Monday, May 31, 2010

Debi's deafisms

The improvement in the weather has been matched by a corresponding improvement in my hearing, but my world remains muffled compared to most people's. 

Here's the latest insight on the day we bought First Born an I-Pod Touch for his 15th birthday.

FB:  I've got a rugby game.
Me:  You'd rather be gay?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First Fruits

For the first time in over fifteen years, I have a garden to potter in, thanks to the wonderful and generous Emma Darwin.  (Emma and I met online months before we discovered a few years ago that our Real Life homes are mere yards apart.)

Take one author with a bad back, a generous and warm spirit and a neglected garden.
Add another author with a strong back, a determination to make time, but no garden.

Put them together and what have you got?

Beans, that's what.  And onions, garlic, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes ... to add to the fennel, wild rocket, rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives, bay etc flourishing on my balcony.

So here I am, living on a council estate in the heart of the metropolis, feeding my family on home grown organic produce - and loving it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Child detention continues - Sehar's story.

In spite of the weasel words uttered by this new government, the shameful practice of  child detentions and deporting vulnerable refugees is continuing.

Please click on the link and be prepared to be filled with shame - and then get angry and act!

URGENT ACTION ALERT - The UK Borders Agency is planning on forcing Sehar ...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

You've got to laugh

Just as I was thinking we were in dire need of some good quality political satire, this was brought to my attention.

Together with the link in the previous post, it's at least an indication that we've got humour on our side. 
We're going to need it ...

Tomorrow Belongs to a Conservative Future - Spitting Image Tomorrow Belo...

Debi's deafisms (and a teensy bit more)

No, I haven't been abducted by aliens, though the results of the election have left me wishing that I had been.

I've been so rushed off my feet that I didn't even know the news until 24 hours later.   Talk about finger on the pulse ...  Still, at least I had an extra day for being in denial.  Small mercies indeed.

Anyway, due to aforementioned rushed-off-feetness, I don't have any time to blog so I'm just going to give you this latest insight into my muffled world to be going on with.

FB:  My French exam was so funny today.
Me:  I didn't know you had a friend Suzanne.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Flash in the Pan

You have no idea how much I would love to be here

If you're not as busy as I am at 1pm today ...
And you're sickened by the media manipulation of the forthcoming election ...
And you want to give vent to your frustrations along with a friendly mob of like-minded people ...
And can get to Parliament Square ...
And have always wanted to join a flash mob ...

... check the details here and give a shout for me.