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, November 05, 2006


I'm off very soon now - 4am on Monday morning to be precise - ugh!

Now, everyone take care and have a good time while I'm away. You all seem to have some lovely plans up your sleeves - meeting up with various bods - that's great.

I'm landing back in England on Nov. 28th so I'll have lots of catching up to do.

'Bye for now - hugs ......


Friday, November 03, 2006

A dog's and a cat's diary

A Dog's Diary

7 am - Oh boy! A walk! My favourite!
8 am - Oh boy! Dog food! My favourite!
9 am - Oh boy! The kids! My favourite!
Noon - Oh boy! The garden! My favourite!
2 pm - Oh boy! A car ride! My favourite!
3 pm - Oh boy! The kids! My favourite!
4 pm - Oh boy! Playing ball! My favourite!
6 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Mom! My favourite!
7 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Dad! My favourite!
8 pm - Oh boy! Dog food! My favourite!
9 pm - Oh boy! Tummy rubs on the couch! My favourite!
11 pm - Oh boy! Sleeping in my people's bed! My favourite!

A Cat's Diary

Day 183 of my captivity.

My captors continued to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal.
The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from clawing the furniture.
Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.

Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded. Maybe I should try this at the top of the stairs.
In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair. I must try this on their bed.
Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little kitty cat I was. This is not working according to plan.

There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More important, I overheard that my confinement was due to my powers of inducing something called
"allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

I am convinced the other captives are crawlers and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit.
The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant. He speaks with them regularly, and I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait.
It's only a matter of time .........


Thursday, November 02, 2006


Well, my posters weren't so bad once they were up on the wall and the "play" went very well, after I spent some time in the toilets hyperventilating! No one realised I was nervous, so that in itself has got to be the best bit of acting I've ever done. Our group did the best presentation because the others gave a bog standard talk with flip charts. We got people laughing whilst getting the message across.

AND my tutor handed back a piece of work I'd handed in a few weeks ago - she gave me a DISTINCTION for it!!!! So I was very happy :o}

I won't know the final marks for all my work as a large wodge of it has had to be sent off for outside marking but all the work I've had returned by my tutor so far has been no lower than a high merit. Isn't that wonderful? I'm so amazed - didn't know I had it in me. (I hope I don't sound boastful but this is a very big thing to me - I haven't been in education for many many years).

Yesterday we were given one more (quite large) piece of work which I will have to complete before I fly off on Monday. I also have to tie up all the many loose ends at work tomorrow. I'm having to hand over the responsibility for the health and well-being of 50 people to some other co-ordinators who are filling in for me while I'm away. Oh, and I guess I need to think about preparing to go away.
So, no pressure there then - hahahahaha

Isn't this sunshine great?


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

School's Out Tomorrow!

I can hardly believe it - I've reached my last but one day on the study course that seems to have taken over my life for the past few months.

Today I have to take in two posters I've made (which have turned out pants) and I'm appearing in a three person skit, which should last for 15mins, but has a script that lasts for less than 5.

The other two people in my group confidently said that we can ad lib to pad it out and didn't even want to rehearse it. That is just soooo not me! I am a Capricorn - I like to be organised and well prepared and I just don't do "off the cuff"!

This looks like turning into a humiliating day - one of those experiences that I'll look back on in years to come and CRINGE ............