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Permit Me to be Rude

November 1st, 2021|

I’m incandescent with rage. It might be more accurate to say that I’m florescent with rage because I can feel my colour rising. It’s not that [...]

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The Real Thing

October 25th, 2021|

“Let’s go to the supermarket and buy oats so we can make flapjacks,” I proposed. The Grand moved like grease lightening. I think it a prerequisite [...]

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The Massive Hoover

August 23rd, 2021|

The Son and the DiL are having a night off. They are going to wear grown up clothes, for possibly the very last time in a [...]

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No one is Listening

July 20th, 2021|

She didn’t say so, but my kitchen is a bit of a disgrace. What the Goddaughter did say was “Yeah, the doors are all chipped. It [...]

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How to be a Public Servant

June 14th, 2021|

The Goddaughter, and her various assistants, have been helping to keep my house in order. Reputation is everything and without it, she says, she would not [...]

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Clive fell out of the chimney

March 1st, 2021|

Famous for our love of animals, the Brits have been busy filling up refuges for unwanted pets for decades. It’s an improvement on drowning or leaving [...]

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Past My Sell by Date

January 18th, 2021|

In the holiday between Christmas and New Year the stillness of short dreary days is punctuated with bracing walks and meals. Perhaps its more accurate to [...]

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How to have a Smashing Time

January 11th, 2021|

Some of my relationships have brought great joy. Some have been transitory. Some have been long lasting and deep. None has been quite as shattering as [...]

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