Effing Gulls

For a while my aerobic exercise du choix was on the back burner. I blame the bird life around here that I’m still fatter than I’d planned. For during the summer months I am inexplicably under attack when I go…

Southend Pier

I was brought up in Southend-on-Sea, that playground for Londoners.  On the seafront there is a beach cafe and takeaway joint called the ‘Three Shells’.  It has a roof made out of big artificial scallop shells.  Yep you’ve guessed it,…

Plan B and C and D…

So a little bit of an update on the A-Level front. I’m a proud mum. My son, Louis, got really good grades. Even so they weren’t enough to get him to his first choice of university. But he did have…

Touching Marcus

A love of live music is one of the things that bonds me and Hot Stuff and compensates a little for his extreme untidiness. Now that lockdown looks like it is finally easing we’ve got a musical line up planned…

Who Gives A Crap

Do you remember the great 2020 toilet paper frenzy?  Who doesn’t. Well we were just about okay here.  I’d bought a pack of nine rolls from the supermarket just before the lockdown so we were sorted.  However I wasn’t completely…