It will grow

It will grow

Whenever a woman does something drastic to her hair, there’s a reason. Here’s mine. I’ve been feeling much worse than usual over the past few months. Been so dry of mouth and eye, utterly exhausted, even by my standards, and oh, the pain. I hadn’t seen a doc since...
How do you like the new look?

How do you like the new look?

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz Nettie’s site now looks the biz… I’m easily bored and my site has had the same look for AGES, so I asked Gary Parkin to help me give it a facelift. And by ‘help me’ i mean he did it. Thanks, Gazza! To...
What Horror Means To Me

What Horror Means To Me

One of my birthday presents was a kindle copy of Time Waggoner’s Writing In The Dark, a how to book on horror fiction. I’m finding it very useful so far. At the end of each chapter are helpful exercises and I thought I’d share my response to the...
(Dis)Ableism

(Dis)Ableism

Most of you will know I have fibromyalgia/cfs. I also have osteoarthritis, IBS, loads of allergies, chronic widespread tendonitis, bursitis… I’m in pain somewhere every day. I’m not fishing for sympathy, it’s just the way it is.  I recently underwent a...
Relax!

Relax!

I cannot relax. I do my best, I try to regularly scan my body for signs of tension and make my muscles relax but, quicker than a midnight cramp, they go back to their default state. My legs are so tense they almost stand proud of the chair and my toes are doubled over...
Blood

Blood

My Glasgow posts and 1970s posts seem to be popular so I thought I’d share a wee insight into 1974 chez Nettie Blood wasn’t a stranger to me.  Of course, there was childhood blood: grazed knees, cut hands, red blooms from lost baby teeth. In our bathroom there...
Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FENCER REQUIRED Our current fence is old. It once was straight, but time, winds and snowfall has turned it as twisted as one of grandad’s tales. I guess it could be higher: less decoration, more functionality. What good is a fence that doesn’t keep things out. Or in....
Metal Tornado: My Cinematic Crack

Metal Tornado: My Cinematic Crack

Last night I watched a film on Amazon Prime. Metal Tornado. It was exactly as you’d expect from the title, and not that different from the similarly titled Stonados.  I may have live tweeted the viewing. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. From its IMDB...
My Mind Is Blank

My Mind Is Blank

As many of you will know, I’ve been in a shedload of pain recently and I’ve had to stop sewing, crochet…so many of the things I did to distract myself from the shitstorm that 2020 has become. I thought I might be able to try writing again but the laptop weighs a...

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