The miracle of rain is that it happens at all – drinking water just falls from the sky. It supports all life on this planet, and literally falls fall from the sky! That’s amazing. Yeah, I know it’s all down to evaporation and condensation, but even that’s pretty incredible. (sorry to get all sciency) The […]
Taking some time away as I’m not feeling well. Back when I feel better. This photo of me and Pretty Girl by DB. For more Haiku, click here.
I find I’m forgetting a lot lately. And I’ve been thinking a lot about how to expand my memory, in part to recapture some of what I lost after the stroke. A couple of years ago, when I had a reliable memory, I wrote about Remembering and Forgetting; the difference between intending to remember, and […]
It’s hardly groundbreaking news for anyone who owns a puppy (or is owned by one), but they have sharp teeth. They chew rocks, and twigs, and the skulls of things they dig up in the garden. Their beds and blankets. Empty packets and bottles they find in the recycling bin. And those sharp teeth work […]
Lately, I’ve been finding that I’m wiped out by about lunchtime. Sometimes I get as far as mid-afternoon. I put it down to all the decisions I’m making. It’s like all the small decisions take just as much brain space as the big. I start out fine, but as the day goes on, I get […]
Maybe it’s just me and the kidney failure induced anaemia, but I’ve been freezing for what seems like ever. And therefore, thinking about lots of warm layers for my 2021 Signature Wardrobe Winter Plan. 2021 Winter Wardrobe Plan As I mentioned during my 2020 Summer planning, I had a stroke last year, and now I […]
I admit it. In fact, I proudly declare it. I am a “bleeding heart liberal.” It’s probably because I grew up poor. The seemingly dumb luck of it. I mentioned in the dedication to Holistic Personal Finance that my mother saved the one and two cent pieces for herself. She saved the 5c for me. […]
Zoo doesn’t believe in ghosts… Zoo hosts The Ghost Detectors show. As far as he’s concerned, it’s all mass hysteria. When his show visits Hayward Hall, he’s not prepared for what he finds. It will challenge his assumptions. And change his life forever. “The Ghost Detectors” by Alexandria Blaelock, is free on this website for […]
Before I get into the Summer Wardrobe Update, let’s recape My 2020 Summer Plan. Which was basically to get a bunch of black clothes. And this was to help with the stroke recovery by reducing the visual distractions my coloured clothes became. I needed the confidence boost of the style and quality I prefer (as […]
It’s Read an Ebook Week (7 – 13 March 2021), and Smashwords is having a sale to celebrate! Smashwords ebooks are discounted as much as 100% off. ALL my books and short stories are 50% off, so get in while you can.
I think as well as rats (of the flying and furry kind) we are infested with mischievous pixies. Either that or I’m losing my mind. I can never find a pair of glasses when I need one, and I have about eight pairs of readers for just such an emergency. And I would swear that […]
Life is short. It’s over before you know it. Even without the Cult of Celebrity, most of us want to be remembered. Hopefully for something worthwhile. I’d prefer to be known more for my books than my lackadaisical housekeeping. You might prefer being a good parent, circus performer or surgeon. It’s funny that when I […]