Something a bit different today!For my fiction module last semester, we had to write a short story. I'd had this piece knocking around in my brain for quite a while. It was based on a particularly dodgey dream I had once, so I thought I'd put it to good use - and, now that it's… Continue reading Green Light – Creative Piece
Way, way back around this time last year, Clark and I travelled to Edinburgh to spend his 25th birthday there. It’s his favourite city and somewhere that I was definitely eager to go back to.* Because it was (a tiny amount) cheaper, we decided to get the train instead of flying. This turned out to… Continue reading Richard Branson Ruined My Weekend.
Part One Over Here! Soon after getting home, we discovered that my parents weren’t best pleased when that surprise turned out to be a puppy. “What the bloody hell have you got a dog for?!” Said my dad “What are you going to do with him while you’re at work?” Said my mum Both… Continue reading Along Came Otto Part Two – Where It All Went Wrong.
“I’d like to get a therapy dog,” I said, “I miss dogs. I don’t feel right without them.” I’d gone from being surrounded by dogs on all angles - working with them every day, and then coming home to our Barney every evening. All that had gone - Barney had gone to the Rainbow Bridge… Continue reading Along Came Otto: Part One – Get A Dog, They Said.
Oh dear, it’s been a very long time since I posted, hasn’t it? So my last post was when? February? That’s literally eleven months ago (nearly twelve!!! Ridiculous!!!) I mean, I knew my blog had been somewhat neglected as of late, but I hadn’t realised that my last post was pretty much A WHOLE YEAR… Continue reading This Is Not A New Beginning
Here we are at last - September. The kids are back at school, the longer nights are beginning to draw in, there is the tiniest hint of a chill in the air and I’m starting to crave various flavours of soup of an evening. I realise that we still have a few remnants of what… Continue reading Look at this happy kidney, and other Uncommon Goods
It hasn't escaped my notice that the title of this blog post teamed up with the title of my last blog post is somewhat ironic. So the long and the short of it all is that my cynicism towards Valentine’s Day as a concept has proven to be well rooted, as my would-be relationship to… Continue reading Six Ways Of Dealing With A Break Up In The Most Dignified And Noble Way Possible.