Category Archives: The parrot has landed.

Senior Super Quiz.

Wake up and welcome to Senior Super Quiz, the gameshow for anyone who can remember where they put the channel changer, or how to use it, or which channel we’re on – or when. Question One, for half a damp … Continue reading

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The Madis touch.

I’m sure you’ve heard of King Midas, everything he touched turned to gold, a bit like Bill Gates. It is a little known fact that he had a brother, Madis, (for the one lot of of school name labels, obviously: … Continue reading

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The accumulation of junk.

One would imagine that having a purpose-built craft room added to the house would be a wellspring of endless joy. Wouldn’t one? Well, this one did, erroneously, as it turns out. One had fondly imagined all the junk shut away … Continue reading

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Reader’s queries.

In these dark days (though to be fair, really sunny here for a long time.  I think it’s the absence of pollution.  Maybe that’s why all those Edwardian childhoods, celebrated in children’s novels, had much better weather.  You know, before … Continue reading

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Faffing around.

Do you faff?  Faffez vouz? The OH constantly accuses me of faffing around.  I ask him if he wants a cup of tea and three hours later he might get it because on the way to the kettle I cleaned … Continue reading

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Lockdown scrap albums.

Another, other, other of my hobbies, many, many of which there are (let alone those I might do when I get the time, climbing Mount Everest isn’t one of which, not even to get to the ice cream parlour at … Continue reading

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Greeeeen.

I would like to talk to you about green. Who is it?  I wish you wouldn’t mutter when you’re at the computer, read it in your head. It’s Jane, she wants to talk to us about green. What, Queen?  Bohemian … Continue reading

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Worry.

At present thousands of people all round the world are worried. Welcome to my world! Just in case this is you, too, here are some irritating sayings about worry, that are, in themselves, so worryingly annoying they will replay in … Continue reading

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Fallacies.

In the current difficulty we are all looking for wisdom to get us through and out the other side and we are all also, searching the Internet for inspiration. But will it help? Picking up my investigative journalist mac (beige … Continue reading

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A Reader Emails……….

Hello Jane. Hello Reader, what can I do for you? Jane, in the present difficulties, is it important in life to have a papoose? Um, oh, well.  (Think positivity, Jane, think positivity.)  Of course it is. It is important in … Continue reading

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