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Thursday, 27 January 2011


This little glass angel was part of a Christmas gift I received this Christmas - and she is just right for today's word.

I'm having a bit of a hard time with my mouth after getting the two teeth taken out on Monday. The bottom socket has got an infection and I'm now resorting to having to take antibiotics. I'm feeling quite under the weather, but hopefully will be back to normal very soon!


Wednesday, 26 January 2011


What could be sweeter than sugar!
Caster and Granulated


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Cold and Time

Hmmmmmm - I think it's about time I defrosted my freezer again!


Yesterday, I had two more teeth extracted, taking me further along the path to my goal of getting rid of them all. I've been having trouble with my teeth (teeth breaking and crumbling, getting numerous abscesses etc) for years now and finally decided that enough was enough.
It was the turn of the last of my molars yesterday and oh my, they really did not want to come out. None of the other molars were too difficult, but these two took the dentist 40 minutes of struggling before they relinquished their grip. I was ok while it was all going on, but today, my mouth and jaw are definitely feeling the ill effects of all those struggles.

My next appointment isn't until 21st February, so it will have plenty of time to heal before then.


Friday, 21 January 2011

Pink and Mulitcoloured

Yesterday's word was 'Pink' and this bag fits the bill!

It's my happy bag because it has a big smile! lol This is the bag that I take my crochet stuff in when I am babysitting.

Speaking of crochet - today's word is 'Multicoloured' and this is some of my yarn stash!


Wednesday, 19 January 2011


I was writing some Postcrossing postcards today and I always highlight the ID number, using this ....

Perfect for today! :-)


Tuesday, 18 January 2011


White would have been easy a week or so ago, what with all the snow still lying around up here!
I'm not complaining that it's all gone though ..... at least for now!

So, with no snow to photograph, I took this instead. The only one of my Little Apple Dolls to have white hair.

Of course, I have yet another birdie shot to share today! :-)
Here are a chaffinch on the left and a goldfinch on the right, sitting right at the top of a big old pine tree in my garden!


Monday, 17 January 2011

It's going to be ....

... a colourful week!

The prompts for Monday to Friday are all colours, beginning with 'Orange'!

I can't help taking more photographs of the beautiful birds that come to feed in the garden. I took this one earlier today. It's a goldfinch, but seems to be lacking the red around the face for some reason.

I have stopped buying the mixed seeds for the birds because they just seem to ignore it completely. Instead, I am buying sunflower hearts and black sunflower seeds - both of which all the birds seem to love! They also love peanuts and fat blocks and balls. I've started making my own fat blocks, which is working out much cheaper than buying them!


Friday, 14 January 2011

Two-day Catch-up.

Yesterday, the word was 'List' and what better list than this week's Our Space prompts!

Today's word is 'Wire', but I suppose this would be better described as 'wiring'. Yes, it very dusty ..... but life is too short to dust the garage.
Sue me! lol

Finally today, a rare visitor to my garden popped in this afternoon. A red-legged partridge.
In my haste to photograph it before it ran away, I failed to notice my camera was on totally the wrong setings and the image was almost completely black. This is the best I could do to improve it, but it's still rubbish.

I so wish I could take pics from outside, but there is nowhere for me to hide, so I have to content myself with having to shoot through a triple-glazed window.


Wednesday, 12 January 2011


I have cheated because, obviously, this wasn't taken today!

Here are my granddaughter Aaliyah on the left and my great-nephew Mark on the right, having fun on Christmas Day!


Tuesday, 11 January 2011


The word today is 'Beginning'.

I begun this book long before Christmas and I still haven't got beyond the fourth chapter!

In case you're curious, it's 'Relentless', by Dean Koontz!


Monday, 10 January 2011


I am hoping to get back to taking a photo each day from the prompts on "Our Space". I have been very bad and have neglected it for a few weeks. Ooops.

So, today the word is 'Frozen'.


Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year

Six days late, but better late than never!

So, on the 2nd, we all went to my sister and brother-in-law's house, where the men played snooker and the ladies played this:

Just Dance 2, on the Wii! Possibly the most fun game - ever! :-)

There was a partial solar eclipse visible from the UK earlier this week. However, the sun stubbornly refused to emerge from behind some clouds until after the eclipse has finished. So, this is as close as I got to photographing it ...... taken with a piece of welder's glass in front of the camera lens:

The poor birdies in the garden are so hungry just now. I am feeding them every day and have five feeders hanging from the trees. This is one I got from my brother-in-law. It's filled with black sunflower seeds and also, sunflower hearts. The goldfinches love them!!

The poor quality is due to the fact that the tree is a fair distance away from the house and also because it was taken through a triple glazed window!