Monthly Archives: February 2020

Accosted by dogs

Last night, the dogs did something odd. Normally when they sleep with me they have to be in contact with me somehow. Generally Emma is in the crook of my knee while Freya is lying against my chest. Last night, … Continue reading

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A fit for St Valentine

Last week, in the Herald, a letter annoyed me. It was a request for help but put in a way which accuses the person being asked the question. It’s like if I complain about someone parking on double yellow lines, … Continue reading

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Static Vegetables

I have started listening to the BBC World Service in the morning. Sadly, the Today programme on Radio 4 has just annoyed me too much. I can’t stand Nick Robinson and the quality of the journalism is not very high. … Continue reading

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Robin in the bedroom

Back on January 17, I wrote about the removal of a single stick of Rodeo from the Pedigree packets. I claimed it was a rather cynical attempt to make more money for very little effort. As well as writing about … Continue reading

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Self isolation

Currently the world is, sort of, waiting for a pandemic. A few years ago it was bird flu. We also had swine flu scares. Now it’s the coronavirus strain from China. Lots of Chinese cities are becoming ghost towns as … Continue reading

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Baked bones of Irish cows

When I left the house for the gym this morning, it was overcast and gloomy. When I arrived at the gym the sky was blue and the sun was beaming over everything. By the time I left the gym the … Continue reading

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Bouncing on the line

I was lying on the lounge this morning, watching the gradual build up of Storm Ciara through the back doors, listening to 5 Live Breakfast. The dogs, as usual, were lying all over me. We all felt safe and warm … Continue reading

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Calm before Ciara

Since Wednesday, we’ve been hearing about the approaching storm, due to hit us tomorrow. It’s been named Storm Ciara. Today was the first time I’d seen it written down. I thought it was named after the Bajoran Major Kira on … Continue reading

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The good and simple life

This morning the park was hidden behind a curtain of grey and white. A fog had drifted in from wherever fog drifts in from and blanketed everywhere. The world took on a magical, fairy quality. Given I don’t drive, I … Continue reading

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Everyone is invited for fish pie

Kirk Douglas died today, aged 103. His lesser known son, a stand up comic, once responded to hecklers by saying they couldn’t treat him like that because he was the son of Kirk Douglas. One person stood up and said … Continue reading

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