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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...
1,4891310Mar 15Apr 242 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...
390310Mar 22Apr 2110 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...
394480Apr 14Apr 154 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...
449550Apr 8Apr 1023 hrs ago

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...
827900Apr 7Apr 92 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...
1,062950Mar 31Apr 2Apr 23

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...
458460Mar 25Mar 2610 hrs ago

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...
1,4311321Feb 27Mar 2013 hrs ago

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...
1,9061610Mar 2Mar 1312 hrs 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...
312330Mar 11Mar 127 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...
16890Mar 9Mar 108 hrs ago

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...
360290Mar 4Mar 422 hrs ago

(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...
225180Mar 4Mar 4Apr 23

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...
1,9712060Feb 23Feb 257 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'...
11230Feb 25Feb 25Apr 18

"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...
274240Jan 29Jan 29Apr 22

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...
934830Jan 25Jan 289 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...
598880Jan 23Jan 255 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...
764530Jan 17Jan 1816 hrs ago

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...
744830Jan 13Jan 14Apr 20

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...
443430Jan 7Jan 11Apr 23

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...
8661090Jan 5Jan 6Apr 23

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...
821890Jan 2Jan 66 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...
343400Dec 30Dec 30Apr 21

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...
339130Dec 26Dec 30Apr 22

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...
297220Dec 23Dec 24Apr 15

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...
396350Dec 23Dec 24Apr 23

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...
597570Dec 18Dec 2012 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...
9261010Dec 15Dec 1718 hrs ago

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...
1,9401920Sep 25Dec 17Apr 24

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...
574750Nov 30Dec 1Apr 17

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...
633660Nov 26Nov 274 hrs ago

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
294390Nov 27Nov 27Apr 13

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...
735741Nov 21Nov 255 hrs ago

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...
637540Oct 15Nov 1Apr 23

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...
417280Oct 27Oct 28Apr 24

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...
723550Oct 26Oct 2710 hrs ago

Biff moving out of the van

*****breaking news ******** *****read all about it! ****** My offer has been accepted, the deposit has been...
772480Oct 3Oct 6Apr 13

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...
370380Oct 2Oct 311 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...
1,3231270Sep 28Sep 30Apr 24

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...
616610Sep 23Sep 24Apr 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...
1,1581060Sep 17Sep 20Apr 21

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