Monthly Archives: December 2013

thank you

Thank you for joining me this year.  Whether you lurk or post you are just as welcome.  Here in the UK we have six hours until 2014.  Some of you may already be welcoming the new year and some of you will have almost a whole day to go.  Wherever you are I wish you ... Read More
 

financial straits

By all accounts we are not poor.  I am well aware that our income puts us well in the upper percentage of the population, please do not post to say how lucky we are,  I am well aware of that, but that does not mean we do not have to watch our pennies, that we ... Read More
 
planet smellie

planet smellie

  Oh jolly dee.  It’s that time of year again.  Sleigh bells, Nativity plays, mince pies, hangovers, overdrafts and thirty six new pairs of socks.  Oh yes, and the annual update from Planet Smellie. Animal tally much as last year although Meg had a close shave earlier this year.  Copious quantities of steroids later and ... Read More
 

london calling …..

The Singer and I are off to London for the weekend.  She turned 18 last month and this is her birthday treat.  I had one at the same age and I still remember it.  We are staying at The Savoy (thank you for club deals…..) going to dinner on Friday evening.  On Saturday she, like ... Read More
 
farthings and fancy cars

farthings and fancy cars

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat Please put a penny in the old man’s hat If you haven’t got a penny a farthing will do If you haven’t got a farthing God bless you.   Christmas is indeed coming, but farthings (a quarter of a penny) are long gone.  The man with the ... Read More