Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Of Course

Hello, dear reader!

So, after last week’s most welcome intervention by Tina, the wonderful woman I am so proud to call my wife, I’m afraid once more you are stuck with another of my attempts at blogging. Sorry about that.

The truth is, that today, in a rather unusual twist, I know exactly what I’m writing about. It won’t be as momentous or heartfelt as last week, it won’t be of as much import, but it regards an event that will, with a little luck, be the one that serves as the most impactful of my own personal week.

You see, I’ve been a bad boy.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

The Booby Prize

Hello, dear reader!

So after a difficult and challenging week or so ….. I ( the wife ) have decided to write today’s blog. The other alternative was another Mark rant,and no one wants that again do they ???

You may well gather that I am sometimes brutally honest, so if that doesn’t appeal to you, then please do not read on !

My mum, my sister, my daughter, and myself all have one very obvious thing in common. No it's not our height, or our preferred flavour of crisps. The one common feature ( well 2 actually ) in the ladies of our maternal family side is that we are all quite blessed in the booby department!

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

The Meat Of It

Hello, dear reader!

I don’t think it’s all that controversial to say these are difficult times we’re experiencing.

The winter months are firmly with us, bringing with them the cold, the damp, and the dark. Add in the fact that some of us are having to face harder and harder choices over things like heating, as the cost of living (And I marvel that life has a monetary value every time I write that horrible phrase) bites down harder and harder

Yes, these are indeed hard times. Something that makes the occasional treat all that much sweeter.

Wednesday, 4 January 2023


Hello, dear reader!

Well, the last word of 2022 may well have gone to my endlessly amazing wife, tina, but it looks like the first word of 2023 will revert back to me—which is nice.

So, did we have a good Christmas? A happy New Year? Did Santa bring you all you wanted? Are you ready to face the coming twelve months? Are you hopeful? Determined? Ready?

I can honestly say the answer to at least some of those questions would be a resounding ‘yes!’, but then this is January, they pretty much always are, aren’t they?

This year, however, feels a little different—at least for me.

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

The Last Word

Hello, dear reader!

So …. In theory, the Mrs seated perspective has the last word of 2022, I rarely have the last word so this is particularly exciting.

I don't know about you, but I get increasingly fed up with people asking me whether I am ready for Christmas, and unfortunately this question seems to come around earlier every year. I’m sure I saw Christmas decorations appearing in the shop as early as October, which is just ridiculous.

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Christmas Wishes

Hello, dear reader!

Miss me?

I’m going to assume the answer to that question is firmly in the affirmative because, well, I have an easily bruised ego.

The reason for last week’s missing post, was an outbreak of the lurgy. A nasty little bug hit both myself and the perpetually perfect Mrs Rankin (Tina, in other words) like a sack of bricks. I don’t know what it was, but it wasn’t nice.

But anyway, that was then, and this is now, so what say we get started, yeah.

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

The Drug Test

Hello, dear reader!

It sometimes seems, every time you turn on the TV, there’s a million adverts waiting for you, advertising the latest cheap and easy way to get healthy and wealthy.

 Everything from the latest pre-packaged diet regimes to the latest gadget designed to improve circulation, drop those last few pounds, roll back the iniquities of age, get more sleep, or just having that edge we all sometimes need, the ads are endemic (pun intended).

It makes it hard to know what to believe, which is where a little research comes in handy.