Category: life

Laying Tracks Into the Future

And there you were, anxiously awaiting news of my latest foray into insanity. Yes, my friends, Mother Hen is officially chicken-less, having been pulled into the vortex that is my digital future, shedding the feathers of my past like so many dead leaves. In short, yours truly is, […]

Words of Wisdom

England has been in the throes of a mini-heat wave with sunshine and temps hovering around the 20° C mark (around 70°). If you lived here, you would know how freakishly weird this is for February! (Thank YOU, global warming!) Needless to say, the entire nation has stripped […]

The Birds

This morning, standing outside in my bathrobe coaxing a young bird out of our apple tree, alternately flapping my elbows and waving a syringe full of lukewarm oatmeal, it suddenly occurs to me that I have gone mad. Quite, quite mad. I know. It should have occurred to […]

Home Truths

You don’t get to be my age without learning a few hard lessons in life. Granted, I’m (only) 52, but given the fact I am weirdly accident prone, who knows whether today I might trip over a rollerskate and puncture my jugular on a drinking straw? In case […]

Attack #435

I’m not sure if any of you are aware of it or not, but there is a war going on in The Castle these days. It has been raging for months, actually, but since I am not particularly fussed by six-legged creatures, I have not felt it necessary […]