Shads Says it All….
Shads Says it All….
/ January 14, 2019 0 COMMENTS
This year we didn’t see Twinkletoes at Christmas. She’d promised to ...
A Hoover is Not Just a Vacuum Cleaner…
A Hoover is Not Just a Vacuum Cleaner…
/ May 21, 2013 0 COMMENTS
When we arrived at the London, flat after being away for a few months, we heard our fridge/freezer  wheezing. It sounded as though it was on a respirator.  The heavy breathing was ...
Garden Picnic…
Garden Picnic…
/ May 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS
The allotment gardener and his friend, a woman from the flats, are outside in the garden eating their lunch.  Making the most of intermittent sunshine. They are wrapped up in coats, ...
Unattended Bag…
Unattended Bag…
/ May 16, 2013 0 COMMENTS
We spend a lot of time standing on train station platforms, not because the trains run late but because we don’t have a timetable yet and can’t remember the minutes past the ...
Kneeling Before Their Saviour…
/ May 15, 2013 0 COMMENTS
When it comes time for communion in St. George’s Lady Chapel on Wednesday mornings I am touched by the sight of two people making their way to the altar. With hands firmly gipped ...
Violas…
Violas…
/ May 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS
There are weeds coming up in the cracks of our paving stones outside the French windows. Hubs, the fastidious American gardener, wants to buy some weed killer or use gasoline, not very ...
Sophie’s Snail, Again…
Sophie’s Snail, Again…
/ May 13, 2013 0 COMMENTS
Is it news to say the rain came down again on us in London? As I was sloshing home on the slippery stones of the churchyard where my parents are interred I saw the snails out in force. ...
Mummy’s Birthday…
Mummy’s Birthday…
/ May 8, 2013 0 COMMENTS
My mother, had she been alive today, would have turned 89. I went to morning mass and prayed for her and by so doing remembered her mother who had been wild with delight at the birth of ...
Jet Lag…
Jet Lag…
/ May 7, 2013 0 COMMENTS
I really can’t tell if what I’m suffering from is jet lag or a good old case of exhaustion!? We travelled for a whole day, from 9:30 in the morning on Thursday, May 2nd ...
Command of Spanish or Latin…
/ May 1, 2013 0 COMMENTS
Daughts went to a pool party last weekend. The water was heated to 90 degrees so she didn’t have to pull a Baggarley boy and swim in the freezing cold just because she is half ...
Pool Plastering…
Pool Plastering…
/ April 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS
Pool plastering seemed to be a much more labour intensive undergoing than the underpinning of my house! To start with it took three days. One day to drain. Two men arrived before dawn, ...