Friday, 20 January 2017

Be careful what you wish for...

My sister-in-law wished for a brightly coloured yarny tea cosy.

As you know, I just do as I am told.


Thursday, 19 January 2017

My new happy place.

Don't you just love freecycle! For the price of a bit of hard work and some paving slabs and mortar, look what we did over Christmas...

My new happy place!


Friday, 2 December 2016

#Bashsad reflections

Day 22 Read a little bit of this which was brilliant! I can highly recommend it for a short but easy and delightfully joyful read. 

Day 23 I phoned my Dad in Cornwall . Cornwall is further away than I would like and I once again I am going to ask Santa for a teleporter for Christmas.

Day 24 Well, I didn't feel I could go around complimenting people and then taking their photos so you'll just have to take my word on this one...

Day 25 I forgot to take a pic of my dinner which was bacon and sprout risotto (don't knock it 'til you've tried it), but the day was an extremely bonny one.

Day 26 Attempting to de-procrastinate on a weekend is never going to go well. I have a family with no sense of urgency, no instinct to take a great big bite out of the day and no desire to do much of anything, where as I want to do, and go, and be, and see, EVERYTHING. And preferably with company since I spend a lot of time on my own during the week. My solution was to try to not mind their dithering and to use the time well.

Day 27 My weekend desire to MOVE is usually towards water of some sort, but with J off playing lacrosse and me on homework duty with three Smalls, I wasn't holding out much hope. However, with a little bit of sneakery and some help from Grandma we managed a little walk up the river.

Day 28 My most huggy and cuddly Small usually comes with the added bonus of Piggy and taggy along for a squeeze too.

Day 29 My company for a cup of tea was most excellent.

Day 30 My December 'could do' list.

Well, thank you fo keeping me company through my experiment... Certainly making myself do positive things was a good idea, but it didn't totally banish the sense of impending doom, especially on sun-less days, or days which I couldn't make the most of.

Usually December is so full it flashes past... lets see.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Day 30 Make a December list

This is absolutely NOT a 'must do' list, or even a 'should do' list , its more of a 'could do if the mood takes me' list, or a 'would like to if it seems like a good idea at the time' list.

Day 29 Have a cup of tea.

But not just have-a-cup-of-tea... Indulge in the full ceremony of the thing. Choose your spot, comfy with a nice view, perhaps by a window, or in front of the fire, or with candles. Choose your company, a loved one or a new friend, either in person or via the magic of telephony, or perhaps you would rather savour a moment of peace. Choose your tea: Herbal, green, fancy or builders. Choose your brewing method: Pot or mug. and finally wrap your hands round your favourite cup or mug and let the warmth flow through you. You could even choose coffee instead...

Monday, 28 November 2016

Day 28 Hug

Go on, give someone a squeeze! It will make them feel good as well as making you feel good. Or hug a tree.


Day 27 Find some water

The power of spending time near water never ceases to amaze me. It could be the sea, a river lake or stream but it never fails to put me back on track.