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[…]

How do they……?

“There are more questions than answers….” was the opening line of a popular song recorded by Johnny Nash in my much younger days – as always, if you are interested just Google or go to Youtube. The song continues thus “….and the more that I find out the less I[…]

Playing It Safe

I was recently talking to somebody about the trip I made to India in some years ago. It was through a Christian missionary organisation that sent out teams of volunteers to various different countries for short term projects, not unlike the BMS Action Teams but the usual duration was for[…]

Is It A Freebie?

We all know the sayings such as ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’ or ‘if it seems too good to be true then it probably is’. Any reader who uses an ipad or computer, will be familiar with ‘pop-ups’ that come from companies trying to sell you[…]

Doors and Rooms

Over the years a few people have shared with me details of a vision they have seen or other spiritual experiences and miracles. They have all been devout Christians whose words I trusted in absolutely, such as the lady I knew well who told me that one day when she[…]

Wandering Winnie

Whether this was a saying known only to my Mum I am not quite sure. However, as the phrase suggests, she used it to describe females of a wandering disposition, an inability to settle in either job, place, relationship or all three. I was reminded of this recently when reading[…]

Yack, yack, yack

One of the online definitions of the word ‘yack’ that I read described it as trivial and incessant conversation. It sums up well the situation I found myself in recently when I was obliged to listen to the conversation of a woman close by. She talked first of all to[…]

What’s that you heard?

One of my childhood pleasures was to go round to the next door neighbour’s house. The lady was old enough to be my grandma, in fact I suppose she was a surrogate one as my Kettering one was no longer with us. I was extremely fond of her and she[…]