The Changeover is an amazing book. What it is not is the film that is apparently 'based' on it. I put myself through the pain of watching it so that other fans of Margaret Mahy's masterpiece don't have to...
Not my usual type of post. General observations about growing older in the workplace following a rise in the retirement age (again).
I have to get a new machine, but I have no idea what. I have specific needs, but reducing it to a list hasn't helped.
It's likely going to get me lynched, but films (and the liking of them) is a personal thing, so here goes nothing...
...absolutely everything. Cleaning is a blessing, and not one that comes in disguise either.
Does there have to be a point to it? Not everyone can meet someone and just know on the first date that this is it, this person is the one...right?
Why is online dating such a minefield? Surely the whole process should be easy?
Well, it's no longer Monday morning, but mine has been the sort of one that goes along with an eternal holiday when you aren't independently wealthy or retired...it's accompanied by that dread in the pit of your stomach that is normally associated with "crap, I have bills to pay and am running out of money [...]
Today has been a good day. For the first time I left Darcy alone and I came home to find that everything was exactly how I left it (though obviously her food and water had gone down). She was pleased to see me, a little clingy but in the manner of most cats she wanted [...]
Today marks day 7 with Darcy, she's settling in well, has marked her territory by rubbing over everything that is actually in the flat (apart from my bedroom), and just this morning she tried to take a shower with me; well, until she discovered that climbing into the bath meant she would get wet (then [...]