Sandi Thom – Punkrocker #musicmonday

I wish I was a Punkrocker, by Sandi Thom, is a great song for lifting the mood and brightening the spirits. It never fails to make me smile and strikes me as the perfect antidote to back-to-work Monday.

Back-to-work Monday

Today I am back to work after 3 months recovery leave. I hope I never have to do that again. I am not a patient patient and the saving grace has been Mum & Dad here in the UK to stop me from going completely barmy in the process. I know the next few months…

Therapeutic Writing

My first post of the new year was due to be published on Monday to celebrate Back-to-Work Monday. After two and a half months of recovery, I was beginning to feel much better and weeks of rest in Wales and Norfolk with my lovely family and Tim had done me the world of good. Unfortunately…

Hard Water

London has terrible hard water and this can be a real problem when it comes to getting glass (and pyrex) cups and dishes actually clean, as opposed to clean but with white streaky marks all over them. Given this is one of those common problems, I thought I’d share my way of dealing with the…

Great Apes

I’ve been doing a lot of reading over the last month and, by and large, it’s been tremendously trashy stuff because my mind is a little mushed by the painkillers I’m taking. That all changed, however, when I was provided with Great Apes by Will Self. This rather bizarre but nevertheless compelling novel forces the…