I’ve been making lemon curd today. The house smells lovely. I keep the recipe in a note on my phone. I keep a lot of recipes on my phone because they’re easy to access. I keep notes on future blog posts, shopping lists, book lists - there’s no end of uses for the notes app! Whilst … Continue reading If The Founding Fathers Had Smart Phones..
I don’t like Mondays and today wasn't improved by a prompt I had everything and nothing to write about. The voices in my head said 'can you feel it?' So... Here I go again! I guess you could say that music was my first love. I was raised on Country but I LOVE Rock and … Continue reading If Music Be The Food Of Love..
A bite is often used to describe a segment. A piece of a chocolate bar, a snippet of conversation, a couple of minutes out of the day. They can be a useful way to sample something, to see if you like it - or they can be manipulated to be a wholly incorrect version of … Continue reading Just a Bite..
Life isn't a straight line from the cradle to the grave. It's a series of curves, some are gentle, the curve is so gradual you don't even notice it. The kind of curve you don't notice until you look back and can't see where you were before. The curve of education, learning a little more … Continue reading Lessons in Map Reading for Life
When my kids were little they used to refer to the basement at my in-laws house as the 'under-the-neath' which I always thought was amusing. It doesn't have a standalone meaning but it definitely should. I have a great fear of basements unless they're ones you can walk out of. The basement at my in-laws … Continue reading What Lurks Below
Of all the parts of the body, to me, hands are the ones with the most meaning and least considered. If you were asked right now what body part would you least like to lose, what would you choose? Your eyes? Your voice, hearing, a leg? I can pretty much guarantee a hand wasn't the … Continue reading Take my hand..
If you look around you. At the grocery store, the doctors office, the swing park. In newspapers or on TV or the radio. Over the garden fence or under the boardwalk and ESPECIALLY on social media you'll find a common thread running through. It's not a pretty thread. It's a murky color and it's scratchy. … Continue reading Dish the Dirt!
Last year I wrote a Dear Ex blog post full of embedded song links. It was a lot of work! Because I’m as dumb as I look I thought I’d do it again to amuse you so, without further ado, I give you - well, a Social Distancing play list! So here I am in … Continue reading Is It A Post?! Is It A Playlist?! Sing Me A Song!
Sometimes the lengths I'll go to in preparing a prank amaze even me. I'm quite sure there are a lot of Hollywood stunts that haven't had as much thought and practice put into them. Many of my little escapades involve the victim bringing it on themselves. They're kind of my favorite as they're the least … Continue reading Opening Pandora’s Box..
When plotting new tricks in the kitchen, I ponder the things that I'm rich in. I have friends who share giggles, Whilst reading my squiggles Of my pranks and the reasons I'm bitchin' Today's prompt from Ben Huberman over at Discover is 'joke'. Hey Ben, I've got a prompt for you for tomorrow. Community Pool! … Continue reading Life’s a joke!!
If there's one thing I love about humanity it's the irrepressible abounding creativity in choosing to overcome trials and tribulations. Don't be fooled by carefully curated news stories designed to leave us in fear and isolation. There are more wonderful stories than you can possibly read if you alter your settings to see them. Enjoy! … Continue reading The Best of Times in The Worst of Times.
"When I'm worried, And I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, And I fall asleep, Counting my blessings." I love the movie, White Christmas and I always loved the scene with this song. It's funny isn't it? How some things really stick with you? When times are rotten it really does help … Continue reading Sheepishly Grateful
It's a beautiful Spring Day here in NC so I thought I'd share some pics from my garden Is this not a beautiful tree? I love how it's arms are wide open, hugging the day. This tree is just shimmering. If anything can make you believe in fairies it's this tree. I wonder if they … Continue reading It’s Spring!
Hello from North East North Carolina! I'm finally moved, still have a veritable mountain of boxes to unpack but we're currently (slowly) having a new HVAC system installed so unpacking is halted because they're running ductwork everywhere. It's slow because it's a two man team and it may be slowed further by the Dreaded Lurgy … Continue reading Hello from North Carolina!
The Confession first . I’ve started to hate blogging. ‘I must write a blog post’ has landed right up there with ‘I must unclog the toilet, balance the checkbook and bath the cat’ (none of which I ever do but you get the picture - I don’t want to do them so I don’t!) Yes … Continue reading A Confession, A Resolution And NO Eff Words … But There’s Shit. Definitely Shit!!
Taughannock Falls, NY 2019 Gosh it's been a crazy couple of months. I haven't had time to read never mind think. Something had to give as I was extremely overloaded. Princess PITA's spinal surgery and her subsequent terrifying pulmonary embolism. Trying to get a house ready to sell and finally getting it on the market … Continue reading Did you miss me?!
