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Only the lonely

One definition of lonely - no-one to be pleased to see you when you turn up, no-one to notice when you don’t. Lonely is having only the TV for compan...
1,4081440Jul 1614 hrs ago3 hrs ago

All our advisers are busy, please hold

Just so you know, when you hear that (for the 10th time) and are getting madder and madder, imagining all the advisers chatting round the water cooler...
272221Jul 19Jul 202 hrs ago

Imagination running riot?

I now take paying guests and I've had one here for a couple of weeks now and I might be turning into one of those slightly batty types who think every...
1,0491260Jul 11Jul 159 hrs ago

Que sera, sera

What will be, will be. Alles sal regkom. Things will work out. Go where the wind takes you. On the other hand - my personal mantra is ‘if not now,...
488500Jul 14Jul 1519 hrs ago

Beetle-based blog

Big black beetles in Spain, long-legged, seem harmless, fascinate the cat. He tips them over and watches with interest as they struggle to get back on...
354530Jul 11Jul 13Jul 20

The love thing

I have blogged on this before, but I never got an answer that made sense to me so bear with me. To get the right answer, you have to ask the right que...
2,3041510May 2016Jul 2Jul 17

The Male Robot Companion (MaRC) - a review

The way to sell to a man is to mark the product as exclusive and double the price. The way to sell to a woman is to say she can have two for the p...
302340Jun 28Jun 2920 hrs ago

Humble

Seriously, why describe yourself as humble? Does it have a slang meaning I'm missing (like wicked sick = WOW amazing) because it is not a...
1,0411170May 31Jun 2920 hrs ago

putting smoking in its place

this is a blog for the smokers on CS - the social, the regular, the trying-to-quit, and even those who call themselves non-smokers but turn up for mee...
755610Jun 11Jun 1453 mins ago

Breaking news - sex is good for wrinklies

I mean really good. THIS is why we all carry on bugging the youngsters on CS by hanging around, for reasons like this - (First you should m...
8651120Jun 12Jun 146 hrs ago

Dogs and fireworks / thunder / guns

Dogs don't like fireworks, sure, we all know that but reactions range from flinching to outright hysterics. Why? We know hunting dogs cope with th...
422500Jun 8Jun 99 hrs ago

For the writers on CS - Evie nails it

If you don't care to follow links, the text is below but the pics and gifs on her original blog are hilarious
239110May 28May 2921 hrs ago

if you had to choose -

this came up as a topic in class, and intrigued me. If you had to choose between not being able to speak again OR not being able to stop y...
662770May 25May 2712 hrs ago

Beta reader needed

(Blog edited) Ever considered beta-reading? Indie writers of romantic comedies, historical novels, SF, crime, whodunits, horror, fantasy, erotica,...
283230May 18May 25Jul 19

If you were my mobile phone, where would you be?

And please don't all shout at once. I can't phone it, it is going straight to voicemail, it does that, decides to take a break every now and th...
7231020May 21May 2213 hrs ago

and this little piggie went ouch ouch ouch ouch all the way home

damn damn DAMN have broken my baby toe, how can something so small and utterly useless be so crippling? I've straightened it **EINA** and tried ta...
294400May 14May 15Jul 20

Abnormal.

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, and sitting for ages in gridlocked rush hour traffic in a car that you...
757700May 11May 134 hrs ago

Spring has been significant for the last few years

Anyone still on Facebook knows how they love to throw up 'memories' from previous years, and sometimes they are interesting. Facebook reminded me toda...
203140May 8May 8Jul 17

Eggs for dummies

At one and the same time the most boring, yet potentially most useful, blog I have ever posted. Those who know their onions eggs can please...
317240Apr 28May 14 hrs ago

In a world where you can be anything - be kind

The heading, and the following, are Facebook philosophies picked up today - it may be just my timeline, but there's a faint trend towards optimism aft...
439400Apr 27Apr 28Jul 18

Cloud-cuckoo land

Wiki says cloud cuckoo land is a state of absurdly, over-optimistic fantasy or an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. Som...
1,7561320Mar 15Apr 251 hrs ago

Captain Kirk isn't dead

Bill Shatner is a little annoyed to have had his death announced on a Facebook link. This social media thing is getting out of hand. However his s...
478310Mar 22Apr 2115 hrs ago

The impulse buy

So I saw this bulky black leather sofa cheapcheapCHEAP at a charity shop a few months back and bought it because I need furniture and it was just the...
502480Apr 14Apr 156 hrs ago

Murder or self defence -

There's a lot of play right now in the UK media because a couple of thugs were threatening a man of 78 in his kitchen and he got the screwdriver off o...
568550Apr 8Apr 10Jul 19

When you don't have the words ...

