Zone Doubt, a.k.a. 'Surreal Я Us'...
Joules, trusted by... dozens... to make a drama out of your crisis...
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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Friday, June 21, 2019
And Happy Birthday Wendy (and Peter for Monday).
Quick update bespangled with photos...
Ken enjoyed his birthday. He and Kai bussed to Trowbridge: enjoyed the jaunt. We ordered Chinese takeaway for dinner (Ken's choice!) which was very nice - even if the Shanghai Garden's computer system wouldn't let me register and I had to order over the phone instead (nothing's ever easy 'round 'ere...) Many thanks for his cards, folks!
The finale to Years and Years was just outstanding. I was thinking I'd not buy the boxed set as it was truly depressing (FAR too close to reality to be the least bit comfortable, especially Viv Rook as a UK Trumpesque figure was very nicely done. Viciously intelligent though, unlike the orange abomination. Then again, only a vegetative coma victim could be less intelligent than that loser...)
My next (and hopefully final) gastroscopy is Fri 28th June. Can't say I'm looking forward to it but fingers crossed the ulcers have completely gone and I can stop the omeprazole. Life is slowly growing less stressful (though no less busy) for me so that should help.
Kai constructed an arch frame for the wisteria sprouts we have coming up, out of an old branch we had in the garden. It works beautifully and the plant is happily growing up it.
I made the stupid mistake of weeding the front garden yesterday. All of it. Without a break. Hurt at the time and today I can barely bend over - can't move without everything hurting. But it looks SO much better! Even the side with too much grass is pretty good.
Must remember to do this sort of thing in little stages with a rest between them in future.
Meanwhile, indoors, I found some pretties for our room - hummingbirds at half price at Dunelm...
They fit beautifully in that corner, and the invisible fishing line holding them up is invisible under daylight.
My original orchid definitely has a flower spike!
More photos when it blooms.
Oh, and I got a letter today advising me my request to have 'disabled' lines on the road across our drive has been approved, so that should be done sometime within the next 8 weeks.
As usual lots more happened - it's been busy again - but most of it is either the usual stuff or I can't remember it... In the meantime...
I don't like garden gnomes - but this one was almost irresistible and Ken said to get it - so I did...