A place I’ve been many times and NEVER expected to have back in my life. What Goes Around, Comes Around. There is a wonderful Lebanese restaurant just by the fountains. BEST humous I’ve ever tasted. Fact. Looking forward :o)
We have some good weather. Woohooooo! Or not. Himself has a thing about men in flip flops and women with tattoos all over their legs. My gripe is CARAVANS. The A158 is being overloaded with the beggars every Thursday, Friday afternoon as millions of them head towards Skegness for a weekend of fun and frolics.… Read More Nice Idea…In Theory
Churchill coined the phrase. Many another suffered too, including Samuel Johnson and the fictional Sherlock Holmes. What IS “the black dog?” My country is full of myth and legend. We have a myth and/or a legend for all and everything. Scholars spend lifetimes studying and speculating and pontificating. Is the black dog the ghost of… Read More Truth About The Black Dog (?)
Wow! Yesterday I engaged in a 4 hour live chat without ONCE being told to Eff Off, or ignored, or deleted or banned. Even more shocking, Scott actually acknowledged my comments and helped me to understand the subject of EMF and antiqitech and electricity. Stay Punk :o) My gratitude is measureless.
Liverpool turned RED yesterday. FA CUP. I’ve had some amazing Scouse mates throughout time. John Joseph (aka Scouse) was my boss when I worked for the MOD in a secret location in Hampshire. He regularly told me to eff off and stop being so efficient :o) I once took an overnight ferry from Belfast to… Read More Congrats to LFC
My first draft of Weave a Garland of My Vows was pure pantser. I included EVERYTHING I’d researched and this BS ended up with close to a million words. No exaggeration. Second draft was not much better. Nor third. By the fourth draft – I realised that what I’d written was an entire series spanning… Read More Plotters vs Pantsers
I was outed as a CopyCat. By those who’d copied my stuff. There is a correlation here. The lengths some will go to . . . SMH :o(
I’ve been both a buyer & a seller on ebayuk for over 20 years. Above is the most gorgeous linen fabric, in the most delectable deep red that I’ve ever experienced. ebayuk find. The cotton (manlove?) was bought well over a decade ago. It’s vintage…not sheet, Sherl. I will soon be a LADY IN RED… Read More Lady in Red
The signs are easy to spot. The names may change but the overall intent is still blatant. Follow the pattern (?) Learn about this. I had to learn the HARD way. And that’s stupid. Be Smart!!!
Apple Gatherers are HUGE knickers that cover a good third of a woman’s body. They are so called because they’re big enough to gather an orchard of apples in. I’ve just found a wonderful pattern and I’m going to make myself a pair…to wear in public. Under the apron I’m making (as shown in the… Read More Bloomers aka Apple Gatherers.
GRAHN-nee-yah. I know because I’ve known one. Gráinne Ní Mháille is better known in English as Grace O’Malley. There seems to be no record of her in original Irish sources but she was a pain in the arse to Betty One – The Virgin Queen. Grace (Irish) is more famous than Anne Bonny (Irish) or… Read More Gráinne Ní Mháille
My test was done 2016/17. I wrote about it FEB 2019. Read the comment from AB? And then watch Bruce on his DNA quest. BF is waaaaay below this cut and past :o) THE HIDING OF TARTARIA – A VERY PERSONAL QUEST Jacquelyn GreigGrand Tartaria, Research, Scotland, The Hidden History Project9 CommentsEdit”The Hiding of Tartaria – A Very Personal Quest”… Read More DNA & MY Journey
I’m an Orphan. Just saying. Anyhoo. My traveller-in-crime and I have so much in common (which is why we should NEVER be allowed to go on holiday together. EVER again!) including a love of horror films. Once she was staying here. Just her and me and eldest son (locked up in his bedroom…jk) and we… Read More Orphan
Everything turns to dust. Wise words from these young men. Broken Window Theory.
