Done, perhaps not dusted

That’s my assignment uploaded for marking. It’s not finished and it has not been polished. I just could not look at it one more time. Mr L went walking to Dalbeattie today in order to let me get on, as the cut-off date is tomorrow. I sat down and gave it my best shot but found it impossible to order my thoughts – to the extent that I cannot even tell if I answered the question rather than some made-up one. I am close to giving up and withdrawing, calling this a false start and beginning again next year BUT that would mean meeting with Cézanne again! Could I really face that? And would I have to pay the grant money back?

Whilst I am deciding, it is onward and upwards with Stalin – though not before I dedicate a day or two to keeping the old man company.

On the subject of the old man, his antibiotics appear to be taking effect already. The rash has stopped growing and even appears to be fading. No further symptoms have appeared unless a shooting pain in the leg counts… personally I put that down to recent over-exercise.


Recently, at the: Crooked House

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

A void

A void

Really wanting to get this diary thing going but another day passed with nothing written. Not much happening. I washed towels and got them out on the line. They didn’t dry well due to a drop in air temperature. We lit the fire. I cooked. Trying hard to return to low carb eating, so we had a healthy but tasty meal. I roasted cod wrapped in prosciutto, served on a tomato and pepper sauce andContinue readingA void

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM


  1. spinninggill
    November 3, 2016

    Keep at it – you can do it! 🙂
    Glad Mr L is feeling better.

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