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!
This is supposed to be full of things that make me smile – given how often I post here you would be forgiven for thinking I never smile! Sadly I’m going to shift the blame to facebook and it’s got nothing to do with my lack of effort 🙂 – honest!
We all know how it goes – you’re scrolling down your feed and you see something that you think is worth sharing for a number of reasons, so it’s easy enough – press share and the jobs oxo! Well from now on I’m going to try and cross post a few of the more “Aww! cute” things over here – I might do an all in one post rather than each time…
So having said that I’m going to do an all in one post here’s an individual post ’cause rules were made to be broken!
If you know me, then you know I have a thing about snow. I love it. Actually, I love what is generally considered bad weather.
I also like to take photos. There are a great many photographers out there that I wish I had but a fraction of their talent, but there is one photographer who takes the photos I’d love to take!
Meet Christophe Jacrot: Facebook, Twitter, Website
On his site he has them all grouped – How about:
Melting Greenland (a sad thought for such beautiful photographs)
Winter In Town
and most recently White Iceland the photo on this page that I love is The Orange Tunnel!
this is a sample of his fantastic work:
– not going to make it too big – click on the links behind them holds such beautiful visions!
This is the one thing that isn’t making me smile – he had an exhibition in Paris November-ish time and we just couldn’t get over. Hohum – I’ll just have to keep checking back just in case there’s another one.
Body Confidence, or lack thereof. We all have something about ourselves that we’d change, that we want to cover up – me, I’m on a diet and I’m happy with my weight but believe me google maps couldn’t find an ankle and the legs will be permanently undercover. SO! it was with great glee when I saw Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) post her #TenTweets featuring Hilda (a girl that does not live in Ireland I can tell you – the lack of wellies & brolly are the give away!)
So are you smiling?
Hello there! Long time no post…
I’m fascinated by weather. I tend to keep an eye on it if we’re ever going away and the difference between predicted and observed is great – how wrong or right did they get it?
So what makes me smile? The internet!
Previously the weather was simply something that was on after the evening news and a 5-7 day forecast on Countryfile.
These days there are websites such as :
Irish Weather Online (Facebook Link but excellent)
A Norwegian site: www.yr.no
are just a few samples
However my latest find is Earth Wind Map I could watch this for hours!
So yes Weather Forecasts make me smile (although I suspect the Maths involved would make me cry!)
I love love love miserable weather. I think in some places this puts me in the odd category but I don’t mind. So unfortunately for me I am still waiting. I think we would have been happy to have temperatures like this during the summer!
Today it’s a bit windy and the leaves are swirling and dancing. The entrance into the building is full of leaves – I was sorely tempted to stick around andnkick leaves for the afternoon.
So while I am still waiting for season appropriate weather I am holding off on having a Chai Latte. There is something about that frothy, sweet & spicey tea that brings winter to mind (my mind) – cold noses and cold fingers.
This morning I was going to indulge but it wouldn’t be the same. Yes it would be lovely – it’s lovely any time of year but it’s cosy at the cold time of year.
So like the child in the room alone with the sweets I have to pass the coffee shop every morning – will I have the chai latte now or will I wait for a more satisfying cup when the weather turns? Ok I’m an adult and can have both but somehow I know it wouldn’t be the same.
It’s at this time of the year you really can see the seasons change – for the most part over the year they simply slide into one another but not at the moment – it’s almost like one day you are coming home in broad daylight and the next day the sun is setting – a week later and it’s dark. I have to admit I love it – the lengthening and shortening of the days. I was talking to a friend recently and who is originally from Zimbabwe and she was telling me that when they were being taught in school about the shorter days in winter and longer in summer it meant nothing to them – it made no sense as their days stayed the same more or less all year – it was only when she came here that she realised what the teachers were on about.
This morning I woke up and it was pitch dark – no more morning walks (even though there weren’t too many in the first place – well not this year) – and it was the first morning that I was actually aware of the darkness. As I type the sky is brightening, some of the clouds are pink and there are trails from the planes. Soon this won’t be happening for at least another hour and then winter will have set in – going to and returning from work in darkness.
Speaking of work – must dash!
If there is one thing that I love it’s SNOW!! I just noticed that somebody mentioned they had snow and I thought jealously nice for them! I glanced at the window and realised we had snow too! I just bounced up and down the hallway and ran out into it. I’ve been promised we can both go out for a little while after QI but for now here is my Tilly (the car) in the snow:
I am going to have to dig out a notebook and start making lists.
I was in a shop this evening and I saw three things I wanted to get but I know in my heart and soul that I will have forgotten them by next week. Ok so they were games for my DS and I’d get more enjoyment if I bought them one by one but at least with the notebook I’d remember.
On a side note I got an email from my mother with photos of my niece – she really is just a little doll. I might have mentioned it in places but she really is the cutest thing and is growing out of her Winston Churchill phase. – I’m bold – sorry!