Feeling my Age

I have an upcoming birthday (19/5). The NHS have sent me an advance birthday present (12/5). Now I know how old I am for certain!

This is my first scheduled mammogram. I’ve had one before, when I had a wee scare a few years ago. But this is the first one that tells me that I am now over 55.


How did that happen? I swear it was only last year that I was 17!

Excuse me, I am going  to go and fondle a few skeins until I feel soothed. Maybe I’ll come up with one for the Herringbones…

Recently, at the: Crooked House

December Reflections 4: Red

December Reflections 4: Red

Nature is red in tooth and claw and nobody knows this better than a person that shares their life with cats… At 4 am today there was a thud, followed closely by another thud, and another. It sounded curiously like a rather fat cat pouncing on something. “Has Dusty brought some prey in?” The Crooked Man went to investigate. Dusty had indeed brought some prey in and when he saw his dad, he let goContinue readingDecember Reflections 4: Red

In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

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


  1. April 8, 2009

    My mother remained 32 till my brother caught up with her….

    • April 9, 2009

      @Heather Cawte, yes, there are some significant drawbacks to having children 🙂 Can’t quite get my head around the idea that mine are in their thirties.

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