Q11: Why Doesn’t It Feel Fair If My Life Is Lovely?

“Other people have shit lives; it’s not fair if mine is lovely.” More than anyone your questions make me want to begin with dearie, dearie me. How did you get to be so complex? It isn’t clever and it isn’t funny. Stop it immediately. Gentle Reader, I can only speak to this woman like this because I know her well, she has a robust GSOH, she knows she’s bonkers in quite a good and delightful way and some tough love is what she’s after; if we were on Skype together she’d confess this and we’d laugh at that alter ego […]

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Caribbean Christmas 29: These I Have Loved

Getting up every morning to sunshine, the sheer reliability of it. My swimfloat in our private pool, reading and sunning while keeping cool. Fantastic lobster, croissants, crayfish, barbecued and grilled meat from Argentina and Venezuela the like of which we never see in UK supermarkets. Cheap petrol. An automatic car again – hooray. Lots of sleep, opportunities to snooze and do nothing. My new laptop. Films and books and lots of time to enjoy them and lots more time besides to just look at the views of waving palm trees and water. Friendship and laughter, home-baked brownies and cookies. French food and […]

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