Friday, November 25, 2016

So beautiful....

No not my grand daughter (although she is beautiful..soooo beautiful) but the sunset over the fields
on the drive home about an hour ago.
Every now and then, through the trees, I would see the countryside bathed in a golden glow...that fabulous just before dusk glow.
Fair took my breath away.............

Monday, November 21, 2016

Any ideas?

A couple of years ago I had these roman blinds installed in the bedrooms.
This one is no longer operational.....last week the pulley thing on the side rotated but didn't seem to do anything and it won't go up and down. Apparently they are now not sold with the cord/pulley thing but a wand that can be twisted. Therefore after just under 3 yrs of working the advice from the shop we bought them from was...'can't be fixed...need new ones that meet regulations..'.
This seems a bit defeatist to me and I have no intention of just replacing them because of what could be a small thing that could be fixed..but am I wrong? any ideas from you handy sorts out there?

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Being prepared....

Two weeks ago the house 3 doors down was burgled.
The owners were away for the weekend.
Last week another house in this road was burgled.
The owners were downstairs and the burglars broke in upstairs!
This is quite unsettling and I'm trying to think of ways of ensuring we are not next.
We have been burgled twice before but in other properties and it is not an experience
I care to repeat.
Hearing an alarm going off is just part and parcel of living in the suburbs these days and we don't have a big dog.
So movement detection lights front and back and extra vigilance I guess.
I hate all burglars...bastards everyone of them.
My biggest worry though is what would occur if my mister came up against one of the bastards......

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Love is the drug.....

The depth of feeling I have for my grand daughter has taken me by surprise.
I have held her only a few times so far but each time didn't want to let her go.
Maybe memories of holding your child resurface and happy feelings return.
All I know is that holding her is my new drug of choice.
And that I love her.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Blessed beyond measure!

Our grand daughter was born today...9lb 6oz.
She is so beautiful.
But you knew I'd say that.............
Happppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Distraction......

I've been listening to Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder (Talking Timbuctu) just lately and enjoying it very much....a very kind young man in a charity shop wrote down the details of the album for me when I was browsing and captivated by the music he was playing.
Distraction.
Distraction.
Distraction.

Sunday.....

Spending an hour at an allotment open day in the sunshine. A toasted croissant slathered in butter for breakfast. Drying washing on a line...