Leyla Mae Bell, our beautiful granddaughter sadly lost her fight for life in January 2023. She slipped away quietly in the arms of her doting parents who, just like their daughter, demonstrated feats of strength and resilience normally regarded to be beyond the scope of most people. I wrote about the brave battle […]
Leyla- the baby with a broken heart
I thought I knew and understood heartbreak. After all, you can not write a book with a title such as The Funny Thing About Being a Widow? unless you possess a hard-earned degree in devastation. Though I truly believed after losing my husband that my heart had broken beyond repair, the resilient, hard-working organ in […]
When springs are bustin’ out all over?
The above is a photograph of what until very recently was my permanent place of residence, and after performing above and beyond for almost two years my lockdown chair not unreasonably called time on its relationship with my bottom. I knew that this parting of the ways was both inevitable and necessary at some point, […]
The Labrador Chronicles – Part 2
Oookay puppy lovers…I managed to get my mum to allow me to provide you all with the latest lab report regarding my progress, right here on her blog. I am pleased to say that my broken leg has healed nicely which means, I have been able to start getting out and about to explore the […]
The chocolate Labrador chronicles
Ooookay puppy lovers…my name is Wispa. I am 12 weeks old and standing in for my mum today here on her blog. As you can see I am pretty flippin’ cute and though I say it myself my dribble is much more entertaining than my mum’s dribble. Keep that one under your puppy training pads […]
A Light bulb moment?
Ooookay people… if this rather large light bulb dangling from the ceiling in my newly refurbished office doesn’t qualify me for a ‘moment’ I really don’t know what will. The phrase ‘lightbulb moment’ is designed to convey the arrival of an inspirational thought in all the time it takes to illuminate well… a light bulb. […]
The truth is out there be careful where you look.
Ooookay people…so this week the government has finally revealed a potential way out of the pandemic imposed lockdown that has curtailed our freedoms for far longer than we thought possible. We are now embarked upon an irreversible path to freedom unless of course, we are instructed back to our bunkers should the data suggest it, […]
A Question of time
Oookay people…I have been reflecting on the construct that is time this week, a commodity which we frequently consider ourselves not to have enough of, or conversely, is also something that can drag interminably too. What of the world before the division of time? Of course, natural divisions have always existed. In most parts of […]
A Tunnel too far?
Ooookay people… today whilst I was sitting under the shady apron of a large oak tree right beside a babbling brook reading a book, I became aware of the presence of a white rabbit. It ran around in circles for a few moments before looking up at me and telling me that he was late. […]
Charting the course ahead
Ooookay people… On August 12th 2014 at precisely 11.45 pm I became a widow’. These words are taken from the first line of the introduction of my first book ‘The Funny Thing About Being a Widow?’ which I wrote as a consequence of the death of my 57-year-old husband after 36 years of marriage. Fast […]