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A grand cup of tea

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She might be gone but she’ll never be forgotten- my lovely little Pip helping herself to an unguarded mug of tea 😸

Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Holidays, Life, Not Taken By Me, Seasons, Twitter

Stations of the Cross 8 – 14 (via Rev. Richard Coles)

 

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Stations of the Cross 1-7(via Rev. Richard Coles)

It is that time of year again when the lovely Reverend tweets his Stations of the Cross.  I have always been stunned by his choice of photos to illustrate the message.

 

 

 

Posted in Bloggage, Books, Friends, Life, Links, Reading, Twitter

A Little Light Reading

There have been many times, when I was in work, that I wished I could just spend the afternoon reading my book.  It seems the reading bug has bitten again – this should been seen in a celebratory light however as I’m working from home at the moment it means falling for temptation is all too easy.  This morning I spotted a tweet from a friend:-

– and he’s right!  There is something comforting in that vintage detective fiction.  In the last day or two I’ve been reading a J.Jefferson Farjeon book from the British Library Crime Classics.

The Z Murders

Sometimes he can be a bit florid in his narrative and that made it a little difficult to get into, however the chase has started, and I don’t know why, but I am thinking it might be something a long the lines of The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan – we will have to wait and see – not that, that’s a bad thing I must add.  As I’m a slow reader this will take me a while yet – but I’ll let you know how I get on…

Sadly I must return to work and the book has to be left in a different room, just so I’m not tempted to pick it up for a minute/hour or two.

J.Jefferson Farjeon Book List

John Reppion. (Who is also a good read!)

 

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Jam Art Factory

I’ve been seeing them a lot on social media lately – that might be because I started to follow them recently (Who Knew?!).

ANYWAY!  One of their prints has caught my eye and I think next week will see me being the proud owner of this:


This picture (☝) is by Marta Barcikowska, actually they have a lot of pictures that I think I need to get.  Last year I picked up this little beauty:

If you like the two that I have shown, here are a few links for Jam Art Factory:

Website: http://jamartprints.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jamartfactory/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_art_factory/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamartfactory

Pay them a visit online or in person

Posted in Bloggage, general, Life

I’m Back

I’ve had a year of distraction between one thing and another.  However this morning it feels like I’m the old me again.  I didn’t wake ’til almost 09:00!  don’t you love a Saturday that doesn’t start early?  I’ve pottered about, had my breakfast.  I’ve started to use almond milk on my porridge – it’s a flavour combo I think works well together and the almond milk also reminds me of the Horchata we had when we were in Valencia earlier this year.  I’ve posted a photo over on my other blog Here, I’ve dipped into blog feeds I haven’t opened in months!  and I have a blanket on my hook that is calling to me.  I think all in all I’m starting to feel a lot more settled in myself and that makes me very happy.  Now I’m off to do a little of my Duolingo (one of the things that has occupied my time for the last year – I’m on a 233 day streak!) and then I have to actually start the day.

Have a great Saturday and here’s a lovely picture to start your… Afternoon!

Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Childhood Memories, Films, Life, Links, YouTube

Ethel & Ernest

I love the work of Raymond Briggs!  So it is with great joy and glee to read on the Ethel & Ernest blog that there is a trailer for the up and coming film by Lupus films.  October 28th is now in the diary and I can’t wait!!!!

 

(Trailer via Flickeringmyth)

Posted in Bloggage, Home, Life, Links, Seasons

Snuggled Up

Yesterday I bought a “thing” – it’s a throw with a hood and mittens.  It’s one of the softest things I have bought in a long time (normally it’s balls of wool).  I spent most of the afternoon offering my purchase around for people to feel – it really is that soft!

When I got home I unwrapped it and posted a photo of me proudly sporting my new throw.  I have to say when the evenings get cooler I really am going to be as snug as a bug! 

Peep
Peep

I am so excited about this – it’s currently being used as a cushion, as it folds up into the hood – it really works as a comforter 

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4 on Instagram

Every Saturday morning I go through my instagram feed for the week, this is no small endeavour!  Here is a selection of 4 – I love the way they dress their photos and their lighting is exquisite, they make me smile 🙂

@localmilk

@silverpebble

@zynp

@permillion44

 

 

Personal blogs of the ladies above:

Zynp365
SilverPebble etsy
Local Milk
Sadly nothing for Permillion44

Posted in Bloggage, Life, Photography

If I Was A Cat I’d Purr

There are two things I love about getting my hair cut:-

  1.  Somebody washing my hair.  As the title suggests it really would make me purr, if I won the lottery this would be my luxury – having somebody wash my hair.  There is something so soothing about it.
  2. I no longer do a rather good impression of an old English Sheepdog  – think Dulux Dog!

As part of the eternal list of things I like, yesterday I got my hair cut.

Here’s how it turned out – I’m also rather impressed with the photos – who knew it was difficult to photograph the back of your own head!!