I have been at somewhat of a loss today. What to write?! For the last thirty days I've followed the Discover Prompts and whilst I've taken them to some pretty strange places - I followed a plan set by others to the point that today, I can't think for myself. I've become institutionalised. Blogstitutionalised even! … Continue reading The Dangers Of Complacency
Ive thoroughly enjoyed this month of Discover Prompts. They've given me a chance to show another side of myself. The less jokey, more introspective side. They've allowed me to consider and clarify my thoughts on many things and have been a source of joy and entertainment whilst I've been sequestered here in North Carolina. Of … Continue reading Gratefully Yours
I love being part of a team. There's no better feeling than having the synchrony of being part of a well functioning group of workmates or friends where everyone has a function and knows what to do to achieve goals. It's true, team work really does make the dream work! The first team you're ever … Continue reading The I in Team
Sadly I got a bit behind with these. A massive migraine over the weekend put me out of action. I'm still kind of fearful of it rebounding again but here we go regardless! Illegitimi non carborundum and all that. Magic. A ton of different ideas, thoughts and musings and I've come up with, for me, … Continue reading A Kind Of Magic
The Elixir of Life. Allegedly a potion that can grant immortality. Me, I don't think so. Living forever and being immortal aren't the same thing to me. I actually think living forever would be Hell. Can you imagine seeing everyone you've ever loved die? Being left on Earth alone with no one who remembers you … Continue reading The Elixir of Life
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..
They say life imitates Art but it's truly the other way round. In a musical score, the tempo can change from one bar to the next. Sometimes you see it coming, sometimes it's a surprise. Life is really quite the same. Andante - slow, at walking pace I moved house in February and my first … Continue reading Corona Symphonia
I'm not a practising Catholic and I never will be again. With an Irish mother it was inevitable that I'd grow up 'in the true faith' and not a 'Godless Protestant' like my (English) grandmother. My mum was usually one of the most fair minded people but her (mostly justified) hatred of my English Grandma … Continue reading Instrumental Interlude
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..
I decided to take today's Discover Prompt: Three and write about three things I've done that make me proud. Then I realised just how much I'd shot my self in the foot! Naturally as a Mum, I couldn't be prouder of my three kids. Sadly that's because of who they are, not because of anything … Continue reading The Power of Three
Who remembers the story where the evil magician was willing to let Aladdin have any other treasures, he just wanted the battered old lamp? He knew the real value of old over 'new' isn't always immediately apparent. That sparkly and shiny can distract from dependable and trustworthy if somewhat lacking lustre. It's the same with … Continue reading New Lamps For Old!
Distance is relative. It's a matter of perspective. You can be thousands of miles away from your friends and family but hold them so close in your heart that they're with you. Every minute of the day. You can sleep in the same bed as someone and be light years apart. The cold, empty void … Continue reading The Distance From My Heart To Yours
I've always had a bit of a lead foot. Why drive the speed limit if you can go twenty over kind of a thing. To be fair, I never speed on small roads, only motorways. You never know if there will be a person or an animal or a farm vehicle. Whilst living in NY … Continue reading Slow And Steady Wins The Race
It's absolutely pissing down here. I'm starting to think I should build an ark from all the branches that fell Monday. We had horrific high winds and tornado warnings. A couple of 200 year old oaks fell and took out the power as their swan song. They weren't on my property but I'm sad they're … Continue reading What The Scent Sent..
We all have a story in us. We're born a blank slate. The first few pages are filled in by others as we are too small but even as a baby, with no understanding of anything but wanting to be fed or changed or loved - we change the lives of others. We add pages … Continue reading The Story Of Your Life
The most valuable lessons I've learned in life weren't taught in a classroom. The lessons that have given me all I needed to win at life didn't carry a grade. A line in a book, a chance remark, a movie. All can have a truly profound impact but none as much as the people that … Continue reading What do you teach?
'Every action has an equal and opposite reaction' This is the third of Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Physics. How kinda perfect it would have been if it was the second. It seems everything has a pair, laughter and tears, good and evil, yin and yang, night and day, Shaggy and Scooby Doo. I remember … Continue reading Now Ap-pair-ing in ‘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
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!
