Monthly Archives: July 2012

All sweetness and ‘lite’…

Startling news! According to an article in this morning’s Daily Mail (‘the paper our dietitians read’, so we know it favours wholesome living), a new survey suggests that drinking 14 cans of fizzy pop a day may not be as … Continue reading

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Bernard reveals himself…

Bernard wants to speak to me, ‘man to man’. For the male of the species, these are words to send a chill down the spine.  Emotions may be involved, souls bared and even, on occasion, an attempt to hug.     Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Lost in transit…

Disaster! Bernard has caught the wrong train.  Instead of heading north – as both he and his ticket intended – he’s currently en route to the south-west, in the general direction of Cornwall.  Short of a catastrophic, convenient and, let’s … Continue reading

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Beware of shiny places…

Our home is spotless at the best of times.   Mrs C would sooner slice off her legs with a rusty spoon than leave a cobweb dangling free.   Even so, there’s nothing like the prospect of a visitor to have her … Continue reading

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Blending in with the locals…

Mrs C’s brother, Bernard,  is coming to stay with us for a week! Bernard is a curious fellow.  A former gentleman’s hairdresser and secondhand socks salesman, he was in the British Army for many years, and rose to the rank … Continue reading

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Put on a happy face…

According to a new government survey,  the happiest people in the land are those who are married, currently employed and own their own home.    (The other 59,872,401 aren’t feeling too bright.) Curiously, the happiest folk of all are teenagers (who … Continue reading

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And is there any spam for tea…?

What a day it’s been!     I don’t like to boast, but  I’ve had ‘visitors’ from all over the world. Not one of them speaks English – at least not as it’s known on this planet. But all input is welcome, … Continue reading

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