Monday, 23 April 2018
Going to be rather busy over the next few days, as we are having a new bathroom (or rather - I'm told it will be a 'wet room') installed. I hope we'll both like it when done. We know the chap who's doing it. He built our friends (John and Milly) a new kitchen and made a lovely job of it, so fingers crossed.
Above is a snapshot of our garden pond. It's an old rubber horse bucket which I inserted into the garden last year, but our resident goldfish seems to like it.
Not been too well over the last few months, but seem able to get on with things a bit better now. Basically Anno Domini, but the medicos call it different things these days. I really don't like medispeak. Unnecessarily offensive. Won't go into that just now; might when convinced I'm completely better, but I really don't think even the cleverest medicos can do much to stop the march of Anno Domini.
Been reading the Forsyte Saga again - last read it about forty years ago- do you know, the characters haven't changed a bit in those forty years. Will try a Dickens or so next I think. Warm regards to you all. Mike.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Wandered round the garden the other evening (well, a day or so ago) and took photies. The garden is really starting to look quite colourful, and as grand daughter Lucy is here this morning, nominally keeping an eye on the old man, we discussed the matter and decided to make a 'blog entry' of the garden. The top picture is of wild violets (I think 'dog violets' is the correct term) They started to come into flower early in January then we had a good deal of snow, and they changed their little minds about the matter, but they've all decided that perhaps it really is spring now, and have all flowered again.
Should perhaps have explained that, ordinarily, Lucy is at Liverpool John Moores University, reading history, but she is enjoying the Easter holiday, and as her Mama (our senior daughter, Sarah) is taking Ann to hospital for an examination of one of her (Ann's) eyes, Lucy is staying here with me pro tem- she is nominally looking after me - but I shall have to make her a coffee in a min.
More later, next time I have someone here who can make the computer behave itself, as Lucy can.
Friday, 6 April 2018
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Can anyone tell me why someone writes the above photographed doggerell ? It is awful stuff. In the first two lines there is a false rhyme - home/own- dreadful! And as it goes on it gets worse. In my opinion an intelligent seven year old could better it. I'm a reasonable chap as a general rule, but this sort of rubbish makes me think that I'll try being cirmudgeonly for a while.!!!!!