Tags » Mod Cons


The all-embracing

pink bouncy rubbery squid

sprawls cross my mod cons…

Yes, it’s got that bad,

it’s reach this point, this juncture-


bold gigantic squid… 21 more words


A Story of Two Boats

Take two boats and 2 couples.
One couple sold their house and bought a boat by choice, whereas the other sold their house and couldn’t afford to buy another. 473 more words


Powering my Place

In the last few hours I have grumbled many times to my new dog friend about not having enough power. Saying “I’m giving her all she’s got captain” in a bad Scottish accent in Scotland is not a good idea, and has cost me nearly all of my first batch of home-brew. 613 more words


The Power of the Mod Cons

In Chellie Campbell’s wonderful book, The Wealthy Spirit, she talks about how with all our mod cons (modern conveniences) we’ve lost the art of doing nothing.  544 more words

Lessons Learned

On dry land

We moved from the houseboat in 1962.  It was to be a difficult time for us all.  Although us children were registered and my mother claimed family allowance; my parents had never married and had not paid income tax or rates.  340 more words

Family History

10th May... Invasion!

Flippin’ eck!

‘May the Force be with You’, I said in my last post, somewhat rashly it transpires, and I’ve now discovered that Rodrigo ‘Chewbacca’ Santiago is obviously from the Dark Side of the bloody Force.  480 more words


Monday Moaning

I was in a car last Thursday, my student always gives me a lift home after class; nice car, a Honda with all the mod-cons. Things that my last car never had. 235 more words

Monday Moaning