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Online lobotomy anyone?

Posted June 30, 2018 and visited 40 times, 3 so far today

There was a nice surprise this week when this blog was named as one of the top ten humour blogs on Feedspot! Have a look https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_humor_blogs/ ! Yeh, I know! Thanks to all the lovely folks at Feedspot for that. Now, having won this splendid accolade, the smart move would be to post something funny. It’s probably quite […]

Uh oh. I think the chaos fairies are back …

Posted June 23, 2018 and visited 105 times, 7 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 […]

That’s Alzheimer’s, not Dad.

Posted May 19, 2018 and visited 121 times, 2 so far today

A couple of weeks ago, someone shared one of my posts of dementia-related whinging on Facebook — this post https://mtmcguire.co.uk/2018/05/05/chin-up-lass/ if anyone’s interested — and it got an interesting comment. I think it basically said something along the lines of that we don’t really know why some folks get to die suddenly or well and […]

Chin up lass

Posted May 5, 2018 and visited 380 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 […]

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to … #dementia #ranting

Posted April 21, 2018 and visited 370 times, 6 so far today

I’ve sort of been debating whether or not I should post this. I wrote it just too late to publish last weekend and things have been so much better this week that, in some ways, it’s no longer relevant. Except that, from the point of view of the people who read this, I’m now thinking that actually, […]

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 740 times, 7 so far today

It’s been a busy week this week. McMini is due to go on a school trip which involves two nights away. I have therefore been spending most of the week with a list of required clothing working out which items we have and buying the ones we don’t have. Pretty much all of them. In order to try and […]

Sleigh that again?

Posted March 4, 2018 and visited 805 times, 2 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.

How not to live number 12: Drains, mailings and finance #IFuckedThisUpSoYouDontHaveTo

Posted February 24, 2018 and visited 757 times, 2 so far today

Yep there’s a match made in heaven and here’s another how-not-to post from the queen of fuck ups at Spigot Towers. Today’s topics are Drain Rodding, financial prudence and how to alienate just under five thousand potential new members of your mailing list in one fell swoop. Mmmm… bet you can’t wait. OK on we go. […]

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 1133 times, 5 so far today

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

Calm in a crisis; elementary burglary for dunderheads …

Posted January 27, 2018 and visited 786 times, 2 so far today

One of the strange things people tell me often is that I am calm in a crisis. Positively the ice woman, apparently, in my capacity for quick thinking action. Want to know a secret about that? It’s bollocks. Well not wholly bollocks but mostly. Amazingly, I am actually extremely cool-headed in a crisis, I can make calm decisions in the heat […]