money. This is a big house, and I’m going to rent out the attic – one bedroom, a sitting room, and a shower room. This puts up some of my costs – I need to pay for a gas safety certificate – but should make a profit in the…

58 and Counting

‘Who am I?’ and ‘Where am I going with my life?’ and ‘What the hell happens next?’ – nothing forces you to answer those questions quite like a husband walking out on you when you’re 58. It’s 4 months ago today since he told me he was leaving, and it also happens to be our…