Yearly Archive: 2017

Go easy on my teeth

Posted on November 30, 2017

Years ago I used to be scared of the dentist. Now I have a new fear: the hygienist! I thought hygienists were there to give your teeth a gentle clean. The dental equivalent of a wet wipe. But instead they come at you with instruments of torture. All.. >>> more

Are you trying to be funny?

Posted on November 07, 2017

Picture the scene. A small harbour restaurant in the south of France. A nervous young waiter.  It is clearly his first day and he is visibly trembling as he approaches my table. He says he’d like to present me with an amooth booth. “Pardon?” I ask,.. >>> more

The self help book that didn't help

Posted on September 08, 2017

Sorry, Susan. I couldn’t get beyond the post-it exercise. I have never bought a self help book in my life. I am, however, plagued by self doubt. So that’s why Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers made it on to my holiday reading list this.. >>> more

Where there's smoke, there's fire: usually

Posted on June 26, 2017

A firepit sounded like a great idea.  At the end of a long summer’s day, as the air begins to cool, we could still be outdoors. We’d have the glow of our fire and a canopy of stars to keep us company. In the Autumn, we’d wrap up warm and cosy up.. >>> more

The view from death row

Posted on May 29, 2017

I was told she had 48 hours to live. Three weeks on, my mum is still here.  My world has shrunk to the confines of this small room. Days and nights are spent watching over her hospital bed. It is hot and stuffy in here and filled with antiseptic.. >>> more

Musicals are my dopamine

Posted on January 30, 2017

The thought of La La Land making a clean sweep at the Oscars makes my heart soar. Musicals are a ‘marmite’ experience. You either love them or hate them. I’ve always loved them. But I have friends who would rather clean the bathroom than sit through.. >>> more

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That's too kind of you, Lorraine

Posted on March 27, 2019

Lorraine Kelly received a special award from the Television and Radio.. >>> more

Dodging Divorce Monday

Posted on January 07, 2019

Today is Divorce Monday I tell my husband.

“What does that mean?” he.. >>> more

The five star rating that left me cold

Posted on December 30, 2018

Do you give your departing house guests a rating on a scale of one to five? I.. >>> more