It’s MY birthday!

Birthdays seem to be a big deal in our family.   A fuss was always made - they were never allowed to be just another day. I have a brother and a sister, both older than me.  My brother's birthday is on 5th November which is Bonfire Night and when we were children there was … Continue reading It’s MY birthday!


On the buses

I've used buses and trains for as long as I can remember.  They are an effective means of getting lots of people to where they want to be.  I have never understood those who object to travelling on a bus, or train, because they might have to sit next to a stranger - who will … Continue reading On the buses

Another January, another diet

January is the month of new diets, new eating regimes and ever more bizarre food restrictions.  We are bombarded with articles about lifestyle changes to enhance our health and well-being; magazines are full of meal plans and recipes which promise to  ensure we won't die any time soon.  It is all very exciting and everyone … Continue reading Another January, another diet

Christmas No 1

I was chatting with my sister the other evening. We were talking about Christmas parties, family traditions and generally about our low expectations for this time of the year. It used to bother me that somehow I didn't 'get' Christmas, the preparations, the anticipation, the gift-buying. I love putting up the decorations and bringing light … Continue reading Christmas No 1