That darn soap!

I saw the good doctor P – my oncologist – yesterday and had my tummy jab. All things are going well. Thank the good Lord for modern medicine. Afterwards, the Old Boy and I drove across town to visit Father-in-law, in another hospital. The poor old...

Life is beautiful

We have a golden orb spider that has taken up residence in our back yard. It can thank its lucky stars it’s not a redback or it would have been dead ages ago. But, it’s a rather interesting shape: a greyish-white abdomen (which is growing bigger and...

Farewell Mr Pratchett, sir.

Sir Terry Pratchett has wandered off somewhere with Death – probably gone to pat Death’s kitten and have a chat with Death’s daughter, Susan – and he won’t find his way back to us. No more wonderful Discworld stories. No more hilariously...

I’m a grateful woman

I’m celebrating International Women’s Day in a small way. (That’s me: subtle.) I’m going to brunch with a friend, who is also female. That’s right; we’re going out in public without being chaperoned by our fathers, brothers or...