Failings and Flailings

Failings and Flailings

So far this week I've managed to crack my phone screen, make latkes (along with apple sauce) for breakfast, eat Al fresco, watch another anger inducing documentary, and talk to a friend instead of listen to music as I'm running. It's a good test of fitness; can they understand you? Or are they hanging up [...]

Living in slow motion

Living in slow motion

I thought life in lock-down would go painfully slow, but it's been the opposite. Even though I'm up early, the days seem to disappear, no matter what I do. Must be the curse of the being in your thirties. All this gardening is like a part time job. We're basically running a daycare centre for [...]

Strange things are happening, but I’ve not yet gone round the twist

Strange things are happening, but I’ve not yet gone round the twist

More time at home has brought with it some unexpected changes. My brother is trying out a moustache which looks surprisingly okay, my Aunt has her first smart phone and has learnt how to answer it and send a blurry photo after a couple of coaching sessions, my Dad has apparently been assessing his style [...]