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Family matters...
Thursday, April 29, 2010      6 comments

The last couple of days have been a highlight. Last week a cousin who I haven't seen since I was fourteen, that's fortyseven years ago though we have corresponded every now and again, rang to say she'd be in the area. So we arranged to meet... Read more
Housework schmowshwork...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      7 comments

Housework schmowshwork.... I've been feeling really off it this last week or so with a Gilberts flare-up and of course the weather's been beautiful when I didn't feel well enough to garden and still is now I'm finally feeling a lot better a... Read more
Glad to be alive..
Thursday, April 08, 2010      10 comments

Today is one of THOSE days.....you know the kind when you wake up full of the joys of Spring and glad to be alive. I'm sure you've all had them. Well, today is my 'Glad to be alive' day. We'd a good hard frost again last night so the e... Read more
A really enjoyable day.....
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      6 comments

I'm a genealogist. I've been tracing my family tree for over fortyseven years now and have accumulated an awful lot of names and met an awful lot of people! Last week a quite distant cousin got in touch with me, her dad, who's eightyeight... Read more
words...glorious words!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      9 comments

One of my Sparkteams is Shutterbugs, a fun group for anyone out there who loves taking photographs.....good, bad or otherwise! Every week we have an assignment which we interpret any way we want...it's amazing to see see all the different ways... Read more
Spring's on her way...
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      7 comments

Spring's definitely on her way..... At last after all the snow, rain and bitterly cold winds we've had there are galanthus or snowdrops out in the garden. They're back under snow at the moment but bravely poking their little heads through. ... Read more
The good thing is, it's not as bad as last time...
Friday, January 15, 2010      9 comments

The 2nd of February 2008 was a red letter day for me. I got my hearing back after being deaf for fifteen months due to a benign tumour on my eardrum. Now, almost two years later, I'm almost back to square one.....I've a nasty earache and I ... Read more
Brrr it's cold!!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      3 comments

Brrr it's cold....a very chilly strong north wind is blowing so hard the snowflakes are almost horizontal!. It's been snowing on and off since 21st December and never seems to get much above freezing so the snow and ice are compacted down. The... Read more
motivator of the day!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      16 comments

I'm not sure how you get to be Motivator of the day or how you get to know about it either but apparently I'm it!!!! I'm thrilled... My Sparkpage is covered with wonderful comments, goodies and emails from Sparkers who have sent their congra... Read more
the GREATEST Christmas present anyone could ask for......
Monday, December 07, 2009      13 comments

My youngest son was made redundant eighteen months ago as the recession set in. In that time I've watched him grow more dejected each week as he steadfastly applied for any and every job he heard about and received no acknowledgement back. ... Read more
a Christmassy visit
Friday, November 20, 2009      8 comments

Yesterday myself and a friend had a very pleasant afternoon out visiting a nearby stately home to view their Christmas decorations. This year they were made and displayed by the new young owners of the hall and this was reflected in their des... Read more
turning point
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      7 comments

After six weeks I finally slept through the night, 10:30pm to 7:00am, and I feel GREAT! Almost pain free, just a slight limp as my knee still won't straighten properly yet, the odd muscle spasm now and again but I'm raring to go! Oh! I AM go... Read more
throw away beauty...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      4 comments

This was an old and rotten piece of plywood my DH was about to throw away. I turned it over and there hidden from view was this beautiful pattern of coloured lichens.....li... Read more
autumn glory
Saturday, October 17, 2009      6 comments

It's three weeks since my knee started hurting and though it's feeling loads better the doctor still says around three more weeks of taking it easy and I've to be patient! Today was the highlight of the last three weeks as I went to the sup... Read more
getting there slowly...again!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      6 comments

I've never been one for hanging about, I like to get on with things once I know what I'm doing. I enjoy walking and birdwatching so the last two weeks have been a bit of a bummer.... It was a lovely sunny morning seven am, I'd been in the g... Read more

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