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And so that was christmas.

The last christmas to be spent in this house was a quiet one. The week previous to it, I managed to fall up the stairs and sprain my ankle quite badly and so I spent the week hobbling around on a rather bruised foot. Come christmas day and I was knocking back painkillers like smarties, […]


Merry Christmas All

It is that time of year again when you are obliged to mix with people that you don’t want to mix with, exchange gifts with people that already have everything, sit next to an unheard of, distant relative and eat food that is only served once a year due to tradition, not culinary taste. Then […]


I’ve been head-hunted!

Not for a job, but someone who lived on the floor below me just over 20 years ago sent me a lovely message after sticking my name into Google. I’m crap at remembering names, but he remembered mine – probably after the ordeal I put him through when confronted by a massive spider in the […]


Somebody out there is trying to make a profit…

…from my book. Well, plenty have already, but for christ’s sake, there is one left on the Amazon page and it is going for…. £122.69p. I wonder at the stupidity of people sometimes. If I really wanted to buy a book that was out of print I would contact the author (presuming that said author […]


From quiet homes and new beginnings…

We had snow at the end of last week and even more on Friday night. The blizzard on Sunday kept us indoors as there was so much snow falling that taking photos would have meant risking our cameras, not to mention the freezing temperatures. Tatiana has “borrowed” my gloves and welly boots which is a […]