Archive for October, 2022

First Born.

October 28, 2022

What a trial that can be and never by choice. Voila voila. it just happens. I was also the first female to be born in several generations. And so I had nothing going for me in 1939. Other than hope. I staggered on with no idea of what was expected of me.

My sister and my brother seemed to have expected me to protect them. I only discovered this when I didn’t do all that well on occasions, according to them. And still to this day. But I ever was a reasonable person who could always see the other side of the coin. Try telling that to them. But I guess that it is as ever a matter of opinion and it must be good to have someone else to blame.

I never blame someone else. What would be the point? I tried occasionally to mediate, but that didn’t go awfully well sometimes. Although I would always have given them a roof if they needed it.

However, I remain inordinately proud of being a Mitchell woman and the first born of my generation. It’s actually all I’ve got and worth gold in spades. I don’t actually need anything else.


October 21, 2022

Squashes? What? You really don’t want to know. They are the most boring vegetable ever inadvertently invented. They sometimes come as Marrows, although it is hard to tell. Often just Courgettes.

Soup? Forget that. I don’t have the time or the patience.

However, I have now got this thing that is twice the size of my head. And I don’t know what to do with it. I dare not cut it open because it is really beautiful just as it is.