On an 80s vibe!

Hello there! How’s things? Hope you’re all well. I’ve not got much to report this week. Unfortunately, hubby has been in hospital again this week. I think this is the way it’s going to be from now on.

Anyway, I set this blog up to be anti-depressing. This is my happy place and I’m going to chat about things I love the most (apart from hubby and the kids that is!! They are the things I love the very most in the whole wide world!) and not sad things except this one…


… my beloved Darcy is getting elderly and has lost a fair bit of weight. I took him to the vet’s yesterday and she says he doesn’t have any obvious ailments and it’s probably old age. She gave me some build up food for him and he’s been taking it. He still seems quite chipper, so am hoping he goes on for a bit longer. We’ve had him since Christmas 2011 and he was nearly fully grown then so I reckon he’s about four-and-a-half to five-years-old which makes him an old man. Just hope he regains weight and lives for a bit longer. I’m very fond of him, he’s a lovely animal.

Talking of animals, the dog has been keeping us all going. We reckon she’s started to go through puberty as she’s been quite naughty this week. She’s been in the bad books quite a lot especially when she decided to leave a smelly present in my daughter’s room…again. There was a lot of screaming and shouts of ‘Millie!!! You’re a naughty dog!!!”. I couldn’t help but laugh (am such a bad mother!!).

Just started a new book F Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers. Still have a fascination with the folks of the latter years of the Belle Epoch, so this is part of that. Only just started so can’t really tell you how it’s going yet, but so far so good. Here’s a pic of la Fitzgerald:

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And a gratuitous shot of the lovely Tom Hiddleston as Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris

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…cos as you know I love Tom Hiddleston. It’s a middle-aged wummin crush and very sad, I know!

Am also still reading Literature of the 1920s and a couple of gardening books. In case you’re wondering, this is normal for me…to read more than one book at a time. Can’t help it. Am a book addict.

What else has been happening this week? I’ve been enjoying the good weather and got my tomatoes started in the potting shed. Am looking forward to eating the tomatoes at some point in the near future! Have also got my seed potatoes out there and am growing some chilli peppers. This weekend, I will weed the garden and get the herb seeds in their pots. Just need to sow some carrots and onions and that’s a good start for this year. I may not have the allotment any more – had to give it up as I realised pretty quickly on hubby’s diagnosis of the cancer’s return that it would be too much work for me – but I can still grow things in the garden.

Talking of hubby, I’ve been on a bit of an 80s film vibe lately and insisted we watch Ruthless People the other night. I had forgotten how funny this film is.


It was excellent…recommend it!


Danny de Vito and Bette Midler are just fantastic! Not one for the kids though as there are a few fruity bits and bad language in the film! Am thinking Mannequin might be next for the 80s film night! It’s another favourite of mine!



Ah the memories! Anyhoo, enough of my reminiscing about my teen years. I’m going to finish up here, go grab a cup of tea and take it to bed with a good book (I know, I’m such a party animal! Friday night and I’m reading in bed! The thing is: it’s one of my favourite things to do). Til next time!

Dawn xxx



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