Monday, 23 July 2018

Sixth pop in

Just read this on a Facebook page and thought I'd share.

Steve Jobs' last words
He died a billionaire at 56yrs of Pancreatic Cancer and here are his last words on the sick bed:
"I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes my life is an epitome of success.
However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and 
wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.
Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life".
When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life".
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends...
Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch - they both tell the same time...
Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag - the amount of money inside is the same;
Whether we drive a $150,000 car or a $30,000 car, the road and distance is the same, and we get to the same destination. 
Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine - the hangover is the same;
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq ft - loneliness is the same.
You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down - you go down with it...
Therefore.. I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, .... That is true happiness!!
Five Undeniable Facts of Life :
1. Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
2. Best awarded words in London ... "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."
3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human.
Only a few really understand it.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!
Six Best Doctors in the World
1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence and
6. Friends
Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Fifth pop in

When I started to go grey I dyed my hair first of all my own colour, a mousy brown. I got more adventurous and had streaks put in then decided to go a lighter brown, then even lighter still. There came a time when I wasn't sure exactly what colour was underneath. I knew it was going to be a grey of some sort so when I'd reached 'lightest ash blond' I decided that enough was enough and I would dye no more. Here's my 'normal' colour. I think it deserves a little ditty.

To the tune 'Go West' by the Pet Shop Boys

Come on, come on, come on, come on 
(Together) we will go our way 
(Together) we won’t dye today
(Together) with our own fair hands 
(Together) we will make our plans 
(Together) we will aim more high
(Together) tell dyed hair goodbye 
(Together) we will be so true
(Together) this is what we'll do
Go grey - life will be less stressful there
Go grey - it is only fair
Go grey - never pink or blue
Go grey - this is what we’re gonna do
Go grey, this is what we’re gonna do, go grey.


Friday, 6 July 2018

Fourth pop in

Long denim skirt - 99p from a CS,

cut down to a reasonable length using another 99p bargain tunic top,

hemmed by hand (it takes me such a long time to get out the machine and even longer to thread the needle on said machine) and now suitable for - 

sunny weather with a straw hat and flips or ...

cooler times with black tights, long cardigan and boots.



Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Third pop in

Little moments in time

Puss cat having a massage first thing in the morning. Can cats smile?


Monday, 14 May 2018

Second pop in

Out and about

... with a walk along the prom at Heysham.

Look round - there's Morecambe Bay.

Down a lane I wander and peer through some railings.

Behind these railings is a Glebe garden belonging to the local church. Good to see there's a communal compost heap there!

Let's have a wander round.

By the garden is the church yard - what a great final resting place this is looking out over the bay.

I turn around to look at the pretty church.

More meandering leads me to this gateway. Shall we go through?

Out on to the headland and here's another intriguing entrance.

It's to an old ruined chapel on top of the cliffs.

Great views up here.

And look - there's a small inlet with its own sandy beach.

Just time to say hello to the sea.

I turn round to head back and spy ...

... another little gateway. (Look closely it's in there somewhere.)

Where will this one lead, I wonder?

It led to a woodland walk back to the church yard with a wilderness of wild flowers.

Lovely place, lovely views, lovely lunch at the village pub/hotel, lovely day out.

I'm full:-

with food,
with the scent of flowers,
with the smell of the fresh air by the sea,
with the beauty and peace of this part of the world,


Sunday, 13 May 2018

First pop in

With the now warmer weather it's all systems go in the garden. The first picture was taken on the 6th May with the blossom just opening out on the pergola.

Here it is now with just as many blooms still in bud. The scent is wonderful.

And here's the grapevine.  I've rubbed off quite a few shoots and kept the ones which already have small grapes growing. 

The vine will grow like mad now and I will keep on top of the pruning until I have the shoots facing the way I want them and any unproductive shoots cut away.

The second vine now is in full swing and growing well. There aren't any grapes on at the moment but plenty of shoots.

I'll start to tie down some of the longer shoots using string.

The vine pictures have been taken over a few weeks and now it is in need of a trim again. I shall cut off the leads so that there is only one set of leads after the bunch of grapes. I'm quite brutal but the vine seems to take it and produces abundant crops.

Planted in the edible garden are mange tout, French beans, parsley, coriander, thyme, carrots, parsnips, spring onions and beetroot. In the greenhouse the tomatoes are in and waiting in pots are cucumber, kale, courgette and sweetcorn.

I love it when a garden comes together.


 Thinking of you, Sue.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Time out

I'm taking a bit of time out to attend to 'Life, the Universe and Everything'. I shall be reading all my favourite blogs regularly and will drop by occasionally for a post or two. Thank you for all your comments and for just 'being there'.