In between our eclectic activities life has been a little hectic. At our last appointment the midwife was a little concerned that baby wasn’t where he was supposed to be, so this week saw us taking a trip to the hospital for a scan. Fortunately our little monkey is just where he should be, and … Read moreA week in Hectics
We’ve all seen them, mile after endless mile, zigzagging the countryside. Often hundreds of years old and looking a bit shabby, with contemporary stock fencing running alongside. Comprising of countless tons of stone, gathered from the surrounding fields over the eons and formed into the convoluted boundary structures we see today. The scale of the … Read moreDry Stone Walling
Books are hugely important in our house. I have always been an avid reader and I need to spend at least a little time every day with a book or I get a little cranky! Every night, no matter how tired I may be, I have to pick up my book. Even if I can … Read moreWorld Book Day
How do you get to Wales in a mini? One in the front and one in the back. That’s one of my dad’s jokes that I’m looking forward to passing on to the next generation. And despite it being indisputably funny it has the added awesomeness of a second punchline. If someone replies ‘one in … Read moreHappy Wales Day
Due to the discovery of our impending family growth spurt our wedding plans were brought forward by almost a year, and with only about a month for the planning and preparation. We also wanted to do it with a very small budget as we are also in the process of moving house, and new arrivals … Read moreDIY Wedding
Have you missed us? Did you even notice our absence? 🙂 A blog is a strange creature, as the time since the last post gets longer the harder it gets to sit down and write! I stopped writing back in August for a good reason, and while the reason passed I still couldn’t seem to … Read moreAbsence makes the heart grow fonder
Breaking news: the hectic-eclectic mystery machine, which is the Mazda Bongo Friendee, is to be sold. This van, which we used to solve such crimes as the case of the missing midnight cheese, where we parked on the driveway of the family’s estate and steaked out the kitchen to discover who was sneaking about in … Read moreBye Bye Bongo, Bongo Bye Bye
Today’s Daily Prompt is “Always Something There to Remind Me” A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes. This song is special to both of us. It … Read moreTake me home
The Daily Prompt is a series of blog challenges we are prompted to do daily, hence the name. Today’s challenge is to write of a time when I was bamboozled by flimflam, hoaxed by hokum, or just plain hoodwinked by hornswoggle. I’d like to take you back through the mists of time, back to the long ago, … Read moreTall Tales
Symbols are important to all of us. We use hundreds of them, and recognise thousands more. They’re everywhere, from company logos to road signs and map icons. They represent language by symbolising sounds. They transcend language by simplifying complex ideas into universally understandable symbols. They have the power to evoke emotion within us, they persuade … Read morePatterns & Symbols 2
Since we started this blog 2 years ago many things have changed and yet many things stay the same. But as the blog seems to have been a constant I thought it might be time to pay it a little more attention so am doing the WordPress Blogging101 course. Today’s assignment is to “Introduce Yourself … Read moreAbout Us!
Today is Canada Day and being a proud Canadian I thought I would share a few interesting snippets with you … * Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else * Canada has the only town in the world with two exclamation marks – Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! * $100 bills are rumoured to smell … Read moreHappy Canada Day
We are at the halfway point in our diet challenge and I am seeing and feeling the results. I am a third of the way to my ultimate goal, I now weigh less than Chris, I feel better and my jeans fit better! Overall it does appear to be getting easier. There have been bad … Read moreHalfway celebrations
I try to go with the flow and accept that the universe doesn’t always agree with my plans, but some days are harder than others, and some setbacks can cause you to dwell. We recently found the perfect house, it was the dream, it had everything. It made me think it was why we missed … Read moreGo with the flow
Today this little fellow got a bit carried away and flew into the door of my office, he was a little stunned so I picked him up off the floor to put him somewhere safe. Of course while I was doing this I had to capture the moment, and as he held on to my … Read moreA Great Tweet!