Category Archives: Family Life

Holiday: 5

Today is going to be expensive. Zane, the van, is on for its first major service, and I am in a rainy Chelmsford until 5. I feel there will be much coffee consumed between now and then. I am also shopping for OH’s birthday present, which is tomorrow. I haven’t found him anything yet. But […]

Crick Boat Show 2017 – a review

Last year, newbies to the event, we paid for three days camping, a weekend pass … and a vague idea of “buying a boat” at “Some point” in a “distant future”.  Our minds were blown away, from the initial decision to have a narrow boat to visiting the broadbeams and knowing there and then what […]

Saying Goodbye

To three camping stalwarts today: our Elsan toilet, the camping fridge, and the old brown coolbox.  All have done stirling service. None owe us anything. While two of them –  for certain – cost us nothing, coming free as they  did with Shara the van. Shara went to the big campsite in the sky 5 […]

Burning question

Six people give an account of a dinner party. One member of the party doesn’t mention one of the guests at all during his account. Why not?

January 04

January Blogging Challenge: Imaginary Friend

“If Sarah  wasn’t a writer,” OH said over dinner, “I’m sure she’d be schizophrenic.” As you can imagine, Mother was horrified. A brussel sprout clattered back onto her plate. A dead ringer for Her Majesty in a younger day, she called on that to deliver a stinging retort. It involved the words “bloody” and “idiot”. […]

December 04

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

When you need a massage, there’s nothing like one from your bestie 🙂 for more takes on this week’s challenge click here

In the wee small hours

I woke to the sound of a heavy breathing dog. He had moved. His fan (a dyson – yes I know, spoilt) was no longer cooling him down. For my own sanity, I sorted it out: until he moved again. Then with morpheous ignoring  my pleas, I went to read the BBC news and catchup […]