I got a whole egg when I stayed with my gran.

The film came on the television at 9 o’clock in the evening. I was having difficulty concentrating on it and was dropping off to sleep, so took myself off to my bed. It smelt of fresh sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover. I was asleep before my head hit the pillow. Sunshine was flowing like aContinue reading ” I got a whole egg when I stayed with my gran.”

Life’s a blind migration to some unknown destination.

Monday as ever is my allotted time in the laundry, I stuffed the washing in the machine. Breakfast was then followed by some less enthusiastic housework. The maid was standing in front of the housekeeper, who had just drawn a finger across the top of the sideboard then proceeded to show a pristine white gloveContinue reading “Life’s a blind migration to some unknown destination.”

But that anchor chain’s a fetter –

And with it you are tethered to the foam,And I wouldn’t trade your life for one hour of home. (Lock-Keeper Stan Rogers) When looking back at our lives we only see the good bits, and it was always sunny, but of course it never was like that, there really were no ‘Good Old Days’ thatContinue reading “But that anchor chain’s a fetter –”

“It’s Tureen The Queen Had Four Marries”

Woke up this morning feeling good, today I will wean myself off drugs, by going turkey, may even try some. The weather looks rough out, high winds and clouds whizzing past. No cycling today that’s for certain. I sat up until 2 am finishing the history of Mary Queen of Scots, by Antonia Fraser. ThisContinue reading ““It’s Tureen The Queen Had Four Marries””

Not In My Name Nicola Sturgeon.

Thursday and the weather is looking fine after overnight rain, as for my, well I’m much better but still a bit wobbly. Well wrapped up I spent an hour tiding up in the garden. Everything has been late or struggled to even survive. Was it the overnight frost in early spring, the hot dry summer months, or theContinue reading “Not In My Name Nicola Sturgeon.”

 The invaders have the guns, but we have the time.

I had survived the coronavirus pandemic over the past 18 months, then I was felled by toothache, and just when I felt it was safe to go back in the water, I woke on Monday, unable to breathe through my nose. I had a head full of porridge and lugs full of cotton wool, helpContinue reading ” The invaders have the guns, but we have the time.”