Category Archives: The parrot has landed.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarg!

Before we begin, can I offer you some warm cheese, lukewarm but raw scallops, or a bar of melting cod with an eye hole in it? Sure?  I have plenty. I know I have written previously about the UODAKA (The … Continue reading

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Valentines, lurve, etc.

As Valentines day rolls around like an elderly drunk auntie with a heavy moustache, hiccupping ‘Give us a kiss, love,’ it prompts one to ask:  What do you really love? I have been thinking about this. What I really, really … Continue reading

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Third week January.

For lo ’tis the third week of January, the antidote to Black Friday and those nights you lay awake wondering what meaningful socks to get your uncle and whether you should succumb and buy another little something for yourself.  Now … Continue reading

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Gone with the wind.

The OH received a threat of insulin from the doctor if he didn’t lose some weight. Being himself he went completely overboard.  First he went on the wagon (not completely, there has been quite a bit of riding on the … Continue reading

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Futurology.

You should not wish your life away, though on average we spend 1000 hours a year online, which we don’t have to do, and, in a lifetime, 13 months sitting on the toilet, which we do have to do, though … Continue reading

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Happy New Ear.

Last year was the year of ThingsGoingWrongWithTheBody.  It was not much fun.  There were a lot of bodies, absolute carnage dear heart, oh yes. Well first there was my mother’s body that conked out completely on January 20th.  The surprise … Continue reading

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Next room qualified

Now that so-called higher education has turned into a government cash cow, institutions of advanced learning are ramming as many fee-paying students in as possible, whilst simultaneously lowering the entrance requirements.  The cynical may consider that this is because they … Continue reading

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We are a grandmother.

Laura Alice Laverick born 00.24 October 7th 2015 was looking just lovely 14 hours later. Aaaaah! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JaneLaverick.grandmother

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It was…….

..the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but it was certainly an up and down weekend. The worst bits were not nice at all.  I got a nasty email.  … Continue reading

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Art and that.

After the last lot of ghastliness I decided it was time to do something to recover, so I have been perpetrating art. Well, not really, more like craft.  I thought I’d have a go at something undemanding but fun.  Create … Continue reading

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