Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Mr Dancin and I are on the first day of a weeks staycation and we have lots planned for the week ahead including trips to the mountains, the coast, two castles, the garden centre to buy a tree and several local walks. Day 1 has started really well but slightly unusually.
My little one has been sleeping for short naps in the day for a while now typically between 30-40 minutes however has this morning decided on a two hour plus snooze and I am slightly at a loss. I have showered, had breakfast, re-erected the greenhouse following the gales and repotted the disturbed plants, had a coffee, discussed the weeks weather relevant to our proposed destinations with my husband and am now missing my little girl and feeling redundant, something I am not used to at this time of day! But it is obviously needed so we will leave her to sleep on and I am making the most of the time by blogging!
Happy weekend all, I look forward to sharing snaps of the week ahead in due course.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This morning I have returned to the radio, BBC Radio 2 to be specific, for some company. I have always been a big radio fan but have listened to it seldomly in recent months favouring our own music selections. We have all of our music on the PC so its so easy to come in and set a playlist off or play all music and see what comes up but there is no sub substitute for me for the companionship you get from listening to the radio.
My all time favourite DJ Terry Wogan passed away just over a year ago but his predecessor and colleagues at the good old BBC keep me in good company.
I have played around with internet radio as you can access hundreds of stations around the world but I have never settled into regular listening. If anyone has a station they can recommend I would be happy to hear about it so I can check it out.
For now its me and Ken Bruce, whiling away the morning.
Image Credit: The Telegraph
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
It has become clear to me over the last 9 weeks that I will now have little time for anything other than looking after my wonderful brand new baby daughter Scarlett, and in all honesty I wouldn't have it any other way; motherhood is an absolute joy.
However I would be loathed to see my blog fall by the wayside and as such I will endeavour to keep it going and dare I say even get back to previous commitments such as Creative Tuesdays and Sky Watch Friday. At the very least I can still grab the odd snap while out walking with Scarlett, as I have done here on a recent trip to the aqueduct.
So for now I leave you with these two shots, a lovely part of the canal and a rare moment when I had the aqueduct all to myself.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Saturday, November 05, 2016
English Folk Verse (c.1870) - The Fifth of November
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
That's the only portion of this poem I have known up until now, however this year I came across the rest which I have to say I am not in complete agreeance with.
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.
But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one,
I'll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!
Friday, November 04, 2016
I use Picasa, Google's free photo editor, to edit my photos and love its simplicity, ease of use and handy tools. I like to play with my photos or scanned images and was delighted to see what pressing 'invert colours' has done to a recent drawing. I love it! I wish I could have drawn it like this...maybe I will have a go.