A few words about World Ballet Day and my inner ballerina…..

Today is World Ballet Day; in fact if you type World Ballet Day into Google it will take you to a link that shows Ballerina’s in training all over the world. I am currently watching someone practising in Russia, it is amazing and beautiful. The sheer physical strength and the elegance of their movement is… Continue reading A few words about World Ballet Day and my inner ballerina…..

Coming of age.

Recently I arranged to get my hoover serviced. I wish I could say that was a euphemism for something sexy or racy but it’s not. I am genuinely just taking my hoover to be serviced. I was told I could drop it off any time in the evenings and I arranged to do this after… Continue reading Coming of age.


All things come to an end, era’s, chapters, holidays, bottles of wine, good meals, long evenings in the summer. There’s a lot of endings going on in my life at the moment, it’s all good, they all signify new beginnings or fresh starts or any other positive affirmation-y type spin you want to put on… Continue reading Endings

The gift of Alexa

This Christmas I received the gift of Alexa. In fact I got 2 Alexa’s and one small one that plugs into the kitchen radio. I had mentioned to MrP earlier in the year that I had been coveting a friend’s ability to turn lights off upstairs, ask for music and be told the occasional joke,… Continue reading The gift of Alexa

The thing about Christmas.

Not sure if any of you have noticed but Christmas is coming and just so we’re all clear I love pretty much all things Christmas. I’m aware that not everyone feels the same, my timeline has been full of memes about no one wanting to hear about Christmas or see an Elf or hear a… Continue reading The thing about Christmas.

Against the odds.

Last week was a tough week for me. After some abdominal pain, bleeding and just a small but unhealthy dose of denial I returned to the GP to talk about the fact something was wrong after having had a hysterectomy 5 months ago. The GP had a look, turns out there’s a ‘minor issue’ with… Continue reading Against the odds.

My favourite jeans

My favourite pair of jeans are a pair of Miss Sixty boot cut jeans that zip up at the back, I've had them for 12 years now. I get them out and try them on once or twice a year most years. Except for the baby weight years, when I kept them somewhere at the… Continue reading My favourite jeans