Today is the tenth anniversary of my thyroidectomy. It is ten years since I went under the knife to get the bastarding thyroid out of my neck and myself back to full health. Quick recap for those of you not around in 2011/12 If you know the story, click here to skip June/July 2011: horribly … Continue reading Ten Years On
Gentle Readers. it is I, your Humble Author, back at long last with another Amusing Anecdote for your delectation. Well, I say Amusing Anecdote - I suspect you're going to read it in increasing horror before eventually finding the humour in it, which is what has happened to me. I haven't written on my blog … Continue reading The Most Audacious Thing in 2021
I was genuinely astonished this week to discover you can still become ill with things that aren’t COVID19. I had three days away with my Ma to the Isle of Wight to visit friends (it was a wonderful time). As such, I breathed some new air and caught an absolutely stinking cold. It was not … Continue reading Head Cold
As an attempt to find some ~c~o~n~t~'e~n~t~ for this blog, I signed up in early Spring this year (2021) for a snack subscription service called SnackSurprise. If you've got any kind of social media, you might have seen adverts for SnackSurprise. They offer monthly subscriptions to an international snack subscription, where each month, a bunch … Continue reading When Snacks Turn Against You
I'm going to start this post by emphasising, just in case my neighbours do come across it, that the neighbours in the area I currently live are completely lovely. They're all really nice families, and they're friendly and smiley, and we take packages in for each other, and honestly, this little bit of road I … Continue reading Neighbourly Noise
Gentle Readers, I write to you on this, my lunch break, to acknowledge that since I last posted a piece of new writing it has been many months. My last post, The Memory Caretaker, was a piece of fiction writing I did some years ago, and I am now able to publish it on my … Continue reading Five months is just a short break
When I remember, I try to make Fridays my 'gratitude' posts. The things that have happened that, despite a global pandemic and our life upheaval, have brought me joy and made it pleasant to be around this week. But this week doesn't feel very much like a positive post is appropriate. It seems wrong to … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yeah whatever.
I could make the argument that television is currently in a better state than film. With the BBC recently putting out some great series in the last 12 months including Bodyguard, Line of Duty and the adaption of A Christmas Carol, more and more acclaimed writers, directors and actors are choosing the small screen over … Continue reading Six excellent series that could’ve stopped after one season
Having promised you faithfully last week, Gentle Readers, that I was absolutely not going to stop posting, I have utterly failed this week. My excuse is that my head fell off (metaphorically) when my alarm clock failed on Tuesday morning, and I have been running around after myself like the proverbial chicken ever since. I … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!