It’s been pointed out to me that as newcomers join the blog they may not know who I’m writing about. Because of that, and realising how confusing relationships can be, here is the cast list.
Julia/ Ju. My beloved wife who died in March 2013
Yvonne. Our daughter and my new Boss.
Ugo. Yvonne’s husband
Reuben. Their firstborn, my grandson.
Mike. My best friend of 40 years and like a brother. We’ve always been known as the Brothers Grimm, but he’s grimmer than I.
Lisa Mike’s daughter, wife to Tony and mother of Alex
Anton. Mike’s son and father to Sophie and Josh
MuJo. Muriel is Julia’s sister and John her husband.
Dilwyn. My brother, younger, taller, handsome. I hate him. ( Married to Lynne and has daughter Jess and grandson Rylan)
Lee. Dil’s eldest son now a married man to Jen. Computer genius as he’s my go to man in an emergency. Occasional scrabble player.
Matthew/Matt. Dil’s youngest son and fast becoming a card sharp. Haven’t caught him cheating at scrabble yet.
David. My nephew and decorator. Married to Gina. Son Taylor and daughter Hollie. Also, father to Marissa who is mother to Kayden (I only found out about them in late 2014)
Karen. My eldest niece and almost as in charge of me as Yvonne.
Joanne. My younger niece who prefers savory so I have to watch my plate. Guardian of The Girls. 4 rats who belonged to my wife. ( Sadly all deceased now). Cat mad.
Tariq and Shella who run the Ivy Emporium. A great meal and a fantastic barista coffee. Really nice people. Tariq loves Hugs so can’t be bad.
Helen aka Crazy Cat Lady who worked in the kitchens at The Ivy Emporium and whom I could rely on for hugs. Lovely person and a chatterbox.Now working elsewhere.
Angie aka Sophisticated lady who works front of house in The Ivy Emporium and brings my food, enough to make her huggable in my eyes. Lovely person.
Si and Chris who run Kassidy’s. An exceptional husband and wife team who run the best tea rooms around.(Great meals too).
Ceri and Trudy ( and others) who run Temptations in Flint where the coffee and cake is great and the banter witty.
Following the great plague of 2015 the fishy list now reads….. Big Al and Little Al ( albino corys) Pepper a cory, Bonzo a bronze cory and Harold a hoplo..Passed fish and tank on to new owner in early 2015
Joey III. A budgie. Arrived 2015. Armed with a beak and no interest in sitting on my hands.
Somnos. One of the lesser/smaller gods who is determined I should become his promotions man and make his name better known. Responsible for (amongst other things) sleep and the ability to deprive me thereof.
Porcinus. Also one of the lesser/smaller gods with a responsibility for pigs and goats
(My) Brother Jake possibly the younger brother of Somnos with indeterminate responsibilities at the moment. Known to have some responsibility for lovers and for wishes though might ignore either if it suits him.
Arseinthis. A small goddess with the stature of a six inch operatic star. Hefty of boobs and bum and as vain as they come. Possibly affianced to Somnos.
PYMWYMI, Put your money where your mouth is. A TV quiz with antique dealers in direct opposition to each other buying and selling at the same places.
A bap is a soft bread roll, perfect for having bacon on.
BFG Black Forest Gateau
SOG Save our Gateaux (members are called soggies)
HUtH Homes Under the Hammer TV programme.
Shreddies. A breakfast cereal and/or the name given to underpants issued in the forces RAF because of the cellular pattern of holes that resembles the cereal a bit.