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 –…

Go to an “Art” Exhibition

A friend said there was an art exhibition in the Cathedral, which she had been told was good. Knowing nothing about it, we arranged to go together. We walked to the Cathedral and started with coffee in the Cathedral refectory. The exhibition was called “Threads Through Creation” and turned out to be 12 very large…

A Weekend in the Cotswolds – part 2

The next day I had decided to do the walk to Lower and Upper Slaughter. The first part of the walk was through Bourton and past the church and then past the primary school. When building an extension to the latter they found the remains of an Iron Age settlement and so to get the…