Sing a Song of …?

Ever wondered what your choice in music says about you? No, I can't say I've given it much thought before either ... yet music has always mattered to me. I'm not a follower of fashion - which my choice clearly says πŸ˜‰ I don't listen to music radio, so adding something new to my playlists... Continue Reading →

Saying sorry

Or how to do it properly ... I didn't learn how to make a proper apology till very late in life. I've been rubbish at it for most of my life, doing the equivalent of that small child being forced to say "I'm sorry" - even when I've truly felt it and meant it. Now... Continue Reading →

What’s Normal?

I once told Himself that he wasn't Normal. You may not be entirely surprised to hear it didn't go down well πŸ˜‰ So I tried again, for I really & truly meant it as a compliment. My next suggestion was "not Ordinary" which was better received, but I was still getting some side-eye... What I'd... Continue Reading →

Are you a good patient?

What does being a good patient even mean? As far as I can tell, it's generally assumed to be allowing others to take care of you, and doing what you're told. But ...  What about being an informed & involved patient? Researching your subject, thoroughly checking out the pros and cons of any treatments so... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Kindness

As you may or may not have noticed, it was Valentine's Day last weekend. It's not an event that gets much attention chez Debs & Himself, except for the fact that I noticed a rash of pictures on my village's Facebook page. Each of those photo contained a small crocheted heart with a handwritten tag... Continue Reading →

Planes & Boats & Trains

... as the song goes - but when we get to travel again without fear of our fellow travellers, will we choose to travel differently?  I flew so often as a child, I found it easier than catching a bus. Seriously, I've always found bus timetables in the UK totally incomprehensible, and have travelled in... Continue Reading →

2020: A Reading Review

Last year was a weird year for many reasons, but what I didn't expect was how much of an negative impact it would have on my reading. In all honesty, the numbers don't matter a jot, for everyday life will always have an impact on the amount of time each of us have for reading.... Continue Reading →

Design your Dream Home

When you get the opportunity to design a home, it tends to be about the practicalities - the space available, potential restrictions on materials and style of building, needs versus wants, and of course - cost. Rather than being practical, I thought I'd talk about those aspects of homes I've seen in the past which... Continue Reading →

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