It's not a phrase I have come across very much in my life. At least, not spelt out like that. According to Google's Ngram viewer, usage peaked in the 1920s. Perhaps everyone exclaimed it whilst doing the Charleston or something. I came across it many years later, in a series of Grange Hill novels stocked in my high school library. Books with stories of Ziggy and Whammo and loads of other characters who had long gone from the TV screen. But which I read anyway. And on every page there seemed to be someone whining "Oh Gawd", "Good Gawd", or perhaps just "Gawd!"
When she was 40, my partner Catherine was given a record player as a present. We had no records of course, but we began to build up a collection. And I'm loving it.
When I decided to start blogging again, I had to make a decision. Should I start a new blog and leave my old one where it was? Or should I restart the old one?
Published on 27 March 2019 in Life
In 2013, I shuttered my blog. Well, okay, it went into indefinite hiatus. I decided to call it a day. So why am I restarting it?
Published on 18 February 2013 in Planet Bods
After ten and a half years of blogging, I've decided to put the blog on indefinite hiatus. And I didn't want to go without saying something.
It is said that one in every eight pounds spent in shops in the UK, is spent in Tesco. That's 12½p out of every pound goes in to Tesco's tills. And that's just one supermarket. Don't know about you, but I think that's scary and have done for a while. Supermarkets in general are dominating our lives. And they're spreading out like wildfire.
I don't know about you, but I use the same password for every website. I know, I know. I shouldn't. It's bad and wrong. One person could steal your password and get it in to all your accounts.
When I first moved to London in 1999 I had a tube map on the wall next to my front door. Every time I went to a new tube station I highlighted it on the map. The reason was because I was interested in where I'd been to in London; a city that I was, of course, exploring a lot.
Looking back at which archive posts were most viewed on this blog in 2012.
Looking back at which posts were most viewed on this blog in 2012.