Denim in the Dark

I heart my jeans. So much so that I think my Pappy’s, Pappy’s, Pappy’s Pappy may have been a cowboy.

We are celebrating 30 years of bum coverage together this year. M&S circa 1985. Then I found out my daughters don’t share the love.

“Embarrassing!” they said during their denim intervention, and they took me […]

‘Before I Go to Sleep’ the film – Forget It !

Last night I went to the cinema to see ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ and was shocked by just what a bad fringe, bad coat loada hokum film it is.

I won’t do any spoilers; lets just say us cinema goers were spoilt with snort-fest moments. My favourite is when Nicole Kidman gets chased down […]

Soggy Sandals

It’s that time of the decade – Mr Anna May needs a new pair of Sandals for our upcoming mini break in the Midlands. The ones he has been wearing for nine and a half years have splayed out like kippers.

He won’t shop for anything at all, so the way we roll is that […]

Home Cheap Home?

If you have been wondering where I have got to over the past three weeks I can tell you – I have been everywhere. Well, in every London borough at least.

My daughter, hoping to buy her first home, used a spreadsheet to identify where it’s cheap in London and then hauled me along to […]

Tennis, Tin-Tin and Doggy Luck

Wot a tennis week.

Tuesday I was super lucky to have a ticket for Wimbledon and, other than the great tennis, I enjoyed watching Katherine Jenkin’s make up. I think she must have put her face in a kiln and fired it because the woman sat in the royal box under the glaring sun […]

Mighty Moth

Tis the season to be terrified. Moths are back.

Late last night I was in the bath reading when momentarily everything went dark and I thought the bulb in the ceiling light had blown. But no. A moth as big as your average chicken drumstick and with wings the size of a sheet of loo […]


An Ocado man came to my house today. He was the jolliest man in creation. As well as dropping off some groceries for my son I thought he was going to croon a few bars of ‘What a Wonderful World’.

After two and a half minutes acquaintance he said goodbye by placing his hands on […]


I am very worried about my walk-five-hundred-miles-husband who last week had hip replacement surgery and is housebound for the first time in his life.

He has developed an addiction.

Not to the strong painkillers he has been prescribed ….but to ITV2’s morning show ‘The Real Housewives of New York’.


The Ug Lis


A bloke in China has divorced and sued his wife because she produced 3 ugly children. They were so hideous he DNA tested his two sons and daughter to be sure they were half his. They were.

I so wish their surname was Ug Li, but it isn’t.

Nevertheless, he won the court case […]

Dial A Ride Sally

I was working at home yesterday afternoon when the doorbell rang.

I was expecting a delivery of a new hoover (how tragic) and opened the front door ready to sign only to find a very elderly gentleman who was trembling with the effort of staying upright on his zimmer frame. I’d paid for a Vax […]