New site

Today I changed my WordPress blog into a website. I was prompted by the fact that the site I had’sort of’ done a couple of years ago had expired and no longer exists. That site was just about my artwork. This time it will be about my art, but I’m leaving this blog attached. That … More New site

Birthday blues

This day six years ago I was full of hope. Hope that I was starting out on the normal kind of life that other people seem to enjoy.  We’d had a lovely Valentines day the day before and I woke up to a cold, crisp morning lying beside the love of my life in a … More Birthday blues

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … More 2015 in review


Food plays a huge part in my life. the most important part in actual fact. I’m sure it must be more important to me than it is to other people, which is why I’mm so fat. My step sisters (Who I haven’t seen for almost 30 years) used to have to be reminded to eat. … More Food


Do you have a reason to get out of bed in the morning? I’d ask you to think about this question carefully.Maybe you have a loving partner to greet you, or you need to attend to the needs of your children, an ageing relative? Somebody needs you right?  Or maybe you just get out of … More Reasons


Just got back today from a short break to Oslo and Riga. Oslo was a very clean place, if a bit clinical. Also very expensive – paid almost £8 for a pint of beer and although it was a nice pint I did fell it was a bit pricey. Highlight for me was a lovely … More Oslo

Muggy weather

It is muggy. There’s no other word for it. Despite loads of thunderstorms over the last couple of days it is still somehow managing to be muggy. Not my favourite weather actually, especially the rainy bit. I have been clearing out loads of my junk this week – even managed to sell quite a bit … More Muggy weather


This morning I was watching the news and discovered it is the anniversary of the liberation of Belsen. I watched with interest as a lady told her story of being taken to the camp, sharing a room with Anne Frank, seeing all that death and awfulness, then marrying one of the soldiers who liberated the … More Anniversaries


Today I’m off to sunny Spain…. as the song goes. Never been to Spain before and this is also my first ‘package’ holiday, so not sure what to expect. I usually like to arrange stuff myself and go places under my own steam. But there is a first time for everything and the Costa del … More Holidays