Twitter has changed their terms of service to explicitly allow for pedophile-type content to be shared on their platform. Henceforth I shall be referring to them as Shitter because frankly, that’s what they are. The new terms of service explicitly states, “Discussions related to child sexual exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction towards minors are … Continue reading Why I’ll Never Use Twitter Again.
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?!
Well in spite of being extraordinarily busy at work and working extra hours every day this week.. I still found time to ponder a load of crap. Obviously this means YOU now have to ponder it too! These are the things I think of when I’m hiding out in the bathroom because I’m over peopled!! … Continue reading Things I Just Don’t Get..
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. ......And that my friends is right where it stops. Since when do we all deserve the same? If you sit on your fat ass all day why do you deserve the same as someone who slogs their guts out? There are … Continue reading The Britchy Bill Of Rights
I’m down in Poughkeepsie and we’re working on the garden so we can sell this house and move on to the next step of our lives. It’s a lovely house, it’s in a fantastic neighbourhood surrounded by trees and were being serenaded by a thousand birds. Scarlet Cardinals are swooping past hoping to snag a … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday. 'I'd like to be six again', she replied, still looking in the mirror . On the morning … Continue reading Life Is A Roller Coaster..
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..
I'm constantly thinking up little gems as 'im indoors calls them. When I remember I make a note and when I have enough I inflict them on you. You're welcome. I thought I'd found a lump in each of my breasts. Turns out it was just my knees. There is a reason it's called 'girls … Continue reading More Of My Shittery..
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!
Yesterday I had my MRI’s and MRA’s. I'm pretty sure I SHOULD now have super powers after being cooked so long hence my new super hero name. I didn’t sleep very well the night before. I kept having flashbacks to the previous one and it wasn’t a fun few hours. Fate was smiling on me … Continue reading The Advent Of Galaxy Bitch.. Or MRI day..
Hands up who immediately started singing “getting to know all about you” in their head?! Yup, you’re my tribe! Laura Venturini has created the “Getting to know you” challenge. It's very easy. 1. Copy and paste these rules and the questions listed below and tag at least two people to take the challenge. 2. Use … Continue reading Getting To Know You..
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!
If you've ever wonder what a high pitched Britchy sounds like - here's your chance to find out! I had a lovely chat with fellow blogger, Bottomless Coffee 007 and here's the podcast A Britchin’ Podcast This was fun, I'd love to see more of you take part so I can listen 😊
My lovely friend Kristian at Tales From The Mind Of Kristian Kristian has challenged me to follow his lead! The Eclectic Contrarian started with a photo with which he then challenged three people to write about. If you click on Kristian’s name above, you can read his story. I loved it. He added the picture … Continue reading Tell The Story – Dysfunctional Nursery Rhymes
Dear Whack Job Scientists, If ever you feel like taking a break from some of your more ludicrous experiments like The Propulsion Parameters Of Penguin Poop, Fruit Bat Fellatio or The Impact Of Wet Underwear On Thermal Comfort In The Cold, I have a challenge for you that will make women fawn all over you. … Continue reading Weight Loss, World Peace And Getting Whack Job Scientists Laid
It’s back to being just the two of us for a while which is nice. Well, the two of us and Daisy the devil dog. Oh and Milo the farting beagle, Chunks the Destroyer Of Cat Food And Hell Boy, the scaredy cat. But if you don’t count all of them - it’s just the … Continue reading Domestic… Bliss?!
