Gone Nuts

August 4, 2011 § 15 Comments

It’s gone a bit nuts today with my blog following a big and lovely piece in the Daily Mail’s Femail by Winifred Robinson.  This is just to say again apologies to everyone who has subscribed or who is sending comments because I am unable to reply to you all.  It feels very ungracious of me but I would be up day and night for weeks on end if I were to respond to everyone personally! Having said that, I really appreciate your feedback.  Please keep it coming.

My aim has been to post every day since I began the blog on 2 July and I think I have managed so far.  I hope those of you who are new to the blog will want to read it from the beginning.  I am on holiday at the moment with my family and so it is harder to write the blog but I am going to do my absolute best not to let any of you loyal readers down and to continue to do so daily. Forgive me if I don’t quite manage every single day over the next week or two.  I will be trying and definitely back to the daily routine the moment I get home!

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§ 15 Responses to Gone Nuts

  • kak says:

    The Daily Mail piece was terrific and the reason why I, and legions, are new subscribers. I read it a day after I turned 61 and 2 1/2 yrs. after my husband died. I loved your rant about the loving yourself crapola. It’s the kind of advice that makes widowhood all the harder. Now I have great ammo!

  • Buster says:

    Have a really lovely holiday, and know that you are fondly thought of by many of us here.xx

  • asjbendall. says:

    At last you are having a holiday with your complete family, enjoy and recharge your batteries. You can now experience the wonders of technology, like I do trying to get a signal to your Plankton some days moving around, ducking and diving to read your Blog and hoping to enjoy your observations, may I be the first to say “A Big Hello” to your Mum and Dad. You will have a great complexion, from the fresh air and home cooking, I can smell the bread already, remember my invitation, for the first weekend in September!!!

  • AndyT13 says:

    I’m 43 and married my wife, who’s 52, about 2 years ago.
    Her two kids are 19 and 23. We had both been trying various dating services all of which failed abysmally, but we found each other quite quickly when we joined meetup.com. It’s NOT a dating website and it’s free. People aren’t just saying “I like sailing.”, they are GOING sailng (or hiking, or golfing, or to the theater or movies or whatever) together in groups for the purpose of MEETING. No weird dating mojo, just people doing what they love together. Try it! We met in January and 18 months later we’re happily hitched!

    • Penny says:

      I couldnt believe the article today in the Mail, every word is true. Its a nightmare out there if you are over 45 and single. I am 57 but look more like early 40’s, have tried everything, internet dating is really difficult and disappointing. But you have to keep on at it, as what else is there? I joined Meetups (inspired me to reply to AndyT13) too but the majority of the people that go are between 30/40’s but it is a great way to socialise but dont look at it thinking you will meet someone, its just luck if you do. I have so many girlfriends who are single, and half of them dont bother doing anything to meet anyone so they are constantly single. I will carry on trying – who knows hopefully there is someone out there for me!

  • toyman says:


    Even the Plankton takes a holiday with family…………..

    Life at the bottom of the ocean ent half bad really………….

    You have a good time dear, you have earned it………….

  • Sarah Hague says:

    Happy hols and don’t worry if you can’t post every day. Live and let live, I say, us subscribers will know when you post.


    If you are not careful you are going to meet a nice man on this Blog-then what are you going to blog about?

    • Bambi says:

      RFD, if that happens, the name of the blog could be changed to : The Wife. Life at the bottom of the sexual food chain.

      And the blogs could be about husband-stealing Planktons.

      Just suggestions, loike.

      • Redbookish says:

        >>blogs could be about husband-stealing Planktons.<< Umm, there was a post a week or so ago about how Ms. Plankton WASN'T interested in "husband-stealing." Quit with the sexist stereotypes.

  • Bambi says:

    Go Nuts yourself, Plankton, and enjoy the well-deserved break…for you never know, there might be a dashing Adonis awaiting you upon your return….Just When You Least Expect It.

  • T. Lover. says:

    Your theme is: I am 47, an intelligent attractive, entertaining woman but haven’t got a man.

    Throw in an interesting “piece” from Daily Mail Winifred – my goodness is Mr Douglas 25 years older than our Zeta, I never knew.

    Professor and Mrs Parrot are opposites but attract. Wow. I bet they don’t live in an aviary either.


  • Lydia says:

    Wow – how lucky you are (and indeed am I) to have lovely chidlren to go on holiday with when there are countless single people without children who do not have that benefit (many of course who choose not to have chidlren and are perfectly happy of course).

    The glass is half full, indeed brimming over if you have chldren and can afford holidays. People need to look on the bright side more and by doing so you will also see all the lovely men who are around and about. I should save a database of the lovely ones I have met (probably 100+) most of whom didn’t become boyfriends but most of whom are stable, sane, solent and would be very good husband material and pass them on. Their only failure that they (the ones who didn’t become boyfriends) did not have the right chemistry for me.

  • Penny says:


    You dont have to have children to enjoy life and holidays, as you say there are plenty of women who dont have kids who are happy, me being one of them and quite a few of my single friends. It was a choice not to have kids, and we all have a lot of fun on holidays without them, our glasses are brimming over too. I also have married friends who dont have kids, what you dont have (kids) you dont miss.

    I too have met a lot of really nice men, I didnt fancy, over the years and I think most women have done too. But we are all looking for that chemistry aren’t we. Though there are women around that will hook up with someone purely because they dont want to be on their own, I find that really sad. I would rather be on my own. But its their choice.


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