Category Archives: Relationships

Felt Like Writing A Post…

… and then I changed my mind. Happy Christmas to everyone and all my lovely followers, anyway… I hope you are surrounded by love this Christmas. We’re going to do pass-the-parcel… and try not to cry at the empty space … Continue reading

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Paul Mitchell – My Husband – The Love Of My Life

This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. Never thought or even considered I would. I doubt it’s something anyone in a beautiful, close marriage or relationship ever contemplates. But… for my readers who don’t already know, the … Continue reading

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The Butcher’s Daughter And The Horsemeat Scandal

The current/recent news about certain beef products containing an element of horse and/or bute (or not), questionable meat supply-chains, supermarkets re-calling products, Ikea’s meatballs and the realisation that this may have been going on for years – for all we … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Seven

It’s Over, Mr. Fabulous Day 50: You’ll have to excuse me for a moment while I have a quick weep. It’s probably for the best but I saw Mr. Fabulous, my handsome Hungarian Orthopaedic Surgeon, for the last time yesterday. This, … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Six

The Darco Nightmare, Jimmy Choo Fantasy And The Ethel Reality Day 40: What with scabs and dry skin falling off (and big toenail refusing to grow much at all) and Bio Oil rubbings and foot-elevation (yep, still), this bunion op … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Five

Foot? What Foot? I’m Starring In Misery, Here! Day 28 If you’ve been following my adventures with bunion surgery to this point, you deserve a Dedicated Reader Award. It’s all been somewhat ewww and gross, even for me and I’m writing this … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Four

Cabin Fever, The Essential Bedside Table And When’s Bunion Awareness Day? Day 21 It’s three weeks since the op – she says, in case anyone can’t do the maths – and I’m well enough to write the next, marginally shorter, … Continue reading

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For Paul

For Paul It was the nineteen-seventies When I first noticed you You wore size nine Doc Marten’s And I’d just bought size two You noticed me, I noticed you There could have been much more But there wasn’t much that … Continue reading

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Bah, Flu Bug! My Yuletide Room 101

Having recovered from this Christmas Present’s bout of almost-killer-flu, here’s a very bad-tempered post listing what I could quite do without for Christmas Future.  It’s my ten-point Christmas Room 101 to be borne in mind for 2012 and beyond: Flu in the run-up to, or … Continue reading

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