I just heard from the eyeball neuro. No brain tumour but she needs to look at the aneurysm thing in greater detail. My thinking is if it doesn’t have a flashing neon sign saying ‘aneurysm this way’ - I ain’t concerned!! It showed up that I have a very deep seated sinus infection which she’s … Continue reading Update On My Low Hanging Balls..
Thank you for putting up with me! Thank you for reading my crap. Thank you for your comments, you've made it a great year and I've truly appreciated just how horribly bored you must be!
After much fuckwittery, I’m having the MRI/MRA of my brainium on the 31st. They’re knocking me out because it’s going to be a long one. I saw the ophthalmic neuro in Rochester on Dec 5th and she said it would probably be after Christmas because of booking an anaesthesiologist as well as the mri thingummyjob. … Continue reading The Saga Of Behind The Eyeball or How To Deal With Incompetent Lazy Fuckwits.
Hey everyone, I want to draw your attention to some of the podcasts by my fellow blogger, Bottomless Coffee He’s interviewed a great many of the bloggers I follow and I’ve loved listening to them. Sometimes people can miss the inflections present in speech when they read instead of hear. Intent can be misinterpreted and … Continue reading It’s Good To Talk!!
A couple of months ago I followed Bottomless Coffee’s lead and invited questions from all of you. You can read that here. That was a lot of fun and I thought it would be nice to do it again so, leave a comment with any questions you would like to ask me! You can ask … Continue reading Ask me anything!
Some thoughts to ponder today.. Public Service Announcement: Having lost my mind I ordered a peppermint mocha coffee this morning. It was *%¥@# AWFUL. You can save money by squeezing 6” of toothpaste and 8 tablespoons of sugar into your coffee to recreate the shite at home I had one mouthful and then shared it … Continue reading Monday, Monday..
Here, if needed, is proof of why I should NEVER be left to my own devices.. I've tried to add as many bloggers as possible. If I follow you and you're not here thank your lucky stars it's because I ran out of original sin!! ‘Twas The Blog before Christmas And throughout WordPress Not a … Continue reading ‘‘Twas The Blog Before Christmas…”
There’s a lot of crap on social media. A lot of ‘if you don’t do x then y will die/Bill Gates will donate a dollar/ share this or you don’t care about cancer etc. it really pisses me off that people are so gullible or so in need of approval they repost and share this … Continue reading I’m Glad I Tell Ya! Glad Up To Here!
In keeping with Rakkelle and Bottomless Coffee I’ve decided to stick with the ‘Ask me anything’ theme. Let’s see where it goes! You can ask any questions here in the comments section between now and Thursday and I’ll answer them on Friday - here goes nothing!!
My fellow blogger, Bottomless Coffee gave everyone the option last week to ask him anything. He’s going to make it a weekly thing where people get a chance to pick the topic and then ask questions on the topic. The first topic chosen was himself so we all asked him questions about him, his thoughts, … Continue reading Reader Request Friday’s!
Halloween is over for another year. You can always tell because BOOM! Christmas shit is everywhere. I’m already sick to the eyeballs of ‘snowy white snow and jingle bells’ Seriously, who writes this crap? That’s a whole ‘nuther post. This may go on record as my most boring well behaved Halloween ever. It was just … Continue reading Trick or… Bitch?
... but falling apart is dead easy!! It's been a funny couple of weeks. I had a headache the day after I flew home from Ireland which I put down to jet lag after a long flight and then an equally long drive home. Literally!! Six and a half hours on the plane, seven hours … Continue reading Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…
I stole this from Melanie at Sparks From A Combustible Mind and it looked like fun! Feel free to join in! 1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes I love it. I have found I prefer 'whiter' blue cheese like Danish to 'yellowy' blue cheese like Stilton though. I adore Stilton soup and white Stilton with … Continue reading Blogging On The Bathroom Wall
Have you ever noticed how news sites and other media malarkey is full of *big* people? People the world considers "important"? Have you ever met anyone famous? Were you in awe? Why? What have they done for you? I'm grateful everyday for the "little" people in my life. People who aren't rich. Aren't famous. Aren't … Continue reading The Most Important People In The World.
