Monday, 1 November 2010


Summer’s end. A time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. The dark half of the year begins.

There is a green bloom on the fields already, the new crops are growing fast and it is easy to see why this was considered the beginning of the new year.

I had prepared a big wad of waffle, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to cut back on the waffle so consider yourself spared. Well it’s all about the cuts at the moment isn’t it and I don’t really know what else I can cut back on, except maybe wine and chocolate and that would be asking too much.

So how did I spend Halloween? Firstly I was stung by nettles, then I punched a metal bar. Yes you heard it right, I punched a big solid metal bar and I have the bruised knuckles to prove it. And while I was reflecting on my misfortune (well you didn’t think I punched the metal bar on purpose did you?) my ankle gave way and I twisted it yet again. And glitter from my witch’s hat has given me a rash on my neck.

So things can only get better, right?


  1. I prescribe wine and chocolate. Definitley.

  2. And for a second opinion - you need wine and chocolate.

  3. Your Halloween sounds painful! I am breathing in the smell of rotting pumpkin, but can't bring myself to throw out the beautifully carved creation my daughter made. Foaming blue mould is seeping out of its nostrils and its head has caved in.

    I never did anything for Halloween as a child, but it seems to be a much bigger celebration these days.

    I hope you recover soon!

  4. Oh dear - too much wine and chocolate and now I can't get my jeans done up without pain! I think what's needed here is more wine and chocolate and bigger jeans!