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Every now and again I look up, gaze around, and am shocked to find I’m not the only person on the planet ! I know, right? Well it’s easier to […]

You have to try these Teas

My sister and I went tea shopping the other day, to stock up on some staples. I was almost out of Lapsang Souchong and Darjeeling, she wanted more Lemon Lavender […]


I’m gradually getting used to the idea that I can’t just phone my Mother, or drive the 5 miles to her house to have dinner. It’s not easy, there are […]

What it’s really like

Have you ever read an obituary and seen the phrase “She died at home, surrounded by family and those she loved”?  It sounds almost comforting, doesn’t it? Like a desirable […]

Dear Prudence;

I write to you with news of the most peculiar kind. This day finds me again on the path that will return me to you, and I proceed with haste, […]

Dear Prudence

I take this moment of pause and reflection and avail upon it a chance to send you news of my duel. As you recall, on that day whence I was […]

Dear Prudence

I beg thee pardon for my extended absence, but I fear my return will be further delayed, although I expect not too tally much longer. You see, upon my journey […]

Mmmm Chocolate

The paint samples say Tender Twig and Wooden Wagon, but they’re really Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate, if you ask me. My new house colors. When it gets painted, that […]

They’re everywhere!

When I was little, really little, my oldest sister had to get glasses. Her eyesight was so bad, she couldn’t see more than a foot in front of her. For […]

Noblesse oblige

That was my weekend. Saturday was a wedding, Sunday a funeral. Saturday was one of those days where you’re forced by polite society and good manners to do something you’d […]

Well that settles it

I was waiting for Volkswagen to reveal the new Beetle design, to see if I’d want to trade in my 2002 for something shiny and new.  I was on the […]

What the Frak?!

It is April, right?  Around here the temperature should be in the upper 50’s, low 60’s, with the occasional spurt of sunshine among the cloudy, raining days. Yesterday, it SNOWED! […]