How I wish I could go back to 2009 and visit my mum, who died the following year. My diary says:

‘Yesterday I was on my way to visit my mum, who lives 15 miles away and also to see my new nephew. So in preparation, I went to Asda and bought some things for the baby.

It is lethal going upstairs in the store because I have to pass the clothing area and something always catches my eye.

I came away with a new top and matching earrings. The earrings differed from the dangly ones I usually wear and now because I have short hair thought I would try studs. I put them on to see if they suited me. They looked fine. 

An hour before I left home, I rang my sister to catch up on the week. I used the mobile house phone and sat in my favourite chair by the window and chatted for an hour – as you do.

As I was going out, my daughter asked why I wasn’t wearing a poppy. ‘I am,’ I told her and looked down at my coat. The £2 I’d paid for my poppy now composed of a green stalk and pin. Duh!

“Do you know you have lost an earring?” Mum said when I arrived. My hand immediately went to my ears and sure enough, only one dangled down. Duh! 

Later I went into my handbag for my mobile phone and instead found the mobile house phone – duh! I must have dropped it in my bag instead of putting back when I spoke to my sister.


That evening as I was getting undressed to go to bed, and I went to take out my one earring, and there on the shelf was the other. I hadn’t even put it in! DUH! 

Please tell me I’m not the only one to have days like that!

Published by Kazzmoss

Karen loves fiction, reading and especially writing short stories and novels. She is also an avid blogger and book reviewer. Living on the beautiful Isle Anglesey, off the North Wales coast, Karen draws inspiration from the world around her.

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