Category Archives: The Terrible Goddess & Me

EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

I remember the pleasure and excitement all those years ago when we moved into our first flat. Begging, borrowing and almost stealing the furniture needed to furnish it. 2nd hand this, 5th hand that.
16 properties later, both here and abroad, the excitement hasn’t diminished.

The difference now is there’s a bit more cash floating around and [...]

EXCELLENT NEWS

We’ve just discovered from a chap in the village that the new pad in Portugal has fibre optic cable running right up to it. Mega supa-dupa internet speed that reacts faster than I do!!!! I’m so excited that I’ve just spilt my sherry trifle. Just got to get it connected when we go out there [...]

BANYAN TREES

Under the banyan tree remains an exceedingly good place to be … for the moment. It enables me to ignore the world with all it’s defects and enables me to concentrate on building a dais for Lo, she is a terrible Goddess. Decking is VERY important.

THE APPLE OF MY EYE

I casually stabbed an apple with a screwdriver, held it aloft and said to the apple of my eye “Take a piccy.”
Without a word she complied and then wandered back to her throne.
I thought I heard a slight sigh but it might just have been the sofa welcoming her return.
I think Magritte would have approved.
#artyselfiesthataren’t

SILVER LININGS

One excellent result of both Lo, she is a terrible Goddess and I having blowy, sneezy, coughy and sore throaty colds at the same time, is the delight of sleepless nights leading to meaningful conversations in the wee small hours.
“I wonder if there’s a magazine called Phlegm?”
“I don’t think so. Contact Victoria Beckham in the [...]

MERRY CHRISTMAS – Ho ho ho

Here’s a jolly picky of Lo, she is a terrible Goddess and Father Christmas. Lo is the one on the left. I recognise that look of suspicion.
I hope that everyone has a very merry Yuletide with suspicions being kept to the absolute minimum.

POP-UP ART SHOWS

One of the very nice things about living right on the coast is that unpretentious people create pop-up art shows in their gardens.

This installation changes through the year. New bits of flotsam and jetsam are found on the beach and added almost on a daily basis. Obviously bits are also removed as I remember a [...]

ARE WE VICTIMS OF OUR UPBRINGING?

To a limited degree Peabrains can multitask. By this I mean they usually remember to breath while doing something else.
I was enjoying my bowl of cereal the other morning (and managing to breath at the same time) when Lo, she is a terrible Goddess started spouting some pearls of wisdom from the kitchen just as [...]

IS THIS THE END!!?!!

We’ve been snowed in for nearly 18 hours now!!!!! There’s at least an inch of snow outside!!!!!!!
The neighbours went out yesterday and haven’t been seen since. I do hope that they’re stuck somewhere and haven’t gone on holiday – that would be really annoying.
Worried about lavatory paper and have been experimenting with a torn up [...]

HOMEWORK

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions – Joey Adams”

Since the beginning of the New Year Lo, she is a terrible Goddess has been behaving like a woman possessed.
She decided to clamber in and out of all the kitchen cupboards cleaning and re-organising them. She’s been like Anthea Turner [...]