• Peculiar Olympic Sports

    I’m pretty sure you must have been watching the Olympics. I have, which is why I haven’t blogging quite as much as usual. I’m an enthusiastic swimmer (I swam competitively until I was 37) so I’ve been riveted to the swimming finals every night. But I’ve also been watching judo,...


  • Rodent Relocation

    The big pig relocation has taken place. Actually, it’s the big little pig relocation as it involves the guinea pigs rather than the porcine pigs. Not so classy ... The guinea pigs have lived in a variety of homemade cages over the years, and for quite a long while they...


  • The Big Five-Uh-Oh!

    Here we are. The day has come. I hit my half century today, 1st August. Wow. It’s definitely a bit scary … I don’t think I like these landmark birthdays! Denial sounds a good plan. So, five decades clocked up. I have no idea what I did on my tenth...


  • Olympic Games – Who To Cheer For?

    You’ve probably noticed that the Olympics have started. We love them here and have the telly on in the background most of the day at the moment. We’ve watched cycling, judo, diving, swimming and gymnastics mainly, but have dipped in and out of a few other sports which have been...


  • Caramel Crisps and Macaron Mix

    Macaron mix I actually enjoyed the food shopping run this morning. Regulars to this blog will have picked up on the fact that I hate, loathe and despise food shopping. I strongly favour a return to prehistoric times when the man went out and got the food. Killing a mammoth...