Breakfast Cavalry

Katie, it’s you and I now… The Husband has been making breakfasts for the past five years and he’s getting very good at it. Today’s breakfast was magnificent – bacon, black pudding, tomato, fried potato, and an egg. As we sat down he pointed at my egg and said ‘You won’t believe what happened! Just […]


Recently we had a Trip to Bavaria. Call it a holiday…not sure. We drove a thousand miles to Regensburg and back for a gathering of Husband’s old colleagues from his Porsche days, to remember the boss Dick who had died quite unexpectedly. Annie, the widow wanted a get together, possibly for the last time. Dick, […]

Mrs Smug

Mrs Smug here. If someone put on your plate half a steak, a chicken breast, large baked potato, a cup of whipped cream, an onion, three cloves of garlic and a roll and told you to eat it you’d say not on your Nelly. Yet, that’s what I did on Friday night. It was a […]

Cracking Up

Kate’s favourite veg? Collieflower. Colliefications? None. Collities? Gentle, sweet, intelligent. Ailment? Colliecky. Etc etc I have started creaking at the seams – surely too soon for my age. Sciatica made its presence known in January. It is a considerate one though, in a way. It allows me to walk, stand, sleep, dance but not sit […]

Arthritic Sloth

“Move slowly and not often” is our cat’s recipe for longevity and looking young. I should be used to unusual presents by now. In the past I’ve got a wheel barrow, a strimmer, work bench… For my birthday this year I got a moisture metre for wood – very useful, to test if a piece […]

Her Mistress’ Voice

‘I worry about everything nowadays, I have become a worrier’, I said. ‘More like a battle axe’ I heard the Number One daughter mumble… – Your dog has beautiful coat. – Yes, but it has too much dog in it. Having acquired a trumpet sort of thing, or a French Horn actually, I was wondering […]

Goat of Many Colours

Some music reminds me of the misspent youth in night clubs I never had. Spring Fling time soon.  The SF team is coming up with the goods again, the right stuff, on time.  Deliveries, collections, everything is running smoothly as far as I’m concerned.  The problem is the artist, again.  Am I making the right […]

Hogmanay Humbug

Stupidity doesn’t grow in trees. You usually manage doing it yourself. I do like to party but it has been a struggle recently, to make the effort to go out.  I blame the weather.  Rain rain, more rain and wind.  How tempting it is to stay beside the stove oozing heat, curtains closed, soothing music […]

Glam from Grotty

It is possible to make a silk purse out of sow’s ear. See above… well. I was lucky for once to win something good in a raffle.  It was a photo session with local photographer Alec Blackadder. Surely, out of the dozens of shots he took there would be one where I wouldn’t look like […]


The Bride looked stunning and the Mother of the Bride felt like million Dollars. What will the photos show..? I have been told the wedding was a great success, everybody enjoyed it very much. It took months to plan and I have to admit the bride’s attention to detail paid off. The weather held long […]