What’s in a Name?

Write about your first name: its meaning, significance, etymology, etc. I know I have been quiet recently. I would not say I am 'depressed' as such, because I think I know by now what 'normal' looks like in terms of grief. In fact, there is a wide spectrum of normal. I am grieving. I saw … Continue reading What’s in a Name?


Dreams of Loss and Longing

I dreamt about mum. I dreamt that we were living in NW London, where we lived when I was a teenager. She had gone missing from the house, and everybody was in a panic, wondering where to look for her. It is not the first time I have dreamt about that house but it is … Continue reading Dreams of Loss and Longing

Goodbye Mum

My mum sadly passed away following a stay in hospital linked to vascular dementia. The funeral service we selected rather let us down and could not offer an all-in-one service, so we have had to arrange a burial and a separate memorial instead. Mum's church have kindly agreed to facilitate that as part of their … Continue reading Goodbye Mum

The Best Laid Plans…

Well life has a way of laughing at our plans and diverting them. First of all I had to abandon NaNoWriMo by the second day because my old laptop had a fatal failure and couldn't be fixed any time soon. My husband managed to get me a newer (borrowed) one but by the time that … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…


Well, blimey. Writing is hard, isn't it? I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo again this year because I have just come to the end of a horrible, exhausting process, of applying to get PIP (Disability benefit in the UK). I had my final Tribunal yesterday, which I will probably talk in more detail about … Continue reading Procrasti-Writing

Long Lost Daughter

I dreamt last night that the baby I gave up as a young teenager in the 80s found me and introduced herself to me. The dream was set at our house when we lived in Stony Stratford (Milton Keynes), and when my children were young, except as now, my eldest was absent. I felt sure … Continue reading Long Lost Daughter

Don’t Cry For Me…

It has been a while. Ordinarily, I try to post here when I have interesting dreams you might enjoy analysing, and I have had some whoppers recently. Lots of dreams about my Dad, my Grandma, her house, having to try to rescue people in peril, that sort of thing. But I have also been in … Continue reading Don’t Cry For Me…

The ADHD urge to rearrange the furniture

You may have noticed I have 'redecorated' the blog again, and I have changed it back from 'Life for Beginners' to its original title of 'City Borg on the Prairie'. I hope it doesn't cause undue confusion. I attribute this urge, to moving and changing things, including rearranging the furniture, to ADHD. Honestly I don't … Continue reading The ADHD urge to rearrange the furniture

Russian Doll Season 2 Review/ Dream

We binge-watched season 2 of Russian Doll (I think I already reviewed season 1? I can't find it right now but I'll add a link if I can find it later.) Without giving too much away, season 1 is a time loop where the main character, Nadia, and an apparently totally unrelated man, Alan, both … Continue reading Russian Doll Season 2 Review/ Dream

RIP Bobby Dog

I have not posted in a while because, mid-way through February, my beautiful dog Bobby unexpectedly succumbed to an unstoppable internal bleed due to liver cancer, that we were completely unaware about. Bobby came to us as a rescue from Romania, who had had six happy years with another family who could no longer look … Continue reading RIP Bobby Dog