Lucky Jim I have a pet mosquito I call him Lucky Jim He follows me everywhere even when I swim Though I swatted him a hundred times, he lives to tell the tale And every time he bites me, my skin resembles Braille! While digging in the garden he’s zooming around my head Jim even... Continue Reading →
One Size Does Not Fit All
After my experience in a Portuguese hospital this week for an operation on my meniscus, I am back on my crusade to lose weight. Before I was wheeled down to the operating theatre I was given a gown and a pair of paper modesty pants (knickers). Now, before I continue this story, I'm not huge... Continue Reading →
Blubber Meets Buddha – Dieting Blues
Blubber Meets Buddha Blubber sits beached in Buddha pose cartoon belly wobbles like blancmange Face creased to smile - contemplates whales scans ocean seeking peace Grounded body disowned mind’s eye persuades Blubber it is a nymph among goblins spirit soars. Satisfied, blubber readily agrees and greedily gobbles more chocolate stands..............looks down who stole her feet?... Continue Reading →
Today I went to the hairdressers for a colour makeover. Zoya, my hairdresser, showed me the various colour options and in a moment of absolute madness I was tempted to have my hair dyed purple. Not because I like purple, but more a statement of rebellion that while my body is decrepit and aging, inside... Continue Reading →
Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs
The theme for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is 'Signs'. That's lucky, because I have the perfect picture! I spotted this sign outside the toilets in a restaurant in Ferragudo, Algarve. It made me chuckle so of course I just had to take a photograph! Are women always 'right' or do men just let... Continue Reading →
Toilet Horrors… one for the ladies
Knowing I'm a bit of a toilet inspector a good friend shared this 'toilet humour'. When I read it I nearly peed my pants with laughter! Enjoy! When you have to visit a public toilet, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you... Continue Reading →
Eat Less and Move More…
As I'm in "D" crisis after piling on the pounds, a good friend recommended: I Eat Less and Move More... However, in my case it has proved to be: Move More and Eat More. I understand the principle: the more you move the more calories you burn, but you try explaining that to my growling... Continue Reading →
Tipping in Portugal – How Much is Too Much?
Today we were invited to a popular seafood restaurant in the Alentejo to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was not a set price lunch so we went with a 'kay sa ra' attitude. What will be will be... I was not organising the lunch so splitting the bill was not my problem for once. When... Continue Reading →
Instant Celebrity – I Wish!
Today's WordPress prompt: Instant Celebrity caught my attention. If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why? I love writing poetry but more importantly poetry that appeals to the masses. No hidden meanings or cryptic clues, just straight forward verse covering everyday subject matter. So if I could be... Continue Reading →