Hopes

The skies are a little more overcast here today so I’m not feeling as guilty about enjoying being indoors, particularly as I can see my small and much loved garden from the window. The camellia and magnolia I was worried about (both were in bud far too soon, in the middle of winter because we…

Not everyone

This isn’t the sort of business I frequent and I doubt if anyone who sees this will either, but I just wanted to point this out as an obvious statement that NOT EVERYONE IS BEING AN ARSEHOLE right now. Now I need a tee shirt saying ‘I’m blogging this’ just to warn people…

Right or wrong?

This space didn’t start out as a place for me to bang on about my (admittedly wondrous) opinions on books or music or art but that’s what it seems to be turning into and I’m not best pleased about that. As much as I love all those things and as much as I love banging…

Decisions, decisions

Although I rarely talk about it in public, politics is very important to me. I don’t talk about it because a: my opinion is only important to me – I don’t feel the need to share it (blog posts excepted, as previously stated this blog is to get stuff out of my head, if it…

Change of perspective

When I first started thinking about this post it was going to be about how, once she has out-lived her usefulness, Donna Rotunno (one of Harvey Weinstein’s new lawyers) would be thrown under the bus along with all the other women she put there, but my perspective has changed. Yes, I still think she will…

Sticking with what works

I made it a mission, quite a while ago, to avoid mainstream news and the organisations that transmit it, but I am still out and about in the world so occasionally I have to endure ‘normal’ telly and the guff that passes for information on it. What I have noticed, when sitting through the programmes…

The correct response is shame

(I do not intend for this blog to become nothing but political rants…but right now that’s what I’ve got…sorry). When I was a kid, a very long time ago, one of the most exciting things that happened to me and my friends was the opening of a McDonalds in our small and boring town. Up…