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Trying to be sympathetic…

Trying to be sympathetic…

I’m trying very hard to feel sympathetic towards Tamara Ecclestone & the theft of £50m worth of jewellery.
Having someone raid your house and go through your stuff is horrible, it’s happened to me more than once, but £50m worth of jewellery?! Who actually needs that amount of bling?
I am really trying……

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Able to Socialise – Will it last?

Able to Socialise – Will it last?

This evening was the Christmas carol service where the choir I joined was singing. It went very well (mostly 😂). It was followed by a drink & some fab food in the village hall.

What surprised me though was my new found ability to socialise. I have a confidence that has been missing for years. It surprises me, pleases me & scares me in equal measure.
I keep expecting it all to disappear and to find myself quivering at home on my own again,

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Josie with Imaginary Squirrels!

Josie with Imaginary Squirrels!

There isn’t much Josie will bark at, but the short list does include squirrels. To be honest there are a large number in the woods where we walk but on this particular day I think she imagined it.
She did once chase a squirrel up a tree then kept looking at me as if I should do something about getting it down for her….not my job!
She also did catch one too. She’s a bit old now but at the time she also ate half of it. I kept my distance! Yuk!

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It is very strange re-acquainting myself with myself.
In fact I’m not sure I really know this person that is emerging from years of mist.
I quite like her!

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Election December 2019 – Thoughts?!

Election December 2019 – Thoughts?!

Yes, No, Maybe, Haven’t a Clue!

The upcoming election is probably the most difficult I have encountered in my 37(!) years of being able to vote. The country is more than just brexit but that issue will shape the life of our country for the foreseeable future (or rather not foreseeable as I don’t think any one really knows what will happen when (if) we leave the EU).

The decision of which way to vote is fraught with contradiction and difficulty. Twelve days before the election & I really have no idea how I am going to vote.

Think local, maybe, or tactical with the bigger picture in mind?

I have no solutions, just my take on the situation. We shall see…..

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Diary Entry Number 2

Diary Entry Number 2

Food, Ghosts & Immovable Objects!

Making new friends can be fraught with difficulty, especially as you are all usually on your best behaviour! Being invited round to dinner on the basis of a ten minute chat was very brave.
It all worked out – I had a wonderful evening with fabulous home-grown, home-cooked food, great conversation and a ghost too!
The sausage & hamhock pie deserves a particular mention! I shall try & remember to take pictures in the future. Thank you so much T & T xx

Deliveries can be difficult for someone living on their own at the best of times, but when the delivery of a superking headboard was made to my garage which is 100 yards from the house was particularly irksome. It was especially annoying as I was actually in, but they didn’t knock on the door. Had they done so the headboard woud have been delivered to the bottom of my stairs which would have made the whole thing much easier.
As it happens I have fabulous friends, 2 of whom came round and moved it upstairs for me. Thank you H & J xx

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