George and I went to his daughter Kim`s for Christmas Day and stayed overnight. Whilst eating our lovely Christmas lunch – turkey and all the trimmings (of course) I was pleased to see the picture shown above hanging in their dining room. I took up painting seriously when I retired and, as my background had […]
This is a poem I wrote on board a gale-bound yacht in St.Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey, waiting for time, tide and weather to sail back to England and work. SEASORE Must I go down to the sea again? The Skipper`s mate oft cries As she stands in the shower of some far-flung shore Counting bruises […]
Well I looked at this title yesterday evening (Boxing Day which is a holiday in UK) and, being full of all the Christmas goodies, my well-fed brain did not respond immediately. Today is `back to work` day for some unfortunates (including George who does voluntary driving for the Hospital Car Service). Me? Well I had […]
The task for today (Christmas Day – is there no rest?) is to make a note of what we were doing at noon today and write about it afterwards – so …. Well today George and I are travelling about ten miles to see George`s daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter – we are in fact invited […]
Today the task is to record a conversation with an inanimate object – so here goes … LAPTOP; Huh – you took your time coming to me today. ME: For goodness sake – it`s Christmas Eve and I have other things to do. On top of that George didn`t feel too good this morning and […]
My eldest grandson (on the left) – he has done so well in his chosen career – I am very proud of him! I was surprised (and delighted) to see this photograph on a website.
Wow! Goosey and I have been nominated by cambiosdehumor for The Versatile Blogger Award – I am a bit speechless but have to carry on because Goosey will take over if I let him and his spelling leaves much to be desired this time of the evening. Anyway I am very grateful for the honour […]
In today`s challenge we are invited to tell you about the time we had to make a choice between two alternatives – and the one we chose was unpopular. For some years now George and I have supported the English charity – Samaritan`s Purse http://www.samaritantspurse/org/ and, through our church, we send shoeboxes each Christmas filled […]
What a wonderful trip to take from the comfort of your own home. He is a fantastic photographer.
Weekly Writing Challenge: Wrap It Up. So it`s nearly goodbye to 2012 and we are being asked to Wrap It Up or to put into words and/or pictures what this year has meant to us. One thing about getting old is how very quickly time passes – twelve months goes by in a flash. I […]