We need some silliness I think! Here’s a little seasonal kitchen tip for those, like me, facing snowstorms: Put boiling water in the freezer. Then whenever you need boiling water, all you have to do is defrost it! I’m ever so helpful ain’t I?! It isn't a voodoo doll it's a pin cushion and any … Continue reading Weekend Funnies
Here I am, like a bad penny! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks of non stop cooking, cleaning up and stopping fights. I’m pretty sure my daughter, Princess PITA could fall out with herself if left in a room alone. I’d be a great flippin’ peace Ambassador after putting out all the ‘fires’ she … Continue reading Be Safe, Not Sorry
I’ve been banjaxed for a couple of days so I’m playing almighty catchup here with days 27 through 30. Ironically I’m finishing the challenge the same way I started it, en block! Day 27 ‘A song that breaks your heart’ I think we can’t get past puberty without having a song that breaks our hearts. … Continue reading Days 27 – 30 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt was ‘A song that makes you want to fall in love’ This felt like it was going to be hard but then I rethought, it’s not a song about falling in love but a song that makes you want the kind of relationship described. Three songs immediately came to mind and I’ve been … Continue reading Day 26 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Golly what a long day! I’ve barely left the kitchen and I’m absolutely knackered. All cooking and cleaning is done. I’m stuffed full up to bustin’ and I’m FINALLY sitting down with NCIS, Coke Zero and sore feet! Today’s prompt is a song you like by a artist who’s no longer living. This is still … Continue reading Day 25 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Merry Christmas everyone. I had lofty intentions of commenting on everyone's blog but time hasn't been my friend. Have a wonderful time, laugh, smile, make memories. Christmas isn't about things, it's about love. That can't be bought or sold but it can be exchanged so I hope you all give and receive so much love … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I’m slinging this in while my cheesecake is baking. Today has been ...fractious! Don’t you just love holidays?! I’ve made sausage and egg muffins for breakfast, peasant bread, shopped and made home made burgers with potato wedges for dinner. I’ve got caramel brownies in one oven and cheesecake in the other. It’s flippin’ tropical in … Continue reading Day 24 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt is ‘A song with someone’s name in the title’ Good grief where to start? There are soooo many songs to choose from. Flicking through my iPod I found Billie Jean, Gloria, Roxanne, Cecilia, Cracklin’ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Dear Prudence, Jolene.. there were tons. I stopped when I got to this one though because … Continue reading Day 21 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
It’s been another busy day. I have two of my three kids and my grandson here so I don’t seem to stop shopping,cooking, doing laundry and dishes.. why did I ever miss my empty nest?! I know I could ask for help and it’s no ones fault but mine that I don’t - but I … Continue reading Day 20 on the Magical Musical Advent Calendar.
Today’s prompt is ‘A song you’d sing a duet to at karaoke’ Oh boy. This would be the no song because I hate karaoke. The times I’ve had to endure the torture of hearing drunks warble their way timelessly mumbling half the words to songs are etched in my nightmares. I think I’d pick My … Continue reading Day 17 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt on the 30 day song challenge is ‘A song that’s a classic favorite’ My first thought was straight to classical music which I love. Oh Fortuna - but everyone thinks of the Omen or the X Factor Ride of the Valkyries, Night On Bald Mountain, Peer Gynt, The 1812 Overture, The William Tell … Continue reading Day 16 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt on the 30 day song challenge is ‘A song you like that’s a cover by another artist’ There are a lot of covers I love, Disturbed and Sound Of Silence, UB40 and Red Red Wine, Fine Young Cannibals and Suspicious Minds.. I was getting bogged down so I went with the first thought … Continue reading Day 15 on the Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt is ‘A song you’d like to be played at your wedding’. Since I wouldn’t get married again if you paid me your average schmaltzy lovey-dicey crap is out the window. If I was dragged to a wedding kicking and screaming my music choices would reflect that so if you hear any of the … Continue reading Day 14 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt is ‘a song you like from the 70’s.’ Kinda ironic given yesterday’s post but I got this! Again, there are a ton of songs with this as a qualifier for me. The hard bit is choosing. When in doubt, hit shuffle and pick the first seventies song to come up. Shuffling did a … Continue reading Day 13 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar.
