Silly-Savvy Adventure – Chilton Cheer

What to do when the weather affects your mood? It’s dull, cloudy and drizzly, and I’m feeling it. My cliff-top cave has a tendency to be damp and dreary, even on the sunniest of days – it’s windows being North-East facing – so the morning is as dark as dark gets. So what do I…

Silly-Savvy Diary: Me-Time in Prado

Prado Lounge, Sudbury. Great place for some me-time. Me-time much needed after a hectic Christmas and New Year. Two weeks of non-stop sorting, cleaning and recycling to clear away the debris from the previous Christmas (yes, I did find a bauble from last year’s tree still under the settee!), before the guests arrive (returning prodigal…

Silly-Savvy Adventure – Christmas in Chilton

Neglect. Two solid weeks of sifting, shoving, lifting, dismantling, sorting and rumbling through the mess that is my house. No posts. Zilch views. Grumbles from acquaintances about unfulfilled promises to read their writings. I am not, after all, as it turns out, Mrs Hinch! So who the heck’s going to be interested in my cleaning…

Silly Boris Romps to Power

Ms Swinson said the result was “hugely disappointing” in her seat and across the country, as Boris Johnson romped to victory with a comfortable Conservative majority. (Andrew Griffin in ‘Live Comment’) Romped. Why? Surely, I am not the only non-religious Brit, to wake up in horror this morning at the realisation that I will be…

Silly Comedy -Rentacrowd

Review of: Suffolk Punch Comedy Club Gig –  The Brewery Tap, Sudbury, Nov 2019 Never has our emcee, PJ, stooped so low. Colin, our first comedian for tonight’s gig, has it on good authority, that  PJ’s been in touch with ‘Rentacrowd’. Sadly, the coach is stuck in one of Sudbury’s infamous traffic jams – in…

Silly Adventure – Lavenham Guildhall

I stop by at Lavenham to attend a session at the Village Hall, by author Phoebe Morgan, about How to Get Published. And after making a numpty of myself, jumping on the Phoebe bandwagon by handing out my own business cards to her audience, I sprint on out into the wilds of the village. My…

Silly Adventure – Stranded in Cornard

Not sure what I’m thinking of but, for some strange reason, I give Hubby a loan of DD, my beloved, if somewhat unreliable, Dacia. Thinking I need some exercise, I get Hubby to drop me off at the far end of Cornard, en route to his workplace. I find myself deposited upon the pavement in…

Savvy Book – Melmoth

Sarah Perry’s  ‘Melmoth’. Perry’s latest novel centres around the deceased character of Melmoth, a lady who sweeps in and out of the world of the living, swishing around her black garments, and preying upon the vulnerable, repeatedly failing in her attempts to find a companion with whom she can share her eternal purgatory. Beautifully written,…

Silly Poem – Pink Lippy

Written whilst in Prado, looking out up at a statue of Thomas Gainsborough, lording it over the activities of the Avon lady’s market stall.   Gainsborough lords it high above cerise-pink hood; a flower above all flowers – its bed of make-up puckering lips up for a kiss. Gainsborough smiles, his lips all pink and…

Savvy Comedy – Lamarsh

No mango cider? This has to be a mistake. Why am I not at my local, The Brewery Tap, glugging down one of my five a day? What’s lured me out of my comfort zone? Who’s lured me out? PJ, why Lamarsh? I’m rather partial to The Tap! Ah, now I see it! Louie Green!…