February 2011

What a Difference a Ray Makes. (24 February 2011)

What a difference a ray makes. Everybody is smiling. Coats hanging over arms, sweaters off, jackets folded. Even the bus driver was chirpy. Februry 25th and it feels like we're coming out of the gloom. I know that tomorrow is...

Bikram begins again. (22 February 2011)

Have just come in from yoga. Arrived a little early in Balham so I bought some provisions from a Halal meat shop. I love the blokes in there. Its like a club in Karachi, not that I've ever been to...

Bikram blues (21 February 2011)

W all need stability don't we? With everything that is going on the Middle East, and what with the weather and unusual occurrences we all need stability? Well I do at least. So today, given that I was being Vanessa,...

Cutting away the old (19 February 2011)

You must read Kate Hardy's blog. She is a terrific writer . Makes me laugh and cry. You will love her. So how have you dealt with the biggest, most furious full moon this side of sanity. I have been...

Full mooon eve. (17 February 2011)

It's 16.51. We have just come up from the cottage. I hate saying 'coming up from the country' makes me sound SOOOOO POSH. However, Jim drove me, for reasons I will explain later. I drove home on Monday and the...

Pre Lunatic activity (16 February 2011)

From osteopths to facials. From hygenists to eye tests. The organising of my life and my mothers has consumed me. I am back in the cottage. The snow drops have bloomed and the guttering needs mending. Driving back to London...

The 'O' word (12 February 2011)

Thank you all for your comments about the 'O' word. I have been giving it a lot of thought. I am like a reformed smoker who can smell smoke three streets away. Because I was so huge - not pleasingly...

XXL (12 February 2011)

What does size have to do with anything you ask. Well speaking as a person who has fought with her weight since 1949 I can tell you it has everything to do with everything. We live in a society that...

You lodgee (10 February 2011)

Whiskey and water help to ease my head that feels like its caught in a vice. Joanna, as usual you misunderstand me. But hey ho you too are part of the process. My mother has pink cheeks tonight and two...

None of us get out alive ( 9 February 2011)

Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor he started as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films. I saw his sculptor, 'Dead Dad', a few years ago and it stayed with me. It's a tiny version of...

Discipline ( 7 February 2011)

Well the Chinese New Year came and went. I opened a big bottle of Sake and heated the contents up in the microwave. I know those ovens are lethal but then so is Sake. After a long, hard afternoon I...

Slipping on the Dancefloor ( 4 February 2011)

I think I should start a new blog entitled ADVENTURES OF A MEDIA MINX. At my age it really shouldn't be allowed, or should I say ALOUD it shouldn't be.... Last night I went to see - with THE BARRY...

I haven't got it right yeti... ( 3 February 2011)

I went to borrow a red dress for a big charity do I'm going to on Saturday, Okay so I tried the dresses on over my trainers and jeans, but I still looked like a Yeti who had found some...

rabbit's eve ( 2 February 2011)

I've just heard a Northern expression from Sybil. 'Cry more pee less' Well if thats anything to go by then I'll be out of the bathroom for a fortnight. I don't know whether it's the moon, whether it's the Year...

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