This morning, There was a duck down explosion. Caused by me, I’m afraid to say. Not by blowing up ducks, As you might think. For that would be cruel, And so out of character. (Although it is also all over the garden. Which would be the ideal place For blowing up ducks. Albeit a small […]
Now I don’t have to swish your empty bath round I miss you. No more clucking over piles of jeans and shirts Cast hurriedly at the end of the bed. Clods of garden mud fallen from your boots When you’d been told a million times, Yes! A million times! To take them off Boy! Leave […]
That is why I have been so quiet. I fell down and shocked, needed some quiet time to be silent and find if all was as it should be. Miss H wants me to start writing again. Glad she does.
Miss H. This is for you. One of the things any child will do, when they have fallen down, is cry. If they are crying loudly, bawling, then we pretty much know that they are ok. Their lungs are working, they are active. Good enough. We pick them up, cuddle them, comfort them and life […]
Anna? You are a star! You promised me a parcel of Jamie’s Grinded Goods and you were true to your word! Sadly, the first parcel went astray. I was disappointed. Not for long! When I told you it hadn’t arrived, you were right on it and another was soon racing toward me. Now that is […]
Perhaps I have been conditioned to expect disapproval. That is why I worry about being judged and shown to be irresponsible and foolish. Reckless, even. That’s why I’ve been keeping myself secret. Or so I thought. Someone from my past was unexpectedly in touch lately. I couldn’t have had a warmer, less judgemental, inspiring and […]
The distributors of the Jamie’s Pink Himalayan Salt grinder have replied and tell me that they will be launching a full and thorough investigation now that I have supplied them with the BBE and Batch Number. That’s good.. I wonder if I’ll get my three quid back? I’ll let you know……..
September 3rd, 2014 Dear Fiddes Payne, Re: Jamie Oliver’s Pink Himalayan Salt grinder. I spent £3 in Sainsbury’s treating myself to one of these. I needed a bit of cheer, officially homeless and being in my first week as a resident in a Women’s Refuge. Although I’m on a very strict budget, it made me […]
It was raining hard at eight o’clock this morning. I went to the Met office web site and asked some liars what the weather would do to us for the rest of the day. They were able to advise me of weather conditions anywhere in the world! Wisely, I chose my own neck of the […]
Reply to a Mumsnet poster. Posted on November 1, 2013 by A Gypsie’s Wife This comment from a poster really made me think. I thought it was worth re-producing because the dialogue seems to have borne fruit. It made me think, I struggled to express myself in my explanation but seem to have got my point […]