Some of you may remember I ended up in the ER a week after I came back from Ireland with a weeklong headache and double vision. I was sent to see an opthamologist after that who sent me to an ophthalmic neurologist. I saw her last week. They dilated my eyes again but with all … Continue reading So you see – or not
Today's prompt is a song from your pre teen years. The 70’s were my pre teen years and they were a fantastic decade for music. I had all of my mums influences to listen to and my own growing appreciation. It’s easy to see how I have such eclectic tastes from a decade where everything … Continue reading Day 12 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt is ‘a song you never get tired of.’ There are a ton of songs with this as a qualifier for me. I’m going with a cover of a classic song. Honestly, I don’t really like the original of this. It’s a bit wishy washy. This version is incredible. I can and have listened … Continue reading Day 11 on The Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Today’s prompt is for a song that makes you sad. There’s a lot of songs this applies as well sadly. We all have songs that bring back painful memories. I’m definitely only picking one of these because I don’t want to spend my day in a black hole. My mums death was very painful. We … Continue reading Day 10 on the Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Dear shop assistants ‘im indoors says I need a %*!#ing warning label. I think KNOW I’m in disgrace and it’s all your fault.. Y’all ask dumbass questions sometimes! Do I want my potatoes in a bag? “Are these white carrots? I can’t find white carrots” (on the scanner jobbywhatsit. They were Parsnips) “Would you like … Continue reading (Mis)Adventures In Christmas Tree Shopping
Today’s prompt is for a song that makes you happy. There’s a lot of songs this applies too! I’m behaving myself and only picking one. I knew it was going to be tough so I put my iPod on shuffle and picked the 9th song. Here it is. Goodbye Earl - The Dixie Chicks
Why is a Christmas tree better than a man? Well I'll tell you! •It stays up for 12 days and nights •It has cute balls •It looks good with the lights on •It's perfectly acceptable to have a new one every year •It's normal to throw it out when you're fed up of picking up … Continue reading A Buyers Guide to Christmas Trees And Men
Nova at My Namasté has tagged me in a game of questions with friends! If you want to join in feel free to copy and paste the questions and answer them yourself! My answers are in bold type. Finish The Thought 1 Those words I couldn’t say… I don’t want any more cake thank you. … Continue reading Twenty Questions
...aka White Elephants! Hurray!! Visualize my happy dance peeps because I’m thrilled to have been tagged again by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith in her White Elephant Christmas Tag! If you are unfamiliar with what a white elephant party is, it can be summed as as a party where people exchange gifts that are meant to … Continue reading Albino Pachyderms
I’m really enjoying this, it’s not to late to play catch up if you want to! It’s a lot of fun seeing what you all are picking. Today’s prompt is A song about drugs or alcohol. Well here’s to you, my lovely friends in low places! This song always reminds me of St Patrick’s Day … Continue reading Day 8 on the Magical Musical Advent Calendar
Yes, my third post of the day! If I’d thought about it like a sensible person I’d have saved the monstrous mosh mash of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ until tomorrow - but heigh ho, it’s that lack of restraint issue again!! So today’s prompt is A song to drive to. I do a lot … Continue reading Day 7 on the Magical Musical Advent Calendar
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…”
Today’s prompt is A song that makes you want to dance. Yeah you knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later, rule breaking was going to commence. It shouldn’t be ANY surprise that I chose sooner! Titselina Bumsqueak, Fat Sharon and myself used to go dancing at least three or four nights a week. … Continue reading The Magical Musical Advent Calendar – Day 6
I so wanted to call it the ‘marvellous mouse organ’ Shades Of Bagpuss. Oh how I loved Bagpuss, back in the days when I was even sweeter and politer than I am now... *Exits stage right to avoid thunderbilts* Today’s song prompt is A song that needs to be played loud Honestly, every song I … Continue reading Day 5 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar!!
My Fandabbydozy pal, Kristian is taking part in a really fun challenge. As soon as I saw it I couldn’t resist joining in. It’s kind of like a Christmas Musical Advent Calendar but instead of a picture you follow the grid to pick a song per day. I’m starting today by playing catch up but … Continue reading A Musical Advent Calendar!! (30 Day Song Challenge)
Nope not Bob Marley but almost as good - Our beloved Rory asked for a trifecta of answers to the following subjects. Here are my offerings! Name Three … Potato Dishes? Tartiflette, Potato Candy and Potato Bread Types of Flowers? Bluebells, Poppies and Snowdrops American Authors? Harper Lee, Deborah Harkness and Margaret Mitchell Rivers in … Continue reading Three Little Things
As you all probably know by now I kinda like questionnaires! Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith posted a list of questions and well - it’s my catnip! 1. What is the worst topping someone could put on a pizza? I’m not really a pizza fan to be honest. I belong to the ‘I like pineapple … Continue reading Twenty Questions
So, being the jammy git that I am, I was lucky enough to be tagged by not one but TWO fantabulous bloggers for a new game created by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith It’s a White Elephant Gift tag and both Rory, The Guy Called Bloke and Kristian Of Tales From The Mind Of Kristian tagged … Continue reading All you want for Christmas?! Maybe not!!
Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith has asked A few nighttime questions... so I answered them... 1 What is your favorite nighttime snack? I think it would be Hot Chocolate, Ovaltine or Horlicks. I love hot milky drinks when I want to get sleepy. 2 Porky Pig or Miss Piggy? Oooh no contest! I love MissPiggy. She’s … Continue reading Blogging for Insomniacs!
Finally, after a month of avoiding me and lurking in broom cupboards, Goldie at The Daily Flabbergast has realized resistance is futile and has returned to our happy little WordPress community. I’ve missed our Goldie so this makes me very happy, I don’t like it when my favorite bloggers go awol. I think I have … Continue reading Reward or Retribution?!
Kristian at Tales From The Mind Of Kristian, one of my favorite bloggers, has nominated me for a challenge created by Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. If you like very entertaining stories then these are two blogs you should be following. Directions (how about we call them directions rather than rules): 1. Answer the questions … Continue reading The ‘Ask It’ Round
Last week Bottomless Coffee ran a question and answer session which was a lot of fun. He challenged those of us who asked questions to allow our readers the same opportunity - so I did! Here are the questions I was asked and my answers to them. If you asked me questions or even if … Continue reading Reader Request Friday’s
It's only one more day until tomorrow so I thought I'd share some jokes that I find very funny - if you are 'infantile' like me, enjoy! I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don't know what he laced them with, but I've been tripping all day. I told my girlfriend she drew … Continue reading Here I Am!! Ready To Brighten Your Day!!
I was tagged by Mel at Crushed Caramel to participate in a very novel challenge created by Rory, that Guy Called Bloke! It’s answering questions... with a twist! You have to draw on your powers of deduction and answer them in the manner of another blogger... First you have to cherchez la victim.. is there … Continue reading Who can I be today?!
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!!
Both Laura at All The Shoes I Wear and Jenni at Housewife Hustle have nominated me for a 'go back and kick your fifteen year old arse' tag. I'm not sure I can do that, I wore MUCH higher heels then, I don't think decrepit me can kick that high!! If I could build a … Continue reading A Trip In The Waaay Back Machine? No Thanks!
I was nominated twice for a Sunshine Blogger Award by both Jenni at Housewife Hustle and Kristian at Tales From The Mind Of Kristian Here are their Questions! Here are Kristian’s Questions first 1 Do you like Halloween? Yes I love it! We always had Halloween parties as kids so it’s always been fun for … Continue reading Sunshine Bloggeration
Something to think about - make today YOURS!! Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown? Statistic of the day: More Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola. The statistic does not state which is considered a worse fate. If you came with Instructions, what would they … Continue reading A Little Something For The Weekend?
You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.. That Kenny Rogers song is rattling around in my noggin and won’t go away. Sometimes you can’t help people no matter how hard you try. Knowing when to step back... and doing it - well they’re two of the hardest things ever to … Continue reading Every Hands A Winner And Every Hands A Loser
I might have been a little bit naughty. Or Educational, take your pick. One of my friends who shall remain nameless (male and thicker than poo!!) was posting that his internet was really slow. Being "helpful" I told him his posts weren't showing up and that he must be was having connectivity issues and to … Continue reading Earth Men Are Easy
He's at it again! Rory at A Guy Called Bloke has created a Halloween challenge- music to murder by?! What would you choose?! I'm not tagging anyone in particular because I think there's a lot of you that would like this and I don't want any of my tribe to feel excluded! I'd really love … Continue reading Music To Take A Buggers Breath away – Literally!!
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
I was re-reading Anne of Green Gables earlier and had to smile at her "White Way Of Delight" description of blossom trees lining a road as they drove along in a pony and trap. I spent a few happy minutes thinking how nice to describe places like that. Then I went out to the kitchen … Continue reading Thinkery I have Thunkeried
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
Nepali-Australians Annual Blog Awards 2018 I found this on Laura’s blog and naturally, I can’t wait to nominate the blogs I love so much too! It’s very hard thing to choose.. Pretty impossible in fact - but I wanted to both participate AND go a little further. I’ve lost a lot of people in the … Continue reading Annual Blog Awards 2018
Here we are in Tenerife and as I write this, it's hot and sunny with nary a cloud in the sky... HOWEVER, considering that I've left hurricanes and Tornados in my wake you can expect change at any time! I shall write a lot more from both Ireland and NY when I get home but … Continue reading Just a quickie!
