Jubilee Weekend

A week or two before the jubilee weekend the local postbox acquired a relevant “hat” ….. ….. and we put up decorations in the café/community centre on the week before the actual Jubilee . On the Monday and Tuesday of the Jubilee week the café served “high tea” with sandwiches, scone with cream and jam,…

Go to an athletics match

As my great nephew was competing, after going church I went along to watch (part of) an athletics match for the Wessex region. I know the track well as it is part of the school field at the place where I used to teach. The weather was good so I enjoyed sitting and chatting to…

Seventy Years Ago

…..the queen came to the throne and….. ….. we were born! So I invited lots of people from (almost) all parts of my life…… …..to a buffet lunch to celebrate (not on my birthday}. There were family….. ….local friends… …a pupil from when I first started teaching – who travelled down from Dundee!! She is…

Easter!

Cards, flowers and chickens – and the chickens….. ……contain eggs. Also one of my Christmas cactuses thinks it might also be an Easter cactus. What have these to do with Easter? Good question! Not much? Or the chickens and the flowers might signify new life and the flowers, cards and chocolate are a celebration. So?…

More jigsaws!

For Christmas and my birthday I got 4 jigsaws. I had previously bought 2 from a charity shop – when there were lots after lockdowns ended – and at Christmas was halfway through one of those. After finishing it I decided I had better get some other jobs done and then started the 500 piece…

Too big a number!

A friend says it is just a number, but…… Psalm 90 v.10 (King James) “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Or if you prefer…

Cat or Dog?

This was one of my Christmas presents. I was convinced it was a dog, but all my friends said it was a cat – but they were the friends with kittens, so they were biased! It’s tail was much too short for any cat. I agree that it’s whiskers were more cat-like, though. He actually…

Getting ahead of myself!

Most surprisingly, I seem to have got well ahead with Christmas preparations this year – I blame a couple of my friends. Before the end of November one said she was writing her Christmas cards and another said she had bought and wrapped all her presents! That made me think I was behind. I therefore…

Sometimes life is mostly routine….

And that is how mine was during October and November. That means shopping, cooking, eating, washing up and repeat….with visits to the gym; Wednesday mornings working in the church coffee shop; visits to the library for books to read and reading them; picking up leaves from the garden: church on Sundays and even some cleaning….

Too many kittens?

First there was Rufus. He has grown into a (quite handsome) cat. Then there was Taffy, who has also grown into a (quite furry) cat. She got a friend – Toffee – and he is all black. Are they really friends or do they just live in the same house? Now there is Dobby –…