Crown Green Bowling therapy

One of my favourite evenings of 2022 I have a new Jigsaw laid out and the conversation is flowing on the table to my right. “How big is the Caravan Ruth?” someone asks. “Oh, you’ll have to ask Graham.” Ruth then explains how big the awning is in the hope, I suppose, that this willContinue reading “Crown Green Bowling therapy”

Get rid of the ‘Palace’ of Westminster… and other ideas from a non-political person

Dear Lucy, I’m not a political person. However, my interest has been piqued by the embarrassing shenanigans that have transpired over the last few weeks. Someone was telling me Suella Braverman had resigned. Initially they couldn’t remember her name and, not knowing who she was, I assumed that he was calling Liz Truss Suellen fromContinue reading “Get rid of the ‘Palace’ of Westminster… and other ideas from a non-political person”

Lifeline pen – parts 2 and 3 – The long goodbye

Dear Lucy, Shit’s getting real. That pen I wrote to you about recently – the green lifeline one (where I had the feeling, when it ends, so will I) – is literally hanging on by a pale, inky thread. Whilst I don’t think of myself as superstitious, I’m getting a bit concerned. I’m taking extraContinue reading “Lifeline pen – parts 2 and 3 – The long goodbye”

I just want some space!

Dear Lucy, I had coffee with a friend last week. He’s all for supporting local, independent ventures and so he chooses the location. I already know in advance it will be ‘one of those’ trendy coffee shops where, one way or another, I’m going to get a cup of coffee I won’t enjoy, feel generally insecureContinue reading “I just want some space!”