Way to Winter!!!

My blog has pretty much stagnated for the last 10 months.  Admittedly, we’re not travelling at the moment, since the boat is still on the hard undergoing a rebuild.  Of those ten months, we only managed to squeeze in about 2 months work… cos for two months we contracted out to a conman who was a…

Procrastinating – Again!

A blog post by Caroline, a fellow OU student got me thinking about how my study style has changed since my undergraduate days back in the last century. Old Kate would faff so much the laundry wouldn’t even make it to the machine. But the dogs would get three hours walks of a night. Odd…

The New Bike

Yesterday was bitterly cold, so I stayed inside all day.  Didn’t leave the house. Glad I didn’t too… the wind was driving through off the sea, and the rain kept coming whenever it felt like it.  So my resolution of going for a bike ride every day lasted about two days!  I love my new…

There was a Crooked Lady, with a Crooked House

The last time I saw my Uncle was 17 years ago.  I was in college, doing a Bachelors Degree in Education with English and Technology; and my uncle was on a visit from Canada.  He doesn’t visit his childhood home very often, because it isn’t the same as it was when he was younger. The…

The Weekend Before

In June I had a miscarriage.  I was quite upset, and determined to get straight back to treatment (he had a vasectomy, so we’re doing ICSI); but when I pitched up at the clinic, my doctor had gone on holiday.  Nt only that, but the embryologist had gone away too, so there was to be…

Thanks Joy, I love you x x x

Hey there, I just had one of those “How do I know you” FB tasks from my niece, and it got me to reflecting on families, and how little we generally appreciate them. I don’t see mine very much, largely because I moved overseas when I was 23, and never went back.  Well, not for…

My Mum Laughed at my Wedding Dress, so I Took It Off.

January 4th rolled around, and we woke up with the crack of dawn, at about 8.30am.  As planned.  With a cup of tea brought by my mother, who always brings us a cup of tea when we stay.  It started as a joke when I ordered it, and said our maid brings us one every…