Category Archives: musings

Home… Soil… Rain 18/1

Short one on this free association task. I shall simply refer to today Woken up by winds of 70 miles an hour. Zorro slept through it. Bomber slept through it until the temperature dropped. I had to put coal on the fire; warming the place up until he fell asleep. Alistair fared worse. He needed […]

Jan 17

In a crisis 17/1

How do I respond in a crisis? If the crisis is my fault, I tell myself off and sleep badly ’til it’s over. If the crisis is caused by incompetence, I get angry. If the crisis involves children, I don’t rest until I find a solution. If the crisis involves missing my favourite tv programme, […]

A strange day

Today has been a strange day – writing wise. It’s also been a strange day weather-wise. We woke to hail, which turned to snow, which melted into a trecherous kind of slush. Getting up the drive was fun. Festa, the Fiesta didn’t want to know, kept stalling on the bend. We gave up after the […]

Nov 28

Dear Earworm

Please don’t get me wrong. I quite like the songs from the musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.’ But surely after a month, you’re as tired of Barbara Streisand as I am?

Oct 22

October Holiday: 2

Yesterday we were not where I expected to be. But sometimes it’s necessary to make the best of a bad job. And the Haycock hotel is always good for recharging the creative batteries. This weekend proved no different I always knew I had multiple murders. After Midsomer, it’s de riguer. But after a day here, […]

Oct 21

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

A little late to the game with this challenge. Visiting Nunton Cemetery, I came across these little grave stones. Not for children or pets, they are what the poorest of Victorian society used to mark their final resting place. I showed them to Year 10; we’re doing Christmas Carol: just got to the graveyard scene. […]

Lying Earworm

Dear Earworm, Not only is your current obsession not a song; it’s also factually incorrect. There IS such a thing as a Gruffalo. So cease and desist immediately. That is all Sarah