Category Archives: Post a day

Jul 04

Ode to Tired

Leave the hamlet of A Little Bit Tired and walk slowly till you reach the village of Tired. If the dog is available (and not called Tim Johnson) scratch ears and limp on towards the small town of Knackered. Take rooms in the I’ll Be As Right As Rain Inn. In the morning head to […]

Marina Birds

Been a tad worried this last 24 hours. I was woken this morning to ‘Murder. Murder. Murder.’ Followed by ‘ Not me. Not me.’ Expecting every TV detective in history to arrive on the marina. When I know more….

Apr 09

Weather station blues

Not really sure where to begin here. Dad has a weather station. He’s had it donkey’s years. He used to let Derek at BBC Wales Weather know what was going on, weather-wise, in Llandegla. As he’s got older all that stopped but he kept the weather station going. Long suffering OH and I are trying […]

Dec 27

Oh Christmas Tree

This is the first year in 4 that we’ve been to my parents. Covid kept us away last year, OH beung a retail pixie account for the others. Being home is bittersweet. My parents are in their twilight years. Christmasses yet to come, as a family unit, are likely to be counted in years not […]

Dec 26

An Up and Down Year

I cannot say I will be sorry to see the back of this year. Quite the opposite. It cannot leave soon enough. Stuff personal, family and work, have kept me from my keyboard in a creative capacity. Live, online lessons are all very well and good but when your hobby is writing, it’s a bit […]

May 29

Marina Bird Mystery

It’s hotting up on the marina. Bill Hates Youuu  is back and I remain none the wiser as to what the cause of Bill’s vitriol is, though, I do have two theories. The pair of cuckoos seem to have had a fight. There is a lot of Cuck but no Coo. Perhaps Coo is Bill? […]

May 02

Marina Birds

The Canada geese were on a hurry up this morning. Obviously they hadn’t set the alarm as I heard one of them quite distinctly tell the others “We’re Late! We’re Late! We’re Late!” Hope wherever they’re going is used to their tardiness 🙂

Mar 13

Earworm again

For weeks my earworm has been mumbling incoherently to a orchestral refrain I can’t place. I’m wondering if it’s a ring tune. It sounded like dumb dumb dairry /dumb dumb dairry /dumb dumb dairry daaaaha The fog has lifted on the lyrics. Apparently they are: Tons of berries Tons of berries Tons of berriesTa! Better […]

Dad Sitting

I am currently Dad sitting. It is an interesting concept and one I don’t think I could do for more than the fortnight that I have. He is a very intelligent man but at 88, he is wearing out. His routines are fixed. His ability to cope with change difficult and he is facing one […]

Yes You Do Know

Is the latest call going around the marina. And quite insistent it is too. I’m pretty sure it’s got something to do with Bill Hates Youuu but I’ve been transported back to my first secondary school maths lessons, where despite my protestations to the contrary, I was told I did know. Cheers bird.