Reasons to be cheerful

It was a birthday week here, Philip is now… ageless. Yup, we’ve decided that numbers just don’t matter anymore and if we’d been cavemen, what fun! We wouldn’t know how old we are. Since we have NO intention of behaving age appropriately, EVER, we might as well ditch the numbers too. So it was a…

Small Pleasures

I’ve been relishing small pleasures this week. Sometimes it really helps me to slow down and appreciate the simple things. Get my mojo back so to speak. I haven’t been running barefoot through wet grass (even the thought of that is pleasurable), because it’s been too dry here lately, it’s been cold too, although to be fair…

I’ve been waitin’ for tomorrow (all of my life)

  Title borrowed from, the The; sentiment my own. When I was young, my aunt and godmother, to whom I was very close, had an antique shop. I loved to visit and her presents were always exciting, unique, vintage ones (with the exception of a fox fur stole, unique yes but I was horrified; it was…

Manic Monday

Before I’d finished my breakfast yesterday a cereal bowl had been smashed in the kitchen, shortly after that this was followed by an entire mug of tea, spilt on the new bedroom carpet. I tried water, bicarbonate of soda and then spirit vinegar solution but as it dried I could see a big brown stain forming…

It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)

I had a bit of a Bananarama vibe going on over the weekend. It started with a small square of Indian cotton, measuring  about 1 metre (more of this later). I couldn’t think of anything that could be made with it that I needed or wanted, until I came across an old denim mini skirt,…

All work and no play…

Made me a very dull girl. In a moment of madness I agreed to teach an Easter holiday revision course. The college I tutor for asked me last year and it seemed so far off that I said yes. Fast forward to the start of last week and having already spent hours preparing,  I  was…

A bloomin’ lovely day in the garden

The weather’s been so good today that we’ve spent much of it in the garden;  after food shopping, followed by coffee and lying about with the Guardian, then lunch that is, so, on reflection, the afternoon has been spent outside. Everything was looking out of shape and overgrown and needed pruning. Suddenly lots of blossom…

Ignoring 9 to 5 and enjoying the rest

I’ve been working for most of the week, the less said about that the better, but that’s not to say there haven’t been a few high spots. I managed a trip to the cinema to see Elle yesterday evening. Isabelle Huppert is amazing and at 64 she looks stunning, wow. Not that age matters but it’s…

Blog Anniversary, what now?

  I started writing a blog a year ago this month, not knowing anything about how to do it but wanting the challenge of setting it up and committing to writing each month. As the year has progressed I’ve mostly written weekly and now a year has passed I have been thinking about what I’ve got from it….

Bunny and the beast!

Last night I visited the Soho theatre to see Lady Bunny perform, she has been a drag artist since the 1980’s where she began her career alongside RuPaul.  It was original and fun, and for a drag queen in her 50’s (as she kept reminding everyone), she had an audience of mostly young people (alongside…

Avocado Month (February)

Last week a friend texted to ask how Avocado month was going, my name for February describes how it looks to me at this time of year. A colour that was represented in 1970’s bathroom suites and is now seldom seen but looks a sort of muddy green colour, much like the month in fact. My…

Small things that cheered up January

The dark winter days at the start of the year get me down. This week it hasn’t even looked properly light some days, grim! Anyway I’ve kept busy with small things that cheer me up. Nothing grand or especially interesting but it cheers me up no end to just keep doing different things and even something…