December 22, 2019

I really wanted to write a nice end of year message a  cheerful inspirational blog about how great the year has been and how next year is bound to be better..

But then I took a look around me and wondered if it was even worth trying because although there are some reall...

August 16, 2019

Are you an organ donor? I am have been for as long as I can remember in fact, I was so young I had to get my mum to counter sign the form giving me permission to carry the donor card.

Its never worried me about doctors taking bits of me once I’m dead I suppose not havin...

May 25, 2019

Oh, wow I’m doing something trendy. Well sort of... Ok I’m not. I’m just doing what I always do and somehow this new fad has come along and its more or less what I do anyway.

Have you heard about forest bathing? Apparently, it’s the newest rage that’s arrived from Japan...

May 4, 2019

Gorgeous George...

I admit it…  there is a new man in my life, he is just 18 months old and his name is George. We adopted him from a very loving family two weeks ago .

But it wasn’t supposed to happen like this.

When my husband suggested a second dog, I said no then he g...

March 18, 2019

You might be wondering why the long gap between this post and my last. Well…

I’ll admit it I’ve been avoiding you… But then I’ve been avoiding people in general lately.

Some of it for your own good and some for mine.

I had the flu, and I was  coughing sneezing and splutte...

December 27, 2018

What does Christmas mean to you?

Well most people would think that to the Christians it’s about the birth of Christ and to the non-believer it’s a time of light and party’s and family and gifts.

But it seems that these days it’s actually all about the love of food. Now w...

December 22, 2018

Murphy (in case there is anyone who doesn’t know) is my dog. He is a beautiful lively stabij. Not that he is old, he is only two but there are those who would have you think that if a dog doesn’t go to classes and have professional training as a pup, they can never lea...

November 25, 2018

 It was more like a damp squib.

This was Leeuwarden, city of culture 2018. Our role as a city of culture is now officially over and there are few who will mourn its passing and even less who care. Even the closing gala was cancelled due to lack of interest!

I had my doub...

October 22, 2018

It’s that time of year again…Nooo, not that time (yet) but the time when the advertising starts in earnest.

We get advertising through the door leaflets with the supermarkets and local shops telling us their specials for the coming week. You start to notice at this time...