The Haunted Wordsmith has a story tag which she starts and then passes the baton. You can continue it to where you want! There are no set number of days/ blogs it must run so anyone can choose to finish it or extend it. This is her start to the story and the following progress … Continue reading (Finish The Story Oct #3) ‘Number 604’
This weeks challenge from Esther Chilton is Favourite Indulgence. Click the embedded link if you'd like to join in the fun! I have a natural ability To disrupt and destroy the tranquility I’m a bit of a prankster So if you’re a wanker Behaving’s an improbability.... So when asked for my favourite indulgence My thoughts … Continue reading My Favourite Indulgence
Esther’s weekly challenge is to write something on the subject of favourite songs, music or artists so without further ado, my playlist.. I know I once said that I’m yours... and I was - for the longest time but guess what Mr. Know-It-All? SO WHAT?! You’ve been talking in your sleep about your new Dark … Continue reading Dear Ex…
So here I go! I'm off for a week or so to Georgia and North Carolina. I'll be travelling through New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina to Georgia then back through Georgia, South Carolina, stopping in North Carolina to see Fartichoke then Virginia and either WV or DC to … Continue reading Vroom, Vroom!!
You know how it is - you read a blog. You love a story and you go to comment. There's a lot of comments there already so you read through them and some of them are hilarious! You click like on a couple, you reply to a couple of comments as well as making your … Continue reading PSA: “Liking” Comments on Posts.
I'm so lucky! I actually won a prize for signing up for something for the first time ever! The lovely Jane at Jane Ridgewood created a lovely giveaway to launch her #readwithJane book club and Etsy store which you can read more about here Read With Jane I received my prize yesterday (with super fast … Continue reading Lookee, Lookee At Who Got Lucky!!
I was nominated by Rory or was it Scrappy?! for the Friday Funday Challenge – Game On – You Name It! The Friday Funday Challenge was created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and it’s a weekly questionnaire with a twist! He asks19 questions, and nominates three bloggers who have to answer 16 … Continue reading Thank Fun it’s Friday!!
I follow a lot of blogs.. an awful lot of blogs in fact! I also leave a heck of a lot of comments. I got told five or six times yesterday by people that they'd found comments I'd made in their spam comments folders - on checking WordPress help pages I found that 'excessive' comments … Continue reading Spam! …or How WordPress thinks I talk too much!
So you decided you were going to start a blog huh?! You found WordPress and here we all are but - it’s not all that easy is it? There’s a lot of potential pitfalls before you can share your fantabulous content with a waiting world. This post is intended to help with the basic pitfalls … Continue reading So You Think You Can Blog?! Helpful Hints For The Bloggy Bewildered!!
So What is Mystery Blogger Award? “This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award
I was nominated by that bloke, fella-meladdo Guy Called Bloke for a Liebster. As we all know, Liebster doesn’t mean give the cranky britch sweeties... but it bloody well SHOULD!! I’d like to express my disgust and outrage at this travesty of needless confectionary withdrawal and put in a request for fruit salads and black … Continue reading Liebster Schweebster
I was nominated by Kristian at Tales From The Mind of Kristian. If you read Monday and Tuesdays posts you’ll know that this is one of my favorite blogs. Enjoy!! Today’s quote comes from Charles H Spurgeon and it’s how I want to live. ‘Carve your name on hearts, not marble’
Today is my 3 month blogiversary - or blirthday if you will! I started this blog on February 1st 2018 and it seems like just yesterday and at the same time, much longer since I started this debacle! I'm in awe of my followers and really appreciate all of you. I am STUNNED that I've … Continue reading My 3 Month Blogiversary and Ferrero Rocher Cake!
Having created a way to recognise blogs that entertain, me, move me and make me think I now have the incredibly hard part of choosing which to nominate. As a recap, this is not bound by any rules. It doesn’t require the recipient to do anything. Its just something from me to you that’s a … Continue reading My Recommended Blog of the Day 04/18/18
This story is a group effort. Denny and Em decided to write a chain story and invite others to join in so, with no ideas of what story we would write, I jumped! 10 different bloggers worked on this, me included. Everyone took the story a little further while trying to keep it in line … Continue reading A Dead Man Walking – Ten Bloggers Tell a Tale..
I was asked a question recently after spending a great deal of time helping someone with a problem they just couldn’t understand. It was.. challenging and I’ll be honest, very annoying because it was really simple. Eventually I found a way to help them understand thankfully. Afterwards I was asked why I bothered, “it wasn’t … Continue reading Be a Virus
Many thanks to A Guy Called Bloke for nominating me for this challenge, I’m going to enjoy this!! This challenge was created by TinTins and it’s a lot of fun The Rules: • Choose a song that beats the nominators choice…doesn’t matter if its a cover, its about performance, lyrics and feeling the groove! Name … Continue reading The Spectacular Song Off!!
