Sunday, May 23, 2010











Enjoyable evening last night....still feel sorry for the dogs though...and on balance we lost a bit, made a bit, had a laugh...money is'nt everything.
ps. if I'm going to continue to put pictures on here then I might investigate getting a decent camera and learning how to use it......

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Going to the dogs tonight. Quite literally..to a dog racing stadium with some friends. Mmmmmm...happy to be seeing friends, not sure what betting on dogs will be like......novice dog racing attendee here. And after an unfortunate incident some weeks ago involving red wine (you know who you are..) I am currently off the booze and will be on juice tonight....maybe I'll get that little buzz from the action! turn into a 'putting the mortgage on Little Lord Farnsbarne in the 7.15...'!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday........such a lovely sound to that word......Friday................and now a week off.....oh yes.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thought about things last night - came to the conclusion that I'm blogging because -
a - I like it
b - It has enabled me to find a place where I can 'say' whatever I want, without upsetting family, friends, who-the-hell-ever.....and I have to be constantly making sure I am not upsetting people as I am the peacemaking middle child....elderly parents to care for, siblings with problems, kids, husband who at the moment is as useful as a chocolate teapot.
c - If I die tomorrow, the kids will have my 'voice' to go over..y'know, if they want to.
d - Sitting here, in the dusty, could do with a going over with the hoover, house, where the
furniture and woodwork etc., is not exactly stylishly 'distressed'..more like bloody suicidal, I feel that instead of beating myself up for being lazy I can tell myself that I am giving myself what magazines recommend as 'me time' or 'meditative moments'
e - enough for now....going to have some tea ....will be back...........

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Showed this picture to my daughter earlier.......'ooh grim' says she.
Up there in the back/middle of the photo, in one of those rooms, is where I met my husband...nearly 30 years ago.
Would like another 30 if that's possible/realistic...
Remember that old joke? How do you make God laugh? tell him your plans....................

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Drive past this twice a week at least....and every time think a little bit about the people that lived and loved and died there and in the surrounding area. We are all just links in a chain of humanity...can make each other stronger...or come undone.
p.s. I also think that whoever was in charge of the 'domestics' should have spent less time cleaning/cooking and spent more time walking, looking, loving......
pps...am I still uptight about the housekeeping arrangements chez moi? you bet I am....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Where is the order? the peace? the routine? the pattern? the calm?
The world is in a mess
The country is in a mess
My house is in a mess
and on Saturday I was in a mess........
Breeeeeeeeaaaathe..............

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Can't resist mentioning tomorrow........whichever way you go, dear reader, please go........voting is really really important.... Women died so that we could vote....
and me personally? well... can't bear either of the two 'C's....I'll say no more....

Monday, May 3, 2010

My washing line has been up and down more times than a fiddlers elbow in the last hour....sunny? put the washing on the line.....oh..raining?...in the tumble drier....oh gosh we have to start economising a bit and the sun is out again....back on the line....really raining hard now so have to go out and bring in very wet washing.............daughter bringing new boyfriend back for lunch.......will he be bothered by cats? ........... THIS is why rich people are lucky......someone else does the laundry and they are'nt to be found (unless they want to be...but thats a different scenario) on their hands and knees picking up cat hair....wishing they had a cleaner and someone to fight back the tide of dust and accumulated 'stuff' that is in this house....and what makes me really cross is that all the stuff is my fault....I am not minimalist (next time next time) and feel that I am responsible for all this.....I bring in the paintings and the books and the knick knacks and one day will live in a place that is white and bright with only a comfy bed, a chair, a table, and whatever is necessary ..........or just travel constantly from hotel to hotel and be free.......

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I think that I will try one of these meme things...so thanks to bloggertropolis here I go......3 me's..

3 names I am Known by...
Kate, Mabel, D.

3 jobs I have had...
GPs receptionist, barmaid, nanny.

3 places I have lived......
Germany, Brighton, Midlands.

3 drinks I like........
Water, champagne, tea.

3 TV shows I enjoy.....
any costume drama, the wire, come dine with me.

3 places I have visited......
Budapest, Los Angeles, Ireland.

3 place I would like to visit.......
Russia, New Zealand, Denmark.

3 foods I like......
Bread, cheese, potatoes.

3 things I am looking forward to.....
Having grandchildren, having no mortgage, having no fear at the end.

Mmmmmmm......not earth shattering or terribly exciting stuff...but me.


Blowing the dust off the blog......

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