First leg of my journey starts when I finish my Coke Zero! I'm driving about 5ish hours to Poughkeepsie ready for my flight to Ireland tomorrow night! 'im indoors wanted me to rest before the flight because he says I'm doing too much with my knackered shoulder and everything else. I Wear the poxy sling … Continue reading ..And she’s off!!
This poetry malarkey is too much! Jeez. My brain hurts! I blame cake because I made a couple of dozen cupcakes today. I’m feeling a bit sick now because I’ve eaten four. My son Fartichoke exclaimed ‘Mum that’s your THIRD!’ I was very indignant I can tell you and righteously corrected him ‘It’s my second. … Continue reading A Pirate Life For Me..
My much loved fellow blogger, Kristian found a challenge on a blog I haven’t come across before but will have to start following I think! Esther of Esther Newton Blog set a challenge to write a poem about food. Yes you read that right. A Poem. Me. The girl who’s idea of a classy sonnet … Continue reading A Poem By The Stroppy Git Who Hates Poetry
I think I’d be good at Advertising, I really do. For instance: Pizza is not a health food. It’s a heart attack on a plate really with carbs and cholesterol etc. However if I describe it as a rustic base of ancient grains, enrobed with a blend of sun ripened tomatoes and artisanal cheese it … Continue reading Thunk Thoughts And Things I’ve Learned This Week
Welcome to Finish the Story The Haunted Wordsmith will start a story, then another has to pick up the story and add to it, then hand it off to another person, etc. until the story is complete. This has proven to be quite fun in a blogging situation since we all have different approaches. Rules– … Continue reading Finish The Story #11
Game On was Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! This twice weekly game will be 21 questions or in truth 16 flexi questions, because there will be five permanent that must stay in place at all time. Apart from those 5 permanent questions, should you choose to reblog, then you can change … Continue reading Game On – Laughter!!
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!!
This was so much fun the other day with a solo artist I thought I'd go again with bands! I think I might do it for the next two weeks with slightly different questions for books and movies too. But for now, using only song names from ONE BAND, answer these questions. Im not tagging … Continue reading As Told By Queen
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 was tagged for this by a fellow book bulimic, the lovely Lana at The Coles Camp Fire. Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted? No I can’t say I have however I HAVE given away countless books over the years. I DID buy a book from a book club in England … Continue reading The Guilty Reader
I thought this looked like fun! Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, ie a solo performer, answer these questions. I’m starting as I mean to go on by NOT tagging anyone but I’d love it if anyone wants to have a go - if you do please link to me so I don’t miss … Continue reading My life according to…
I saw this as I was scrolling through FB and I know many of you are in situations that are beyond your immediate control. I thought this might help - have a wonderful day!! "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn't … Continue reading A Thought To Free You..
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!!
A good Christian would forgive you - A good Texan would just shoot you but me, I’m going to make you wish you’d never been born Going to the loo is euphemistically called ‘spending a penny’ Spend a penny my arse!! It was 20 cents the last time I was in Galway! - The inflation … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts
I don’t know if you’ve seen it but The Bloggy Bloke From Blighty has teamed up with the The Scintillating Stalwart Scrivener Kristian to produce what amounts to a marathon online worldwide game of Cluedo!! I made a silly comment on his post with my guess at the whodunnit (he said I was wrong, fat … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Mushroom.
Rory has nominated me for an award but my favourite bit of those posts is the questions! From now on I’m just going to answer the questions.. What are your thoughts on the new slouchy denim Versace boots worn here by J-Lo? I love them except for the belt bit, I think that’s kinda tacky. … Continue reading Rory the Interrogator!
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 was watching MIB - mostly because it was in and I couldn’t be stars to channel surf and it got to that line about ‘The best of the best of the best SIR!’ I have to admit, I had a little smirk because I do actually know an anal retentive hun just like that … Continue reading The Worst Of The Worst Of The Worst… SIR!!
