It’s unsettling when something you rely on becomes unreliable. I have an intermittent fault with my car – an elderly but much loved 2003 VW Passat. There’s an odd juddering coming from the engine. It doesn’t happen all the time – just after a period of driving (usually on the motorway at speed) which is very … More Das Auto?
Given the positives of Saturday I awoke on Sunday in a good mood. Sadly, despite it being a day of rest for all sane minded people I had to go to work. However there are worse things than sitting in an air conditioned office for the day, so I planned to make the most of it and do some … More Syns
I can’t see any swanlings in the park so far. They seem to be absent and there are just a few ducks in their place. I like ducks though. They almost always move around in couples and I think that’s a lovely trait. I’m walking before my weigh in to start my day on a … More Hugs to the peoples
I sat down this morning to write a card of condolence to the mother of my friend, whose father recently passed away. I’d put it off for a couple of days. I didn’t really know what to say. Who does in situations like this? It’s impossible to know what’s right or wrong so I settled … More How we affect others
Well the morning so far is going way better than expected. I woke up before my alarm at 8am and I’d decided what to cook for Slimming World. Stuffed peppers. The recipie in the Slimming World magazine looked easy enough – but I’d NEVER cooked stuffed peppers before – so it was a bit of … More She speak a my language
‘Spend a bit more on a good cream.’ The GP said. ‘Spray on suntan lotion just comes off. You need a better brand – try Ambre Solaire.’ Honestly I had been trying to economise last week. Everything that I’m buying now represents money that I will not see replenished for a while so all of a … More Gooseligans and fishcakes
I struggled to focus yesterday – and my mind was in a million different places (or so it seemed) all at once. I started the day cooking. Cooking lots. Three meals at once. This was a sure sign that hunger was on my mind and that I was in a danger zone. Truthfully I’d been in one … More What do I love?
The other half live pretty well by all accounts. If the Bupa clinic I was sitting in was anything to go by then life in the healthcare private sector was both financially rewarding and relaxed. Faced with a choice of several exceptionally swanky looking seats when I arrived in reception I chose one of two striped sofas in the corner … More Moobs
I hugged my curly colleague. I haven’t seen her for a while. We air kissed as we said hello (it’s how we roll) and both laughed. She’s been on maternity leave for a few months and her hair looked different. Was it longer? Or was it just darker? Darker I decided. It was a different shade. As … More Wallet wide open
It’s Sunday – a day of rest. I in contrast feel like I should be doing anything but resting. I’ve spent most of my adult life doing nothing but sitting, sleeping, sitting some more, lying down and just generally avoiding the world. Today though my body is betraying me. Honestly I think it owes me more … More Burned but virtuous
While in Starbucks yesterday I was seated next to an old man. When I arrived at my seat he was by the window, in a chair that if I’m honest I’d have preferred instead of the one I sat in just opposite him. He had a better view. I looked around for another similar chair – … More It will just take a little time.