Goodbye 2022

Well, 2022 did not end in quite the way I’d thought it would. Overall, it’s been an up and down year, started off OK but then I lost a couple of people who were dear to me. My cousin Marion first, which was a huge shock, then in September an even bigger shock, from nowhere … More Goodbye 2022

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

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

Positive things

there’s a thing going around on Facebook at the moment where people nominate you to write down three positive things that have happened to you each day for five days. there’s no purpose to it, but it passes a few minutes and can be quite entertaining to read – some people are pretty imaginative with … More Positive things


I am off to London this weekend, setting off on Friday and driving back up Monday. I’m picking up my friend Vicki at Heysham, then stopping off in Oxford for a look around and to break up the drive. Never been to Oxford, so it should be good, although I do hope the rain subsides … More Holidays