…stark, raving sane!… that Lady, Authoress pal, Ailsa Abraham tickles me again…

…when yeez wonder if the ‘glass is half-empty, or half-full’… m’Lady, Authoress Ailsa Abraham will prob’ly tell yeez, ‘yer glass is just too feckin’ big!’… this ol’ Jurassic has an instant affinity for those ‘Speshhull People’ who confound the universe when it contrives to pelt yeez with disaster, calamity, or just downright p*ssing bad luck, by raising the inverted Churchillian two-fingered salute to it, and grinning all the way… such is my pal, the Lady Acrobat On-And-Sometimes-Off-Up-And-Over-Yer-Motorbike… let her bring a smile to yer face by reading her offering here in today’s Guest Post piece:


pirate me

Anus Horribilus

No, that is not a mis-spelling, for me it has been an “erse” of a year.

When some bones were removed from my foot, I was only worried about recovering within the promised six weeks. I hadn’t anticipated my beloved GP, in a fit of enthusiasm, tweaking and re-breaking it. Nice one, Doc and no, “Ooops!” doesn’t cover it. Six months later I was still on crutches and in a pirate boot.

Leaving out normal day-to-day frustrations, I then did a marvellously athletic “dismount” from my motorbike (double somersault with pike) which landed me in a coma for a couple of weeks. I could cope with the injuries but being tied to the bed (and not in an exciting way) was an indignity too far. As I said at the time, who knows what a spleen does, or would miss it anyhow?

Getting as far as mid-November, I thought I was going to get away with it. I was wrong. We visited the local cop-shop to give a statement about the incident where a group of  young traveller women offered us violence in a supermarket car-park. According to CCTV, we were technically in the wrong so our fingerprints, DNA and mug-shots were taken.

Great! Now a criminal, too!

The one saving grace is that I had already decided that, my two series finished, I was going to start writing my comical memoirs. Nearly a quarter of a century in France was surely enough for at least one volume.

The fixed grin is there because, whatever happens, I can say to myself “Just more material, kiddo, more for the next series.” Yes, it has all been noted, watch out for Volume One in 2015.

Thanks so much for inviting me over, Seumas, always a pleasure to come visiting.


Ailsa Abraham retired early from a string of jobs, ending up with teaching English to adults. She has lived in France since 1990 and is married with no children but six grandchildren. She copes with Bipolar Condition, a twisted spine and increasing deafness with her usual wry humour – “well if I didn’t have all those, I’d have to work for a living, instead of writing, which is much more fun.” Her ambition in life is to keep breathing and possibly move back to the UK. She has no intention of stopping writing.

WORK As Ailsa Abraham :

Alchemy and Shaman’s Drum published by Crooked Cat Publishing



Four Go Mad in Catalonia – self-published, available from Smashwords

Twitter – @ailsaabraham

Facebook – Ailsa Abraham

Amazon Author Page

Web page

As Cameron Lawton

…well, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land, it’s always a joy to have repeat visitors, and yeez can understand why Ailsa Abraham’s seat in my writing den is always ready for her! … see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!…



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14 responses to “…stark, raving sane!… that Lady, Authoress pal, Ailsa Abraham tickles me again…

  1. Thanks so much, Seumas and I’m sending you questions so you’d better get yourself over to my Bingergread Cottage soonest! xxx

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  2. Two of my fave characters on the same blog! Got to be a winner!! LOVED this! xx brightened up a dull afternoon.

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  3. Great post – thanks, Seumas and Ailsa! 🙂

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  4. That’s been a lot of trouble but Ailsa can fortunately look at it with humor and use it in her writing. Just great.

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  5. I’m putting my name down for a copy of Ailsa’s autobiography for sure! Great post Seumas!


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