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Apr 8th, 2020

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Happy Birthday Tora

Tora is seventeen years old today. He is getting a chicken breast and prawns and I will not be keeping him indoors or not giving him every kiss and hug he can get. Here is to an absent friend as it was also the birthday of Schrodi who died last year.

Apr 7th, 2020

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Homemade stuff

Hard work keeping things going with no convenience foods, but doubtless it is good for us. For our lunch yesterday we had home-made sourdough bread (loaf Ida), homemade humus and olives (not home grown although my Mum has an olive tree which I may pillage later). It was all very tasty although I think the […]

Apr 6th, 2020

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Reverting to the old ways

Due to the ridiculous behaviour by our so-called government many items are now either unobtainable or so expensive that even “price insensitive” people like me won’t pay for them. One of them is cleaning spray. However I have a few tricks up my sleeve which younger people might not know. A few years ago R […]

Apr 2nd, 2020

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April Fool

This was my April Fool prank I sent to my friends yesterday. The only person who actually believed it was my Mum! Actually it was supposed to be a bit ironic as I don’t suppose some stupid flu virus is as dangerous as a grizzly bear. Or at least I know which one I would […]

Mar 30th, 2020

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The children of Stephen

My sourdough culture has been up and running for over a week now and is doing well. He has had several children and I am using the name convention for storms for them. So we have had Loaf Angela, Loaf Barry, Loaf Douglas and yesterday – Loaf Edith. I’ve found the bread to be very […]

Mar 27th, 2020

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Tomatoes, onions and a weasel

We have been having a huge problem getting orders of food here. R who is an Internet diva may have managed to source an ASDA delivery for today, but it remains to be seen whether they actually turn up. So to try to get us over this self-induced “crisis” R managed to source us some […]

Mar 23rd, 2020

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Well the government can go to hell

I’ll go out of my house as often as I want and if our government don’t like it they can come and try to get me. I’ll be going to Helensburgh for my father’s 90th birthday next week regardless of what they say or do.

Mar 23rd, 2020

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Best ways and worst ways

To be woken up…. Best way. Handsome waiter knocks on your door at 8:30am bringing with him a nice breakfast tray of bacon and eggs, toast and coffee. One of the worst ways. 5:30am a cat with really fishy breath licks your nose and then claws his way right down your back under the sheets […]

Mar 21st, 2020

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My God – these idiots

I just don’t believe what is going on in the world. There have been 177 deaths in UK and six in Scotland in total – on average 1400 people die every single day. Because of this our delightful government have decided to close schools, pubs and clubs – basically wrecking our society. There is no […]

Mar 18th, 2020

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As we move into a new wave of idiocy

I am tempted to quote from one of my favourite books “The Screwtape Letters” by CS Lewis – this is letters from a senior devil to a junior temptor set during the second World War. “I am not in the least interested in knowing how many people in England have been killed by bombs. In […]