I'm not sure what I would have said even if there hadn't been a language barrier, tbh. Picture it - This morning my dog was doing her squat in the...
997900Apr 7Apr 917 hrs ago

Said yes, and I’m taking the plunge, squeeeee

I’ll be honest with you, I never expected to marry again but he kept asking and the more I thought about it, the more I realized this is actually the...
1,168950Mar 31Apr 2Jul 20

Sold my van . . . farewell adventure. :(

Blog buddies may remember last August I packed up my whole life, bought a 2003 converted Citroen Relay, and drove from Scotland to Spain with a dog, a...
538460Mar 25Mar 26Jul 19

We are perhaps too hard on ourselves here

Okay we all know CS has moments of unusual interest, blogs which create snippy comments and outright rudeness and when that happens there are gasps an...
1,5391321Feb 27Mar 20Jul 19

Serious blog - boobs.

Is it even possible to write a blog asking about breasts, aka tits, boobs, jugs, melons, cans, hooters, knockers, mammaries, fun bags, honkers, boulde...
2,0481610Mar 2Mar 1323 mins ago

When your kids disapprove ...

Mothering Sunday in the UK, hope all the UK mums are being spoiled with, at the very least, a lie-in and a tidy house when they get up N...
372330Mar 11Mar 129 hrs ago

See you on the other side - switching off at sunset

Sundown March 9 to sundown March 10 is the national day of switching off the internet and reconnecting with real life. Wonder how quiet it will get on...
20090Mar 9Mar 10Jul 17

Bloggers are all writers, so creating a story together should be a doddle

It was a dark and stormy night, and Al was alone in his apartment. He’d only lived there a week, and there were still boxes to be unpacked, but instea...
405290Mar 4Mar 4Jul 17

(Bloggers are writers sidelong blog)

(For comments that can't be added to the story blog, just in case one is needed) Blown AWAY guys can't wait to see what happens n...
264180Mar 4Mar 4Jul 20

Jealousy - what is it good for?

Even animals get jealous - for attention, or competing for the same thing - and Nature doesn't build in pointless emotions, so what is jealousy good f...
2,1022060Feb 23Feb 255 hrs ago

Best. microstory. ever

Nobody dared go near the tower. A fearsome dragon perched on its top. Until one day a knight rode up. 'You need help getting down?' 'Please'...
13830Feb 25Feb 25Jul 14

"Ask For Angela"

This is an initiative in the UK for women who feel unsafe on a date in a public place like a pub or nightclub - they can go to anyone working there an...
320240Jan 29Jan 29Jul 14

Define normal

I was divorced and back in the dating pool before I met my first nutter. They're not all on the dating websites, you know, they move among us in real...
993830Jan 25Jan 28Jul 17

Dosh - you know - collecting the readies

I want to be coining it, rolling in filthy lucre, getting more bang out of every buck, turning a pretty penny, minting it, saving for a rainy day, mak...
687880Jan 23Jan 252 hrs ago

Killer flu - a warning

In 1918 Spanish flu swept the world, killing an estimated 50 million people. 100 years later, Aussie flu (as it is called except in the US) is kno...
820530Jan 17Jan 18Jul 20

Can't believe I missed Kiss A Ginger Day

Actually I don't know if they celebrate it here, there aren't many gingers in the south of Spain, I may be the only one in my small town. But if they...
801830Jan 13Jan 14Jul 19

Therefore I am

The original* is philosophical not specific, I know that, borrowing the words not the thoughts for this blog. If I think I am happy, I am surely h...
495430Jan 7Jan 1119 hrs ago

Breakfast

Ok, all hands to the plough here, the challenge is to create an East meets West breakfast. So ................ easiest is to say (a) what you...
9521090Jan 5Jan 64 hrs ago

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