Category Archives: Whimsy

Breaking the Law 20/1

My name is Charles Carter. I am a police officer in Her Majesty’s Constabulary. For the last fifteen years, I have been certain that a local East End pawnbroker – one Mordecai Gold – is more than a simple business man, working out of a jeweler’s shop on Fournier Street. To the man in 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, […]

October Holiday: 1

A half term is a short and easy to manage challenge, 7 posts in 7 days. It is a challenge I shall relish. With the boat due in the water Monday , there maybe an overtly nautical/maritime theme. Only time will tell…

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

Sep 23

A busy boat week.

Pictures have winged their way to us since the last post. At a rate of knots too fast to keep up, came news of a delivery date. This, of course necessitated a trip to the marina to pick up the mail, see Martin – the mooring man, and check out the garden. As we arrived […]

Holiday: 38-41

It has been a busy last few days, meeting up with friends and Step Daughter in London (at the Sherlock Holmes); then into Southend to visit old haunts. We are now back where the term ended and the holiday began: the Travelodge at Bishops Stortford. All in all, I think this is the best summer […]

Holiday: 37

Bit of a strange day today; a bitza day. Dropped some things on the store; had lunch in Chelmsford; visited sister and brother outlaw. Wasn’t sure what to post. On our walk tonight, I saw this unusual little plant. I shall play with the Instagram filters and see what happens, but I feel its original […]

Holiday: 33

Mother is delighted with her knives. Not that she’s been able to use them. OH has commandeered the kitchen for the duration of our stay. Still she likes them.. though who in their right mind pays THAT much for knives… You can tell the return to school is soon. I’ve had to buy new shoes […]

Holiday: 32

Yesterday proved to be a day of laughs as OH and I caught up with old friends, explored the maritime museum in Porthmadog, and had a decent lunch in one of our favourite cafes. It was also a chance for Lankey to meet Llechi in the cloth. After seeing them off on the steam train, […]