Turkey Curry

No prizes for guessing that I am writing this after eating a very good Christmas Day lunch several days ago, courtesy of our elder daughter who has been married for long enough to have got it down to a fine art. She was taught, of course, by her mother. It[…]

Hearing Voices

Ever had a tune stuck in your head? The tune and or words just keep going round on a loop inside your head. Maybe they go away for a short while then up it all starts again. You’re fed up of hearing it yet don’t seem to be able to switch[…]

Got It Made?

A few weeks ago I received one of those amusing round robin emails. It was a story about a young man called Tom who had his eye on a rather attractive young woman. He manages to strike up a conversation with her and in his efforts to try and secure[…]

Getting up close

There was a woman who went out walking She loved to do some stalking She might have got nearer And seen much clearer If only she had just shut up talking.  I have an email friend who lives in Plymouth. We met up some years ago on the Saga Zone[…]

Mirror, Mirror

Some years ago whilst visiting family in Wyoming, I was browsing one those shops filled with many items aimed at the present-giving, souvenir customer. Not that, I hasten to add, all quality goods which the Americans excel at. Looking through some smallish tapestry cushions primarily designed for display I came[…]

Read the Instructions

There are so many times that we have laughed and laughed or got frustrated and grumbled when we could not get things to go as they should. I think we are far from being alone in this. It can happen with trying to assemble flat pack furniture, cooking ready prepared[…]


There is a well known saying that goes ‘Love means never having to say you are sorry’. The premise behind this that is there is genuine love between people then you can take for granted that each party will understand and forgive. You could turn that around and say that[…]

Definitely Fish

Recent experience has shown us that buying fish is not always as straight forward as you might expect. Hubby went to the supermarket with his list in hand. One item on his list was fresh mackerel and so he headed for the fish counter and made several purchases one of[…]

Comfort Blanket

The phrase ‘comfort blanket’ was originally used to describe a child’s favourite blanket that they liked to cuddle or carry around with them as a soother and generally they did not like to be parted from it. Taken away or lost would trigger much crying and lamenting. These days the[…]

A Cat Would Laugh

My father would often use the phrase “it would make a cat laugh” when the ridiculous or absurd was said or happened – usually reported by the media and quite often related to politics but not always. I have used it on occasions,simply by means of our close association though[…]