About Me


I am just a little old grey-haired lady.  No, really!  I am!   OK, so the grey hair is disguised under a mess of pinkish purplish red and I’m not (at the moment) walking with a stick, but I really am just a little old grey-haired lady underneath it all .. just not very prim & proper.

I have been married to my Other Half (usually referred to as ‘OH’ in these pages) for thirty-something years. We have two sons, Son No 1, and Son No 2.  Both have partners; in Son No 1’s case, this is the lovely T, who is a very artistic Italian lady, with beautiful black hair.  Son No 2 has the lovely B, a red-haired Irish lass of enviable calmness who loves potatoes in all their forms.  I love them both.  Son No. 2 and B have identical twin girls, S & P.  OH and I have two greyhounds: Sid, who lost a leg in his last race, and Jeff who did not.


And we all live in England, which does exist, despite anything the government might tell you.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Carol 1st January 2015 / 4:37 pm

    And how do I “follow” you so as to be sure to not miss a post?

    • Jay 1st January 2015 / 5:19 pm

      OH is going to put an RSS linky thing on the sidebar so you can click that. Thanks for the reminder – I’ll make sure he hasn’t forgotten.

  2. Cathy 16th January 2015 / 10:06 am

    Hello Jay
    Do you have a follow button anywhere?

    • Jay 17th January 2015 / 10:54 pm

      Hi Cathy – I don’t have a ‘follow’ button, but I do have an RSS feed button! Isn’t ‘follow’ just for Blogger? You can follow me from your dashboard if you have a WordPress account, but I don’t know how to get a button actually on the blog .. sorry!

  3. Carol 14th May 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Jay, I don’t see a contact button, so I’ll use this as a way to let you know I’ve nominated you to post Five Photos, Five Stories – the rules are to post a photo each day for five sequential days, then tell a story – fiction or non-fiction – write a poem, whatever suits you, about that photo and nominate one blogger each day to play.
    I understand this is a difficult time for you with Jeffie and life, so if you choose not to play I certainly understand.

  4. Polly Macleod 3rd November 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I’ve just found your site and had a look round and read your post about Jeffie, I know it was over 2 years ago, but I’m so sorry, he sounded like a lovely boy. I’m glad you kept him and made the last part of his life happy. My last two dogs both died at home, one naturally and the vet put the other one to sleep. Sid looks lovely. We have two Lurchers now, Buster and Rufus.

    • Jay 3rd November 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi Polly – thank you for popping over to my blog! Thank you, too, for your lovely comments about Jeffie. Yes, he was a real sweetheart, and didn’t deserve to go that way, but … well isn’t that true for most of our beloved pets? We’ve lost Sid, too, now, and don’t have a dog at the moment (I have to wait for my shoulder to heal), but I will always choose for the vet to come to the house for that final visit. It’s so much less traumatic for them, isn’t it? I’m really happy to hear that you have two lurchers – they are barrels of fun, aren’t they? 🙂

  5. Brian Thomann 22nd December 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Hello, Jay! I came upon a comment you wrote on a blog a long time ago about how you dressed your son as a robot and he could barely walk! I laughed and laughed. My question is, how did he make it through the night? I saw a little girl dressed as a Rubik’s cube once and she couldn’t fit through the door so she told her mom,”I hope you’re happy!” The mom just about died with laughter. Anyway, I hope your son can look back on the experience now with fondness.

    • Jay 22nd December 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Hi Brian! Haha! Poor little girl … ! No, I don’t think my son does look back on that experience with any fondness at all. I think it’s one of the many things he holds against me! He did OK though. It was just a fancy dress competition, and as soon as the judging was over, we got that robot suit off him. 😉

      • Brian Thomann 16th June 2018 / 3:42 pm

        Sorry Jay, I didn’t check back on my post until now. I accidentally sent another one thinking you hadn’t responded, so just ignore that one. Poor little guy! I can just imagine your son stumbling and bumbling around all night. It ain’t Halloween in kiddie world unless you can’t see and people are falling over!

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