All thoughts on this blog are mine, everyone see’s things differently and that’s how it should be, otherwise it would be a very boring world…

And if you don’t like it, no one is forcing you to read it.


Good Bye Summer

There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Greetings for Mabon, today we have the Autumn Equinox. Dark, light,  masculine, feminine, inner and outer all in balance. The dark starts to take over the light, a time to look back on the year and how your wishes and dreams have turned out. A time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor the moment of balance. Time also to plant spring bulbs to welcome back the spring next year.




Are You Talking to Meme


A meme from Joey’s site

1. Are you named after anyone?  No well I don’t think so

2. When was the last time you cried? At the opera earlier  this year at the end of In Parenthesis

3. Do you like your handwriting?  No it looks like a spider with a broken leg has crawled across the page

4. What is your favourite lunch meat?  I don’t like lunch meats

5. Do you have any kids? 1 wonderful son and two wonderful step kids (one of each)

6. If you were another person, would you be friends? HAHAHA I doubt that very much, I am completely antisocial

7. Do you use sarcasm?  What me! do bears S**T in the woods

8.Do you still have your tonsils?  No had them out when I was 11 because I was a sickly child, now I am just a sickly adult.

9. Would you bungee jump? NO!!!

10. What is your favourite cereal?  oats, with a splash of skimmed milk and two teaspoons of cinnamon

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? It all depends on how tried I am

12. Do you think you’re strong? Physically not as strong as I used to be, mentally yes

13. What is your favourite ice cream flavour? I don’t eat a lot of ice-cream but if I had to pick I would say mint

14. What is the first thing you notice about people? How loud they talk, can’t stand people who can be heard 20 foot away

15. Red or pink? Red or purple

16. What is the least favourite thing you like about yourself?  That I am short.

17. What colour pants and shoes are you wearing right now? Really? white pants and blue jeans

18. What was the last thing you ate? Tinned tomatoes on wholemeal toast and hot chilli sause

19. What are you listening to right now? The washing machine, it’s making some right weird noises

20. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? purple

21. Favourite smell?  Herbs.

22. Who was the last person you talked to? My son he’s off work today

23. Favourite sport to watch? Don’t really do sport

24. Hair colour that’s real? Light  brown with streaked with sliver…alright grey

25. Do you wear contacts? No, glasses

26. Favourite food? Anything that’s eatable

27. Scary movies or happy endings? A bit of both

28. Last movie you watched? Frank

29. What colour shirt are you wearing? Navy

30. Summer or winter? Can’t pick I love all the seasons

31. Hugs or kisses? Both

32. Favourite sweet food? 80% dark chocolate

33. What book are you currently reading? In parenthesis David Jones

34. What is on your mouse pad?  Don’t have one

35. What did you last watch on TV? X files

36. Favourite sound? Birds singing, waves crashing, a good thunder storm

37. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Neither

38. What is the farthest you have traveled? Australia

39. Do you have a special talent? I can really get on people nerves, is that a talent?

40. Where were you born? West Bromwich UK





Power is okay, and stupidity is usually harmless. Power and stupidity together are dangerous”.
― Patrick Rothfuss,

Are you worried about our NHS? I am, I have just received an email asking if I can support a film being made by 38 degrees to make clear Jeremy Hunt’s plans for the NHS. We all know he wants to privatise the NHS, making everyone pay for treatment, and if you are not worried about the fact I can only assume you are in the very well off bracket. You can bet your life that if this goes through treatments won’t be in the £100 bracket, we will be talking thousands for the simplest of treatments. Those would are on a middle wage will die, rich and high paid will be able to afford it, low paid and those on benefit will get it free. Am I being over dramatic?

A doctors thoughts

Polly Toynbee


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I smile because I have no idea what’s going on.

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This morning I have made the Christmas chutney Yum, and this year I haven’t burned myself on the hot sugar, YEA bonus.


Poor Kitties

Sarcasm is the body’s natural defense against stupidity.

It felt like an autumn morning this morning, I had to pick up kitten’s prescription, I walk to the vets as it only takes me an hour each way and it’s not that bad a walk if you don’t mind the smell in one street and the rubbish in another. Anyway the fog was quite thick, I love walking in the fog, everything is so quiet, it’s like being wrapped in  a big quilt. There were some fantastic webs too, great big ones covered in dew so that every thread could be seen.

I picked up Kitten’s meds and asked advice about the strays in our garden, three of them now, a mommy, daddy and kitten. There had been two kittens, but one got hit by a car. The strays used to belong to the woman at the end of our road but she left and the kitty’s were left behind and have took to living at the bottom of our garden. I related all of this to the receptionist and explained that we couldn’t take them in, they are covered with fleas and there’s our kitty to consider.  I was told no one took in cats anymore everywhere was full, to try the cat’s protection league. Hubby rang them and was told no room, we will put you on the waiting list, we have 6 carers and 50 cats now. Then they wanted to know if the woman who had owned them lived in a rented house, when hubby asked what differences it made he was told because they could trace her as it was illegal to abandon an animal, that’s not really helping the poor little kitties now is it?

So the long and short of it is I am going to keep feeding them and letting them shelter in our garden until either the C P L can find an home for them or I can talk someone into taking them in.

So A note to all cat owners out there

Get your cats neutered and if you can’t look after one don’t have one.


Busy, busy

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.

George R.R. Martin

It’s been a bust few days, I am getting ready for yule tide fun, the cupboard now has homemade mincemeat and the freezer has the stuffing, next on the list is the mulled wine chutney.

It’s been a quiet couple of days as the cat broke the phone, YAY no cold calls, in fact no calls at all, hubby as brought a new phone, he’s such a spoil sport.😀

I know I hadn’t been around much this year, but all will become clear at the end of the year.

So here’s something funny for all you G O T fans


or if you want a mind reading game, try this it’s so clever

WOW (it took three sets of questions but he got it right)

and for those of you like me that love cats and snow



When We Two Part
Lord Byron

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame:
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shudder comes o’er me
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well:
Long, long shall I rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?
With silence and tears.


Welcome September

Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist, while you guys were arguing about the glass of water, I drank it. Sincerely, the opportunist.

So here we are in September and the start of the meteorological autumn, although I always called this time of year late summer, autumn for me doesn’t start until the  equinox 21/22nd of this month. That said this morning had a very chilly feel and a layer of thick damp lay over the car.

I am so looking forward to the changing colours.