Monday, 15 May 2017


I must say I'm not very speedy on this Indian inspired glasses case but I have done a bit more.

I've used shisha mirrors for the first time on this piece. For anyone who doesn't know what they are, they are tiny pieces of glass that are held in place with embroidery.
I enjoyed doing these so much that I can see I shall use them more often.

It's a shame that my photography skills are useless as the colours of this do not show up very well, but they are vivid in real life.  I'll mess about with the next lot and see if I can work out how to take a good photo.  
Patience is not my strong point with anything other than needlework.

I found these in my stash of bits and pieces and am going to add them along the bottom somewhere.
Again poor photography.
I should ask Sandra here for some tips, she's brilliant at it .

Might as well throw in a cat, here's Willow the velcro cat. She sticks to me like glue.
Sleeps on the end of my bed an lays right on front of me when I'm working.
How can I get cross with her, I just can't.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Today was car boot day but not very good pickings.  We left early thinking it was not on and it was but still it got us out of bed early so nothing was lost.

On the way back we always stop of at the local supermarket to pick up odds and ends and have a coffee and read the free papers.  

After we had finished we made our way back to the car and I had a temporary loss of sight in one eye.

Below is the cause.

I f you look closely you can see that an Elm tree seed has managed to blow behind my glasses.
We stood in the car park and laughed so much I think the other shoppers thought we were crackers. lol
But we do see the funny side of most things, thank goodness.

What are the chances that this would happen again? 
Excuse the hair, I don't tend to look my best at the car boot, lol

Thursday, 11 May 2017


This is Rupert's tummy.
I'm thinking I might hire him out as one of these.

A mike boom.

What do you think?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Can you spot two frogs in my friends pond?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Saw this card in the local shop.
If you love your cat you'll put up with anything, lol

Sunday, 7 May 2017

RUPERT 0 - 9

This is where I started off my life, inside Mummy Polly's tummy.
See how fat she is, there were 4 of us inside there, it was a bit cramped I can tell you.

Here I am just one day old on Mummy's hand


A few more days and I am fluffing up.


 This was my favourite toy when I was a tiddler

 Mummy Polly did a good job and fed us all right up until we were 14 weeks old before she had had enough and pushed us all off.


 I'm 2 here, look what a hansome beast I have become.

 And finally here I am now, 9 years old in a couple of weeks time,  all majestic looking and with the biggest whiskers you will ever see.

Friday, 5 May 2017


It all started over 2 years ago when the next door neighbour decided to sell the house on the corner.
His father came over to uk  from Poland to fly for the RAF in the war and stayed.
He was here when we moved in and we had a good relationship with him for 45 years.
He was eccentric and hoarded every little thing, the back garden was a jungle and the garage was full to the brim with useful things, but all the same he was a lovely man and we were sad when he passed away.
No need to tell you that the cats loved that garden and Ben liked them and allowed them free access,.

Then the so called renovations started.
Maybe some readers will remember me moaning about the mud that was being trodden in and the noise.
This was the back of the house with all trees and bushes removed.

Same at the front, no trees or bushes left and more mud to tread in.

This is what it looks like now and it has been sold for just under £1,000,000.
As you can see there are leylandii strategically placed for effect, but all the rest of the surrounding area is block paving.
Not much good for birds , insects or even my lot.

The new neighbours move in today and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they 
1. Like cats
2. Like foxes
3. Like seagulls
otherwise I can see things might be a bit sticky.
Keep your fingers crossed.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Have you ever had a song on your brain that you can't get rid of?
I have this song that has been going round all night and is still there today and its driving me NUTS.

I love the song but I'm slowly going off of it. lol

 Any ideas?

Sunday, 30 April 2017


With reference to my last post.  
Beware, this it what could happen if you are sleep deprived. lol

Friday, 28 April 2017


Many moons ago when we were frisky young things a double bed was the required sleeping requirement.
spooning and limb wrapping was the norm, we were of course young and supple then.


Then as time went by, I got hot and he got cold and the duvet was constantly being fought over so we bought two single beds, but as a placater we pushed them together therefore making a kingsize bed.
This worked for a time but restless legs etc meant that both sides of the bed were needed to hang out from and so they were pulled apart and we each had our own duvet.

Then the snoring started.......

As Tom falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow I was the one left unable to sleep because of the snoring that he insisted he did not do.
No amount of shouting made any difference as he stopped for a bit and then started again.

Problem solved.

I have now moved into another room and its pure bliss.  I can have the windows open (tom likes them closed)  I can't hear the snoring and  I LOVE IT.

I must admit I felt a bit mean at first but it didn't last long and honestly I wake up refreshed and ready for the day whereas I was grumpy first thing in the morning before.

So, if you're having trouble and you have a spare room I highly recommend it.