Humour

Goddess on Holiday

“Name, please.” “Diana Moon.” The receptionist raised her Egyptian-blue shaded lids to reveal dilated pupils that took in the bow-shaped protrusion from beneath the patron’s cloak, the moon tattoo on her wrist, and the slender greyhound panting at her feet. The lids narrowed. “Right,” said the receptionist. “You did not request a specific room. Do […]

Why Can’t I Get What I Want?

  Why can’t I just get exactly what I want? That’s not too much to ask, is it? So, we’re renovating this place because our lives are never complicated enough. Naturally, I have VISION. This mostly due to hours browsing Pinterest and Home magazine. Sadly, my vision is not shared by the suppliers and builders […]

It’s a Scam

  Do you have any idea how many scams are running at any given time? Many. LOTS. I discovered this due to the fact that my current project is redistributing my 83-year-old mother-in-law’s accumulated possessions. This because her 563 storage units are costing her more than the value of the total contents. If only there […]

Making up Words

The sun makes my eyes tired. In a soporific sort of way. The word “soporific” always makes me think of Beatrix Potter’s “Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies” It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.” I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. […]

A Memory of Ordinariness

I recently came across a piece of writing I’d emailed to a friend five years ago and forgotten all about. Reading it again was an interesting reminder of the headspace I was in at the time. I was also glad to have captured that bit of my every day life. Even though it wasn’t the […]

Get Unstuck. Walk.

It was raining on and off – the perfect day for cosying up with a blankie and a book which is exactly what I’d been doing the whole morning. I felt the need to connect with the outside world, to interact with strangers and talk to them about everyday things in meaningful ways. I wanted […]

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