Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street
Summer days will surely return.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Back soon..........

...... busy knitting ☺☺☺☺

(Plaque sent with the ultrasound pic!!)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

I love visiting an aquarium.
These pics are from the aquarium at Chester Zoo which we visited a couple of weeks ago.
I love the dimmed lights which really show up the bright colours of the coral, fish and plants. I can stand and stare for ages in an aquarium.
Even the tanks at the local garden centre attract me!

Many thanks for your recent kind words. We have taken the week at a slower pace and Steve is feeling better.  I am trying to "gently introduce some rules" (ie passive nagging !!) about not working so hard.


Monday, 6 March 2017

Steve and I spent last night in hospital. He had terrible chest pains. His heart rate dipped. At one point I thought I was going to lose him. But he has bounced back and we are back home (morphine is a wonderful thing!!)
All the heart attack tests proved negative. And the culprit was found to be a chest infection.
My world tilted and shuddered but all is well once more.
Thank God.

Adults get bullied too.

There is someone in my extended family who has bullied me for many years.  He has upset me more times than I care to remember.

This person is in my life as they are family. I would not choose their company but they are family.
For more than 20 years I have tried to maintain this family relationship.

But enough is enough.

Today I told this distant relative to get lost (I could/should have said it more politely but I hadn't slept in 24 hours).

Today, I finally feel free.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Blue ~ my favourite colour

This is a fairy bluebird. It is from Southern Asia and the Philippines. I spent some happy minutes watching it, utterly entranced, especially as it flew with a blue flash overhead. We were at Chester Zoo which does fabulous conservation work.
The weather was grey but the view was blue!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Spring colours

There have been some grey weather days but there were some beautiful colour contrasts too.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

First of Feb so it must be Spring!

Feb 1st was / is my Dad's birthday.

 I always spent much of January searching out a gift for him. He was a very difficult person to buy for as he had very few needs/wants. He was very content with his newspaper, garden, a few basic art materials and the tv.

So by the time his birthday arrived I used to feel relief that the present search was over, dark January days were done and amidst the birthday celebrations there always seemed to be a feeling of Spring!

He may be gone but I still think Feb 1st marks the beginnings of Spring. 😉 Madness, I know.

So we have primulas in the house....

And I bought a new cushion 😀

Snow is forecast for the end of the week so my Spring bubble may burst!