When I think of collections, I think of glass cabinets full of porcelain mice/piglets/miniature villages, or rooms bulging with vinyl, or garages stuffed with old motorbikes, and, alongside many of these, compromised bank accounts. I have a friend who would … Continue reading Hoards
What do you wish you could do more every day? Mooch around the shore line like a spoonbill, or amble about a gallery full of modern art, without intent. Drink strong, milky coffee and wander the streets of a city … Continue reading Wish List
I don’t suppose any of you know anything about trail cameras and rechargeable batteries, do you? I’m just about bald with hair tearing here, in my search for the damned things. One of my roles is Chair of the local … Continue reading Access issues
I actually got to see a health professional in person! And not just a GP or, as is the norm here now, the practice nurse (brilliant as she is) but a musculoskeletal expert. I’m not quite sure how I pulled … Continue reading Bottoms up!
Last night D decided to look up my name, Eryl, can’t remember why, but the first thing that came up was a hotel in Bangor called Eryl y Mor and this made him look up what Eryl means. Which led … Continue reading Lookout, lookout!
This will be my last post on this site. It’s become too expensive and I really can’t justify keeping it, so I have resurrected my old blog, erylshields.com and added another url, https://erylgasperdick.com, so you can get to it via … Continue reading On the Move
I think I have a blood clot in my right leg, I told the woman who answered the phone at the doctors’ surgery, and explained my symptoms. She panicked, I can’t see a way of fitting you in, and I … Continue reading Spong
February already and I’m only just making the first post of the year! I have a number of excuses, the biggest being all the house renovations. We’re still not quite finished, we only installed a light fixture in the sitting … Continue reading Renewal
How handy, I can scrawl a note in GoodNotes and post directly to here! Continue reading Oh Crap!
‘And it’s true that I am a person of enthusiasms,’ writes Nigella Lawson in the introduction to her book, Simply Nigella.* I, also, am a person of enthusiasms. Some people may call them obsessions; some passions; some fixations, but I … Continue reading Enthusiasms and the Kitchen