Jeanne Ellin: speed dating and jam

Jeanne Ellin: speed dating and jam

Speed dating and jam I was in Waitrose’s jam section. An unlikely pick up point. I was just browsing the jewel toned jams, Crab Apple, Cherry, Fig, Greengage, Gooseberry, Ginger, Loganberry Pineapple, Rhubarb. I have very little jam, just the occasional teaspoon for a jam omelette. The sensible option is the mini-jars, but they only […]

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Jeanne Ellin: touch

Jeanne Ellin: touch

Touch Many older men coming out of long relationships are seeking a belated wild youth or to have one last adventure. They are looking for a vital woman in her forties or even early fifties. They often specify good health and fitness. This is a common requirement even without a specified age. Others are looking […]

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Jeanne Ellin: on the RADIO!

Jeanne Ellin: on the RADIO!

On the RADIO! I volunteer for a charity, Silverlinks, that offers repairs and adaptations among other services to elderly and or disabled people. My input is often by phone, to offer support to people deciding to downsize or considering sheltered housing among other things. I was feeling that I have not done much for them […]

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When will schools learn?

When will schools learn?

An incensed reader asks schools to try harder. OMG! OMG! OMG!  The photo below was snapped in one of my local secondary schools. In case you can’t read the small print, girls are being encouraged to work out whether their body shape is most like an apple, a pear, an hourglass or a rectangle. Thanks. […]

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Jeanne Ellin: deliveries and daffodils

Jeanne Ellin: deliveries and daffodils

“What is it like to be old?” I told them it was a real adventure. Scary, uncomfortable, uncertain, with real Dragons and real Treasure. Deliveries and daffodils Being inside for several days my observations have been very small scale and window wide. A daffodil with its trumpet kissing the grass after a stormy night. Over several […]

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Jeanne Ellin: shipwrecked

Jeanne Ellin: shipwrecked

Shipwrecked The shipwreck happened, a health crash that meant early retirement and was followed by several other diagnoses over the next two years. A positive menagerie of conditions all requiring care and attention. M.E. is the main protagonist, aided and abetted, amongst others, by diabetes, coeliac disease and high blood pressure. But I refuse to […]

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Jeanne Ellin: a good week

Jeanne Ellin: a good week

A good week I am triumphant. I have been to an exhibition! The first such outing for over three years. This had to be planned like a military expedition. Meals pre-cooked for the day and two days after. Transport booked and extra quiet days before. Just basic feeding and watering for me and Little Cat […]

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