Tag: Hollyhark


The past week has trudged along as normal.

I had a little health scare when I developed a tremble in my left arm that left me feeling quite jittery for a few days.
I went to have my blood pressure checked and ended up being placed onto a 24 hour monitor.
Luckily that showed I actually have a pretty healthy blood pressure and averaged 115/75 during my waking hours and just 98/60 when I was sleeping.

I spent all day Friday tackling some hot flushes and I had more than one person say that I could be pre-menopausal!!
I think they may be right.
That’s just what I need. I still feel like a teenager in my head but for the last few years my body has been failing me and this is a nail in the coffin of my youth.
Not that I’m going to let it get me down.
I plan to be the most embarassing but cool Grandparent in history!
My kids are scared.

Holly updated ‘Under the Ruins of a Walled City’ and left me wanting to give Ren the biggest hug imaginable followed by the biggest slap telling him to ‘snap out of it!! Hux needs him!!’
Anyway, I’m going to go back to ‘Life Sentence, No Cellmate’and start from the beginning again as Holly has gone on a short break so there will be a small delay before she updates again.
I have to do something otherwise the wait will kill me!

Anyway, the biggest decision of the week was made today.
My brother is getting married in Tuscany next August and I was hoping to get me and Ian and all 3 of the kids out there for a short break.
However, with Ian’s change of position at work this year and some unexpected expences due to car breakdowns etc, we weighed things up and decided that it was wishful thinking.
None of us even has a passport so that’s nearly £500 before we’ve even started.

So, I will be going on my own but tagging along with Mum and Dad.
It’s a bonus for me as Mum and Dad are going out a week earlier so I will actually get a longer stay in Italy and will be more likely to get to places like Florence and Pisa and possibly Rome.

The downside is that Ian will be left with the kids for a week and a half!!
None of them know what tidy up after themselves means!!

Right, time to snuggle up for the evening and tackle some fiction before work tomorrow.
Three 12.5 hour shifts in 4 days…. at least I have a nice long weekend to look forward to!


It’s been an odd week.
Nothing much happening.

Highlight of the week so far was the chapter update on ‘Under the Ruins of a Walled City’.

Work has not been too bad.
I had a training day on Weds which was different. Nice break from the norm.

Marjorie wanted to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie so we took her last night.
I would like to say I enjoyed it like I did the first one but unfortunately I can’t.
It wasn’t too bad but I think they tried to do too much with it.

Anyway, I have found myself smiling at the oddest moments.
Driving on my own, walking the halls of the hospital, doing a bit of housework.
I think it’s all down to the fan fiction I’ve become addicted to.
I have become very invested in two characters and every now and again I’ll remember a bit of fluff from a story and there’s the smile!

I certainly won’t be able to prepare a stew for a while without grinning like a Cheshire cat thanks to the Children Wake Up Series!!! Thanks Holly!!!

I’m sat here on a break at work. Another 12.5 hour shift.
I have the weekend off. Ian is doing a bit of Armada gaming tomorrow. I may have to think about the garden at some point. It’s beginning to look like a jungle…. literally. I’ll post some before and after pics.
Other than that, I plan to be very chilled indeed.

Poor Paula is sat here with me regretting asking me about Star Wars but gratiously letting me rave on about Kylo’s tantrums and the moment I fell in love with him when he takes his helmet off!!
Don’t think she’ll ask again but at least it’s out of my system again for a while.

Just got to get through the rest of today.


I finally got to read chapter 15 of ‘Under the Ruins of a Walled City’ last night and it did not disappoint!!
OMG, how bittersweet the all too brief and longed for physical connection was for Ren and Hux.
10 more chapters of actual torture are surely to follow.
Will Ren get his connection back to the force?
Will Hux ever get out of that prison……alive?
Will they ever get the life they’ve dreamed for themselves?

Best not to think about it. I’ve got at least another week and a half to wait for chapter 16!!

At least I can concentrate today.


Today is going to be torture.

I went to bed early last night and fell asleep before ‘Under the Ruins of a Walled City’ was updated.

I made the mistake of taking a peek at it with my coffee before work this morning… BIG MISTAKE!!!

Resisting the urge to read it at work during breaks is going to be absolute torture.

No….. I’ve decided I am going to wait until I get home tonight to finish it in one go.
I don’t think that breaking down and crying would do me any good at work and trying to explain just WHY I’m  crying could be problematic at best!!

It’s going to be a long day……