The Queen of Procrastination

It’s been a long time again since the last post so I thought I’d better do a bit of an update. This is, in some ways, a difficult post to write. You see, it contains a confession and the confession is this: I AM THE QUEEN OF ALL PROCRASTINATORS. OK, I can already hear loads…

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The Sock Rant (or Fifty Shades of Some Sort of Black)

What is it with socks? Surely they have to be one of the uglier items of clothing you will have in your drawers (unless you still wear Y-Fronts), and yet somehow, especially in Britain, we cannot do without them. After all, how many of us on a cold night where we can’t sleep for cold…

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What Does ‘Local’ Mean These Days?

Just a little musing I’ve been doing of late (usually before my coffee fix!)… When I went food shopping the other day I realised that one of my criteria for buying was to go for produce that was as local to me as possible. That way, not only am I supporting local farmers and industry,…

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For What It’s Worth: My Take on the Horsemeat Affair

Having read and heard so much now about horsemeat being found in products described as beef, I feel I need just to add my own tuppence, mainly because I feel quite a few commentators don’t seem to grasp all of the possible consequences. First of all, to state my own stance: I would never knowingly…

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Chocolates

The famous line from Forrest Gump goes: ‘life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.’ Last year life offered me a lovely box of chocolates, all tempting and sticky-finger making: the sort you don’t mind getting a bit fatter for. My writing was going well but not earning me…

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Dexter and Christmas Wishes!

It is nearly the end of the year, and yet it is the beginning of a new era for me. After I lost Poppy I felt lost, like a part of me was missing. Although I could still function, I found that the emptiness of the house was almost unbearable and I used to have…

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