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.


127 Days

Never be afraid to try something new… An amateur built the ark that lasted forty days and forty nights; professionals built the titanic that sank.


I have been busy playing, I am in pre-Christmas mode. I have made Christmas lights for the porch. Glue and glitter make me so happy.😀

What Winter

In my childhood I led the life of a sage, when I grew up I started climbing trees.
Philip Roth

So here we are halfway through August and we haven’t been told we are going to have an arctic winter and there may not be enough electricity!  What is happening?



She Lives


If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!
Mary Shelley



Last tonight we headed to Dudley Zoo, for a Dudley Zoo after dark presentation by flatpack of The Bride of Frankenstein. Imagine sitting in the grounds of a ruined castle, subtle red, blue and green lighting behind the windows. Eyes, lighting strikes and arcing electricity projected onto the walls, creepy music punctuated only by the eerie calls of the peacocks. The breeze picks up moving the dark clouds ominously across the sky as night falls, and then the film, in all it’s glory.

I hope this is going to be a yearly event, being in the castle grounds really added to the atmosphere.


Castle 1

Castle 2

 (Photos taken by number 1 on his iphone thingy)

No this bit wasn’t here yesterday, here’s a link to someone else who explains the evening better and has some very nice photos, number 1 spotted hubby and me on one, WAY HAY we are famous!

Buzz, Buzz, Yum, Yum

I keep my head held high and smile, because there are people who will kill to see me fall.


Our first cucumber this year and it’s over a foot long. That’s in tonight’s salad😀

DSC01466Bee update, as you can see more of the cells have been filled.




♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪.♪♫•*

*•♫♪I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫ •*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


…and if it’s good enough for Selfridges!

I brought a few gifts a few weeks ago, last week it was a new dinner set, a special Christmas one with a holly decoration. Today I have ordered table cloths and napkins. White with gold stars for Christmas Eve and Red for Christmas day. I have ordered two because experience has taught me that dinner will always be dropped on a clean table cloth.😀 Well I only have 144 days left and there’s snow to pray for, this years Christmas makes to sort, snow to pray for, menus to be decide upon, snow to pray for, trip planning to do, snow to pray for, mincemeat to make and of course snow to pray for, and a great long list of other things and snow…




“O Spirit of the Summertime!
Bring back the roses to the dells;
The swallow from her distant clime,
The honey-bee from drowsy cells.

Bring back the friendship of the sun;
The gilded evenings, calm and late,
When merry children homeward run,
And peeping stars bid lovers wait.

Bring back the singing; and the scent
Of meadowlands at dewy prime;—
Oh, bring again my heart’s content,
Thou Spirit of the Summertime!”
– William Allingham

Greetings to you all on Lammas.

So here we are in August, the last month of summer.  Already some of the leaves of the trees in our garden have begun to change, my thoughts are turning to Autumn crafts and what needs to be done in the garden. This year seems to be passing so quickly, and that makes me feel sad.