A friend of mine sent me a link to a BBC weather report:-
Friday, 3 February 2023
Thursday, 26 January 2023
By this PC, and safely tucked away in a drawer, lies our collection of address books, which go back to around 1984. I'm not even sure where the previous ones are, maybe archived in the Scrobsfile in the attic...
I could show you a photo of them, but somehow the software seems to dislike the image, so please, just imagine what three, gnarled, grubby books full of crossings-out looks like, and you'll get the idea!
Sadly, we decided to go through them the other lunchtime, aided and abetted by a glass of red, and the diagonal lines across several names seem to be multiplying as we speak!
Mind you, there were loads of laughs, lots of 'remember her/hims', a few tears, a lot of joy, seeing the names and knowing they're still around, but at our time of life, these dear old books take on a life of their own, and deserve a peek now and then - for old times sake...
Thursday, 19 January 2023
Just the other day, Scrobs was lighting the fire downstairs, as it had been bitterly cold during the night, and the house needed a kick-start!
Senora O'Blene arrived downstairs soon afterwards, demanding tea and more heat, and also carrying a small bag of old hankies, which she always burns to get rid of...
Scrobs was dealing with the ashes after all this, and noticed a small circle in the grate - it was the Senora's eternity ring, which she's had for - er - eternity! The next question was, "Have you got your wedding ring on, Dearest", and the answer was nervously negative, so it seemed that the hanky bag had also contained her wedding band!
I spent an hour putting the fire out, and then started raking through all the wet ashes with a tooth comb! No luck, right up to the very last attempt to see if it was there and hadn't melted or something, and, bugger me pink, suddenly, there it was, all burny and dull from the hot coal, but unscratched!
The next twenty minutes with the Duraglit got the little chapess back to normal, so we were at least still married...
All I could say was - "PHEW"!
Monday, 9 January 2023
Saturday, 31 December 2022
Saturday, 24 December 2022
Ms Emily D'Artagnan-Minge
Senator and Senora O'Blene
Miss Amelia Newt and her partner, (or was until the disaster was uncovered)…
Edwin A. Loser
Tone 'Dodger' Tossier
Dr. Norbert Iodine
Dr Mayhap-Cuddler, Count Fruning Graplecard and The Beast are absent - sadly...