Thursday, July 16, 2015


Tonight, it feels like everything is beginning to fall apart. We've had a lovely end of season barbeque with the choir, and we learn that our director has been approached by our former curate to be the choir director at another parish. I thought this (female) curate was really sweet - but my opinion... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How to Survive Flybe

The simple answer to surviving a Flybe budget flight is that it is better to pay the additional cost to check in a bag. It sounds quite a bargain, £44 (or thereabouts), one-way to Amsterdam with just cabin baggage. That's all well and good, but the associated stress levels are high. I'd completely... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 19, 2015

All is calm, all is bright

I have to admit it, I do love a bit of time on my own now and then, to re-charge and just be myself. After dropping my daughter at the local airport at 6:15 this morning - having got up at 5:30 - I went back to bed and re-set the alarm for 7:15. It was lovely! Especially as I went back to sleep... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Neighbourhood Is In For a Surprise

This coming Sunday is Midsummers Day, and our choir is providing afternoon tea and music as part of the village's Midsummer celebrations. It's also Father's Day in Britain so we might have a bit of competion, but never mind. Tonight's practice skipped over Sunday's music for the service in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Not a Word All Day

- will I panic? Depends. Pencilled in his diary for today was a lunch with the ex. We haven't spoken about it; I've known for some time that she has been trying to get him to agree to meet her, Lord knows why after all this time. It has fallen through several times so I haven't asked him about it.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


We've had a nice day, daughter and I, taking my mother/her nanna out to lunch. Mum had hearing aids fitted three weeks ago when I was last there. By 8pm she had broken one of them, and because she is housebound and because there are so many new one-way systems and access restrictions in Brighton, we... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Here's the thing

I finally found the resolve to open his email. It wasn't confrontational, that's not his way, but I had been really upset by the conversation on Sunday and I've been very worried about what he might say. He needs me to help him by stating what I can do or want to do regarding travel. He has a need... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

And, by the way...

- daughter is flying home from Australia as we speak. We will be away till the weekend so she is coming to me as of Monday. Won't that be fun and games as well (given the past history she's set up by refusing to have anything to do with dear one or Charlie/stepson). Ho hum:) Sign in to see full entry.


I've more than had enough of 'Charlie' always in the house, much less going away on holidays with him. Yes, it's come up again. Like a bolt out of the blue, dear one rather forcefully told me he wants me to say what I want to do for the rest of the year... just before I was leaving for church on... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 18, 2015

On tippy toes perhaps?

Dear one was a tad restless yesterday evening. I didn't seem to get a minute's peace after we got in from a nice afternoon at some lovely gardens near here, where the rhododendrons are just at their best - a riot of colour. We'd met up with my sister and her husband, who had been in the area for the... Sign in to see full entry.

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