I’ll start with me, me, me :o) I was left alone for hours and hours and hours in the hotel in Hong Kong so I decided to out & about. I was soooo brave. Out of the hotel, across the crossing and a few yards down the road – I found a yarn shop. Irresistible.… Read More A Brit in a Hong Kong Yarn Shop
I’ve spent the last 3 years wondering about my own sanity. For so long this battle seemed mine & mine alone. Nay, Nay they say. Not one single person spoke up for me in public. NOT ONE. I was hounded out through lies and insults and humiliations. Just me…….? Obviously not. Thank you. I’m not… Read More Not Just ME Then!
I know too much about this subject. I’ve talked about it before. I was lucky. A woman extremely close to me was not. I held her in my arms as she told me her story. Horrific and disgusting as that was – if I ever experience this with a man as the child victim…..! Bicker… Read More What The Dark Does To The Light
I dedicate this song to my family. Jeez Louise. We’ve ALL been through the dark night, individually and collectively. The only way is UP. Yay! We’ve survived and it’s now time to thrive. Thank you, God. The Only Way Is Up Yazz We’ve been broken downTo the lowest turnBein’ on the bottom lineSure ain’t… Read More Hold On…Hold On
WOW! Awesome :o)
We had a conversation early this morning about Vlad. P. I said : Wow. Still the USSR and State Controlled.. I served as a soldier in Berlin. In those days we had 4 FOUR sectors. The goodies were the French, Americans, Brits. I worked Checkpoint Charlie & Tiergarten too many times to not know that… Read More Back in the USSR
OMG : Everyone HATES a free soul. This is AEWAR. Bring it on Cam(p) Bell & groupies. Bring it down to your level ?
This was our go to HARD crime drama way back in the day. I always liked Jackie. Blythe Duff – real name. Love that name for a girl. And her birthday is a day after mine. Anyhoo. Glasgow. None P.C. Hard as eff bastards. And that’s just the police :o) “There’s bin a murrderrr.”
OR… An-eye-ees I used to wear this perfume as a teenager. I liked it then. It’d be too sweet and flowery for me now. Delta of Venus was the forerunner of 50 shades. Both written by women. I don’t like either and haven’t actually finished (aka -just read a few sentences) either. I’m not into… Read More An-ay An -ay
Image above of MY IRL bookshelf? Yes. Not photo-shopped or fake or mandela or…! This book has killed my brian (!) for years. It’s dense and tangled and thorny. Fact! But it is HUGE part of my literature/history/hidden journey. Allegory can be as confusing as eff. The Romance of the Rose was written in two stages… Read More The Romance of The Rose : Brain Killer
Emile Zola started it. Merde! :o)
Our Past is becoming Our Future. Personally. As a family. Enough time has passed to enable us to build some bridges and repair broken connections. That’s more cryptic than you’ll ever know. It relates to the death of my Dad, our work and beyond. For me/myself/I : this is a lesson I’m still having to… Read More Don’t Look Back in Anger
Disagreeable ME :o( Yay. I play a different game. It gets me crucified but – Everybody Hurts. Sometimes. Ooooooh. REM?
