I have a notoriously bad memory and live on reminder notes and lists. My friends on Twitter tell me that this is National Writing Day so I should try to hang onto that fact. So – number One, while keeping up with my nursing and caring duties I must leave reminders all over the shop … More NWD 2018
In junior school I was drawn to the percussion section of the school orchestra. Of course I was, banging, hitting, generally making a racket was something at which I was rather good. So I spent a few years messing around with triangles, cymbals, tambourines etc. although they wouldn’t let me loose on drums because I … More Now orchestrated!
…are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport.” (Shakespeare → King Lear → Act 4, Scene 1, Page 2) There are many different names for the places where people believe their gods to live: Valhalla, Paradise, Heaven etc. It is little-known that the deities of all religions, of all ages, dwell happily together in a vast … More “As flies to wanton boys….
Following the latest terrorist attacks in London I am moved to offer some advice. Firstly, read this article Some of us have had the good fortune to be trained and our minds are on automatic. If someone is out to kill me, I’m going to make it as difficult and uncomfortable as possible. The … More When “nice” stops.
eugene_delacroix_-la_liberte_guidant_le_peuple [COUNTABLE] a sudden or major change, especially in ideas or methods Last year I came up with the idea of “wisholutions” to avoid the feeling of remorse when breaking “resolutions”. Now I’ve changed my mind again and decided that “wisholutions” are wishy-washy. Do or not do, there is no “try”. To this end, I … More New Year’s REVOLUTION
I was prompted to invite my friend today by a post on her blog. This is mad because I have known her for ages and should have hauled her over here before. Here comes the carpet and with her hair blowing in the wind is Lisa Shambrook. (hug squee kiss kiss) Big hugs and squeee … More Lisa Shambrook
Ought to expect it, I suppose, with my Croning ceremony coming up. There have been an awful lot of the above going on around here. First of all there was my dear old pent. I have worn this around my neck for over twenty years, since my elevation. Thick stainless steel, on a strong chain, … More Omens and portents
I’m constantly at a loss when interviewed when asked “And what is the message behind your books?” The answer seems obvious to me. The message is whatever the reader takes away from it which may well be different for each person. In both my Cameron and Ailsa works I hope that one of the themes … More What message?
Source: Here is my interview with Ailsa Abraham Thanks so much to Fiona McVie for asking me to do this. Look out for her visiting in the near future.
Phew! Looks like we are in for a change of life again. No, not that one, stop smirking, way past that stage. I discovered that my invalidity pension will change in August and I’ll go onto my Old Age Pension instead. This means that the supplement paid by my ex-employer’s insurance will cease but I … More All change…