Wooohoooo!

It’s been a while… I have been writing. I have written letters and cards to friends, kept up with my diary. One of my things this year is to write, record if you will, the events of the day in my diary rather than use it as an appointment book.  My French Sister visited with…

Famine in the Animal Kingdom

Once upon a time… time. There was a terrible famine in the Animal Kingdom. All the animals grew listless. Even the mighty King, Brer Lion, stopped preening around the jungle, as his once shiny fur began to lose the glossy sheen that he was famed for.  The lack of food became so extreme that the…

Brer Anansi the Spiderman

I love stories. I adore books. I still buy them even though I have a kindle. The satisfaction of turning a page, smelling and feeling the paper,  and being captivated with words. Nothing like it.  Time was that I would be reading a book and become so engrossed that I would be unaware of my…

A few words, as it is Wednesday

This! Gives me hope! I am not alone in the I/me struggle.  What muddles you up in the English Language? Punctuation?  Grammar? Spelling? How about pronunciation?  Beautifully idiosyncratic language. Not the only idiosyncratic language but considering most people are expected to speak it, it can be bewildering. Mind Your Language was a particularly good series…

Capture the mood

This year my goal is to improve my computer technology know-how.  I can happily say that I am no longer awful at it and I do not shy away from it. It’s amazing how much I have learnt, how much more there is to learn and how it seems to be evolving every second.  I…

Happy New Year of the Pig

I did my bit at the weekend to live up to the year. wink! oink! Now got to get back to being a Phoenix.  I am watching the Harry Potter films because god-daughter number 1 is mad about that world. Her fanaticism is infectious. HP books were a huge phenomenon in the late 90s and…

Quotes from the week

It does not do to dwell on dreams Harry, and forget to live. Prof D, H.P& The Philosopher’s Stone.  B Plans are for losers. Mean girl from The Magicians A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead…

7 days make 1 weak

I’ve had another amazing week of meeting up with loved ones.  Emotionally draining! Sometimes I can’t keep up with myself. From meeting Posh Brit and Brit Sister in the city for our last lunch together before Brit Sister goes off on her tree change to having dinner with the Marvellous family to celebrating a god-daughter’s…

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English Language according to Henry James. Urrrghhhhh! It’s hot. To be very clear, I am complaining. U know it’s hot when the spiders pack their bags and galang! U know it’s hot when you put the clean knife in the teaspoon section and the teaspoon…