Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Happy New Year

Hope you all had a very merry and jolly christmas and will have a wonderful new year, may it be a good one and bring you hope and happiness, xxx

Saturday, 25 December 2010

My Little Angel

I have had a horrible christmas eve, my little grand daughter India Poppy has a broken leg, and spent all of christmas eve and half of christmas day in the hospital, she has been diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (type 1) and Congenital Pseudoarthrosis of Tibia. It is a complex genetic disorder, I looked it up on the wonder web and it sounds very frightening so I am of course worried, tearful and supporting my son and his partner, they are so scared and so young(21 and 27) so please prayer to whatever god or being you believe in and say one for my little princess. She is wearing a little cast on her leg and is still smiling as usual,bless her gorgeous little heart xxx

Saturday, 18 December 2010

A Favour to Ask of You

Hello My Lovelies,  I have a Great Favour to ask of you. Would you please take a peek at my Jewellery and Artwork blog and tell me what you think of my work, I value your opinion my dear friends, and would be very grateful for any comments or advise. Thank you, xxx

Monday, 6 December 2010

Hello Dear Ones

Hello my dears, I apologise for my absence but I have had some problems of late, personal and financial. The personal ones are still there, but are getting better, the financial ones are as abhorrent as ever. Ho Ho Ho but Christmas is well on its way so lets forget our troubles and get merry, and let us see what 2011 has in store for us all, much love and yule tide greetings to you and yours xxxxx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Words are Truly Wonderful

Words are so interesting, did you know that the simple phrase 'cellar door' is considered the most beautiful set of words, because of the way they sound. Phonaesthetics are words that are put together for the way that they sound rather than their meaning, I love this, I adore the sounds of some words, I love repeating words sometimes, the more you say the same the more magical they become.... what are your favourite words my dear ones, lets do a little survey and write down our magic words, share with us all xxxxx much love to all my cyber rangers xxxxx

Something for the Weekend?

I thought I would share some wonderful images of vegetable gardens to show that even vegetables can look as beautiful as they taste, bon appetite xxxxx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A Fleeting Visit x

Hello my dear friends, I am on a fleeting visit on borrowed internet, so I thought I would share some whimsies with you, fairy tale fashion is one of my many loves, so here are some favourite images I have stumbled upon as I tripped the light fantastic through the cyber halls xxxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Feeling Groovy!

II am feeling much better, thank you for your kind thoughts, I wish I could meet you all, you seem so nice. However, this may very well be my last blog for a while as my inter net is due to be cut off for a bit, bills bills bills, and no cash flow, how miserable it makes me, cyber communication is so much fun!
I will miss you all so much my dears so I will leave you with some more of my favourite discoveries from inter world and wish you much love for now, and I will be in touch when I can beg or borrow some cyberspace from somewhere, usually my sister or in-laws, thank heavens for family xxxx

Friday, 17 September 2010

the dreaded flu strikes!

Hello my dear friends, I write this in a fug of sneezing, coughing and spluttering. I hate runny noses and aching all over, that is my lot for the moment, dreadful flu, hot and cold, sore throat, tired and my eyes actually hurt!!! but still I write, because I miss you my dears - bless you all and love always to you and yours xxx

Monday, 13 September 2010

Sorry its been so long...

Hello dear ones, I have been sorting out the house, the garden, the allotment and my family. Also applying for jobs with no luck so far, I have been crocheting and drawing,   
All the products of my vastly depleting energy will, hopefully, be on the the Jewellery and artwork blog shortly.
My internet will be off for a while shortly so I will be on here less often for a while. I have a terrible ear infection, and feeling a little out of sorts, dizzy and off balance, although I live my life off balance, ha ha. much love to you all, until we meet again xxxxx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Oh the frustration....

