To travel in hope….

Hi, According to the Blogger Challenge I signed up for, this time’s chat is supposed to be around New Beginnings. A brief spot of family news before we move on the main course, as it were. 🙂 Wee Man has finished his first week at big school. He’s doing okay, and I’m proud of him for being brave, doing his bit in getting up and – to use a well loved 90s phrase – getting his sh** together :-). There was a minor incident between from kids who thought they’d try it on, in winding Wee Man’s best mate up. He stepped in, gave them some serious – and rather witty verbal – to send them packing. Good on you, […]

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Quiche From Mars

Hi, This week’s Blogger Challenge is to talk about food. Where to start with this one? 🙂 People’s relationship with food seems, to me at least, as varied as there are people. It’s – not to be Master of the Obvious – something we cannot go without. Okay, if you’re a sparkly faced sun dodger, maybe you drink, you fictional pedant, but it’s still food, even if it’s not eating 🙂 I’ve been fat, I’ve been too thin and now, I’m probably on the heavy side for my height. The thing is, I love the varieties and wonderful combinations of flavours, scents and textures that there are in the culinary world. I’m not a portion size queen: I’d rather have […]

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Nails

Hi, Tiredness: which is not what I’d planned to write about today, but it seems a strange, sometimes sneaky, beast. It’s the end of the week and, as I’ve said before, I find there’s a certain level of magic about the weekend. Perhaps it’s the idea of promise; that you’ve a whole three nights and two days to do what you want. Anything from reading, lying about, to walking, going swimming, baking, cooking, visiting friends & family, to the more everyday necessities of grocery shopping. Yet tonight, I nodded off on the sofa. I was comfortable and I felt my eyes start to grow heavy. Now, there are a few things in life I can resist and a few that […]

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Daring to dream

Hey nonny nonny, another week goes by eh? 🙂 I don’t know why that particular phrase is in my head, but sometimes it’s best not to question why, and just get on with it.  What can you look forward to (!) in this week’s fun packed episode? 🙂 A bit on shopping (more chin stroking than purchasing), earrings and head hunting. Blogger Challenge The challenge this week was to talk about high end or high street. There’s a couple of reasons why I’m more high street than high end. I’m partly Scots, so the concept of paying a lot of money for something, that could be bought for less, rankles somewhat. 😉 At least, that’s the stereotype. I don’t think […]

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“The future us already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.”

Hi folks, It’s Friday night again and it being February, Winter is giving us a last hurrah before the gentler turn of Spring. Except this time around, Winter’s invited its best mates High Tide and Climate Change to the party…. and they’ve all been watching Changing Rooms with Keith Moon. This is not going to end well. 🙂 Floods Glib comments aside, it’s not to bad here. Yes, the wind and the rain are rather strong, but by no means are the Jones Massive – nor any of our clan – bailing out, or having to be evacuated due to flooding. I know it’s very British to talk about the weather, but there are times when there’s a point, rather […]

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