A friend emailed this video to me, and I'm still laughing. Make sure you turn your sound right up before you play this.
Friday, 29 February 2008
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
This morning's news confirmed that it was in fact an earthquake, 5.3 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter was about 130 miles away from here, but only 50 miles from Sheffield where my son goes to university. I called to make sure he is okay, and he said he and his housemates (except one heavy sleeper) were all woken because the house they live in shook so badly. When it stopped they were all afraid it would start again, but it didn't.
So, everyone had things going bump in the night.
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Not a very imposing specimen. It's quite hard to get a picture because they're very low on the ground.
Now, here's one in my mother's garden, which is only about 10 minutes away from my garden.
It's weeks ahead of mine, and in much better shape. (For a start, it doesn't look as if it's been attacked by flamethrowers or caterpillars.)
Monday, 25 February 2008
Friday, 22 February 2008
If your monitor screen is dirty, please click here to have it cleaned.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
I drove down this country road which is called Swans Way on my way to visit my mother. As you can see it's only wide enough for one car, so there are passing places alternating on each side so that you can pull over and wait if you see another car heading towards you. I prefer to drive on this road at night because during the day you can't tell if anything is coming around one of the many bends, but at night you can see their headlights before they come into sight.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
I took my car (a Ford Focus) to be serviced, and the courtesy car I was promised was still out, so instead they let me have an Alpha Romeo! I've never driven one of those before. It's like driving a comfortable armchair.
Sunday, 17 February 2008
If I continue to received these comments despite word verification, I will try approving comments before they're shown. I'm just so worried that one of my visitors may click on one of these links and find themselves in trouble with viruses and goodness knows what else.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Here's a 360 degree look at the different canals that fork off this junction. You can just see the island with the sign post in the middle of the last picture.
We do need the frost though, my vegetable garden needs it to kill off any weeds and bugs that might be lurking around, and to break down the compost that's been dug in. I almost did some sowing last week, but I'm glad I held off now.
I won a prize in the recent One World One Heart event. Pamela from Quilts n More sent me a message to say that I won one of her postcards. I'm thrilled to bits, and I can't wait to see it.
Betty of Betty's This And That has passed on this award to me:
Blogging With Purpose Award Rules:
Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.
The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.
In their post about the award they need to link back to this entry.
Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to the above linked site.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Then I borrowed a hat and put the folded up comments into it. I gave it all a good shake.
Then I asked a totally unbiased observer (my mother) to draw a name out of the hat....
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Saturday, 9 February 2008
If you haven't visited her blog yet, why not use the link above and leave a comment to be included in her draw on February 14 (Valentine's Day). The subjects of her painting are lovebirds, which is very appropriate because of the date and the event. Good luck.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
ENTRY TO THIS DRAW IS NOW CLOSED (See post for February 14th to find out who won)
I've decided to join the One World One Heart Event, and this is my giveaway. It's a very small vase from the Argyll Pottery near Oban on the West Coast of Scotland. You can see how small it is because I held it in my hand for the picture (I don't have a giant hand).If you'd like to have a chance to win this vase, please leave a comment at the end of this post. If you don't have a blog, please make sure that you leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. The giveaway closes at midnight GMT on 13th February, and I'll draw the winner on the 14th in the afternoon.
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
I've also been over to visit Shirley at 100 Visions and Revisions and signed up for the draw for this lovely picture:
There are at least 150 participants in the giveaway so far, and we're encouraged to visit every single one of them and sign up for as many giveaways as we would like.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
The water feature in the centre of the square is called The River, and is reputed to be one of the largest fountains in Europe. The two statues in the bottom pool represent youth.
Saturday, 2 February 2008
I'm doing some research for an article I'd like to write about what happens to their pets when couples break up. I'd like to hear about personal experiences or the experiences of someone you know, or even someone you may have heard about. Just leave a message in the comments section, and I'll add it to my collection of information.
I'd really appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you.