Category: thoughts

  • New Life Now

    Good morning from a very warm and cosy kitchen, Gingerbread coffee being sipped as I type, and have finished a large pile of ironing. I have been chatting with my therapist, otherwise known as my decorator, who is nagging me to blog about our new life, so here we go. Have I mentioned that Hubby […]

  • Professionalism

    Its a big word, which sadly seems to be going out of style in this modern age of emails etc.  Ok, so I am in my “Grumpy Old Woman’ mood…but I’m not really! I just think that we have got out of the habit of replying to emails professionally!! For instance: our wonderful new conservatory […]

  • Just Daydreaming…

    Do you daydream? Are you conscious of drifting away during a particularly boring task and imagining something completely different; or are you a very ‘present’ person? I thought I was a complete daydreamer, with a great imagination, able to whisk myself into any number of scenarios where I was the heroine of various situations…of course, […]

  • I’m In?

    I am so excited!! I have put in a photograph from our Italian holiday to a competition and it seems it has been accepted!!!! WOOHOO! Only now they want a biography to put next to the picture…no idea how many words or anything….I will send them an email asking (why didn’t I think of that […]

  • Was it a Heart Attack?

    The answer before we all panic is no. For a few weeks I have been having odd pains in my chest, heavy crushing sensations, and odd pains in my back. I have been put on statins ( oh the side effects!), blood pressure pills, and stomach pills to help against the other pills! I hate […]

  • Leaky Ceiling!

    Oh Boy! What a weekend I have had! Yes, this is a very First World problem, and before I go any further I will say how grateful I am for the ability to have this problem, and the ability to solve it – but BLOODY HELL!!!! This past weekend was one of those Golfing Guests […]

  • So, What Now?

    What was your reaction to Trump being elected? I’m British, so we have had our “moment” with Brexit…I panicked, I cried, I thought it was the end of our country ( well, I am a dramatic one!), I had an awful moment with my friends who had voted differently from me…one of my very rare […]

  • Am I Cured Now?

    For those who are regular readers, and who know I have been “in therapy”, here is an update… If you are a new reader, have a flip through the last few posts and you will find that I have had at least a year of depression, that resulted in my seeking help from a therapist. […]

  • I’m Proud Of You

    Have you heard this much in your life? I haven’t to be honest. It wasn’t something my parents said…it could have been a generation thing, or just not something that entered my mother’s head…it could be that I just don’t remember. It is something I say to my son quite a lot. I AM proud […]

  • Oh God- it’s sunny!

    I can hear the rest of the South East cheering, packing up their beach gear and cutting the sandwiches…actually, does anyone still do that? Here I awoke crying. I’m better now, having WhatsApp’d a couple of friends, and switched off the news. For some the sun brings out the best. Today the sun made me […]

  • Is it You or Me?

    Don’t Panic – I’m not breaking up with you!! I am starting 2016 with a rather deep question for you. When you talk to yourself…and don’t try to say you don’t – who exactly are you talking to? Do you say “you” or “me/I”? This question struck me when I was giving myself a good […]

  • Do you have an Itinerary?

    As the year draws to a close Hubby and I have at last had a chance to look at next year’s dates… Hubby is going to be Captain of The Oxford & Cambridge Golf Society, hereafter referred to as The Society  – actually I think that’s how everyone in golf refers to it! This is […]