I am so frustrated at the moment, I need to get over to the allotment to dig the soil over, weed it and harvest the fruits of my labour. I was ill on Friday, Saturday I was given a newish bed by my niece but had to collect it. Bearing in mind I have no car (I cant drive) I had to carry it from my nieces house. Terry and I only live five minutes walk from Jodis house, however carrying a memory foam mattress with no handles is awkward and five minutes seemed a lot longer. Then we had to take the bed itself apart and carry it home, five or six journeys later it was all in one place. Then came the fun part of putting the whole thing back together, first taking apart the old bed, phew - what a palaver....
so I didnt get to the allotment that day! Sunday was the in laws anniversary so didnt get to the allotment that day either!
Monday, had a hospital visit, got home, made lunch and finally got ready for allotment time, as I opened the front door the heavens opened and a thunderstorm started, aaaaaagggghhhh!!! I shut the door rather quickly and reluctantly removed my wellingtons. Yesterday had to restock the larder. I hate food shopping !! I came home and had to wait for the groceries to be delivered ... I thought I would go to the allotment after that, but I had crippling stomach pains so I  just had a bath and went off to bed instead.
Perhaps I will have better luck today xx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

I want to sleep in this bed...like the princess and the pea!


Childhood Tales continued

When I was a child I fell in love with words, I have been in love ever since. Words are so powerful, poetic, inspiring, terrifying, exciting and so much more than I am able to express. I am no William Shakespeare, even though I share his birth date, that unfortunately is all that I have in common with the wondrous wordsmith. I have already told you how I came to adore Tolkien, but Ifell for Enid Blyton first, and Beatrix Potter, Alexander Dumas and Oscar Wilde and J.M.Barrie, and so many other wonderful story tellers, I am always reading. I read 'Larkrise to Candelford' as a young teen, probably 13 or 14 and was mesmerised. Wuthering Heights took my breath away. I try to tell my tales through my jewellery and objects, but I am no great narrator. I admire the great narrative makers such as Lin Cheung and Mah Rana, their work is simply stunning and awe inspiring to me.
Lin Cheung created a locket with words from a poem engraved on it, the words are only visible when the necklace is breathed upon, by a lover of course who else would get so close to your neck... Gerd Rothmann designed a bracelet moulded to the shape of a clients wrst to be worn by his wife, the symbolic holding of his wrist over hers, how romantic and yet so simple... x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

I have been thinking deeply, dear ones, whilst digging on my allotment. My thoughts often wander during this meditative process, and many things float through my mind. Today, my fair ones, it was  Happiness and how to pusue it!
The strange idea of this being part of the American Declaration of Independence... what constitutes happiness? every one has their own version of happiness.
I feel that the media has confused many into believing that fame and riches will make them happy, so people are fighting for their '15 minutess of fame'. As if the world owes them something, and being on T.V. or in the glossies scandal sheets will earn them money and respect. I do not read the gossip columns, nor do I buy the scrappy mags that show so-called 'celebrities' showing their knickers or falling down drunk, and I find the whole idea rather tawdry and a waste of time. 
The pursuit of happiness is not about greed, the simplest things are what really make us happy.... I hope you find yours xxx

Monday, 30 August 2010

Memory Lane, such a rosy place...

I have been working on my allotment, and while working there I always have a memory rush. Today I was thinking about my favourite books. I had a vivid memory of when I first read 'The Lord of the Rings', my 'bestest' friend Maxine Esson and I were in the library at school, and she handed me a book and said' read this section it is amazing'. It was the part where Boromir is killed, and his funeral ritual was described so vividly it was breath taking. I read it and immediately went to find the other copies of the trilogy. I read it all in a few weeks, and have read it several times since, it still remains one of my favourite books.
Maxine was also responsible for the discovery of another of my favourite reads,' Nurse Matilda',by Chrstiana Brand, this was when I was about ten years old. I have asked other people about it and they look at me blankly, until Emma Thompson created Nanny Macphee, Ms Thompson cites Nurse Matilda as the inspiration for the films. Hurrah for Emma T. It is a wondrous tale of naughty, unruly children and truth and love and all the things that make a magical journey, read it yourselves oh fairest friends, I thoroughly recommend it for the child within us all xxx

Friday, 27 August 2010

Dark Fairy Tales

I have been reading old European folk tales recently,they are a fascinating read. The Russian one's are particularly interesting, all the principle men are called Ivan, and all the heroines are called Vasilisa. 
It seems that in Russian Fairy tales the women called the shots... and the men loved them for it! x