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Hot town, summery in the city - 2017

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May 01, 2022

I am so damn hungry!!

It’s a long weekend. Three days. I have most of my energy back post-covid and discovered that my B12 levels have stayed elevated all by themselves! So why not decorate the living room? I figured...


WHERE: Of course, I am in the bath! I woke feeling quite crap, everything hurt. So I took ibuprofen and curled up on the sofa where I stayed until I came up for the bath at 2pm. The sun is shinin...


March 19, 2022

Reasons to check ahead!

I arrived at tesco this morning with four large boxes with their neatly sorted packaging, based on the requirements two years ago for all packaging to be cleaned, flat and separated. I drove aro...


March 18, 2022

The List

Well it isn’t really a list. Not a big fan of lists you see, even though I know they’d make my life better; either that or they’d be abandoned somewhere, gathering dust and yellowing at the edges...


March 18, 2022

And now

Rich has it. His boss had a positive test a few days ago so R was doing daily tests. Last night he came in feeling awful. The phrase, “even my fingers and ankles hurt,” was said. I sent him upsta...


February 17, 2022

Battened down

With Auntie Eunice on her way, promising gusts of over 100 mph overnight, I have tied the fucking trampoline down. Seriously. It was about a year ago that it flew over our five foot fence and dow...


January 02, 2022

Amusing anecdote

Over the past few weeks I keep catching a whiff of a (not unpleasant) smell that I vaguely recognised. I really couldn’t place it and was waiting for something to click in my brain. Then on one ...


November 30, 2021

No jo more

30. Whatever you want to write about. Anything? anything? That’s too much choice!!! There is a temptation to not write anything, to leave no jo mo without a cap on it 🤣 I had a genius idea, whil...


November 29, 2021

Never joo mind

29.  What is a nervous tic you have and how did you acquire it? (The title is how some of my Spanish teachers would have pronounced “never you mind”). I don’t think I’ve ever had a nervous tic. W...


November 28, 2021

Not jittery Mary.

28.  Who is your favourite character (book/movie/etc) and why? I’m listening to a Spotify playlist that my 10 year old niece just emailed to me. Currently playing is Woman by Little Simz; it’s ok...


November 27, 2021

Weeeeaaaaathereer!!

As all my U.K. friends know, the weather is a bit shit!! I came downstairs this morning to this view—————> I feel I should point out that this is the back garden and the trampoline usually a...


November 27, 2021

Nice jammy macaroons

subtitle: Fish in a Former Life 27.  Favorite simple pleasure? (Aside: while on long hikes, when we’re nearing the end I find myself walking faster and faster, no matter how tired I am, just bec...


November 26, 2021

Nearly just managed

26.  What was a difficult decision you once had to make? What did you consider when deciding? -Manon Phew, only a few, short days to go. Right then. Difficult decision. Well, I can be pretty im...


November 25, 2021

Nine jumping mammals

25.  Tell us about your pet or pets. -Manon I don’t actually have nine jumping mammals as pets, but I do have two. We’ll start with Oreo: She likes to think she’s the boss, trying to put Amba i...


November 24, 2021

Noice jaunty moobles

24.  What is the greatest compliment anyone ever paid you? What made their words so meaningful to you? -Manon No effing clue! I give off an aura of confidence (no matter what I’m feeling) and I d...


November 23, 2021

Non Jon movi

23.  Give 3 song LYRICS that speak to you. Bonus points for any backstory about why they are meaningful. -Darkest Days, Brightest Nights I’m one of those people who burst into song at any given m...


November 22, 2021

No joking mo

22.  How do you feel about mental health? I’ve really enjoyed the majority of the prompts this year but this one is nonsensical. How do I feel about mental health?! That’s like asking how I feel ...


November 21, 2021

No Jolly meetings

21.  What is something you miss doing that you can’t do now? I have binge watched the American Office over the past few months (I never finished the U.K. one because I can’t stand Ricky Gervais)....


November 20, 2021

Numpty jumpty mumty

20.  What is a news story (other than Covid) that surprised you this year? New revelations from the fossil record show that somewhere between 40 and 55 million years ago, sabre-toothed anchovies ...


November 19, 2021

Nellie’s jaunty meliphants

19.  What can you remember as your first adult achievement? Ahh, first adult achievements. The thing that springs to mind is the day I realised I couldn’t just call my mum to help and that I need...


November 18, 2021

Nine jokey mothers

18. What is an opinion you have that a majority of people would find upsetting. After getting to know a new colleague recently I really don’t know!! The politics in this town (which this colleagu...


November 17, 2021

Not a great prompt for me

17. What song can make you cry and why does it make you cry? Stille Nacht, Bridge Over Troubled Water and anything from West Side Story. The first one was my mums favourite Carol, the second des...


November 16, 2021

Naughty jaunty mammeries

16. What is one taboo thing you don’t think should be taboo? Nudity. As Frank (of Sinatra fame) used to croon through the speakers of my dad’s record player: in olden days a glimpse of stocking ...


November 15, 2021

Noon June moon

15. What holiday holds your fondest memory? (I’m going to answer this as an English person not an American where holiday means something different). Nope, no idea!! Are we talking camping in Scot...


November 14, 2021

Naughty Jenny Morris

14. What would you do during “The Purge”? Or who are you going after? (I don’t know if these movies are in other countries. If not, it’s basically a “what if” where all crime is legal for 24 hour...


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