Brain Dump

I'm not entirely sure where to start. I haven't really sat down for longer than ten minutes all day. I've cleared all the washing, hoovered downstairs, cleaned the kitchen (more than once), made lunch for everybody, re-wired the phone and internet connection (which involved walking into town again to buy a wire), gone grocery shopping …

A Very Short Post

Just a few words to tell those of you that follow me that everything is fine, there is nothing wrong, and the gaps in my almost-daily posts are just down to life happening. I flew home from Germany yesterday, then went to the local radio station quiz night, spent much of today at the local …

Keep Taking the Tablets

Our eldest daughter has been in the wars - and that's something of an understatement. For the last two weeks she has been fighting tonisllitis, and losing. She went through one course of antibiotics and appeared to be on the mend - but then the virus returned, and she hasn't eaten all this week.

Is This The World We Created ?

I started watching "Orange Is The New Black" last night. Yep - that's right - I just started with the hugely successful TV show that's headed towards it's sixth season - and here I am, starting with season 1. I'm SO good at keeping up with all the cool kids.


I didn't get up until nearly 10am this morning. This is unheard of, but not altogether unexpected after not falling asleep until 3am. Of course now my body is getting it's own back on me - throwing headaches at me like a baseball pitcher, shouting "let's see how you deal with THIS, asshole".

Pool Party Shenanigans

You know how you head into the weekend sometimes, and you have plans to do so many things - things for yourself - time to yourself. And then the weekend arrives, and all those ideas get blown away by a gust of wind. Yeah. That.

Differences Attract

It's no secret that my favorite TV show of the last several years was "Community" - a comedy about a group of misfits that end up at community college together for various reasons. It was written by Dan Harmon after attending community college to be near a girl he was seeing at the time - …