I’ve been sad this last week or so, despite just coming back from a lovely break in Staffordshire with a group of lovely friends. We rented a cottage, four of us next door to Sue, so I had a lovely few days with four fab ladies, catching up, eating, drinking, walking. It was just what … More Family


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

Dark days

Winter is coming. The mornings have suddenly become very dark, not helped by the wild winds and heavy rain of the last few days. I guess we have been spoiled a little by the good weather we’ve had up until now. I really don’t like the dark, short days. This weekend the clocks will change … More Dark days

Positive mind

Everything has been going really well for me lately, very positive stuff happening.  I had a lovely weekend in London doing start trek stuff and meeting up with a good friend. Work has been good – I got my company car finally and also a pay rise, I have been complimented on how well I … More Positive mind

It’s all go

Blimey, what a morning! I hit the ground running as soon as I got in with a factory tour for important French customers, then straight into IT meetings after that. Just finished in time for me to get a lat lunch now ( 1.50). At 2.30. I am leaving to go to Carlisle where I … More It’s all go

Driving Miss Ruby

There are few things that get me annoyed, but if ther is one that is more likely to tip me over into anger it’s the habits of drivers. Now I am usually a very calm driver, not prone to road rage. I let people out in front of me if I’m in a queue; I … More Driving Miss Ruby