Much Obliged, Jeeves*

Wake up at 7am and stay awake. Still awake until after half past nine – for Strength class.

Then back to sleep. And when I wake up, I am awoken by by this person:

Walk around the garden in the garden with Mum and Fluffball.

After lunch, go to sleep and when I wake up, watch a very early Hitchcock.

Enjoy the film, which is is not his best, but well worth watching. Tomorrow I start PG Wodehouse: Much Obliged Jeeves.

Happy Monday everyone!

*1971. By PG Wodehouse. Jeeves Comic novel.

Aunt’s Aren’t Gentlemen^

Here is my light up flower bouquet. It is so pretty, isn’t it?

There are a couple of bad things hangs happening at the moment.

1. I’ve been been been feeling very confused and Dad decides it’s the cyclizine: so I’ve been reducing that and now, finally, stopped it. I already feel less unsteady.

2. My tummy is swollen but I have to wait for about ten days to drain it as afterwards the needle could puncture one or more of my organs.

Ugh: cancer side effects.

On the plus side: speak to brother in abroad.

Work hard at Pilates this morning.

*1974. By PG Wodehouse. Jeeves comic novel.

The House By The Marsh*

Wake up at 7am and have breakfast. Fall back to sleep 😴 . Wake up at 8am and prepare for Personal Training. Work hard and teacher is pleased with self.


Yesterday have trees pruned in pruned, including the eucalyptus:

My wild lion is in here: looking after me. The panther is some space away in the wardrobe. He is is scared of Fluffball.

*2017. By William Blyhton. Novel.

The Man Who Died Twice

Wake up at 7am and have breakfast. Don’t go back to sleep 😴. Go back to bed but finish the Ian Rankin and start the sequel. To The Thursday Murder Club. It’s great: funny and original. Cast mainly from the original. It’s called The Man Who Died Twice. Urge you to read it.

Strength is great: I recommend this class as well. It’s just 30 minutes and we cover every part of the body. Time flies,

Speak to my psychiatrist who agrees with all of us and so I’m going to continue phasing out the cyclizine. He is pleased with me.

Have lunch, meditate and sleep.

After sleep: wake up . The panther is lying on top of the bed. I cry.

“I just want a normal life,” I say.

“,You’ll never be normal,” the panther says.

On my duvet, I see my Fluffy. He makes me happy. The panther will make me happy.

*2021. By Richard Osman. Detective comic novel.

The Dark Remains*

Wake up at 7.5am. Go for a drive with Mum to vet for more for Fluffball food. Walking round the garden see:


Sleep a lot today.

“You’re so useless: you cant even stay awake or garden,” the panther says.

Have lunch, meditate and sleep.

Some parental friends visit whom haven’t seen for ages. It’s so good to see them.

2021. By William McIlVcvanney and Ian Rankin. Crime prequel to the Rebus series.

The Master*

Wake up early, have breakfast and go back to sleep.

There is a shortage of petrol, so sit in the car for an hour, waiting. Make it to the front of the queue and there is still petrol. Yay!

Go to Ayletts to look at the dahlias. They are stunning:

A view of the Celebration Garden where the dahlias are mixed in with other plants.

We have lunch 🥗 in the garden: apparently this is the last sunny day to sit outside for a while.

Meditate and sleep. Wake up and read more of my Federer book: The Master: the Brilliant Career of Roger Federer.

“Don’t get out of bed,” the panther says. “It’s bad for you.”

I look away from him.

Read more of my Federer book. It’s a great read.

I have to sleep now.

Happy Sunday everyone!

*2021. Book by Christopher Clarer. Biography of Roger Federer

The World Of Jeeves*

Wake up early and then go back to sleep. Arrange my alarm clock to wake me up again in time for Pilates. It’s a tough class today but it sets me up for the day.

Set of to Hannah’s to meet her rabbit Willow. He is a gorgeous person with very soft fur:

The panther seems to be confused as to why we are meeting a prey animal.

“Yum,” the panther says gazing at the rabbit.

“Friend, not food,” I say. He looks at me as if I’m an imbecile.

We need make it home at 1pm as I have to sleep.

Part from Hannah with hope that we’ll see each other again soon.

At home: have a good sleep until Mum’s bridge partner visits us.

We sit in the garden until about 6pm.

Now I’m back in bed after a full day and feel cheered up.

*1967. By PG Wodehouse. Collection of Jeeves short series.

The Mating Season*

Wake up about 7am, have breakfast and then fall back asleep until 8.30am.

Strength at 9am but phone won’t let me log in. This goes on till 9.12am when it suddenly works, so I manage the rest of the class.

Katie the mental health person cancels due to circumstances out of her control.

Go to cancer hospital for blood tests and COVID-19 test. That at least goes smoothly.

Back at hope I prepare for lunch: barbecue – yay.

“Why don’t you ever do anything,” the panther says, looking up from the terrace next to me. “You could be helping your mother in the kitchen or…”

“I’m too ill,” I tell him. “Too weak”.

Well you’ll get no sympathy from me,” he says.

Fluffball, nearby, hisses at the panther, who saunters off. He’s scared of Fluffball

Meditate 🧘‍♀️ and sleep. When I wake up, take a promenade around to see what’s new in the garden:


Now I’m back in bed with my Fluffball guarding me whilst I prepare to sleep.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

*1949. By PG Wodehouse. Comic novel in the Jeeves series.

The Code Of The Woosters*

Wake up at 6ish and have breakfast. Then return to sleep until 8.30am. Struggle to get out of bed and then the Macmillan nurse comes to see me. She is lovely.

At 10.30am it’s Pilates. It’s a really good class.

Then lunch, meditate 🧘‍♀️ and sleep..

Wake up and have a look at the garden. Look at Gertrude Jekyll climbing up the arch:

Isn’t she beautiful. Finish my Jeeves book from yesterday and now am on my last one: The Code Of the Woosters. Have ordered the next three books in the series.

At 5pm, come in for supper. Go to bed for my pre-sleep-sleep. Fluffball is sleeping on my bed.

The panther is sitting on the windowsill, well aware of Fluffball below him. Ever since Fluffy attacked him, the panther has been scared of the much smaller cat.

Right: need to meditate 🧘‍♀️ and have my pre-sleep-sleep.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

1938. By PG Wodehouse. Comic novel in the Jeeves series.

Right Ho, Jeeves*


Wake up at 8am and have breakfast and prepare self for Strength. As usual with this class, the 30 minutes fly by. Do most of it using my 4kg weights.

The panther lies on my bed behind me.

“You’re fat, you’re stupid, you’re useless, the Panther says, staring at me with amber eyes.

“This may be true but I can do a class involving 4kg weights,” I say, feeling defiant. He closes his eyes and goes back to sleep.

Speak to psychiatrist Dr Stein. He is pleased with me and thinks that cutting down the Zolpidem dose and raising the Effexor dose has helped with my mood and energy levels.

Read Right Ho, Jeeves which is hilarious.

After lunch and meditation 🧘‍♀️, I sleep: it’s a good long one: two hours.

Mum helps me have my bath and then it’s supper and bed. Fluffball is under my dressing table: he’s had two suppers.

Can’t wait to sleep which will happen as soon as I’ve posted this.

*1934. By PG Wodehouse. Comic novel in the Jeeves series.