Monday, 11 March 2013

Why Mother's Day is the happiest - and saddest - time

Yesterday was Mother's Day and it was the noisiest Mother's Day I have ever experienced, with Dot shouting even more than usual. Don't get me wrong, it was lovely and she made me the most beautiful card, but boy can she shout.

It's always a funny day for me - on the one hand I have my own Dot now, and it's a very special time with her; on the other hand I don't have my mam anymore, which is very painful. Usually it's more a constant dull ache than a sharp pain - it will be 30 years this August since she died - but Mother's Day is one of those times when it hurts like it happened yesterday.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Fresh food, freezers and falling rain

This amazing sight is just outside Vinopolis. Very appropriately, it was chucking it down when I took this photo

Yesterday was rather a busy day, I was in London for the launch of a new cooling range from Zanussi, which was held at Vinopolis, a place I've wanted to visit since it opened.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Reasons to be cheerful

The Angel of the North - I know I'm home when I see this. Image from

Hello, hello, helloooo. I bet you thought I'd fallen off the edge of the world, I've been so quiet these past couple of weeks. Nothing so dramatic, but to be rather melodramatic, I've been trying to sort out the rest of my life!