Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Was going to post a cogitation on the effects of alcohol and how it is to not use it, however have used too much of it tonight, so will rethink and possibly post about sobriety tomorrow.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Not too bad

So, here's how I keep the oven closed when I'm baking:

There's currently a lovely stew baking away.  Very happy with that, but would like the oven door to stay closed without the assistance of the propped chair.

Please don't look to closely at the grot on the floor.

Apart from that, all is well.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Life

Yep.  I need to get something going on.

Here's the clag around my bedside table at the moment:

And that's not the half of it.

So I've decided to get rid of all the crime fiction.  This week I'm going to read 'The Great Gatsby' - again.

I think, of all the characters I've ever read, I most identify with Nick Carraway.  I've read that book so many times.  Fell in love with it in high school, and not just because Robert Redford played the Gatsby part.

I'm looking forward to the new version, although I don't understand the need for 3D. 

Apparently Tobey McGuire (Spiderman for farks sake) is playing Nick.  I can see that, but I don't think he has the solemnity.  I'll wait and see.

Gaaah!  So many books, so little time.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poor thing

My neighbours (over the back fence ) have a dog.  I'm sure she's a lovely thing but tonight when I was hanging out my washing, she was crying.  This isn't the first time.

I'm at home most of the time at the moment so I know when anyone is about.  This poor dog gets no company at all.  I think I've seen people in their yard maybe once in the last two weeks.

What should I do?  I've had a bit of a barney with the neighbour about something insignificant but would like to offer to walk the dog.  She needs company.  I understand that that is the nature of dogs.

Might call the RSPCA tomorrow for their advice.

Any advice is welcome.