November 13, 2018

I got a new computer today, saved up for ages and spent all of my savings

And already it’s out of date!


Drive that car off the forecourt and it’ll cost you £10k.

Expensive trip right?

Well you’ve signed up for that quick devaluation now

I can see it there in black and white and 

The small print box is definite...

November 6, 2018

Throw the beige taupe colour chart out said Kelly Hoppen, never.

I noticed her green coat first - it was a rich bottle green, bobbly, like one I used to have at uni except mine was toilet blue - a shade remnant of the skirts on those weird knitted doll loo roll holders (looking back I realise there was never a...

October 30, 2018

Look forwards, not backwards, onwards, upwards, don't look back or so the various sayings go,  but sometimes is this mantra a little misleading?  Does the past get a raw deal sometimes.  After all it's the only thing we're working with when it comes to deciding the future.  

Oh Paddy, you've me all in a spin (...

October 16, 2018

I drew a total blank in the cold aisle the other day when I found myself momentarily stumped about what on earth I was going to cook for dinner during the week and therefore what I needed to buy to facilitate this.     Normally I do it without even thinking - on autopilot to gather the usuals.  But much like...

October 9, 2018

 When did jelly become so fancy anyway?

"I think Glaswegians’s can’t be bothered with the wank; they see it through it and don’t want to spend money on it.”

Couldn’t have put it better myself, Rosie Healey, head chef and co-owner at new restaurant Alchemilla in Glasgow, as she references her locals' rebuttal of...

July 3, 2018

Scribbling a note down to my daughter's teacher the other morning in haste, I found myself inadvertently signing off with one of the above.  It wasn't planned and it happened amongst a series of other things (Mum, can you cut this hairband out, I've spilt yogurt down my dress, I'm still hungry can I have a ki...

June 26, 2018

There's no going back unless you do a knife scrape (not the same tho...) 

Ever slept in when you really needed to be up, burnt the last slice of bread in the toaster or your mother in law drops around and you’ve just used the last tea bag or worse, last square of loo roll. Maybe you’re running for th...

May 22, 2018

Feeling slightly dizzy, borderline numb reading the annual Sunday Times ‘Rich List’ last week, where I find myself pontificating on all manner of things such as ‘how do you process £21.05 billion (the fortune of this year’s number One on the list -  a Brit, Jim Radcliffe who has made his fortune from ‘Chemica...

May 1, 2018

 A big quiff is a jowl breaker

(ps this is not my school photo, if it was I wouldn't be writing this blog)

If, like me you were born with jowls then hair volume is always a good idea.  It started back in the 80's at school when the 'quiff' was in and it started to dawn on me that a much hankered after slimmer...

March 1, 2018

Welcome to the first official day of meteorological Spring!  

Looking outside it couldn’t feel further from the truth.  A delayed blanketing - generous, crisp, white and SO bitterly cold and oh, two and a bit months late. Snow, listen, we really wanted you to land around 23rd December when we had the right amo...

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