The official website for Tessa Barrie and her Alter Ego, Sally Edmondson, or is it the other way around? Home of the forgetfully funny Dotage Diaries and squibs about my life to date and how I've survived it.
So how come I can remember what my homework was when I was eleven, but can’t remember which floor of the multi-story park I left my car an hour ago? Well, I am reliably informed that it is something to do with decreased blood flow to the brain. I used to be able to stand on my head. I wonder if I still can? It might be an idea to try to precipitate a rush of blood to my brains.
When I was in my prime, my life evolved around my job. Now, after too many years on the 9-5 treadmill doing something that was never me, I am finally living my life around doing what I enjoy doing the most. Working from home, life is great but, just having got into the swing of my new laid backContinue reading “The Dotage Diaries – The Terrible Twins: Alexa and Dot”
I have just had to sit down because I’ve had a bit of a shock. I looked into the mirror and saw someone looking remarkably like my mother staring back at me. I swear I heard her say “Look at the state of your hair!”, which is even more worrying really, given that sheContinue reading “The Dotage Diaries – Turning into my mother”
It’s almost the end of February 2017. It feels like it should still be 2016. It’s like I missed a year. 2015 turned out to be my year from Hell, my annus horribilis, so I spent 2016 blinkered, dealing with the fallout from 2015. I did manage to churn out the first draft of my novel during that time, so something positive came out of it.
Dotage Diaries – 13th February 2017 – Insomnia rules. I haven’t been sleeping well. I woke at the crack of sparrows again after another disturbed night and threw open the curtains to see a bright red sky … a snow warning?