Friday, 24 February 2012

15. - Starling Murmurations

Visit Somerset levels and watch the starling murmerations.  There can be between 1.5 and 3.5 million starlings meeting and displaying at one time.  It must be awesome.  As it's only a few hours from me this would be do-able next winter/spring (unfortunately highly unlikely this year).

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

My Bucket List.........................

Well, it's about time I started my bucket list. I'm not getting any younger and we just don't know what's around the corner.  I think I will make it flexible and add to rather than have a fixed number of things I want to do.  So here's the first few

1. Travel over Millau Bridge Massif Central

The Millau bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains is more than 300m (984ft) high – taller even than the Eiffel Tower. With its concrete and steel pillars soaring high above the morning fog in the Tarn Valley, the construction makes a spectacular sight. Construction began in October 2001 and was intended to take three years, but dragged even longer because of weather conditions. The bridge was built by Eiffage, the same company that built the Eiffel Tower. Taken from The most beautiful in the World

2. Visit the Taj Mahal

3. Read the next Kate Mosse Novel (Out in September 2012).  I was so excited when I found it listed on Shelfari just to discover it hadn't been published yet.

4. Make an acceptable bakewell tart.  My last few attempts have been poor.  Thank goodness for custard.

5.  Get some chickens 

6.  Go back and re-visit Rome

7.   Visit the Dordogne

8.  Spend a night at the Jamaica Inn Bodmin.

9.  Travel in my caravan through Austria, Switzerland and the
     Amalfi Coast.

10. Start learning more Italian 

11.  Vastly improve my French

12.  Spend a weekend at a French cookery school

13. Learn Yoga

As I am not superstiitious I will stop at 13 for now.


Spring is on the way.... Yipee

Monday, 20 February 2012

For Paula....... The Welsh Dresser

A new arrival joined our family in November, so it was a good excuse to get the knitting needles out. 

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kitchen Update

Following a flood in the kitchen diner last summer we decided to re-model the kitchen.  Hope you like the results.  

Still a bit of tickling around the edges to be done but we are pleased with the result so far.  We find that we are using the kitchen much more to congregate now the table has been put in the centre of the room.

 I have also added a few pictures of my favourite plates and pots which now live on the welsh dresser.

The plate in the back ground was made for me last christmas by my grandaughter so of course it takes pride of place.

Friday, 17 February 2012

What a Week.... What a year !

Well it has been problems from the start of the new year.. I didn't think it could get any worst but I was wrong.  This week gushing water called us all in to the lounge to discover the shower tray had split around the waste plug sending cascades of water into the lounge.  Buckets, dehumidifiers and stacked furniture set the scene for a few days.  Today I have been trying to locate a reasonably priced new bathroom suite, not as easy as you would imagine.   Then my youngest daughter's car broke down right on the traffic lights a few villages away and himself has spent the evening trying to dismantle the car to fit a new clutch !!  Having only just recovered from mending daughter number two's car, which had a broken crank shaft.

Add into the evasion two of my five children going through divorces (with 6 children between them), me awaiting redundancy and I just wonder what else can go wrong.  No wonder I haven't got any time to spend blogging and crafting.  If only..... In an ideal world!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

What have I done !!!!!!!!!!

On deciding to add a new blog I seem to have lost all my prevous blogs on my home page.  I suppose that will teach me for being away so long and getting out of the swing of using this blog site !!  I will try and rectify it as soon as possible.  Meanwhile '@Suzie and Patch are making noises that they want to go our for a walk in the snow.