As a child my father was fond of telling me that nothing was certain in life except “death and taxes”. I have no idea if he knew he was quoting Benjamin Franklin, or if he even knew who that was. As an adult with a family to care for, I realised with a degree of … More Death, Taxes and Laundry
In a chocolate intoxicated dream I am aware of the flames in the wood burner. Improbably, I have been reading part of a short story to my teenage children. My husband takes a turn, and reads us a thrilling piece from ‘The Essex Serpent’. The more he reads, the less I listen, as I become … More I am home.
Today really is the first day of the rest of my life. I went to see a medical herbalist and she corroborated what I had long suspected. That menopause isn’t a Thing, unless you are already out of balance. That gluten and dairy intolerance are often just a symptom, not a cause. That I really … More Herbal Heaven
Today I got The Feeling. Driving to work, I realised the whole world was holding it’s breath. Why were there so few cars on the road? Why did the very sky look apprehensive? I tried to search for more info but there was none. Only a vague sense of it being, something big, and possibly, … More The Feeling
I own three laptops. One no longer supports the internet. Another will not work without mains power. The third no longer supports me. I am not confident that this blog will find you, however I am resolved to try. I have a long history of disasters with phones and computers, and a secret belief that … More CitizenNowhere