Sunday Ketchup – The Omicron Week

So, December started well then, with a brand new Covid variant to send us into panic mode, and Storm Arwen, which plunged many of us into darkness, ahem. Things can only get better?

Meanwhile, I have been pondering my blog – if I am to keep the mantle of ‘Blogger’ I really ought to blog more often; more regularly; MORE CONSISTENTLY! With this in mind I have devised a new hook to hang regular posts on. I will attempt to post every Sunday like wot I used to, and my hook will be called: Sunday Ketchup. It will be a random account of my week and will include quotes from my journal [my very secret journal that I show no-one ever!]; photographs; collages; calligraphy; and, of course, the obligatory piece of Sunday music. How thrilled you must be to read of my good intentions. Again. Let us proceed…

The week began so well, and looked so pink and pretty….

I managed to do some calligraphy for Christmas cards, all was going well…

calligraphy for christmas cards

….but then I wrote this in my journal…

I swear I saw the Grim Reaper, he was driving an old black Audi; he had long black hair, grey skin and very blue eyes. He waved as he drove past – slowly and deliberately. It wasn’t my turn.

….and mid-week I found myself writing this in an email…

This means that on Monday I will ring the Omni Supplier team again, and have another Groundhog conversation with them. I actually don’t think I can bear to do that!

By Friday I was creating collages like this…

…and now I just I want to listen to this…

And that was the week that was. Let’s hope next week turns out better.

Oh, please make a note in your diary – The FGES caption competition will be held on 1st January 2022 and the winner announced on 31st January 2022. Thought I ought to mention that.

40 thoughts on “Sunday Ketchup – The Omicron Week

    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Batarde – Yes! The reaper did look like John Cooper Clarke! Very scary, very surreal, very grubby car.
      Relish, HP, Tartare, but not all in one mouthful.
      Sx

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  1. Jon

    Woo-hoo! Ms Scarlet has a plan…

    The Grim Reaper lives in Devon? That explains a lot.

    Lily Allen is one of my “guilty pleasures”:

    “I wanna be rich and I want lots of money
    I don’t care about clever I don’t care about funny
    I want loads of clothes and I want loads of diamonds”

    Amen to that! Jx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Jon – I know!! I should celebrate as it’s taken me years to come up with such a fool proof plan. Let’s hope I stick to it.
      Lily Allen is one of my “guilty pleasures” too, and I love this one.
      Sx

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  2. dinahmow

    Oh! We must be in some sort of stellar slipstream…I have been wondering whether I should just set aside a Day To Do Blog Stuff. (Not Sunday as it’s now Monday already. Oy vey!)
    But so many things have accumulated I feel I need crampons and hiking poles to get over the top. The little sketch of Sid says it all.
    In fact, I shall borrow the expression. Especially if the shower head falls down again and bonks me on my head. “The whole thing was fucking ridiculous!”
    (Thanks, Sid)

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Dinah – I am starting my resolutions early. It is time to pull my socks up and stop tripping over my shoelaces.
      The Sid lookee-likee is actually a stamp – one of my favourites because it does look like Sid, and yes, the little minimalist collage sums up the week well!
      Sx

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  3. 63mago

    Congratulations to the plan ! Yay for Sid !
    Now please explain to me what it means to have a “groundhog conversation”, I have no clue whatsoever.
    I also be glad to have met Ms Allen here for the first time in my life, she has interesting preferences. And I hope the Teddy hangs there for drying alone.
    ow let the ketchup flow !

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Mags – By Groundhog conversation I was trying to reference the film – Groundhog Day – where the same thing happens over and over. In my case I have the same conversation about a missing sofa every Monday. I’m probably about to have it again.
      Yay – for my plan! Let’s hope I stick to it.
      Sx

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      1. 63mago

        I imagined you talking to some nice, furry, yet teethy, kind of large vole. Maybe that is just what you do, only by telephone. If so, you’ll never see your sofa. They occupied it and claim squatter’s rights, sorry.

