I realized this morning that I hadn't caught up the day-trip we took to Erddig, the National Trust estate in North Wales. No time like the present - or better late than never, depending how you look at it.
Erddig is a large house in the mid... Read more
In a way it doesn't mean much that it's Friday - it's not like I'm wrapping up a work week or anything. But sometimes there's something psychologically satisfying about Fridays.
It's been mostly a computer day, with a bit of laundry, a lunc... Read more
They don't have 'rummage sales,' or church or school 'bazaars' here - they have 'jumble sales.' Even tho the idea is the same there's something about the word 'jumble' I find enticing. Somehow I have this feeling I would be more apt to find a hi... Read more
I'm fighting with the computer again. It's winning of course - that's a given.
The past couple of days it's been getting slower and more sluggish and often refusing to load web pages at all. The 'net connection is fine - Himself is having n... Read more
I've gotten a few messages from people regarding the riots, where we are, etc.
We're good, safe 'n' sound. Our little village is kind of out of the way, off the beaten track, and nothing violent or scary is happening here, thank God.
W... Read more
I don't know where the day went. I was up before the alarm this morning - not long before, but a few minutes before. Technically, that means I had a few extra minutes with the day, but darned if I know where they got to.
We're thinking abou... Read more
...which pretty much describes today.
We did the groceries, I gave the ironing a miss, I fixed a couple of absolutely luscious nectarines for supper - some raspberries over, pretty AND delicious.
Other than that, I've pretty much been ... Read more
Let's deal with 'butter prints' first. What I found was this:
...and I quote: "The butter maker would put the butter up in pound prints." So the advertisement wa... Read more
We're out tonight and won't be back till late (late for me is midnight, lol), so I figured I'd do a 'shorty blog' as I won't have time later. Not to mention the fact that for those of you who plowed thru yesterday's (!) you probably would apprec... Read more
Hardwick Hall - more glass than wall."
Back on the 14th July we went to Hardwick Hall for the day. It's relatively famous, for a number of reasons. It used to belong to the Cavendish family - as in the Duke of Devonshire (ever see the film ... Read more
...who outranks Major Stuff - but I don't like dealing with Major Stuff, anyhow.
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This will indicate how close I'm getting to doing the blogs earlier in the day: it's 7 PM, though I won't post this till close-of-business, just in ... Read more
I was just saying to Himself I feel like Alice running with The Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass: I have to run as fast as I can just to stay in one place, because if I slow down, I'll end up moving backwards.
This new reboot keeps me... Read more
Day 2 of the nominal reboot went okay. I walked a little over three miles, in addition to the WiiFit.
Held the line on the diet - which wasn't easy, necessarily. I found some fresh nectarines at the store yesterday, and since they seemed to... Read more
Today being the first of August, I'm doing one of my mini-reboots - the first of any month always makes me think of New Year's, and I have a thing for The Clean Slate. (Not to be confused with The Clean Plate.)
I have to say, I enjoyed doin... Read more
And - here we are.
As given to me, the photograph-blog list only had 30 entries, so I'm making this one up.
I think this was a great blogging-theme for summer. I didn't write anything especially profound. No deep thinking or heavy intr... Read more