Decide my Diary should be Diary of an Irish-American'. But since I’ve been here 23 and a half years, regretfully decide I should have begun it in 1995. (I do have travelogues, bits and pieces of this and that; a record of my last 100 Days of Paid Work and First 100 Days of Retirement). Maybe write Diary of a Retired Irish-American. On the other hand, might just stick to Diary of a Declutterer. (horrible word, declutterer...have to think on that).
Husband I am sure doesn’t want to be written about. (I haven't asked him but I know the answer), I have no small children who wouldn’t even know their lives are being recorded. Anyway, nowadays that’s Social Media. I do have neighbours, but not keen to incur wrath, should any of them see it.
Nor do I have servants to complain about and kindly mimic, who are not likely to buy Time and Tide, in which I don't write anyway. I wonder if it's still in print.
In fact, keeping a Diary at all in which anybody else features seems like a Bad Idea, if I want to keep my ‘Friends and Relations’ happy!
How did EM Delafield get away with it?