Weekly Stills

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1. A hot-a-doodle-doo burger from Byron Burger – possibly the best burger place I’ve been to.

2. King’s College, Cambridge.

3. Cat banner in a church in Cambridge (Michaelhouse Centre) which served rather good tea and home made biscuits.

4. Sushi feast after pao was sprung from hospital.

5. Rather cool dragon outside the Lego store in Bluewater.

6. Woolly bunny and rabbit.

7. Pretty flowers.

8. New jewellery making supplies – a bit of a departure from the pale colours I normally go for.

9. New tea cup and saucer – a gift from pao.

10. Low fat banana muffins I made on Saturday. Recipe soon!

Weekly Stills

I’ve been so busy this week but I did manage a few photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. We continue to be battered by torrential rain here. Even Noah would struggle! This is the Westgate Gardens last Sunday morning.

2. Knitted afternoon tea – good for the diet!

3. Markings on the ground in the Whitefriars in Canterbury.

4. Miss Flomp aka Tamyra who has stolen Sirius’ spot under the radiator.

5. Valentine’s Day cards. Ready to be opened in the evening.

6. We travelled to Cambridge late Thursday evening and were amused by this little reminder of home.

7. There were 14mph winds on Saturday morning and this is just one fence panel of many that would have come down in those winds.

8. Cambridge is full of bicycles.

9. Snowdrops are now in full bloom.

10. Amused by this disabled parking spot.

11. I managed to snap these students dressed up as Dr Who characters with K9 so pao could see. He was in a shop when they passed me.

12. Valentine’s messages in a Cambridge chocolatiers window.

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Just a few this week – been quite busy!

1. Cat in a sunny window.

2. Street art in Whitstable.

3. Huge Italian platter of food – arancini, calzone, mozzarella and tomatoes, chicken and prawn skewers ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Lots of rain fall has meant we have rivers bursting their banks – I’ve never seen the river so high.

5. pao enjoying a knickerbocker glory.

A Belated Ode to St Brigid 2014

IF you were coming in the fall,
I โ€™d brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.

If I could see you in a year, 5
I โ€™d wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.

If only centuries delayed,
I โ€™d count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Diemenโ€™s land.

If certain, when this life was out,
That yours and mine should be,
I โ€™d toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.

But now, all ignorant of the length
Of timeโ€™s uncertain wing,
It goads me, like the goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.

— Emily Dickinson

I love Emily Dickinson’s spare verse and had once entertained dreams of studying her poetry at graduate level. I didn’t manage it but I still love to read her poetry. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ten on a Tuesday: I am…

An unusual post this week!

1. I am a knitter. I love to knit – did you guess.

2. I am 8 pounds lighter!

3. I am feeling peaceful.

4. I am blessed.

5. I am happier than I have been in years.

6. I am enjoying a bag of delicious Cheetos.

7. I am working on a sock.

8. I am smiling.

9. I am reading ‘Police’ by Henning Mankell.

10. I am lucky to have a lovely husband.

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And of course, I have the best cats ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Stills

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1. Beautiful narcissi that filled the living room with their sweet scent.

2. Deformed prawn on a sun lounger. Otherwise known as badly sewn project from Mollie Makes magazine.

3. New sock! Yarn was a lovely gift from a friend.

4. pao brought me home these beautiful roses.

5. A lovely gift from a friend with our new WI logo on it.

6. Gorgeous view from Tankerton Slopes.

7. Saturday breakfast. Scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and muffins from the Farmer’s market.

8. Vintage cotton reel haul. I collect these cotton reels and was delight to find over 20 in some charity shops. They have the most brilliant colour names – these days it is all numbers. My favourites from this haul was ‘Leaf Mould’ ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Flooding of the Nailbourne River. It has been raining something chronic these past few weeks. This bench is normally surrounded by grassland.

10. Tamyra have a rest after playing!

Saturday Stroll

I am trying my best to try and get a bit fitter this year after a scary health screen which made me really think about what I was eating etc so I have taken to taking short walks when I can. This morning, we woke up to winter sunshine rather than rain so I nipped out and took a brief walk before the rain comes in an hour or so. It was gorgeously beautiful albeit chilly but I acquired a cozy new winter coat that is just perfect for this weather. You’ll see from the photos that we have had some serious flooding of the Nailbourne river but all the same it was a lovely walk.

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