Friday, October 31, 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 23 - Snap Shot of the Day

In the summer I was out and about checking on these new trees that have been planted along the main highway into town. It's part of my job to make sure they are doing ok, and replace any that have died or been vandalised.

I also have to check that the mowers have not bashed into them and damaged the stems. It is avoidable however every once in a while someone hurries their job and a tree gets damaged.

These sun glasses were on the ground so I stopped to grab a shot. I left them to be reclaimed or re-homed.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Prodigal

I went to see Porcupine Tree again last weekend....awesome. Last night I dreamt I auditioned for the band and got in! It was one of those dreams where you wake up and smile, I loved it. My fella is very envious!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Day of Note

Today is my Mum's birthday, just, it began 4 minutes ago actually! At this moment my Mum and Dad are preparing to travel back from holiday.

I hope to be delivering presents and celebrating with my Mum on Sunday but in the meantime here is a little something to say...

Happy Birthday Mum!

Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues



Eddie Cochran - Three Steps to Heaven

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Cyndi Lauper, True Colours



I have just seen Cyndi Lauper on the Graham Norton show. She was so very lovely and sings with as much passion as ever.

This clip is from March 2007. I may have to check out her new album, it is a dance album apparently which made me hesitate but the performance she gave tonight sold it enough for me to check it out.

If you have a moment listen to this, it is beautiful and powerful.

Sky Watch Friday # 22

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A Taste of Honey, Tasting Much Sweeter Than Wine.

I have learnt to type one handed, which is a little slow as I when I type with two hands I only use one finger on each hand, but my beautiful dog Buddy has taken to sitting beside me at the PC, leaning on my leg, and making sure he gets a good belly rub!

Neither Buddy or Roxy are very demanding dogs so when they ask for a cuddle we like to give it! They always return the favour.

I have discovered a new drink which is relaxing, soothing and very tasty. My Mum bought me some Pine Honey a while ago which I had not heard of before. I like normal honey in drinks but I do find the taste a little...dense. Pine Honey is full of flavour but much lighter and I have taken to adding a couple of spoons to a cup of chamomile tea. It really hits the spot!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Worm That Turned

Do you know it's funny. I have been planning to come here all day to have a rant. It's been sometime since I have blogged, just normal life stuff taking priority, and I had in fact recently realised that my blogging habits would have to change for a while to fit everything in. It seemed ok, I think blogging can come in stages anyway.

However, today I really wanted to come here and air a grievance. There is some stuff kicking off that's not too pleasant and I knew venting here would help. I know it might not make great reading for anyone else but I think blogging is sometimes primarily about self anyway. Expressing yourself in many ways and then through other peoples blogs and kind comments realising, or remembering, that you are not on your own.

I do try not to blog about grim things here but this time I am going to vent. Anyway I digress. The funny bit is just coming here has lifted my mood so much, and remembering 'The Worm That Turned' (which is probably not an appropriate title for this post but what the heck) just made me smile for the first time this afternoon/ evening.

(For those that do not know it is the name of a sketch on a regular comedy show I watched while growing up by the Two Ronnies.)

So here's the rant: what is going on with the world and when is it going to stop? I am sure everyone is feeling the pinch with the current economical issues however it has finally reached me in a way I am uncomfortable with.

Our director announced yesterday that due to the current economic climate and subsequent downturn in work our company would be making 12 redundancies at my office. I am lucky enough to belong to a department that is not going to be affected at this time however 12 people from other departments, that I know well and work with, and certainly one of my friends, is for the chop.

It has made for a sobering week at work. I am so busy my head is spinning and all around me other people are facing sudden unemployment.

I know I need say no more. Recent events are affecting so many people, and my sympathies are with everyone that it has an impact on. Where is it going to end?

Ok rant over. It was a lot more ranty in my head on the way home but airing grievance alone can begin the healing process.

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