Panic over…

Amazing what a good night’s sleep can do for people isn’t it? This morning’s blog was rather scary wasn’t it? End of the world, fire & brimstone, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! 🙂 (PS: Name the film). Things have thankfully calmed down a little and we had a more sedate conversation. The going out remains a bit of a no-no, which is a shame, but compromise is better than divorce. Other news? The shopping was very good although I was a little bit miffed by the staff in Hot Hair in Nottm. Perhaps the conversation they were having was more interesting than helping a paying customer. 🙂 Ah well, I drifted off to take a look at what […]

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The Terrible Truth or the Beautiful Lie?

Two posts in a week? Shock horror! 🙂 In time honored tradition I’m going to make it a good news / bad news situation. 🙂 First the good news… the good news is? Well, I still have my family and P. is at least talking to me after last night’s tears. This is at least a good sign. Other good news is, that it’s shopping day today. Time to go and indulge in some retail therapy for P’s xmas presents. The bad news? Ahh well, we had That Conversation. You know the one, it even gets capitalization. I’ll be honest (which is a rare thing) but you can afford to be straight with complete strangers can’t you. I’m not going […]

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All quiet on the western front

Hello World! How are things? So what’s been going on in my life? Well, that’s the thing with having a blog that’s on a singular topic. Sometimes there just isn’t any news to print. Actually, that’s not strictly true. This is attempt number two to put an update online. I got most of the way through a draft, only to trash it when wifey walked in. Maybe I should be straight about the whole thing and there’d be no secrets. Didn’t Grayson Perry say that secrets were toxic? Ahh, perhaps I’ve been taking his arts column in the Times a little too seriously. 🙂 So a singular blog? Well, I guess I’m not the only one, but it can limit […]

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Coffee and toast and I’m back from the dead.

Yeh gads it’s cold in dear old Blighty. I’ve got my leggings (transtastic!) on under my jeans. Jeans are too cold to wear this time of year otherwise 🙂 Talking of jeans, how did folk managed to pull off the idea that skinny jeans are this season’s must have? I must say I’m quite confused. For *years* – and maybe that’s why – I’ve read/been told that bootleg cut trousers are more flatting for women. So… what’s being flogged like no tommorrow? Drainpipe jeans that you have to pour yourself into. What’s the line: “If you’re old enough to have worn them the first time around, you’re too old to can’t wear them again” 🙂 Weather-wise I’ve been spoilt recently […]

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Domesticated

Somehow today just didn’t get started properly. On the plus side I did manage a bit of dressing up while I did some housework. The hoovering and the washing gets sorted, and I get an hour en femme. Seems like a fair trade. Talking of luck, sometimes fortune shines on you doesn’t it. P. will be out on a girls day & night out later this month. As the saying goes, “while the cat’s away…” So, time to take your time putting your face on and trying on a few outfits. With regards to the leg waxing dilema: I chickened out. To wax or not to wax? In the end I opted for family peace as I think it would […]

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