Divorce and stuff

Can't sleep, don't want to wake R up before I have to - he's due in the gym at 7 and then is on a course. So I thought I'd come down here, mark a few books, blog a bit, and now I'm sat here, and there's nothing through my brain! Writers block? Hardly. Writers block should be something that lasts ages, that involves angst and wailing and gnashing of teeth. This is a temporary hiatus in the artistic flow. LOL ...more

Not the end of the world?

http://itwillallbefine.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-been-hard-few-days.html   I've been blogging again for a while again, mainly due to a new laptop for my birthday.  I've never had a laptop of my own before.   Anyway, I have.   And I've been part of NaBloPoMo  which has encouraged me to blog more.  I want to blog.  I think long bloggy posts in my head during the dull work hours.  Between all these things, I shall blog to my hearts content. ...more

Simple day really.

There is a storm rippling around us at the moment.  For a while, I was sitting in the almost dark, typing on here, listening to the thunder roll.  Today has been a wonderful day, in which I have felt blessed and loved.  We went to the Environment Day in the Walks, a park near us.  R, AC, Charlie-Paul and his girls.  I made a simple picnic of ham sandwiches, homemade cake, homemade choc-chip biscuits, crisps and squash.  ...more

It's the nature of blogging, I think, that we share the drama. But days like this are bliss and ...more

Fabulous Day

Utterly Fabulous Day! So life is good. Yesterday afternoon, after a brief spat with 3mobile, we went back into town.  As of next Tuesday I will have one of these phones http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/August2006/3443.htm Or possibly it's more updated brother.  3 have a different name for it slightly, but this is what it was! ...more

Finally letting him go

It's been weird since R got back safely.  It's been good, don't get me wrong, but yesterday I worked out why it was weird.  I've been worried about him almost constantly for almost 3 years.  In fact, just over 3 years, since his marriage started to fall apart and so many lies were told about him. I digress. ...more

Nigel Slaters's Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is a glorious Nigel Slater recipe, I found whilst stooging the net late one night.  It would be almost physically impossible without a food mixer (I love my Kenwood!) and I've had to change the chocolate to lower cocoa solids.  Ok, I changed the chocolate involved to Tesco Value Dark Chocolate.  I'm not made of money, and at only 30% cocoa solids I might be actually able to taste this.  I used ordinary caster sugar as well, and where it says . tsp of baking powder I used half a tsp as a best guess, as I had used self raising flour. ...more

Service of Celebration

Today was a long and slightly weird day.  It was a good day, it was a very emotional day, it was everything it should have been. Today we said out final goodbyes to Grandma's mortal remains at the Crematoriam at 10am, and then lunch at church at 12, Service of Celebration at 2.30, then tea and cake afterwards. ...more

From Red Arrows to Vulcans, via Typhoons.

Oh my word. Today was a marvellous day. Today needed to be a marvellous day, for tomorrow we cremate my grandmother, but more of that another time. Like tomorrow. Today, was amazing.   ...more

Ex's

I just left this as a post on someone elses blog.  One day I'll work out how to do the link thing, then you can read it too.    I left my first husband because of his drinking and the plan was, as agreed with his father and mother, that they would leave him alone also, he would hit rock bottom, and we would be there to support him as he started to rise again.  His mother backed out on the deal and as soon as she saw him suffering she moved him back to her house.  I became the Evil Queen, and that was that. ...more

DeBlogged?

I just had my emails back from BlogHer.  One of my blogs the URL doesn't work, (well I probably mis-typed it!) and the other needs a password.  Now I didn't realise, but that makes it not pulic access. I can't remember why it's set to that, and tbh, it probably has something to do with the She-Ex, but it made me think about blogging, and why I do it, and why on here, I seem to have a different style of blogging to anywhere else I have ever blogged. ...more