Saturday, 30 April 2016


And the weather today is sunny ...

… but cold.

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Daily Routine

Each day - 

* do at least one good deed

*learn something new

*be grateful for something

*think of someone

* remember your manners

At the end of the day - 

*pose any problem you may have and ask your subconscious to solve it overnight

I think I've managed to tick off most of these today.


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Oh Wow

My Filofax Blog was featured on the Philofaxy blog. I wondered why the viewing figures had shot through the roof.

I am one happy ducky. Now I wonder if I should introduce a Filofax for over Fifties Facebook group idea?

Would it work?



Saturday, 23 April 2016

Time for an airing ...

… and a mend. 

This throw is in constant use as it covers the sofa in the sun room. Some of the seams were beginning to come apart so I took the opportunity on this fine day to do some mending (and it was on my To Do list in my Filofax).

In order to find the holes I slung it over the mange-tout frame.

That way the holes were easy to spot.

Half an hour later it was all mended and ready to be put back.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016


Why is it that when I throw out any clothes for rags e.g. knickers and tights, I always have to wash them first?


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Out exploring

Three new bus routes down our street means three new adventures travelling the routes. The first bus that turned up was going to St. Anne's via a circuitous route so I hopped on and found a very chatty driver who made part of the journey very entertaining until the next driver took over. The journey was not overly long and I spent the next couple of hours having a good old wander around.

First a trip down to say hello to the sea. It's out there somewhere and occasionally wanders in to surprise the residents.

I did a 'look up' tour around the main street ...

and had a bite to eat with DD as she works quite near. To finish off lunch I succumbed to sweeties and sat in the sunshine just people watching.

Wonderful weather, pleasant seating areas,

and bright street furniture.

Lunch time was spent feeding ourselves plus a few visitors.

I had to feed him as he'd just dive-bombed my sandwich!

He was treated to the last morsel.



Monday, 18 April 2016

From my seat

Just checking in from my seat at DD's home, or rather, shed. Yep, I'm sitting in the shed. Looks like I'm going to have company soon. In front of me are the double doors of the shed plus little visitor. I've got my feet on the table, not very well mannered but the outdoor settee cover is over it. I covered it so I'm allowed to put my feet on it!

On my left is the other seat - rather a tight fit in here but it's warm and cosy and there's a nasty cold wind blowing out there.

Oops, another visitor.

Far left there's Buddha sleeping - I said it was rather warm.

Above me is the roof of the shed - it's new so very novel at the moment.

I'm wrapped up warm.

Oops, another visitor and puss has bagged her knee. "Knee free - claimed by me. I'm a cat, you see."

Aha, my knee must be better.


No, it's just my wool she's after.

Mr. Buddha is enjoying the afternoon rest.

So's Mrs. Buddha

Well, I've had a very pleasant lunch out and a very lazy afternoon. Actually it was very productive garden design wise, crochet wise, reading wise and listening to the radio wise as well as entertaining the cats wise. Must do it again when the sun is shining.