All things are possibly.

So busy. Everyone is busy. All the blogs I read say how busy they all are. There is a pattern emerging here. Probably. I have been busy actually. Yes indeedy. FOW1 has returned to bother the ancient bones of York along with the rest of the archaeology department. I am weighing up whether or not he said I could tell you about him throwing up at the back of the lecture hall – mid lecture. I can’t remember. I’m sure it is ok. It’s all over Facebook anyway. Some kind of virus. Possibly. Much better now thank you. Given the virus to lots of other people. 

Back at Martha Towers, the main news, apart from the food bills plummeting as FOW1 closed the front door behind him, is that my baby girl has turned 17. This is definitely a mistake. I do not look anywhere near old enough to have a seventeen year old daughter and I am certain about that. Possibly.

As part of the celebrations  we went shopping to Exeter. Bit rubbish I thought. We seemed to arrive during a Morris Dancers Convention. FOW2 kept asking “Is this really a thing?” John Lewis is so small we sort of walked through the front door, coughed and found ourselves deposited back into the shopping precinct. We did become slightly hysterical on seeing the price of  a pair of  “7 For All Mankind Jeans”. but other than that John Lewis made little impact. I think I am used to the one in the Trafford Centre. Possibly. 

I did get cake tin liners from Lakeland. They were too big.

In other news, we have asked to become members at church. We went to a meeting with leadery type people, who seemed nice and normal. I got to listen to HOH’s testimony. Haven’t heard it for ages. It’s not really the sort of thing you share while you are dragging a trolly round Sainsbury’s is it? Anyway. Quite forgot how wonderful it was. You know he had no Christian background and had shown no religious inclination. Just the opposite in fact, having practically lived at Wigan Casino (it’s a Northern Soul dance venue – not a room full of croupiers and slot machines in case you were wondering) The thing is, someone he worked with just told him. Not a lecture or a preach. Just told him about Jesus. Changed his life.

Where was I? Oh yes membership. I do believe in membership. I’m just not a very good joiner really. Have put it off but am now womaning up. Now someone comes to our house apparently. Which will be nice. Hope Morecambe thinks so. Sure he will be fine. Probably.

Have read..

Really tried to like this. Loved Suspicions of Mr Whicher. But it is so annoying. Irritating swooning woman flopping about, mooning over idiot married doctor who should know better. Whole thing goes to divorce court. Act your age not your shoe size – in the words of Prince. No one comes out of it well. Ask me if I care.

Have re-read a Barbara Pym to feel better about books. Always works.


Endeavour. This is so far up my street, it has practically turned the corner and caught a bus. Just love it. I never get the clues. Hardly matters, I love Morse, Thursday, Oxford against the sky, the music and perhaps most of all, the fact that, unlike 90% of the dramas on the telly,  we don’t have to watch someone locked in a cupboard having their teeth pulled out. 



  1. April 24, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    What kind of women pay £175 for a pair of jeans?
    Good to hear you're joining up – and I heard MY OH share his testimony with someone the other day, and thought "Wow! isnt it good to hear it again…"
    Thankyou for the warning about Mrs Robinson. I shan't bother with that one then!
    Endeavour…it is everything I love about Sunday night TV

    I love your posts! Feel like I have known you for ever and if you dropped round for a cup of tea tomorrow I would not be at all surprised, and we would have a great conversation and probably eat too many biscuits x x

    • April 26, 2013 / 8:13 am

      Thank you so much. If you are ever in Newton Abbott and are finding it a bit boring – we are only 25 minutes away!
      Is it possible to eat too many biscuits?

    • April 26, 2013 / 8:17 am

      She is an underrated genius! Thank you for the feedback.

  2. April 24, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    Yes, me too – I love Endeavour!

    Also I thought Broadchurch got more gripping as it went along.

    And in my world, too, the words "busy" and "membership" have formed an ominous partnership. Hmmm.

    • April 26, 2013 / 8:18 am

      Hello. Having suffered a little bit of a flat head from church pressure in the past, I am keeping a close eye on this.

    • April 26, 2013 / 9:25 am

      Is this why women used to wear hats in church??

      If I feel people are pressurising me into taking on yet another church responsibility, I confess I play the super-spiritual card "I shall ask the Lord about that job and see what He says!"


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