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What do I know?
Thursday, January 28, 2021      7 comments

I noticed a house up for sale a week or so back.  An auction lot.  Guide price £10,000.  What?  Is it falling down?  Nope.  It needed some modernising but nothing major.  In a reasonable area too.  Auction houses quite often set a low guide pric... Read more
A bit of us remains
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      8 comments

Sally phoned.  She'd been past my old house so rang to update me.  I knew they'd ripped out my roll top bath, and of course the dining room fireplace which I saw lying out the front when I was able to go back 'home' last summer.  Also my front s... Read more
Dinnae greet Robbie - it cannae be helped
Monday, January 25, 2021      8 comments

Tonight is Burns Night.  We are meant to eat haggis. 'neeps' and tatties, washed down with Scotch.  No chance of that happening with me.  The Scotch I mean.  I dislike the smell intensely let alone the actual taste of it.  I do normally have hag... Read more
Tripping the Light
Sunday, January 24, 2021      9 comments

It's been two years today since my mother passed away.  Scarcely seems possible but then so much has happened.  I remember on that last desperate visit, when we left, the sun was blazing down on the sea and I said to Dorothy who had so kindly dr... Read more
Don't Waddle!
Saturday, January 23, 2021      8 comments

Sometimes when I'm moving around in Base Camp, I find myself waddling.  Waddling!  "Don't waddle"! I will declare out loud in my strictest, sharpest, snootiest voice.  Enunciating every syllable.  Trust me, it's so authority laden it makes me ju... Read more
Relief and A Wobble
Friday, January 22, 2021      8 comments

The Time of Trump is over, and Biden has begun.  Hurrah!  I watched most of The Inauguration.  I missed the beginning because the rain eased up so I dashed [allow for artistic licence in the use of the word 'dashed'] out for my 15 minute walk, h... Read more
Blue Monday
Monday, January 18, 2021      7 comments

The third Monday in January.  Supposedly the most depressing day of the year.  The festive season is over, everyone's skint [well all us 'every day folk' at least], we've still got weeks of cold weather and reduced daylight ahead of us, plus thi... Read more
We are where we are
Sunday, January 17, 2021      7 comments

It's a banal sounding statement don't you think?  The ex Worker [?] Friend used to find it irritating when anyone said it.  Likewise "at the end of the day", although I tend to agree with him on that one.  I have to bite my tongue to restrain my... Read more
When a plan comes together
Saturday, January 16, 2021      8 comments

When the planets shift in the right way, and the stars align, when the wind blows in a certain direction, and The Fizzy Flu Furies are looking elsewhere, well maybe, just maybe, a plan you've made in these dark days might actually manage to come... Read more
Pineapple? Don't mind if I do.
Friday, January 15, 2021      8 comments

Amazingly enough, I did actually finish working out my 'meal plan' earlier in the week.  Even more amazing, I have pretty much stuck to it.  Which given planning anything these days is a mugs game, suggests I'm either exceedingly brave, or extre... Read more
I have this fantasy
Thursday, January 14, 2021      6 comments

Well don't we all?  Regular readers will know that I'm a tennis nut.  So obvs, my fantasy is tennis related [as opposed to My Dream which is equality, justice, empathy and compassion related], that one day Andy Murray will win The Oz Open.  Ffs ... Read more
Just give 'em the dosh
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      9 comments

Throughout the various lockdowns this past 10 months, there's been on and off arguments/discussions regarding the provision of food to children who ordinarily get a 'free' school lunch.  Basically the government wanted to get away with providing... Read more
The problem with slow cookers
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      8 comments

I don't know if it's as a result of being in 'lockdown' for so much of the last ten months, or a by product of having been 59 and holding for 9 months now, but I find myself recalling random people and things from the past.  My past that is.  I'... Read more
Is NOTHING ever straightforward these days?
Monday, January 11, 2021      9 comments

I left it until late afternoon to go and top up the gas card, so before going, I checked what I'd used from the emergency credit.  50 Pence.  Bunged £20 on the card and shoved it in the meter.  It deducted 50 odd pence - fair enough.  Then it de... Read more
THE Twenty Pound Note
Sunday, January 10, 2021      8 comments

When I moved into Base Camp, there were key meters here for both gas and electric.  I decided to keep them rather than transfer to direct debit payments.  Partly due to the fact it avoids running up extortionate bills, and partly because it was ... Read more

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