It's making me laugh as I type it, thinking of her saying it, looking at me, smiling with that mad smiling face of hers, a grin on her face from saying "eeee". It can mean: I am excited; look over there; don't you agree? I want to read this book now; I am walking to the other side of the flat, (etc, etc)
...and there is one person to blame in this house for this multi-syllabic, multi-purpose catchphrase. It ain't me with the brown stained teeth and the constant boiling kettle, oooh no. It is "cuppa tea" himself, Mr Mackay.
As in... "Mmmmmmmore!"
Meanwhile, in other news:
1) we have planted a rosemary bush in the back garden, in the stump of the dead plum tree. Cross fingers, etc. It migt take. Hope so. Rosemary oil coming off craclking leaves in the summer... divine.
2) Neck update - seems to have stabilised. Friday was an out of the ordinary bad day, it appears (phew). Still hurts, but nothing like as acutely. not as red either. I'm wondering if it's PMS related, given that its growth patterns have alway been hormonal. It used to swell up a bit during PMS zones but we're talking ten, fifteen years ago. I wish it wasn't so damned difficult to remember the detail, that's all.