Monday, 30 April 2012

April scavenger hunt

Yet again only some of this list lodged in my head and this morning I was left scratching my head wondering how I'd let two rock band nights go by without a single photo. What part of 'rock' didn't scream out at me as a good one for this month?

So, with apologies for rock in advance, here are my shots:

Our village steam is tiny, but the recent rain has washed down a WHOPPER of a log.
Not sure how clear it is in the pic, but the water is still high and it is stuck on a ledge, so the water must have been huge to get it that far.
Can't live without... I've been scanning more old photos and this is another that was tucked in the loft.
The chap in the middle is my Grandad-in-law in his WW1 regiment, who died in the 30s.
Also qualifies for amazing.
Left? Right? Straight down the middle?
Backwards? Whichever way, they seem to think they are winners!
Coming OUT of the New INN, Winshelsea.
I've mainly included this to show I didn't switch my brain off for the entire month!
I saw this vase on ebay and I treated myself - Royal Copenhagen from the 70s.
Through the power of the collage I have tried to capture the excitement of opening
the package but I'm not sure I'd be convinced if I were you!
You might think this is mainly green, but look, there's a bird on the feeder that isn't brown!
It's our first ever Goldfinch, and very pretty it is too.
On the move
My niece enjoying her second riding lesson.
The horse wasn't what you'd call a racer, but I think everyone enjoyed the trots.
Not often you can say that.
This is probably quite unclear, but by the corner of the pond we have some gravel.
In amongst that gravel are some rocks that I practiced writing on for a wedding last year.
The one on top at the moment reads 'Tim, Melon, Cheese'. What possessed me to write this I don't know.
My fingers after peeling this. All that effort and it was soooooo sour.
The white bits on the soil is hail. Spring - come back!
Poor Fireman Sam. 
I hope the graffiti clearing team did!
Thanks again to Kathy, I hope you have a brighter times very soon.

Friday, 13 April 2012

You can lead a horse to water

...but you can't make it buy expensive bras.
Oh dear, you'd think I would learn.

Last year I went to Rigby and Peller as one of my 52s and came away with a new bra size and one wonderfully comfortable, perfectly fitting and very expensive bra.

I only bought one, thinking smugly to myself that I would just pop out and buy a few more M&S versions which would be FAR more economic than taking out a mortgage to restock with the deluxe versions. This has not panned out too well.

I have now bought 6 cheap bras, all of which are pokey and uncomfortable in comparison to the Rolls Royce of the bra world. Two have been consigned to the recycling already for making me look mostly like this:

And two more are on the risk register because I'm sure they are doing this:

With my humble head on, I have just been and done what the lady in the shop said. I went to a reputable outlet, chose a few, took them to the changing room, actually tried them on, and bought the best, which at £27 wasn't too eye-watering.

So I hope to be returning to this very soon:

Note to self: don't google 'hills that look like boobs'. The results won't be what you expect.

Friday, 6 April 2012

The lengths I'll go to

... to make the diet regime interesting are turning out to be quite extraordinary.

Last night for tea I had a boiled egg and soldiers while Tim had a full on curry, rice, naan and poppadoms. I was in desperate need of redressing this huge imbalance.

So I started with the toast:

This isn't ordinary toast. Oh no.
This toast has a flower shape stamped into it. Oh yes.
Both appetising AND filling now, I should think.

Then I moved onto presentation, and this is what I came up with:

Check out that little fella - he looks like he makes a meal into a Feast.
You use your hammer and then your spoon and then his little hat to collect the shells in.
That makes the meal last, oooooh, 3 minutes at least. 

Wahey, tea suddenly looks delicious!
Curry? No thank you very much.