The box is only really useful if you use it.

This morning, I faced the piles of documents and paperwork that had been shoved on top of the filing box. There was a large pile of passports, envelopes, payslips, tax documents, MOT certificates, insurance documents, prescription copies and, for some reason, an elderly slipper. I was going to write that I can’t quite figure out…

The better life

I came over all Tom and Barbara┬áthis afternoon. Old Bloke planted up a small salad bed this year. He planted scallions, lettuce, radishes and herbs. I got enthusiastic about the idea and persuaded him to add beetroot to the mix. The problem is, I like, no I love the idea of home-grown, organic things. I…

Better begins

We just got back from a holiday and the house is more chaotic than usual. I can’t seem to shake the jet lag. I feel unfit, unrested and unsettled. I know that the piles of laundry will recede eventually, but I’m haunted by the fact that, although more than two weeks’ worth of our clothes…