Excuse of the day…

Today, I confess, I did not go into the office. I met with a friend this morning and I also couldn’t face it. I had a lot of writing, editing, reviewing to do and did not want to be there.

But, I still collected other excuses from our wonderful sales team:

  • “I had to wait at home for a delivery”
  • “I had to leave early to collect my car”

Sorry I joined their ranks today – but then, no I’m not. I know I worked bloody hard to get my to do list “ticked”…and I’m still working now…

I do not feel bad…oh no…does this mean I’m crossing into the dark side?

Running in the country park

Shssssssh! It’s been sunny today. Shsssssssh! Don’t tell anyone…please.

 I got home from work, got changed and went for a run. I got my iPod out, put it into the armband and then off I went. As I was following the program, I picked a route around the country park that I thought would do and I actually had a good run. I was a bit wary at first, single person running and all that…but, by the time I got to the top of the hill, I noticed that there were many other single runners…

It was most pleasant. The warmth, the breeze, the paths, the heathland, birds, etc.

It was a good run…even if I say so!

3BTs – Smoothies, Tom Tom, Friday Evening

1. Homemade smoothies for breakfast. My recipe: soya milk, a tablespoon of yoghurt, a tablespoon of oats soaked in soya milk, mixed frozen fruit and a couple of ice cubes. Blitz in a blender…serve in a glass with a straw. Yummy.

2. Tom Tom is great. Without it I would have got myself into a 6-hour traffic jam in addition to an 8-hour journey home to Mum’s house.

3. Friday evenings are great – home from work, shoes off, drink in hand, relax.

Sister Is Coming Home…

Tomorrow, my sister arrives home. She flies directly into Glasgow airport – so I don’t get to see her at Heathrow/Gatwick before she goes home to Scotland. I toyed with the idea of leaving work tonight, phoning my neighbour to look after the cats, and then just driving home. It would have been a nice surprise for both my parents and my wee sis. But… as I was stuck in traffic I checked Tom Tom to see what the traffic would be like on the 500 mile journey. The prediction was a mean 14h 53min drive time. Traffic – a nightmare? You think?

By the time I got there she would be arriving at Glasgow…which would mean another 3- hour round trip… Does it make me an awful sister because I’m not going to do that journey?

I can’t wait to see her. To catch up. To laugh. To talk about stuff that only sisters talk about.


A trying few days. A trying few weeks. I’m not enjoying this week at all. It’s just too weird.





And other stuff…

…my ex-stepdaughter (is that really an accepted term?) has been on my mind a lot. But I’m not allowed to think about her, am I? So, what am I supposed to do?

…being a step parent. Not being a parent. Possibly being a step parent. Not being a step parent. Selfishness. What it all means? How to feel?


In summary…I need a holiday.