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Jumbled thoughts on metal detecting, dementia and happiness.

Posted September 8, 2018 and visited 104 times, 7 so far today

Yep, that’s a hell of a mixture and it isn’t as philosophical as it sounds, this one. As you know, I go metal detecting, or to put it the correct way, I’m a detectorist. After a very, very long break, I got to go detecting the other day and I found … THINGS. The ground has been too hard and the crops […]

The days when it drives you crazy! #dementia

Posted July 28, 2018 and visited 277 times, 5 so far today

A bit of advice about coping with demented folks this week …

Calling all readers of humorous sci fi and fantasy! It’s quiz time.

Posted July 14, 2018 and visited 336 times, 2 so far today

Do The Quiz … Yeh!

If you decide to do the quiz, many thanks, if quizzes aren’t  your thing that’s fine, it’s not obligatory!

This week I have been mostly … writing.

Posted July 7, 2018 and visited 457 times, 6 so far today

A while ago you may remember I talked about an anthology I was involved in called Christmas Lites. The deadline for the next one is looming for August and I want to write something bespoke for this year’s. I sat down to try and do something on 27th June and this last Thursday, I finished the result. Except the maximum […]

Uh oh. I think the chaos fairies are back …

Posted June 23, 2018 and visited 499 times, 6 so far today

Blimey, it’s been all go this week. Last night McCat caught sight of another cat in the garden and went nuts, I was alerted by the sound of a plant being knocked from a windowsill. Things went downhill from there, with McCat moving to the cat flap. He smashed it two weeks ago trying to get at this […]

Read any good books lately?

Posted June 9, 2018 and visited 549 times, 5 so far today

A good book and a giveaway of free short stories.

What I know now, that I wish I knew then …

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 641 times, 5 so far today

Back on topic this week, I was asked for some advice by a writer who is just starting work on her first book. Even though she appears to be of sound mind, she was dead chuffed with what I wrote and asked if I’d share it on my blog so she could send people to the post. As […]

And on the up side …

Posted May 26, 2018 and visited 553 times, 4 so far today

Good news about Dad and one of his favourite jokes.

How a battery charger saved my bacon …

Posted May 12, 2018 and visited 584 times, 3 so far today

…And the danger of over confidence when coupled with good intentions. This week, I was going to talk a little more about happiness being a state of mind, but I only have a few minutes to do this in so it’s more of a dump it and leg it! It’s been a busy week with a bank holiday at the beginning, a weekend away […]

Chin up lass

Posted May 5, 2018 and visited 659 times, 5 so far today

There is a popular trope that being happy is just a state of mind. It’s a little more complicated than that, I suspect but I think there is something in the idea that trying to cultivate a positivity of outlook can help. For me it’s definitely about noticing things. Noticing the smell of hyacinths from the flower bed beside our back […]