My EngLit Arthur Miller Exam book/play was The Crucible. I came to this play/film many years later. I LOVE ThugNotes. He’s so exactly opposite of Miss Woodhouse, my English teacher. Who – btw – was the English teacher of both of my sons. She was still MISS Woodhouse. :o)
ME : January 2019 TARTARY EMPIRE – A MODERN HIJACK (?) Jacquelyn GreigGrand Tartaria, Love to All, Research, The Hidden History Project5 CommentsEdit”Tartary Empire – A Modern Hijack (?)” The great BUZZ subject today seems to be Tartary. The enigmatic Tartarian Empire. Yes. It is intriguing. And the most intriguing part of it – for me – is the fact… Read More Too Much Damage To Repair
Since before Diana died, I’ve called the man Teflon Tony. Our Illustrious PM. Barf! NOTHING STICKS TO HIM. There are many, Many, MANY Teflon people who are squeaky clean (?) There are others who have had mud thrown which sticks forever…ever…eve..ev….ECHO. Why is FEB repeating MY story of online abuse? I had to leave my… Read More Teflon
Last weekend we ended up watching a few Mr Beard videos. I’ve not seen him for ages and then, suddenly, we find out that he’s being doing his thing just down the road from us. A couple of days ago. “Right out in the sticks” as he says! Why does nobody tell me anything? Tut.… Read More Mr & Mrs Beard
Over the past couple of months my online fabric buys have been pretty good. ebay. Cheaper than a shop. But the image above is my first mistake. IRL – the fabric is a disgusting shade of pale orange/beige/yuk. I spent a few years as a retailer (owning a real, physical shop) dealing in fabric and… Read More The Trouble With Buying Online
Was this a dream or a nightmare? I have huge admiration for people who can live in a van. The inner me is a true minimalist. The outer me is a pathetic maximalist. I’d need a van + 17 trailers just for my books. Add a few more trailers for everything that means everything to… Read More I’ve Just Seen My Future : The Lady in the Van
The one and only time that I’ve voluntarily drunk gin was in the middle of a desert, after midnight, sweating like a sweaty thing and dying of thirst. Herself – who is a G&T drinker – came back from the bar and plonked a long glass of bubbly liquid in front of me. All they… Read More Mother’s Ruin
I did drama at school too. M’eh. I’ve also dived the DEPTHS of writing and screenwriting and acting “methods.” Therefore and without even trying, I know a teeny bit about Stanislavski. Brando is ALWAYS the F1RST cited actor of this method. Go figure. “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda… Read More The Stanislavski Method
This is the only MM song I know. Slim Shady is the evil and mischievous side of Eminem. Ooooh. MM. That means something nefarious, san doute. Like XXX means 666. 10 + 10 + 10 = The Number of the Beast? Or 30. or 3. I’m slightly confused by peeps who choose the path to destruction.… Read More The REAL Slim Shady
I’m Gothic. Disclaimer ? I also write back to front….metaphorically speaking :o0 Poe is a fave, though I’m NO expert on his work. I just know a handful of the stories. And I feel that his “themes” are extremely relevant to life today. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a first-person narrative told by an unnamed narrator. Despite insisting… Read More The TELL Tale Heart
I’ve posted about Enya and her sister Moya and Clannad many times in the past. I love their music. Long time fan. Long time fan of Boyce too :o)
I’m not a VICTIM. I’m a Survivor. My story has been told here and on Greta Brookes’ blog for over 3 years. It all started with my connection to Martin. I’d watched his videos for almost a year before I reached out to him for help. I’d ID’d him as a fellow traveller on the… Read More Because : I’ve Been Involved With THIS & a Wider BS Since 2019
This morning, I accidently got to watch something that I NEVER watch – BBC Breakfast News. I lasted a WHOLE 5 minutes and saw an announcement. Sir Billy Connolly said he does not let his Parkinson’s disease dictate who he is as he spoke of his honour at receiving this year’s Bafta fellowship. The 79-year-old comedian, known… Read More The Big Yin
Well. This has worked for me today…. Quick shop in town for bread and milk. Start new project at 6am this morning and carry on with it as you listen to a favourite audiobook, alternated with some wonderful music. Say that you’re NOT feeling the cooking a meal vibe. Order a pizza delivery. Suddenly find… Read More How to Have a GREAT Good Mental Health Day.
I was once publicly accused in a yt comment of being a mason. Yuh. Well. For 1 : I’m NOT. For 2 : I’m a girl. For 3 : I wear two gloves and not one. For 4 : I have 5 digits on each of those hands. Thank you.
I’ve known DB since 1984. He’s married to a crazy woman whom he lets travel with me across Europe and the Middle East! Despite knowing how totally stupid she and me are when we get together. In all that time, he and I have NEVER had anything even approaching a bad word to say to… Read More Dangerous Brian & The NC 500
It’s POETS Day, he’s doing the pee off early bit from work and I’m the designated driver. Again! Time is too short to start a new project so I’m relaxing with a Welsh Viking. This subject fascinates me. Why? Because 99.9% would never even think about thinking about it. They prefer bubblegum for the eyes… Read More A Jimmy Binge
I LOVE this film. It’s a wtf is happening here (?) with a big dose of WOW! WATCH IT or not :o)