Category: Ramblings

A Postcard from Majorca- The Wrong Mop

  Bravo to Ryan Air, henceforth known as Tryin’Air. The Powers That Be deemed our flight would escape the cull that was so conveniently announced 24 hours before we were due to depart. AlphaMale and I sat in our designated seats, trying to pretend there wasn’t an empty seat next to us and praying hard every…


Home Sweet Home

    Home is where the heart is. It’s also where all the furniture, packing boxes, bubblewrap mountain and two geriatric cats are. The last three and a half weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Hell, the last three months have been a bit of a roller coaster ride too. One…


Working your Wardrobe

    I’m a great believer in a bargain, but I also like my bargain buys to work with my existing wardrobe. Remember the Three Word Theory – those three little words that sum up your style and ensure that everything you buy fits in with what you already have? I’m still living by that…


What’s The Rush?

We’re all guilty of this one: rushing. Rushing to get to work. Rushing to keep an appointment. Rushing to get the shopping done. The list is endless.   But when did we run out of time? Where did it go? Did someoneI steal a bit of the day away when we didn’t notice or are…


Post40Bloggers

    After joining Twitter some two years ago it didn’t take me long to work out that there are an awful lot of ‘Mummy’ – and ‘Daddy’ – bloggers out there who produce some fabulous pieces of writing relating to their children, and all things child-orientated, but with whom I have very little in common, other than…


The M Word

  It’s happening. The old hormones are heading into melt down. Not just the usual monthly spitting puff adder kind of melt down, but the proper giving up the ghost, throwing in the towel melt down. The melt down we all missed in our mothers because we were all far too busy having fun as teenage…


The Friday Morning Club

I have joined a new club: the Friday Morning Club. Until recently I was blissfully unaware that I even belonged to the club, even though I have probably been a member for several months now. After scrutinising the other members quite carefully it would seem that they too are completely unaware of it. We humans are creatures…


New Kid on the Blog

That lovely Cornish maid, Mrs Bash has kindly nominated me for a Liebster Award. Not only did this come as a surprise (knowing someone other than my mum reads my blog is rather nice), but it’s also been my pleasure to pass on the award to some of the lovely people on my Sunday morning Blog-fest reading list. But…


The V.S.B

  Next year will be a VSB for me- a Very Significant Birthday. Now I know, I know… it’s only a number; you’re only as old as you feel blah, blah, blah; you don’t look a day over thirty (I’m sure somebody said that…), but let’s be honest, it’s a Very Significant number. I mean,…


Those three little words….

No, no. Not those three little words. These are an entirely different three little words. These are the three little words that will rule your life for ever more as far as clothes shopping is concerned. These three little words are designed to help you save money, stop impulse buying and bring your wardrobe under…


A Pinch & A Punch

May… A month of bank holidays, barbecues, general giddiness over the forthcoming warm weather and….frost. Yes frost. I can almost feel my petunias shivering as I write. Apparently we are in for a few chilly starts before we get the warm bank holiday weather we are all craving. And today, just to kick start the…


The Woman in Black

  This is the saga of DilysNextDoor and The Woman in Black. It’s quite a mixed little tale: a bit sad and a little bit funny.  Even she thinks its funny now. I was in two minds whether to tell you or not, but if it means people are more aware of the pitfalls of…