Friday, April 13, 2018

Sometimes this is just the right thing to hear......

Gavin Bryars...Jesus' blood never failed me yet.........look it up on youtube.

I love Tom Waits and the one time I saw him live in London I felt like a proper grown up.
I had driven from my midlands town, on a Friday night, in traffic, when I hadn't been driving for all that long....I think it was late 70's early 80's, but it was worth it to see him on stage. At that time I didn't know anyone in London and had to drive back that same night. I sometimes think that if the fates had thrown me a different way that night then I would not be where I am today.......but hey..they do what they do ...and it was a really great concert and a fabulous memory.

Monday, April 2, 2018

FFS......

I couldn't sleep last night, and lay for hours trying to get comfortable, as I had a pain in my lower back just on one side....and the return of the tickly cough sore throat combo that was the start of my flu weeks ago. I do hope there isn't a repeat performance of that............................

The sound of the dawn chorus and the softly swishing falling snow was delightful though.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Is there anybody out there? A message from me to you.......

In the Heavens? In the Universe? Reading this blog? .....Well......
Happy Easter to you ....peace and love to you all.... x

ps and the fact that I have been to Mass and am enjoying a glass of wine now does not mean that I am becoming mellow and 'love to all men' etc.,.........or maybe it does............................x

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A little sunshine.....

I have had the flu. Not a cold or a bit of something light...proper not able to get out of bed flu.
I have never felt so drained of energy.
To help with recovering we have just had a week in Fuerteventura.....which was hot and sunny.
So we went from this.....
 To this.....
It was the strangest holiday, because really I was still unwell, so for the first 4 days I lay around in the shade reading and sleeping and feeling a bit 'mind blown' about the change of weather.....but I do appreciate how lucky I am to have been able to take such a break and we really enjoyed it and plan to return. A blue sky lifts the spirits.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Made a start.....

In the spirit of 'doing things' as mentioned in my previous post,  in the last week I have been out for a mexican meal with one friend  and I have also been to the cinema with another .....sort of enjoyed both, although truth be told mexican food is not to my taste....and the waiter putting a large sombrero on my head at one point was just not as fun as all the other sombrero wearing diners found it to be ....they, and my friend,  seemed to be happy with the hat thing going on and I realised that I should just avoid certain social situations....I'm not hard wired that way...maybe being sober (I was driving so had no choice) was the mistake, and perhaps if I'd had more than one drink I would have laughed and smiled and worn the fucking hat with joy, instead of removing it almost instantly..........

The baked potato I had this evening (slathered in lurpak) was much more me......I am happy with my boring taste in food and care not a jot if carbohydrate overload is boring to everyone else..it is my go to meal and I love it. Hatless.

 I did enjoy the film (Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri) and the gin cocktail I had with my meal. Go me.





Saturday, February 3, 2018

Not enough time....

I keep telling myself that I will do all manner of things once I am retired, and yet in truth, I feel all I might do is lots of nothing! Currently I am busy all week with a range of obligations....hospitals and clinics and shopping and social services for Ma and Pa, going to work, looking after my adorable granddaughter (which is the joyful part of the week) and trying to keep on top of my own housework and shopping and life maintenance stuff.........I need to book lots of stuff into my calendar so that each month I have something to look forward to I think.......yes.....that sounds like a plan.....let's see how the year unfolds....a good year I hope..fingers crossed.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Red red wine.......

So you see if you allow yourself a glass then the world starts to look better and all your emotions start travelling from deep inside your belly up towards your extremities.......

Saturday, January 6, 2018

He sells them..... so...........

Have just returned from the Opticians, where we discussed the merits or not
of using supplements with Lutein to ward off ARMD ( age related macular degeneration ) Ma has this and is registered as blind.
I have the beginnings of it but so far so good.
I am really worried about losing my sight.....who on earth is going to look after them if my eyesight goes?
So each month I buy (from Boots the Chemist) Icaps or Macuvite or somesuch and take one everyday.
It is as much superstition and hope than a belief in warding the condition off.
When questioned he was vague, in a 'well it won't do any harm' sort of way....but when I left I noticed that he sells a range of these tablets (at a much higher price) so I suppose he does endorse them in a way.....but really....am I silly to keep buying them?

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year.....one week in.........

Decorations and tree are down.
2018 is here.......what will it bring?


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas greetings......

This is old faithful.......a Christmas heart.....sending wishes for happiness and health, peace and joy to each one of you.......from me x

Sunday, December 10, 2017

This weekend so far......





Front garden/breakfast/grand daughter growing up/back garden/walking to and from Church.


Sometimes this is just the right thing to hear......

Gavin Bryars...Jesus' blood never failed me yet.........look it up on youtube. I love Tom Waits and the one time I saw him live in Lon...