Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thinking Creatively

It's the April A to Z next month which I have enjoyed enormously the last two years. However, with my life currently up shit creek (no point putting rose-tinted glasses on), working full-time, commuting two hours day and organising my three boys, I'm not sure whether I'll have the time or stamina to complete it.

And yet I feel I should try as over the last few years I have lost a great deal and If I give up writing and my freedom to express I will lose even more.

And I can't allow that to happen. I have always been a creative. I will probably die creatively - perhaps while parachuting into France on a horse. 

Anyway, by the end of the year, I suspect my life will have changed even more and I will need to think creatively if I am to support myself and my children. So I might as well start now.

So the obvious solution is I could shack up with a rich man. That would solve a few problems. But how? At 52 the odds are stacked against me finding anyone who doesn't look like corpse since Jerry Hall has already snapped up Rupert Murdoch and Amal has got her teeth into Gorgeous George. That just leaves only Prince Harry, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Cruise as eligible bachelors. I've got to be honest, even though HRH and I are pretty tight I don't think she'll want me as a daughter-in-law. For a start, the balcony at Buckingham Palace might collapse during a fly-past if I was required for an official waving session. And my big gob could be potentially very embarrassing at state occasions. Plus I'm old enough to be Harry's mum as I would be for the dishy Tom Hiddleston.

So that just leaves my arch nemesis Tom Cruise as a potential mate.

God, just how unfortunate can a woman be? The one available man who is old enough for me is a nutter who believes in little green men and wears platforms heels.

Still one can't be too picky at my age. Anyway, I reckon Tom has a good sense of humour so he won't have taken all my jokes on this blog seriously. After all, they were only little jokes. And Tom needs a woman with a sense of humour to counteract all his serious thinking. I could even help him build up his muscles for his next Mission Impossible role by feeding him up with British delicacies like fish and chips and pie and mash.  In fact, I'm fairly sure I could win him over just by throwing myself out of a multi-storey wearing only a harness and a t-shirt which says "Tom for US President."

Well lets' face it - even Tom's got more political savvy than Trump. And Tom can even fly a plane!

Okay, so it was only in a movie. But he was darn good in Top Gun. Tom's flying ability alone would definitely get him through the first electoral eliminations. 

And with a British Rose by his side it would be easy route all the way to The White House. Then, once he's elected, I could leave him to do all that political warmongering stuff whilst I hang out in The White House hot tub.

Hmm. Sounds like a good trade-off to me.

Right. I have a plan of action. Now all I need to do is lose half my bodyweight and stock up on perfume to spray on my love letters.

I think I'll go for Poison by Dior.


  1. Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humour. I'm in 2 minds about the A-Z mainly because we are away for the first 11 days of it. I have posts scheduled ready to post on those days but not sure I'll be able to add my links to the daily post let alone do the necessary visits and comments. Having no links list is a pain.

  2. I agree Wendy- I'm not so worried about the linking but the big list was how I got around to see other blogs. I'm not sure what the fuss is all about- so what if some folks didn't blog - it's a only a click to establish that. And I think those that did come to my blog came mainly from the list and not from twitter or FB. Anyway, I'm not sure if I'll make it through so no point worrying about it - though I think knowing there's no one checking up on me means it will be a lot easier to fail! Even now I'm thinking maybe it's all too much effort!

  3. Hey there Jane! Long time no hear from. Glad to hear that you've been able to bounce back. Good luck with the A-Z this year. I won't be participating since I moved on with my blogging as I went on hiatus with my Blogger blog and I'm now on Tumblr. Love the new look for your blog.

    1. Hi G, how lovely to hear from you:) Old friends are always welcome:) I am not surprised you've moved on - we've both been blogging a long time now and sometimes one needs a fresh start. Life is pretty tough at my end at the moment but I'm going to attempt the AZ anyway as I love writing and I miss it and who knows it might make me feel better! I must check you out on tumblr - presumably a link from your blog somewhere?


I am always delighted to receive comments!

My Nominees for the US and UK Elections and Other Waffle

It's the early hours of the morning, and I have had a large gin... Late-night alcohol is always a good recipe for writing gibberish. And...