Friday, 15 July 2016


Just a quick post to say that Mr.T pulled Margaret out of the hat to win the crochet book.
 That's you, Margiestitcher.

If you can email me your name and address I'll post that off for you on Monday.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016


 Just a reminder that if you want to go into the draw for this book , I shall be drawing the winner on Friday 15th.

Sunday, 10 July 2016


Rowan  with legs akimbo having a wash and brush up.

Don't forget the giveaway on the previous post.

Saturday, 9 July 2016


I have managed somehow to have two of these books and so I am giving this one away.

Please leave a comment if you would like to go into the draw.  I will leave it for a week to give everyone a chance to see it.  Pass the word.

Sorry but I can only send to u.k. for this one.

Thursday, 7 July 2016


The gas leak is fixed thank goodness.  Tom could not smell it and I thought I was imagining it but it appears that the thread had worn on something or other and so the seal was not tight.

I'm pleased to say the the cd's seem to be working, the seagulls have not been around all day, one came back and made a tentative move toward the wall and flew off, may have cracked it.

For a while now my Eldest son has been telling me about Turmeric Paste and how he gives it to his horse.
It is a great healer of a great many things and I have kept meaning to give it a go for my aches.


I have already tried Golden Milk for a cold and this works well in speeding up recovery and so I thought I'd give the paste a try.

Here is the link for you to read for yourself
It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties, just what I need.
Just 1/4 teaspoon 2 -3 times a day is said to  help all manner of ailments. 

Sad thing is that Tom may not be able to try this as he is on a blood thinning drug and there may be an interaction between the two but if it seems to help me we will have a word with his blood man.

I'll let you know how things go.


Wednesday, 6 July 2016


The pesky  birds are not giving up, they are still insisting that I should throw something out.

I researched online and came up with a few solutions to scaring them off.

This is option one and at the moment it seems to be working, they are sitting on the next door roof looking all steely eyed at us but not coming down.

 Apparently they don't like shiny moving things and old CD's are supposed to work.
At the moment I wouldn't care if it were a new Adele cd that I had to use, these birds have got to go....

One on a cane on the shed, and a line of them on the wall. 
Now lets wait and see.

Just sitting here waiting for the Gas man to arrive, we have a gas leak.
I thought that I could smell gas at the bottom of the stairs and so while the boiler man was here I asked him to check for us.  Sure enough, we had one.  Not bad, but enough to smell.

Seems it might take about 2 hours for them to get here, meanwhile we have no gas.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


For some years now we have had a couple of seagull visit us and have thrown out a small amount of food each day.
We called these two Sid and Floppy, floppy because she had a deformed foot and he was a bigger than average bird.
They have never given us any trouble and came in the morning and again in the evening never bothering the cats.

Recently these two have stopped visiting and the reason will never be known but in their place we now have another two, obviously a pair as were the others.
But these are hanging around literally all day squawking and squeaking and generally making a nuisance of themselves.
This alone was not too bad but yesterday one of them attacked Princess as she was walking along the wall.  She was not touched but of course it frightened her and now the whole lot of the cats are not keen on going out.

So, its no more food for these two and they are not at the moment getting the message.
I wonder how long it will take them to realise that there is no food here and stop visiting.

It's a shame as they are such beautiful, intelligent clever birds but the moggies must come first.