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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...
1,0401270Feb 2312 mins ago2 mins 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'...
353030 mins ago14 mins ago4 mins ago

"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...
246240Jan 29Jan 2916 hrs ago

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...
857830Jan 25Jan 2818 hrs ago

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...
548880Jan 23Jan 25Feb 22

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...
7151070Jan 17Jan 18Feb 22

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...
691830Jan 13Jan 147 hrs ago

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...
410430Jan 7Jan 11Feb 24

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...
8171090Jan 5Jan 642 mins ago

That was 2017 - done and dusted. Most hectic year EVER.

I started 2017 employed and living in Scotland but knowing that the Scottish offices of my company were closing and we were being made redundant in Ap...
781890Jan 2Jan 619 hrs ago

Daft things we do

I was telling a friend yesterday how I lost my keys (luckily only briefly) (left them on a shelf in a shop) while out shopping yesterday, and she said...
324400Dec 30Dec 306 hrs ago

On message yet?

You shouldn't read this blog, I'm in a moody ranting mood and feeling terminally irritated with the Three Big Subjects. Tis the season to be jolly, tr...
315130Dec 26Dec 30Feb 23

Oranges and lemons

Got home the other day from shopping to find a bag of lemons hanging on the door - they turned out to be from my new neighbours from Madrid, who own a...
278220Dec 23Dec 24Feb 21

Hugs

When I was a child, Best Beloved, the only people you hugged were female relatives, while male relatives patted you on the head and sometimes there wa...
359350Dec 23Dec 2414 mins ago

we talk too much

oh, not here on CS. Generally. Money may be the root of all evil but it is only when we talk about it that people get really het up. If you don't...
547570Dec 18Dec 2017 hrs ago

Meeting up ...

Purely by what I have read on the public blogs, there are men and women who meet up with the much-discussed intention of serious zoobie zooms*. There...
8891010Dec 15Dec 17Feb 22

Anyone else awake?

Lying in bed with the van door open drinking coffee and roaming the smartphone for anyone else awake. Nearly 9 am in Spain. I seem to have the world...
1,8721920Sep 25Dec 17Feb 23

When you go on holiday

wish you'd tell me what things are important to you about the place where you stay Do you insist everything be five star, including your own priva...
549750Nov 30Dec 112 hrs ago

No pressure

In UK and now in Spain, I can buy my groceries at an automated teller, with one human employee monitoring about 12 machines I can draw cash at an ATM...
582660Nov 26Nov 27Feb 23

Want to live to a ripe old age?

become a US president! George HW Bush 93 and counting Ronald Reagon was over 93 Gerald Ford was over 93 Jimmy Carter is over 93
278390Nov 27Nov 27Feb 22

Things Mum taught me

I taught my daughter many of the same. Mums, eh? Anatomy - Don't come running to me when you break both legs Religion - you'd better pray tha...
703741Nov 21Nov 25Feb 22

Halloween in Spain?

Quick question. Halloween stuff appearing in shops. In sa treat-or-treat very much to friends houses only. In Scotland guising was well escorted but e...
621540Oct 15Nov 1Feb 19

Old walls

These walls are built of stone, packed with clay, plastered, painted - and with time, the cracks show. Paint flakes off, plaster crumbles, cracks beco...
388280Oct 27Oct 2810 hrs ago

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

and I missed you sooo much! Two months today since I packed my computer and although I got it back a week ago it took until today to get connected to...
699550Oct 26Oct 27Feb 23

Biff moving out of the van

*****breaking news ******** *****read all about it! ****** My offer has been accepted, the deposit has been...
744480Oct 3Oct 6Feb 23

making the first move

So I know this shy guy, 40 or so, a fellow writer, who has been fantasizing about meeting a woman who will pick him up and make him happy. Now a w...
346380Oct 2Oct 310 hrs ago

REVENGE

They say revenge is a dish best eaten cold. I don't mind if it is hot or cold, but I want it. The person bringing my car from Scotland with me pay...
1,2851270Sep 28Sep 30Feb 22

Man cave

So you have the chance to buy, pretty cheaply, a 600 sq m shed. Yes, that size is right. 600 square metres. Big enough to park, oh, 30 regular cars? I...
599610Sep 23Sep 24Feb 22

15 years and now this, ungrateful sod

I can't believe the change in him since we came to Spain - oh, he's never been what you'd call devoted. There was a lot of open space in this relation...
1,1211060Sep 17Sep 204 hrs ago

Feeling stupid

I don't much like this stupid feeling, must be said. I get lost every time I try to drive somewhere. I don't understand a word local people say to me,...
596350Sep 10Sep 11Feb 19

One packing problem sorted

How long does bubbly last, anyway? I found six, count them, six, bottles (so far) waiting to be packed. I don't even remember who gave me the first fe...
719750Aug 19Aug 23Feb 22

International Kissing Day

How did we miss this? Have you kissed someone today? This is a pretty iconic kiss.
1,019890Jul 6Aug 5Feb 23

When Hauggh met Sallhhg

(A caveman love story) (fun only) It was full moon and Sallhhg knew there had to be more to life than the village and picking a good hunter to coo...
690490Jun 2017Aug 4Feb 22

Age and mileage, please

I’m looking for a specific kind of vehicle, and suddenly noticed a certain familiarity about my list. See if you can spot it. Not too young - the...
1,088900Jul 27Jul 30Feb 23

The first teleport step taken At LAST

okay, only a photon but - the first manned flight was not particularly impressive. It would have been impossible to guess, watching the Wright brother...
2,3422820Jul 14Jul 208 mins ago

Snoring - help

Most person in a relationship are convinced that it is just the other one who snores. You know how it goes. You poke the other one and they will roll...
591540Jul 9Jul 13Feb 22

Settling for less than perfect

and yes I know I have been snooty about others putting up multiple blogs. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em This is in part inspired by Mimi...
914401Jul 9Jul 9Feb 17

Bloggers butt

okay, honest show of hands. Whose hips have hefted out a bit since they first became a blogger? Blogging diet tips: Never bring more than a ha...
1,4911361Jun 30Jul 4Feb 23

Are you a Snapchatter? sooooooooo - did you know about Snapmaps?

If you are using Snapchat, you know it updates constantly. You may not know it recently added a new feature which activated automatically without...
396220Jul 3Jul 4Feb 17

I can't sleep .

starting to panic a little bit about it. Which of course makes it worse. Any suggestions other than pills, I really don't like taking pills? M...
1,0961380Jun 2017Jun 26Feb 23

I passed I passed I passed I passed I passed

Well, I'm a little pleased ab...
598470Jun 2017Jun 2017Feb 14

Conversations

Him: where you goin’, babe? Her: I want to clear my head, I’m going for a walk, won’t be long Him: a walk? It’s after midnight! Why on earth do yo...
286142Jun 2017Jun 201721 hrs ago

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