Thursday, 23 September 2010


Less than 24 hours ago a young man died.
He was found at 5am 22nd September, hanged.
He was just short of his 19th birthday.
I didn't know him. My daughter did.
I knew of him. I knew of the unhappiness in his life; the unhappiness that only an indignant 17 year old, with a loving family, can describe with loyal outrage at injustice and ill-treatment of a friend less fortunate.

I cannot stop crying. I cannot stop crying...what mother could? How lonely must that poor child have felt? How desperate those last few moment of his life?
His friends are lost, not knowing if they could've done more.
I hope he knew his friends loved him and I hope, Mark, you have found peace.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Saving for morals…here’s £2.50 to start (OR Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go and eat worms…)

I’m a nice person.
Yes, I can be stroppy when I know what I want & I’m not getting it blah, blah, blah…but to be accused of being a liar and having no morals, quite frankly, was a bit of a shock.

Mind you, I should’ve trusted my 6th sense. It’s usually right. I get a feeling when something’s going to be a problem on first contact. I can’t say what sort of feeling it is; it’s just an instinct and I always dismiss it (ever hopeful that I’m going to be mistaken). Well, never again…probably….maybe…

I’m still trying to work out why it’s my fault that I posted her item to the address still registered with PayPal when she'd moved from there some time ago. Who knew?

So, here we go, a sweeping statement & character assassination:

‘Never mind Lynn you probably got my email {in time} anyway* and saw it as an excuse. enjoy the £2.50 maybe you could put it towards some morals although you'll be saving for a long time.’

*regarding her new address & failure to let PayPal know

Oh well, I don’t have a guilty conscience & I can sleep at night but my outraged indignation is sitting like a lump of undigested Quorn Chilli high in my stomach.

...where are those worms?

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Today is my birthday!
A lady never reveals her age - she never sweats either, only allows herself a faint 'glow'; those that know me say I look good for my age (which may or may not be an insult, I'm still digesting that), but none the less it's another year on! I don't look a day older than I did yesterday, if fact, it's just like it was yesterday...only a day later! It's just a number. Age is all in the mind...Ok Ok, I'm in denial I admit it.
BUT, the road ahead looks less crappy than I would have thought. It's just the idea of being here...

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Valentine Newsletter

Love is in the air...

It only seems five minutes since Christmas yet Valentine's Day is galloping towards us at an indecent pace!

Maybe it's the snowy weather (enjoyed from the comfort of my sofa I might add) but here in the Stroppy Cow shed thoughts have been turning to romance. Perhaps Cabin Spring Fever has set in 'cos we've been busy gathering together a quirky and romantic selection of goodies that might just put a smile on the face of that special Someone.

Love it or loathe it? We might just have the answer...

This gorgeous glass heart necklace is a snip at £4.99

and there are matching earrings!

Want something not quite so subtle?

Chunky acrylic heart bracelet £4.99

Gorgeous red (or pink) crystal studded heart earrings available from our Ebay store (just type in heart earrings in the search box!)

And of course, I mustn't forget the badges


New gothically dark and glamorous badges from 70p

And for those of a more cynical nature...

there's always an Anti-Valentine!

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