Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Where has the time gone?

I've not blogged for such a long time. I feel probably due to my job changing and working longer days. When the weekend comes I am so busy.
In the time I've been away I've actually learnt to ride a motorbike and pass my test. Such an achievement for me as its something I wanted to do 25 yrs ago. 
I've now got a naughty puppy as you can see, so lots of long walks ahead over the winter months ahead. I hope to get back blogging and reading your wonderful bloggs. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Flower festival

Our parish church has held a themed flower festival for the past 10 yrs. this year the theme was jubilation a and celebrations.
As it is my silver wedding anniversary next year I chose to do the celebration of marriage for my display.
The photos aren't very good as I used my phone camera. But I made a two tier cake using spray chrysanthemums. I also made a bridal bouquet and managed to fit a brides veil into the display. I draped the floor with a piece of lace to represent a train. I was quite pleased as I'm no flower arranger.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Summer garden.

I am shocked at the mess my garden has got into. The rain hasn't helped matters there are weeds everywhere. The fact that I have been studying has also greatly added to the problem. I don't know where to start.

Friday, 29 June 2012

This was Thursday afternoon, we had a torrential rain storm. The pictures are taken from the window so do not show clear images. We were very lucky, the water was about an inch below the front door step. Nearby homes were flooded and people were stranded in cars for hours.

My youngest son was bitterly disapointed as it was his school prom. Months of planning, dinner suit organised and  a hired limousine to travel in. We battled through the traffic and flooded roads to get to the boys meeting place, off they set and unfortunately they had a message to say it had been cancelled due to the weather. By this time the sun was out and the weather was nice all evening. I feel for the families who have struggled to provide their child with what they probably could not afford. I really think that the prom idea is a lot of pressure for a lot of people, whats wrong with a school disco to celebrate leaving school?

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Nursing has changed dramatically over the last decade. The good old days have gone when we had time to have a little fun. How the uniform has changed, control of infection would have a fit if I turned up in this uniform today!!

Bogged down!

I am currently studying a nursing course in sharp wound debridement! It is a task that I have done for twenty five years but there has never been a formal training course on the subject. So I have been spending my evenings and weekends off writing a 2500 word assignment. I am out of the study mode and struggling to concentrate. All I want to do is sit down with a hook and a ball of wool instead of this!!!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Appleby fair.

Although I didn't go to appleby this year I found some photos that I liked. I can count well over forty horses on this one. It's a rare sight and personally what the fair was once about. Today there are so many want to be's who really only want to be for the week of the fair if you know what I mean. Some nice photography.