Keeping Calm and Carrying On

I know it’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog. I was brought up sharp the other day by one of my faithful followers who was concerned about my absence during these difficult times. As we all are. In fact I’ve extremely prolific over these past couple of months as far as […]

Life in Lockdown

It’s now been over three weeks since the government here ordered a lock-down – especially for older people like me. However my young friend is able to fully work from home so she’s with me and has installed her office here. She spends over 8 hours a day working in my dining room whereas I […]

Mary Poppins

I’ve seen a great many shows in my time, but I must say the performance at the Prince Edward theatre in London last week was the best ever. We went to London on the Phyllis Court coach – a great way to go. No parking problems or having to walk a long way to the […]

Alligators and Awards

On Sunday the Miniature Art Society of Florida staged its annual brunch and award ceremony. I was pleased to win best in portraiture for this portrait of Anna shown here as it appeared at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. It was good to meet old friends again especially Kay and Mike Petryszak who not only […]

Sunshine in Florida

We arrived in Florida last night on a very comfortable BA flight and are now staying at The Yacht Harbor Inn at Dunedin. Never mind jet-lag, today is s lovely warm and sunny day so we decided to visit Busch Gardens – just over an hour’s drive away. This theme park houses one of America’s […]

Christmas Fairyland

The Magic Eye for my TV stopped working last week, and being lazy, I didn’t feel like getting up to walk to the Sky box every time I wanted to change channels or pause the picture in both rooms where I have a television set. At the time I hadn’t realised it was the eye […]


I’ve just noticed that somehow an intruder (either an advertisement or a face) inserted itself in the middle of the blog I wrote earlier today. Please ignore it. I don’t know how or why it happened but it seems like we are entering a world of ‘Big Brother’ with people taking over other peoples utterances.

A Birthday in Cornwall

Surely I have written a blog in the last couple of weeks! If not then my time clock has become mightily confused. I think in the frantic efforts in getting my new book published successfully all sense of timing has gone astray. It was my birthday at the end of October so we decided to […]

A Veterans Tea Party

Last week I was invited to a tea party at Phyllis Court by the Not Forgotten Association as I am a member of the Malayan and Borneo Veterans. We were treated to a very professional troupe who sang wartime songs as they acted the parts of 1940’s favourites – including George Formby, Vera Lynn, Max […]

Katie Boyle

On Friday afternoon I went to the Battersea Dogs Home in London where a celebration of Katie Boyle’s life was being held All around the room were photographs showing Katie throughout her life and a number of large screens continuously screening her ads for Camay soap and her many appearances on a BBC television when […]