Handsome Marti

Happy Birthday Marti

Marti is five (5) years old today, which hardly seems possible to be honest. Without doubt he is the most amazing cat: loves everything – his food, all the other …

Remembering Orla (RIP)

It is hard to believe that it is twelve (12) years today that we lost Orla. Would have loved to have seen how she developed as she was such good …

Happy Birthday Tigra

Tigra is eight (8) years old today, and in what has been a strange and unusual year for sure, there is something reassuring that she remains as daft as ever! …

Happy Anniversary Orla (RIP)

Twelve (12) years ago Sands brought Orla home. She was very ill and we thought we would be just making her final days more comfortable, but she rallied, stole our …

Happy Birthday Hollie

Hollie is ten (10) years old today and given the choice she would spend the day with the Donuts as she absolutely besotted with them. She lies outside the Office …

Our New Normal

During the height of the first phase of COVID-19 in the UK much was made of the potential for change, the opportunity for the public, business and government to adopt …

Life In A Week

This is a more than usual self indulgent post as I want to have a record of how life is as we start to emerge from COVID-19 Social Distancing. I …

COVID-19 Diary: Week Nine

A different week for sure as although there has only been a very small relaxation in the social distancing guidelines (well small but illogical and as ever poorly communicated) it …

COVID-19 Diary: Week Eight

Writing this between the announcement last night from Boris, and the detail and clarification to be issued to Parliament this afternoon – which a cynic may say has given them …

COVID-19 Diary: Week Seven

Another week, with much reference to Groundhog Day, which makes little sense as aren’t most days, weeks, months “the same”. Surely we are at our most comfortable within the structure …