Sunday, 18 November 2012

Catching up

It's been a strange week with things rather disorganised - but I won't bore you with the details!
Best to say that the card that I received recently lifted my spirit.

                                 It's the simple things in life that make all the difference!

If you are stopping  to look here, then I hope that you will have a good day.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

This day

'They went with songs to the battle, they were young
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted:
They fell with their faces to the foe.'

                        (from: For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon)

Saturday, 10 November 2012


At last!!!! Three cheers please - don't ask how I managed to get this picture here but I did.
This is a very rare scene - photographed from my front door  ....... no parked cars in my road.
Since the photo was taken, the school at the end of the road has a smart new entrance and the residents opposite have taken their dustbins in!!

Monday, 5 November 2012

technical hitch!

There was supposed to be a photo here of the wooden calendar that has been in the family for almost thirty years - simply showing today's date - Monday 5th of November.
The day known here in the UK as Guy Fawkes day when we supposedly remember the time when the said gentleman and his compnions tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
Not sure that's a good thing to celebrate - nowadays it's merely a commercial activity!
Bonfires and fireworks are not my choice of how to spend the evening .......
The technical hitch?
I can't get the photos to download from the camera - but don't despair, I'll get therein the end so watch this space - or better still send me written instructions!!!!!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

This Moment

I went with Ruth and The Boy Child to have lunch with my neice today.  We stayed long enough to see her two children come home from school and for Ruth to take the obligatory "cousins photo". 
Such lovely children, all of them.
I'm lucky to have them.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Family Traits

This is me earlier this evening with my youngest grandson, The Boy Child.  I can look at this photo and smile for two reasons: 1) because The Boy Child is gorgeous and 2) he's such a chip off the old block.  His choice of reading material echoes the type of reading material his Grandpa would have chosen.
Isn't the science of genetics both wonderful and amazing at the same time.

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Thanks to all those who dropped by and welcomed me to blogland.

Back home

I arrived home yesterday evening after a lovely week up in the far north.  TTO has grown so much since I last saw him.  I am indeed his 'wee granny'
I had some interesting travelling companions on the train - a young Minister who was going on to Bethlehem and a Norwegian couple returning to Oslo. Conversation made the miles whizz by!
My neighbours had taken care of my house, so all the mail was in a tidy pile - but only one 'real' letter to read!
Today I have shopped and caught up with routine things.
Tomorrow I will catch up with the housegroup ladies and then go to the hairdressers.
At the weekend, the 'London office' will be here - that's daughter, husband and my other grandson TBC (The Boy Child) so next week there should be some photos to share.
To get this written I had to phone Liz as I had forgotten half of her instructions!
You may guess that where technology is concerned I could be called a dinosaur!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

City visit

This morning meant a train journey into the city. The scenery along the way was very atmospheric as fields and hills were all covered with mist.
After completing the business side of things with TTO we went to lunch and then to the shopping centre. Guess what?
I received an early Christmas present - and I'm allowed to wear it!!
Isn't it beautiful and aren't I a lucky girl.

                             If you come across me whilst browsing - stop and say hello.

Monday, 22 October 2012


Monday morning started with blue skies and sunshine - so not wishing to waste the day, we (that's daughter and grandson known as The Teenage One) walked to Baxter's the home of the famous brand soups and jams.

It's a tradition that when family come to visit this part of the world to go there to  their restaurant and taste the pancakes.

The local scenery is so beautiful and as I enthused about it, TTO said 'But Granny, I see it every day - I live here!'

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Hello and welcome

This is a new venture for me - hence the blog title!
Thought you might like to see how I have been spending some time over the last few days -  can't take credit for them all though.