Category Archives: humour

The Urge to Splurge #affluenza

Affluenza (n) a portmanteau word fusing affluence and influenza and meaning a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. I wrote recently about my weight loss over the last … Continue reading

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Stalking and talking

I wrote ¬†a post a year ago on talking to myself and thought, yep that’s cathartic. Now my dirty secret is out there I can move on, I can deal with this openly. And then I found myself arguing with … Continue reading

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Complacent or confident #embracingthefuture

I found this picture the other day, amongst a number I inherited from Mum. On the back, in my gran’s ¬†handwriting it says: ‘R101 from bedroom window’. The R101 was the British government’s attempt to find a way for long … Continue reading

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Apprenticed to my Mother: on camera

My mother was 81 when she moved into her new bungalow. She had a knee replacement soon after dad died having been putting it off while he was ill. Never one to exercise or indeed do anything that might be … Continue reading

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N is for Nativity #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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H is for Hearts #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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E is for Elastic #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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