I’m so grateful to have been nominated for this by The Blogging Detective. I'm just sorry this is day three and I don't get to pontificate at you lol any more!! For my last quote from a song I’m going with Dolly Parton. Growing up her music always signaled good times because my mum was … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – Day Three
I am thrilled to be nominated for this by The Blogging Detective I’m sticking with songs for day two and I’m taking you on a trip in the way back machine to the 80’s with Hazel O’Connor and Eighth Day Apart from this song being so much fun to sing along to it was a … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – Day Two
I was absolutely delighted to be nominated for this by The Blogging Detective - thank you so much! When times have been tough quotes and music have sustained me. From Winston Churchill ‘When you’re going through Hell, keep going’ to Billy Ocean ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. One of the songs … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – Day One
You know how other people can take something beautiful and making it better? Kind of like a oyster and a pearl? Yeah not me. I take an oyster and boom. Houston we have a landfill. This post started because the adorable Tintins found a challenge on Pensitivity101's blog that was originally set by Joelle . … Continue reading The Thought Train is now approaching “Pet Peeves”..
I’ve decided I want to create my own form of recognition. Not linked to anyone else’s rules. Not one that requires the recipient to do anything. Just something from me to you that’s a heartfelt and sincere appreciation of the entertainment, enlightenment and empathy I’ve come to expect. I intend posting these recommendations two or … Continue reading My Recommended Blog of the Day – 03/21/18
I’ve had a nomination from the two lovely bloggers below which I’m chuffed to bits with! It’s a real thrill when someone has a chance to nominate a blog as worth reading - and they pick you! I also love having the opportunity to introduce you to other blogs you may not have found yet … Continue reading A Versatile Blogger Award!
I've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the ever lovely Jo at Working Mom's Hustle and also by Kai at Kailah's Site The Versatile Blogger Award was the first type of award I received so I have a special affection for it. I love these things. They aren't a speedy post to write … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
I feel very privileged every time I get an award. Someone has had the opportunity to acknowledge other blogs they enjoy and want to share - and they picked me! MEEE!! It’s humbling and I do like to reciprocate. These posts take me AGES to consider so please don’t underestimate the regard I hold for … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award
Ive been asked a few times why I chose my blog name “Bitchin’ in the Kitchen” People seem to think I should perceive it as derogatory to use the word “bitch”. Here’s my reply. The expression “to bitch” is used in England to describe moaning, grumbling, whining etc. You can have a good old bitch … Continue reading Why I’m Bitchin’ in the Kitchen
Here’s a little fun game, just for the hell of it!! You don’t have to play along, but I tagged you because I’d like to see your answers! I was tagged by Floating Gold - enjoy, your Royal shiny-ness!! RULES: • Acknowledge the person who nominated you. • Answer the questions. • Nominate other bloggers … Continue reading Let’s play TMI Tag!!
I’m absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for the LIEBSTER award! Why??? You ask Because I get to share some of my ever growing lists of blogs that inspire, educate and entertain me. I was thrilled to be nominated by Becca at From My Lofty Hill. She has a fascinating blog about homesteading in Belize. … Continue reading The LIEBSTER Award
By now you’ve probably realised, Names Are Being Changed. I’m not really Britchy - wait, yes I am - but it’s not my actual NAME!! I thought I’d better start a post where the cast was explained so here it is! I’ll add to it as more reprobates appear.. Family ’im indoors - hubby Fartichoke … Continue reading The Cast of Characters
I got another fun nomination! The Sunshine Blogger Award. Apparently this is given to blogs who are “creative, optimistic and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community”. And me. The aspect of these awards I’m most thrilled about is that it gives me the chance to share blogs I’ve grown attached to and even … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award
I’m going to share an incident that happened when I drove my son back down to North Carolina last month. It’s kind of funny re-imagining it now but the underlying story is anything but. As I was driving down to NC I was getting sicker and sicker. I was developing a migraine so we stopped … Continue reading Let’s be careful out there
I’ve come to the conclusion that the worst bit about getting older isn’t wrinkles or grey hair. It isn’t aches and pains and taking longer to do the things we used to do so fast. The worst bit is losing our families, losing our friends. Even if you don’t see them every day, you know they’re THERE. … Continue reading One from the heart..
Lil was my best friends mum and today would have been Lil's 96th birthday. She might have been Titselina Bumsqueaks mum but she was as good as mine too. As far as she was concerned I was one of hers. Oh how I loved her and miss her. She had a bloody hard life. She … Continue reading The Ever Wonderful Lil
Well this is a bit strange..