Monday 27 February 2017


I thought I was on the homeward stretch.

Silly me.
Silly idiot!


Tuesday 21 February 2017

Patterns around the house

A 5 minute walk around each room shows the variety of patterns in our home.

Here's a leaf from a plant in a bedroom,

the small tiles in the bathroom,

one of the stained glass windows (on the landing),

the old juke box in the dining room,

an I-key-ya basked in a bedroom,

the radiator in the bathroom,

the textured wall in a bedroom,

the ceiling in the lounge,

the tiles on the fire place in the lounge,

the ceiling in the dining room,

a vase,

the panelling in the downstairs loo,

the edge of the mirror in the hall

and a light in a bedroom.


Friday 17 February 2017

Keep walking

Today's walk was with a friend around a local beauty spot - Marton Mere. The weather was calm and it wasn't cold. There's always plenty to observe on this walk. We chatted amiably and admired the flora and fauna (ducks).

Half way round we had a sit and admired the view.

We ferreted through the undergrowth to take some of these pictures ooh and ahhing at the wonders of nature.

Lovely walk in lovely surroundings. The exercise is going well.


PS Don't stop at the hotel for a cup of tea - not much change out of £5! Pretty expensive teabags.

Thursday 16 February 2017

Through the day

The rainbow blanket was coming on a treat - or so I thought - until I looked more closely. I'm going to have to pull nearly half of it back as I've missed a line of clusters off one side. Oh poo!

I'm trying to organise my shoes which tend to just be thrown in the bottom of the wardrobe so I thought of utilising this scarf hanger for my ballroom dancing sandals.

I just hung the shoes on the horizontal loops. However, I still had no room for this hanger on the rails so I resorted to Plan B ...

… which was to use an I-kee-hah basket to hold them - sorted!

Now that was such a good idea that I organised my flip flops the same way. No 'poo' here.

I wonder how long the bottom of my wardrobe will stay neat and tidy?

I must have caught the organising bug because I then moved on to the various leads that I use for phone, Kindle and computer. These were coiled and hung on bulldog clips on my lp bowl.

The plugs are stored inside.

That's enough for the day, I think.


PS - My Filofax Blog shows how I organised my Washi tape today.

Tuesday 14 February 2017

To my bloggy friends


Happy Valentine's Day


Saturday 11 February 2017

Walking ...

… is part of my recovery programme and today it was a walk to the park. I managed 15 minutes out and 15 minutes back which is a vast improvement in 3 weeks. The first walk I took when I arrived home was to the garage and back. I hope for a 20 minute walk tomorrow. The park was not as deserted as the first photo shows. The weather was cold but the sun shone.

Steps are easier to negotiate now.

The Italian gardens were all planted with spring flowers which still have a long way to go until they reach full bloom.

Dog walkers and cyclists passed me by while I admired the views.

I'm not up to running around the track yet.

And certainly not ready for going Ape!

Thank you for all your kind comments.


Friday 3 February 2017

Back blogging ...

… butchered, battered, bruised and re-piped.

Glad to be back in the land of the living and back blogging.