A momentous day today for Renee who after 7 years working for the Archive is now off to another job, still within the company but not where I can hear her cracking up with laughter about something almost every day.  She’s been behind my right shoulder for about a year now and I will really miss her.  Naturally I made some cakes.  I put some chocolate chips in as I know Renee likes a bit of that, and sprinkled some edible stardust on top for good luck.

Also a momentous day for me, the 1 year anniversary of my midnight flit from Sidney’s house.  I have now been single for a whole year.  I don’t think this has ever happened before.  It’s a weird feeling.  As I’ve been doing a secret blog with an ex-boyfriend about living single I have been thinking a lot about it.  I wonder if I’ve got so used to it now that it will become a permanent state of being.  I have to admit that I really, really, really like the calmness it brings.  Not having someone mess with your head on a regular basis is very nice indeed.  And I do feel that I’ve learned a lot about myself and have started to move my life forward in a very different way from where it was going before.

So tomorrow I have instigated something that may become a tradition.  The Annual Spinsters Day.  Ha ha!  I have taken the day off work and will do lots of things that please me.  I shall go somewhere nice for breakfast, go to the cheese shop in Muswell Hill, make myself some Joan Crawford Creamed White Onions in a Red Pepper Cup, drink Vodka Martinis, fiddle with the jigsaw and maybe even watch a movie.  I shall speak to no-one.  Except possibly any devastatingly handsome man that tries to chat me up.

I’m kicking the tradition off tonight by drinking beer in bed wearing my 1940s bed jacket with the heated blanket on for the first time this winter.  THIS IS THE LIFE!

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