Pleasures in small things; further tales of my quest to stay happy

It’s strange how this year seems to have flown and crawled at the same time. The last few weeks have moved so fast but looking back to March, when the country first went into lockdown seems so long ago. After a time when things have been more relaxed socially, it’s now heading in the opposite…

The shifting sands of normality

Ziggy is perennially chilled, most days he can be found relaxing wherever he lays his hat in this house, for us humans it can be less easy at times. I’ve just been looking at the news and as with each day of late, the headlines are focused on lock down restrictions being eased or tightened,…

All about ‘Clothes, Music, Boys’

It could be you’ve already read this book – it was published in 2014, so I’ve taken time discovering it. It was lent to me by my daughter after she in turn was lent it by her friend. It sat on the table while I finished another book but I was itching to start it….

It ain’t what you do (it’s the way that you do it)

I didn’t really do much last week;¬†when I got to thinking about what to write in this week’s blog I realised that there wasn’t much to say. I didn’t do anything particularly exciting so I decided to go through the week and think about what I’d achieved. Whilst there was nothing big I actually did…

Easter holiday reading

With the holidays coming up, having a good read is something to look forward to. I was discussing with friends how we like to plan our summer holiday reading and I thought I would set down a few books I’ve enjoyed that I think would be ideal for the spring break. I’ve grouped them into…