Category Archives: Life, Love and Laughter

A dinner date

Clearing old receipts out of my purse, I once again came across a photo and remembered… Stiletto heels, long black gloves, glitzy jewels … I was making a very special effort for him that night. The gown looked amazing. I’d … Continue reading

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Bad hair day… from the archives

I know I shouldn’t go to bed with damp hair, but honestly, at that time of night who wants to faff around with a hairdryer? I had been determined to get a shower after work, one way or the other, … Continue reading

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In focus ~ one from the archives

My son gave me a pink stress ball . An entirely appropriate gift from him…  The gel-like stuff is translucent, textured like an orange and looks almost edible. I admit it has a certain addictive quality as I sit and … Continue reading

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Crisps and cold rice pudding

Appalling isn’t it? I can cook from here to Bombay, but do I? No. At least, not for me. I cook daily for my son at his home, but here, the dog eats better than I do… she, at least, … Continue reading

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Silver

“When did that happen?” “What?” “You’re going silver….” My son was frowning as he focussed on my hair in the winter sunlight as we watched the fish in the pond. I didn’t like to mention that I wasn’t the only … Continue reading

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Have you danced today?

I came across the Nietzsche quote, remembering that I first read it years ago in his Zarathrusta, a book much in fashion in my youth. I was struck even then, armed with too few years and too little experience of … Continue reading

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Enforced abstention

I’ve been living on just toast and yoghurt this week, Which is okay, but not all that nice, And especially when there is chocolate around, I admit, a perennial vice. But my innards are wonky, my back has gone south … Continue reading

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The Grampire, Darth Vader and the Wicked Witch

O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae mony a blunder free us, An’ foolish notion: What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us, An’ ev’n devotion! Robert Burns: … Continue reading

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Ani’s Christmas Alphabet

Reblogged from Ani’s Advent 2016 C is for the cheese she’s stashing in the fridge tonight H is for the ham that’s going to make my breakfast right R is for the raisins that I cannot have at all I … Continue reading

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The small dog’s Advent invitation: Send Ani your letters to Santa…

Last year in December, Ani, the infamous Small Dog, wrote to Santa, every day for Advent. It seemed to work, as she got her wish… This year, her wish is different… she would like to invite her friends to join … Continue reading

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