Sunday, 30 September 2018


For several years I've noticed that it's getting quite hard to find soap. There used to plenty of choice, but now shops that sell soap offer only a few varieties, and tuck them away on a small shelf that's quite hard to find. Where there used to be a wide selection of soaps in different colours with different scents, there are now lots of plastic bottles of dubious and often quite expensive potions, and things called 'wipes' that look as if they'd be hard to recycle.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Mixed Blessing

A few years ago I was delighted at the prospect of having bills, statements, and similarly boring material delivered electronically. I hadn't thought through the full implications.

I'd imagined it would be like receiving email, which can be skimmed through and then filed very easily.

Of course email is not secure, so I don't receive bills and statements by email. Instead I get emails telling me there's a message on line. I then have to log on to the relevant site, using the password so secure it's hard to remember, navigate through a site to find messages, and then work out which of the vast collection of messages I haven't already read.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Chilly days Ahead

Yesterday I changed into my tweed jacket, ready for Autumn and Winter.

So far this year weather has been disappointing.

Spring was unusually cold, and when hot weather arrived it was too hot to go out, except for brief visits to the shops early in the morning, and much of the evenings was spent watering thirsty plants.

Monday, 10 September 2018

A Triumph for an Aged Brain

When I went shopping today I left my shopping list behind, but still managed to remember every one of the nine items on it !!!