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Fabulously Fifty

April 5, 2016


My mother always says old age does not come alone, I think she means, it comes with a few groans and a stiff joint here and there. I think it also means that the older we get the more friends we have, the bigger our circle of friendship becomes and the memories are richer, funnier […]

Busy, busy. Work, work.

September 8, 2013


Phew. Being busy, it’s great isn’t it? But just sometimes it can make you forget what makes you smile and what makes you tick.  I’m going to try, in this blog, to capture just some of those special moments that make my life sing, those moments which I reflect on when the pace of work […]

Is that seat taken?

October 19, 2012


My fabulous job takes me all over the country, largely travelling by train.  It’s sometimes quite a lonely experience, and sometimes you meet people like Julia and make friends. The journey goes so much quicker and you end up featuring in a fantastic blog!

A brilliant blog

June 12, 2012


Myself and the Dolphin are brilliant. We’re brilliant because we chose to be. I think you’re brilliant too. There, I’ve said it, and you are nodding so you must agree. We went on a course recently, which is when we discovered that we were brilliant – it appears that we may have always been brilliant, […]

Never again.

February 24, 2012


Never again, I swore – when I opened the passport and saw that it had expired. Never again, I swore – when I had to travel for 2½ hours to the nearest passport office. Never again, I swore (and winced) – when I handed over the cheque for the express service. Never again, I swore […]

The Lion, the Monkey and the Dolphin. And not a wardrobe in sight.

December 21, 2011


The Monkey excitedly wrote the bid. The Lion made sure it all added up, was grammatically correct and made sense. The Dolphin said she’d be delighted to be involved and help them both. The Lion worked out the number of days they needed and the costs associated. The Monkey altered her diary so that there […]

Working up a sweat.

December 20, 2011


Started my own business in July. It’s been brilliant, I’ve got a great new office, fabulous clients, and I’ve been working really hard. So hard in fact, I thought even my feet were sweating with exertion.  It transpires it was a leak from the outlet pipe upstairs, which had been running down inside the wall, […]

Who needs a diary? I’m 25. I think I can remember what I’m supposed to be doing every day.

December 11, 2011


I’ve always had a great memory. As I write my blogs, I am recalling some brilliant stories I want to share with you, but this blog is about the day I realised that a good memory wasn’t enough at work, I really needed a diary. I was 25. Working in my first job as a […]

Take a big girl bow

December 10, 2011


Isn’t it great to get thanked when you’ve done ‘a job well done’? Isn’t it nice when someone takes the time to tell you to your face, to email you, to write to you or to text you. A simple thank you. It makes the world of difference and puts a smile on your face. […]

I’m not thirsty, but my feet hurt.

December 3, 2011


I’ve bought my plane ticket.  I’ve paid for car parking.  I’ve arrived in good time.  I’ve downloaded my boarding pass on line.  I’ve only got one item of hand luggage.  It’s not heavy, it fits in the frame.  I’ve taken off my boots, my coat and my glasses; taken my laptop and ipad out of […]