January 7, 2018

Zingy and limey with not a tinch of rum in sight 

I’ve started this blog entry around five times.  Let’s finally settle and call this the sixth and final version (more for my sanity rather than yours).    In the madness of December, a whole array of things ‘got in my way’ that prevented me from finishing it an...

November 14, 2017

Thought of the week 

“When you go Home, tell them of us and say;

For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today” 

John Maxwell Edmunds 1916.

How humbling, how true.

Interior of the week

Neon Lighting

I’ve oft had a thing for neon lighting but the one thing that stops me in my tracks and makes me quickly backpedal is how expen...

October 31, 2017

This week’s sentiment

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ Audrey Hepburn.

Humble beginnings in an outdoor space
Some of the best humans I know have come from these.  Humble beginnings teach you to be appreciative, respectful and mindful. So news this week that following the imminent unleashing of the...

October 24, 2017

Word of the week 

Maybe the story about the spider mutation this autumn lay dormant in my subconscious when I chose this word of the week as at first sound it could be referring to a small cute spider with tiny feet?  But alas no, the word of the week is actually a light weight flannelette that is used for nig...

October 17, 2017

It's all gone a bit serious with topics this week.  But still, relevant and real and happening.  All part of the HIYOS mantra.

Literature of the week

Multi award winning actor, Tom Hanks has written a book of short stories and apparently it’s a very good read. Thinking about it, he must have read a million...

October 10, 2017

Question of the week (aged 5)

Mum, why is bird poo white and not brown?
Answer - No idea

surprised face*

Picture of the week

*note - one thing you will realise one day, little 5 year old, is that all the adults (who in your head know the answer to everything) are doing the above (maybe not the eyeliner bit).


October 2, 2017

This week's question (from a 5 year old)

Q: Can bumble bees still fly in the rain?

A: Yes

Retort: Ok, good.

Drowning in a sea of information, being what feels like constantly bombarded with creativity and beautiful things (in a good way) and with so much to read and understand and learn, I get genuinely overwhelm...

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