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      2. Scarlet Post author

        Mr Mags – I have cancelled! I was firm. I took no sweet talk. I rebuffed their teases that it will be delivered this week [been hearing that line since October]. I am getting a refund – hopefully within the next 6 months. I feel quite proud of myself for sticking by my guns.
        Sx

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  4. Scarlet Post author

    Savvy – I’m sure your plan will be a whole lot more exciting than mine!!! I will try to stick to it – but you know me – I’m too much of a dolly day-dream to notice the time flying by.
    Sx

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  5. 63mago

    Yes, be proud ! You do not need to take all the nonsense. But on the other hand there is a problem now : MsScarlet has no sofa ! What a terrible prospect for winter, sofaless winter – in Devon !

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Do not worry, Mr Mags, I do have a sofa to sit on…. But no seating for my imaginary guests, and since we now have Omicron I’m not going to be inviting anyone in for tea.
      Sx

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  6. Mistress Borghese

    I had a busy weekend myself and am still getting caught up with all the going ons between family work and social life. I though life should get more quiet as one got older?!?!? And as always, your work is impeccable. Now I can’t seem to find your email address on here Clara Bow? I not good for looking for such things, so email me at mistressborghese@yahoo.com, or vanaukensteven@yahoo.com with your details so I can add you to my greetings list. I’d be tickled. I have several to mail off to the UK.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Thank you, Mistress B!
      I am still writing addresses – anyone would think I had masses for the time it’s taken me – but detail is everything – I will email!
      Sx

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  7. Inexplicable+DeVice

    Sunday Ketchup? I see what you did there!

    With these collages and photographs and quotes and observations and musical interludes you are really spoiling u- No! Sorry. I meant to type: you are treating us to a veritable game show of blogging, just like the ‘Generation Game’s and ‘321’s of weekends past. Something to look forward to of a weekend once Strictly has finished!

    And speaking of looking forward to… Mz Scarlet! Wiz zees Freakin’ Green Elf Shorts Caption Competition promise you are reeelly zpoiling uz!

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  8. melaniereynolds

    Ketchup? Of all things? What wacky world is this that I, an American, should be disgusted that you want ketchup on your Sundays!?!? While I applaud the once-a week roundup, can’t it be cream? Your fancy Devonshire Clotted Cream? You know, just skim off the top the best parts of your week.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Good afternoon, Melanie! Apologies – My ‘ketchup’ is all in the pronunciation, which may not translate with a non-British accent?
      Sadly, the best parts of my week are when I am asleep!!!
      Sx

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      1. melaniereynolds

        Some people spell it catsup. There’s also the verb to “catch up” and you were making a pun and I slaughtered it. Sorry about that!

        If the best parts of your week are when you are sleeping, you’re either having some really fantastic dreams or you’re doing this whole life thing wrong. Maybe you need more sipping chocolate? Are you not getting enough time walking in nature? You’re British, you know it’s all about proper attire, rain be damned!

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  9. Nick Rogers

    I’m wondering how you will include quotes from your journal when it’s a very secret journal that you show no-one ever! Perhaps they’ll be quotes you’ve cunningly stolen from Dorothy Parker or Virginia Woolf and pretended they emanate from your journal.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Nick – Well, pffft….pffft. I AM NOT going to show you the whole Very Secret Journal!!! But I will share some nuggets. I am kind like that.
      I don’t think Dotty, or Ginny, have much to worry about, and I doubt either saw the Grim Reaper driving a grubby black Audi!
      Sx

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  10. lisleman

    Ketchup on a Sunday! After reading the comments I picked up on the possible pun. A plan is good. I’ve noticed in the past that you often posted on Sunday. I look forward your posts. Now I’m getting more and more forgetful so I my reading might not be timely.
    Oh, ketchup is a condiment that a true Chicagoan will never put on a hot dog. So be careful with your sauces.

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