For those of you who read my blog regularly you will know that my family and I keep chickens. I came quite literally face to face with my nemesis the other week. No, not my mother. A fox. As I came back from walking the Hound I encountered some feathers in the road. Not those […]

Less than a hundred years ago, a few women got a say in how the country was run, but it wasn’t an easy way. Some didn’t like other people voting, because that would affect the status quo, And if that became unbalanced, that might mean they would have to go. We are the Clitterati, descendants of […]

  Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Bicester Village, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge against shopping to new mutiny, Where credit cards make bank accounts unclean.   Hunting A few weeks ago, after I had told Man of the House that he was going to take some time off work […]

  Mock me if you will, but this household has recently acquired six chickens as a part of our continued strive to have less impact on the planet, and yes, whip up an omelette when we’ve all had an oeuf of Brexit (gosh I am so funny). Yes, yes, I know. If the French and […]

  This September, I, along with my parental cohort had the delight of waving our offspring off to secondary school. Man of the House and I have received, as I am sure that you have, a lot of helpful hints and tips from school and other parents who have already been through this toe-curling experience, […]

    The best stories are always those where there is a battle between good and evil; the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, Frodo and Sauron, Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort, those of you who love Marmite vs those of us who hate it…… You may recall that just over a year ago I wrote […]