Wednesday 31 December 2014



Wishing all my bloggy friends a HAPPY and HEALTHY 2015 and hoping it's everything you are wishing for!

Credit to BethRimmer and CAJoline.



Following a very harrowing few days for these two very special girls, a trip to the seaside was the order of the day.  We visited the sites, enjoyed a fish and chip lunch, ate ice cream, dawdled along the prom and then, just before we set off for home, they wanted to dip their toes in the sea.  And why not! As I watched them enjoying the experience I saw in my mind's eye the beautiful memory that moment would always be.  But it never would have evoked the same magic had it not been transformed itself!

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Update ..

Following his cardiac surgery Matthew is home and doing very well.  Thank you, my bloggy friends, for your good wishes and kind words.  :D

Thank You ...

A special thank you to Marie and Bev who can always be depended upon to pick up the batten.  :D

        Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2015.

Monday 15 December 2014


Hi folks, just a quick note to let you know you probably won't hear much from me over the next week or so because our son Matthew is to undergo major cardiac surgery tomorrow.

However, whilst I'm away Mabel has insisted on stepping into the breach and has answered Marie's  call for a theme of WINTER at Take a Word this week!  She even favoured me with a sprinkling of the white stuff.


Take care!

Tuesday 9 December 2014


If you look through a Gothic window there's no telling what you'll see. Something vintage perhaps.

Created for the Three Muses challenge where this week we're  taking inspiration from a Vintage Gothic Arch theme.

Credit to KerstenFrank and OnsidianDawn.

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Sunday 7 December 2014


I'm not a fan of November.   It's misty, murky, damp and miserable and I have to keep reminding myself that December will be along shortly promising bright, crisp, cold days full of light.  So when December arrived last week it was time to be out and about.  We chose a trip to the east coast.  Scarborough or Whitby - either would be a treat.  But Whitby won in the end.
As we came in over the top of the Yorkshire moors we spied Whitby below and we knew we were in for a lovely day.
The sun was shining, so the day was bright and full of light, and the sea was calm enough to capture almost perfect reflections.  I had two cameras with me and I made full use of both until the batteries gave up.
The Abbey on top of the cliff ... it gets nearer to the edge every time we visit.
Then there was a little bit of drama.  As we were peering over the sea wall the lifeboat was launched .. off to rescue a small boat in difficulties.   It was almost out of frame before I could capture it on camera.  The little boat was brought safely back to harbour.
Then it was time to make our way home across the Yorkshire moors where someone, a few years ago, thought it would be amusing to 'trim up' one of the pine trees by the side of the road in full Christmas style.  It WAS amusing and on this trip we counted seven fully laden 'Christmas' trees all ready for the  festive season.


We have ANGEL as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and  that reminded me of the girl I saw a week last Tuesday looking for all the world a little bit worse for wear and I thought  .. is that a fallen angel?  Perhaps it was or perhaps she was only taking a breather before catching up with her friends at the next cocktail bar!  Who knows.

Credit to SharingTubes, Starscoldnight (DA) and RubyBlossom.

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Tuesday 2 December 2014


WHIRLS and SWIRLS are required this week at the Three Muses so I looked for a girl in a swirly whirly hat.  Ta Dah!

Credit to SharingTubes.

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