Wednesday 30 November 2011

Still breezy

I had to go and investigate 'the sign at the end' for Claire and Anne so I took a little walk along the beach.

Another shell to add to my collection. Now which one shall I choose?

This one, that one or the other one?

Les Dawson watched over things.

Oh no, it wasn't a sign just a marker but there was a sign as I walked on to the boardwalk.

I walked out again just the same. Still didn't dare to walk on the water though!

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Sealed Pot Challenge

I'm having trouble finding a suitable receptacle for the Sealed Pot Challenge. It has to be handy so I can deposit spare money in it. It has to be sealed so I can't get the spare money out. Must keep temptation out of the way.

Now should I have this?

Sir Nathaniel - a bit dusty at the
Or this?

Wire box bought as a container for
a Christmas present
Or maybe this?

Large container - easy to access money though
Perhaps this.

Pretty and unusual but I would have to put
 the envelopes somewhere else.

Ah, no, I have just the receptacle. Sorry you can't see it until next year.

Monday 28 November 2011

Calm Weather

This is a little further south down the coast.

The boardwalk goes straight out into the sea. There's a little sign at the end.

We didn't dare go very far 'onto' the water.

Sunday 27 November 2011

Windy Weather

No one can tell me,
   Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from,
   Where the wind goes.
 A. A. Milne

It was blowing a gale here yesterday.

Or should I say - blowing a sea!

I didn't go too near but I did have to clean my specs when I got home.

Saturday 26 November 2011

Who's there?

Let's have a little look see.

Hmm, quite a few different cities and countries.

Hi there, everyone! And welcome new follower and new commenters. Off to prepare for Christmas now.

Friday 25 November 2011

Do you or don't you ...

... have afters (pudding, sweet, dessert)? Here is our selection.

Most of the time
Crackers and cheese
Crispbread and cheese
Crumble and ice-cream or custard

Sponge pudding and custard
Rice pudding
Tinned fruit

Thursday 24 November 2011

What I did Today

I was the one who made the morning tea today aswell as the toast.

Tidied away the supper things from the front room.

Wiped the kitchen work surfaces and tidied up the kitchen.

Took the cats a walk in the garden.

Put out the recycling and emptied the kitchen bin.

Ironed and put away a small pile of clothes.

Swept and wiped the kitchen floor.

Made morning coffee and lemon.

Hoovered downstairs and dusted the front room.

Walked to the doctor's to collect a prescription and while out also popped in on the Charity Shop!

Sorted out soup and fruit for lunch.

Made teas and lemon drinks at regular intervals to keep us going.

Prepared veg for this evening's roast chicken dinner.

Entertained an unexpected guest - more brewing up!

Continued making covers for 2 Freegled chairs.

I'm sewing slip covers so they can be washed if needed.

The material came from this haul at the Charity Shop.

I've still the hem to sew and then give them a final iron.

Now here I am blogging a bit.

Just got to eat a roast dinner, have a bath then it's computer, crocheting and reading time followed by TV then a little bit of supper - oh and a little bit of wine to round off the day, (purely for medicinal purposes of course).

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Kitchen window - November 2011

There is more to see in this November picture as well as the condensation.

Bargain plant £1.55 from Pesky Tesky
Leaves from a recent walk

Welcome new followers. I hope you enjoy your visits.

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Christmas card writing time

The majority of my Christmas cards are everlasting. They are posted to friends one year and posted back to me the next year and so on. Some cards have been backwards and forwards since 1993.

This one's a little bit scruffy now but there's still room for more greetings.

Simple, frugal, eco-friendly and personal cards for the Christmas season.

Welcome new follower - I can see we have the same tastes.

Monday 21 November 2011

There are lots of boys besides I should like to be beside

There may be some boys here ...

...  and here.

No boys here, just barnacles.

Now what's this?

And these?

Enhancements to the promenade? This black UFO waves slightly in the breeze.

More to look at on the promenade ...

... beside the seaside, beside the sea.

Hello and welcome new follower.

Saturday 19 November 2011

Comedy Carpet Alphabet Translation

Some of my guesses were incorrect so I did some research.

In the 1930s, the comedy double act Clapham and Dwyer recorded this version of the Cockney Alphabet:
A for 'orses (hay for horses)
B for mutton (beef or mutton)
C for 'th highlanders (Seaforth Highlanders)
D for 'ential (deferential)
E for Adam (Eve or Adam)
F for 'vescence (effervescence)

G for police (Chief of police)
H for respect (age for respect)
I for Novello (Ivor Novello)
J for oranges (Jaffa oranges)
K for 'ancis, (Kay Francis), or K for undressing
L for leather (Hell for leather)

M for 'sis (emphasis)
N for 'adig (in for a dig, or infradig)
O for the garden wall (over the garden wall)
P for a penny (pee for a penny)
Q for a song (cue for a song), or Q for billiards (cue for billiards)

R for mo' (half a mo')
S for you (it's for you)
T for two (tea for two)
U for films (UFA films)
V for La France (Vive La France)

W for a bob (double you for a bob)
X for breakfast (eggs for breakfast)
Y for Gawd's sake (why, for God's sake)
Z for breezes (zephyr breezes: see West wind)

More information about the Comedy Carpet can be found here.
More information about the Cockney Alphabet can be found on Wikipedia - where I found the information above.

Friday 18 November 2011

Comedy Carpet Alphabet

It'll take one or two readings but you'll get there!

More information here.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Jolly Jaunt

My friends and I went on a Jolly Jaunt. Not much walking but much viewing. 

The lake water was so still and the clouds seemed to float on its surface.

The old farm outbuildings had unusual stonework. There's a name for this way of building with stone - can't remember it now.

Here's a window in one of the buildings - such a beautiful, simple design.

These notices caught our eye. They were in front of old, rusty lawnmowers.

We had a sit down and a rest in the cafe - wow, what a wonderful place. 

Flowers arranged simply in jars, mis-matched china and furniture.

A jolly time was had by all.