I'm a 1661 woman - sixteen from behind, sixty one from the front! I'm of the baby boom generation. Loved the fab sixties - which I experienced in London - I was a flower child - thought love would change the world - brought my children up in the country - back in London for the 2nd summer of love in the eighties - danced all night again - wonderful! Now in Devon looking forward to the adventure of old age - bring it on! hahaha

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Spent some time with Tats & Co. yesterday - so lovely to see them.

Guy asked me if there was a man in my life and I found myself trying to justify to him why I'm happy as a singleton. Some people, especially men, seem to think it's a bit sad that I'm "on my own". They can't seem to be able to imagine a woman being happy without a man.

It set me thinking about all the reasons why I'm happy as I am.

I'm not a man hater - in fact some of my best friends are men - hahaha - and I'm not disrespecting the time that I spent as a married woman - I gained a lot from the experience - the most precious things of course being my two fabulous daughters - but I am really enjoying living on my own, which I have never done before.

So, here are some of the benefits of this happy, single life. (I think the list makes me sound selfish but, having spent many years being a wife and parent and generally putting the rest of the family first, then a little selfishness now is sooooo enjoyable .... hee hee).

Some of the reasons why I'm happy to be single:

Going where I want, when I want
Never having to explain what I'm up to
Having my own money and being able to spend it on what I want
Never having to explain (or hide!) a purchase

The bathroom is mine, all mine - the girlie decor and stuff around it is just how I want it
No one bangs on the door when I'm in the bath or using the loo - in fact I don't have to shut the door
No men's dribbles on the floor or toilet seat
No horrid skid marks left on the inside of the bowl
No scummy rings left around the bath

When I plump the cushions they stay that way
When I tidy up it stays tidy
The remote control is all mine - I can channel hop to my hearts content
Never having to watch a game of football ever again - or even hear the sound of a match on TV
I never have to justify the trash TV that I watch

I can cook what I like - eat what I like - when I like
I can buy what I like in the supermarket

I live with someone who respects my opinions and laughs at my jokes ........ me!

I've realised that the list could go on and on.

So, having been through the motherhood and married stage, which I'm soo glad to have had the priviledge to experience, I do really feel now like I'm on holiday all the time - it's great :o}

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Happy Again ~(:o})=

Hurrah. As soon as Dons promised to come over to have a fiddle with my computer it fixed itself - she's obviously a force to be reckoned with.

Had a fab start to my morning - padded down the stairs, made a coffee, collected the Sunday paper from the front door and went back to bed. Bliss!

One of the perks of having brought up children is that once it's done every day feels like you're on holiday :o}

I've just finished the John Peel book, so now I've started a book that Dons lent me - Steve Strange's autobiography "Blitzed". It covers the Punk and (mostly) New Romantic era - bringing back lots of memories - amazing times.

On TV I've just started watching Shameless - yes I know it's been going for ages now but I sometimes need to go to bed at 10pm, so try to keep the number of progs. I watch later than that to manageable number - but I accidentally let myself watch one a couple of weeks back and now I'm hooked.

Today, in my Sunday paper there was a free DVD of Johnny Darko. Is this film any good?

Oh and an update on the Paul McKenna book/CD ......... so far, so miraculous.

See ya ....... Oh, hahaha, the spell check suggested that I replace "fab" with "FBI" - nooo, I don't think so!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I'm Sad :o{


I'm sad because my blog site is not working for me properly :o{

Although I'm able to post I can't see what I've done or access any comments that may kindly have been left, so until I can get this problem fixed there's no point in me making any more entries here.

I'm hoping that Dons can look at it for me, when she has the time in between children, man, house, business and being creative ........ she is one busy ( and lovely) lady!

So that'll be a "goodbye" for now ...... I hope to be back soon ... ~(:o})=

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hi Sweetie

Well, this is now my second attempt at posting a blog - don't know what happened to the first one - maybe it's up there and I just can't view it? Who knows - bovvered?

Right, so for my second attempt I'm going to post a meme lifted from Ms Mac .......

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences (#5,6,7) on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your bookshelf! I know you were thinking about it. Just grab what is closest. No cheating

So, my book is John Peel's "Margrave of the Marshes" - written by him until he went and DIED on us ( I'll never be able to forgive him for that ) ..... and then completed by his wife. I'm reading it as slowly as I can bacause I don't want ot finish it. All part of the grieving process folks. I've only got about another fifth of it to read now :o{

Page 123, fifth, sixth and seven sentence reads:

"Which I did. From then on, I kept my mouth shut. At least, until the massed Jocks in the billet invited me to join them on Christmas Rear Party. This, let me explain, isn't nearly as much fun as it may sound to some of you."

Dear old John Peel - I loved him so much ........

Night Night

Saturday, February 11, 2006

There we go ......

OMG. Dons has "persuaded" me to read the Paul McKenna book and I've commited myself to doing so tomorrow. So ......... there we go ............. watch this space ...........