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Writing this in 2020, I am divorced with one daughter and three grandchildren - two girls and a boy all under 7. I’m really lucky to live only half an hour away from them :) In 2010 I went into a particularly nasty perimenopause and was left with severe fatigue which was eventually diagnosed 6 years later as chronic fatigue. In 2015 I became seriously ill after a very bad reaction to a prescribed drug and mildly recovered only for the same thing to happen again in 2017! I’m still recovering.

'How can I tell what I think until I see what I say?'

E.M. Forster (1927)

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...... but your pesky little sister just keeps ...... I suspect she was responsible for that premature cutting out at the end as well. And don’t worry - Lily’s not doing anything with the vid...


Baby Number 17 has been born in the family - Evangeline Grace Brown - born on the 16th February. (I’m very happy to see her first name has been shortened to Eva already). Look at this head of h...


I really wanted to do the Decade entry because it’s been a pretty awful one all told but I think it would also help me get things in perspective. However it would take a lot of organisation, tim...


I was out at Nikki’s last night and we finished our normal game of Scrabble earlier than usual - around 11.20 p.m. Normally it’s nearer midnight or 1 a.m. So we did something we haven’t done fo...


I'm trying to keep up with all the Christmas preparations and the extra entries generated by NaNoJoMo - and failing miserably - so I went and added two new diarists to my list cos that’ll help!! ...


There’s a Guardian Angel in my life. And his name is Karl. In summary: I was receiving a benefit called Employment Support Allowance - ESA (assistance for those who can’t work for one reason o...


I was so chuffed with myself at the beginning of the month because chronic fatigue keeps on slamming doors shut in my face and increasingly reducing my world to virtually nothing and I was beginn...


To e Or Not To e The title refers to a current problem of my nightly routine before I go to sleep - I pick up a book, get a few pages in and start to drift off, whereupon said book ‘clonks’ on to...


Just doing a quick entry on behalf of Jinn. If anyone has had her as a friend/bookmark in the past, could you add her again please? She had to delete her diary recently so has created a new one...


MondayI can’t believe I’ve gone all summer and not come down to the beach when it’s only a 20 minute drive away. And by that I mean the proper beach - on the sand, beside the sea - because sure ...


Well that ear pain was absolutely horrendous and got worse, much worse, before it got better. Turned out it wasn’t an infection at all - it was literally just impacted ear wax - I say ‘just’ but...


Oh God is this how it starts? I bought a lovely colourful duvet set in ASDA yesterday to cheer myself up - only to discover when I put on the washing today I’ve already got it! So I’m swinging ...


Well this is very pleasant. For once I’m finally getting a chance to sit out in the front garden soaking up the sun, listening to some beautiful birdsong and catching up on here. I have a real ...


I’m trying to stick to my goal of writing one entry a month but it’s been a very rough month so I’m struggling a bit to get April’s in. Hence this short survey in lieu of a proper entry then I’l...


That title refers to my last entry but one where I detailed how life in general was really doing me in, due in part to the horrible benefits process I’d had to go through which completely stresse...


Ruari Alistair Rae Clark! Born at 8.37 p.m. on Tuesday, 5th March after a pretty smooth labour all told. Before he was weighed, we all took turns in guessing the weight. When I looked at hi...


March 04, 2019

Stress City in Scottish Mianderings

I raided the shed (think ultimate gloryhole) the other night and within minutes had produced my first school Italian grammar book and Cassell's English-Italian dictionary (a present for my 16th b...


The title refers to my first Italian class which took place 4 weeks ago. I had deliberately gone for a beginners class despite having done it at school and college about a hundred years ago, thin...


Sunday 13th. Is there a rail line near your house? If so, is it noisy and bothersome? There is one not too far away but it doesn’t bother me normally. However a couple of years ago there were ma...


I wanted to do a short entry so that I wouldn’t break my goal of an entry a month which I set myself last year but then I went and checked and saw that for some reason I'd failed at the first hur...


November 26, 2018

Stop Already! in Scottish Mianderings

So on Thursday last week Snarf was nowhere to be seen at breakfast time. I wasn’t unduly worried because he’s gone AWOL for a day and night before and sauntered in quite the thing the following d...


I’ve been allocating Monday afternoon after table tennis for an hour or two of writing finding it much more productive if I’m somewhere away from the house where there aren’t a hundred things sta...


October 26, 2018

Bit Of a Rant in Scottish Mianderings

What a hellish week it’s been. I wanted to come on here on Monday to rant about it purely to try and purge some of the stress but I didn’t have the energy which you will be glad about because thi...


So once again I sit here half dead having had no sleep whatsoever last night thanks to my extremely irritating neighbour, Mhairi, and her Fagash Lil friends who - yet again - opened and shut her ...


October 05, 2018

Fairy Tales in Scottish Mianderings

Lily was 6 on Thursday. I asked her what she wanted for her birthday and it was a good job I did because the child who was totally into all the Marvel comic superheroes, Spider-Man in particular,...


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