Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A little of what you fancy......

After taking quite some time to decide if I really could treat myself to a couple of presents that I had long wanted, I decided to stop mithering and just go for it.....so I bit the bullet and ordered a sublime cashmere poncho (quite a few pounds...) and some chanel and bare minerals makeup (mother nature needs all the help she can get now that I'm the other side of 60) and they have both made me very very very happy.......but the £1.47 plastic fur lined gardening shoes from Aldi were just the icing on the cake....wore them all day Sunday in the garden pottering and was practically going to need an operation to have them removed that evening as I didn't want to take them off as they were so comfortable!





Friday, April 24, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Got it!

Sorren!

A discovery....

Thanks to looking at Google this morning over a cup of tea I have discovered the amazing art of Leonora Carrington. Yes I know I'm late to the party but better late than never eh? and 
remember when this did the rounds a few years ago? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs.......
this introduced me to artists I'd no idea about too.
I'm trying to remember the name of another guy whose images I liked...will have to seek him out on t'internet.......there goes a couple of hours today that should be spent doing something more housewifey...oh well.....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Oops....


I have had someone un-follow me..............
doesn't matter of course but it did make me wonder....
Was it something I said?
I'll get my coat.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Treasure.....

I have to pay in cash to park my car when I go to work and unless I have organised myself the night before and have the exact amount ready, then usually each morning I am to be seen looking for change in my purse, my bag, the car door, on the floor, under the seat, under CD covers, behind old bits of paper, and among all the other assorted stuff that litters my car. I'm not precious about keeping my car immaculate....unlike my mister who loves keeping his car clean and says that he needs an inoculation before getting into mine.. and sometimes I'm able to put together the requisite coins ...and sometimes find a toffee or a chewing gum stick or a lost lipstick..result!. The machine is very temperamental though. It doesn't accept 5p coins, and is a bit hit and miss with 20p coins too. So only having one of each of these is a gamble each time I try the machine. Adds a frisson of excitement to my morning I can tell you.....anyhoo....this regular morning furtling about often reminds me of my cousin....why? I hear you ask...well shall I elucidate?.... She is a few years older than me and could drive before I could. She had her own business and my lovely generous cousin has always done very well financially. This one particular time that I recall was when I was a teenager with a Saturday job and she ran me somewhere in her car and when we needed to park she opened the drawer in the well in the middle of the car....and I was almost open mouthed with shock and admiration....it reminded me of the till at the cake shop I worked in...it was stuffed with coins.....there must have been more in there than I earned working hard all day for many  Saturdays......pounds and pounds and bits of assorted change.....she laughed when she saw me and said 'oh I just keep all my spare change in there for parking' and I vowed then and there that one day, if I ever had a car, and if I ever had 'spare change' (remember I was a teenager with very little money relying heavily on my weekend job earnings so that I could save for weeks on end to buy the latest blouse or jeans or book or album) that I too would  have a drawer full of money. And every now and then I do.....I get organised and put lots of coins in the little drawer and it gives me a little lift and a big smile...such a small ambition..but realised!..... of course over time the coins get used and so if I forget to top up the drawer then I have the furtling about months......until I once again remember to fill the drawer. Now to this end I have jars in the house that I put loose change into, and this morning they were full...so I have just spent a happy hour counting out my pennies and 5p's and 2p's and I knew there must be quite a bit in the jars 'cos I could hardly lift them...and guess what...once counted I had seventy one pounds....71! Of course now I'm thinking 'bugger the parking' and planning on spending this....but 40 odd bags of coins is very heavy to lug around..and I don't think banks accept coins anymore..do they? mmmmm..might have to rethink this.........


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

So much better than the alternative.....

The mister and I have just returned from a long weekend in Malta with friends.
Changeable weather and apart from one very tasty Saturday evening dinner in a lovely restaurant,
the food was also very ... changeable.
If we had stayed at home there would have been all the normal weekend stuff...seeing family, washing and ironing, dusting and hoovering, shopping and trying to catch up with stuff...and possibly some gardening and ironing too.
Instead we had a bit of this.....


The emotional wear and tear of the last month or so can easily be acknowledged and then filed away as 'draw a line under that now' when you sit in such a pretty courtyard and drink a cold beer or two.....thank you mister - you're a keeper methinks.