Competitive Quarantine Fail

Because my son had symptoms I have been in lockdown for longer than most. Now just about everyone is staying home from work the internet, radio, whatsapp etc are full of tips for how to cope. I was ok before, but this is depressing me. Continue reading Competitive Quarantine Fail


We three sisters met up for dinner. ‘My three favourite words’ says one, ‘are: You. Are. Right.’ She repeats this a few times, then types it into a translation app on her phone for the benefit of her Japanese lodger who speaks very little English and is sitting politely at the table, surrounded by detritus and cats. I feel myself being rubbed up the wrong way. Continue reading Oops!