2020-A Year of Loss, Exhaustion and Disillusionment

There is no party here tonight. No plans to go out. I am spending the evening in bed with a bowl of ice cream, watching Netflix. My husband is at work, renovating an office building. He goes in at night when he can be alone. He wears a mask anyway, following the science that tells […]

Our dog’s life

It is the curse of the dog-lover that the life span of “man’s best friend” is so much shorter than man’s. This weekend we said goodbye to our best girl, Bella, after an 18 month battle with cancer. A golden retriever/Australian shepherd cross, she was a tri-coloured, easygoing and cheerful dynamo who came into being […]

The Contractor’s Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house, The drywall dust settled, Smothering a mouse. The stockings swung gently In the living room breeze, Blown through partially-fit windows, Making everyone freeze. One wall freshly painted, The others, not so much, The furniture shoved back To the brown china hutch. The tree trimming finished, […]

Flash Fiction Contest Entry-Story #2

Story parameters – political satire, a military parade, and a battery. One Nation Under Trump “Hello everyone, and welcome to the first national Trump Military Parade, brought to you by US-Arabia Oil. I’m your host, Lou Dobbs, and I’d just like to thank President Trump for making this great day possible for us all.  Sitting […]


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Hi, I’m Lisa. I like blogging about travel, politics, conservation, dogs, psychology and photography. This is my personal space where I dabble.

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