I was nominated by that Guy Called Bloke to take part in his Friday 13th Challenge. Here’s how it works: Each Friday l will ask 19 new questions, and nominate 3 bloggers of my own who will answer 16 of my questions, but insert 3 questions of their own and answer those as well, so … Continue reading Friday 13th Tag – Beware of the Britch!!
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!
Titselina Bumsqueak and I were chatting about ex's and how we both have ex’s called Dave. At some point in life, every single one of us knows a Dave who is a complete knobsock. We dated them, we worked with them - our lives have been blighted by a plague of Dave’s, in fact it’s … Continue reading The Theory of Men or Don’t go there!
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!!
Are you having a seizure of some sort? I'm writing this post on my phone. I have the WordPress app on my phone so I have always got something interesting to read. That's useful but what you may not realise is it also shows just how fast notifications come in. I was just texting with … Continue reading Dear Serial “liker”..
I was nominated again by That Guy Called Bloke and I do enjoy this challenge! I love quotes so finding the perfect one to suit his prompts is fun. I particularly liked today’s topic so I have deliberately chosen quotes that kind of follow each other - I hope you enjoy 😊 Rules: 3.2.1 Quote … Continue reading 3,2,1 – Quote Me! “The Art Of Conversation”
I’ve been tagged by old buggerlugs himself, that Guy Called Bloke to take part in a book tag! I’m a very prolific reader.. in fact this has probably kept me out of jail as I can’t read and shenaniganate at the same time. Books are one of the few expenses ‘im indoors is delighted by. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning With A Book Tag
He’s at it again! That Guy Called Bloke has only gone and challenged me to choose my favourite quotes relating to being you and only you. I hope you all realise how special you are. I value my friends for who they are, just as they are. People’s flaws make them as unique as their … Continue reading 3.2.1 – Quote Me! “Being You And Only You”
I was nominated byThe Haunted Wordsmith for this fabulous challenge created by our one and only Guy Called Bloke. The challenge for me and the people I nominate is CHANGE. Right now I’m dying. Next doors shitty, maggoty, bad-tempered virago of a labradoodle has just fought and killed a skunk under my living room window. … Continue reading 3.2.1 – Quote Me! “Change”
This challenge was created by Ray of Ray Not Bradbury and it’s a very unique premise! I was nominated by A Guy Called Bloke and you can read his post by clicking on the hyperlink. Here’s the 'How To Take Part': Describe a very famous person (preferably historical, or well known – to everyone!). Include … Continue reading There’s a New Challenge In Town! One Day With A Star..
I’ve been tagged by His Royal Blokeyness in his fun quote challenge! I love this, I’m a big fan of quotes so this is very enjoyable for me. Rory is absolutely the mortar between the bricks of WordPress blogs. He's such a great blogger himself and he is unfailingly supportive of others. If you need … Continue reading 3,2,1… Quote Me!! “Celebrate LIFE!!”
The ever fun - filled Guy Called Bloke has created another challenge! This is one I’m going to love because it’s answering questions that don’t have right or wrong answers like when was the battle of Hastings and explain Hookes law! It’s also very long because as you probably already know, I Don’t Shut Up! … Continue reading So You Think You Can Interrogate?!
This challenge originally comes from Ray of RayNotBradbury. She wrote about tv shows she watches when too sick to read and challenged A Guy Called Bloke. He took up the gauntlet and ran with it then threw it at me - the contagious brute! The challenge is to share your three favourite shows by her … Continue reading A New Challenge – TV for Plague Victims!!
I was nominated by the truly delightful Jo at The Creative PTSD Gal. to take part in 3,2,1 - Quote Me! again! I love her blog and her doodles, it's a great read and some fabulous art I'd love on my walls. The rules of this challenge are simple. • Thank the Selector • Post … Continue reading 3,2,1 – Quote Me! “The Power Of One”
I was talking to a friend today and said I’d been up and down for a few weeks. I’ve had a few bad events, sad reminders, losses and life is unsettled and it’s taken a toll. I’m not exactly a puddle of tears, snot and used Kleenex and I have had a lot of fun … Continue reading Moody, Miserable, Bitchy – And Why I Hate The Word ‘Depression’
I'm quite thrilled to have been tagged again by A Guy Called Bloke for his own invention of a quote tag. Of all the things that do the rounds, this is probably one of my favourites. I do truly love the questions he asks on awards posts too.. they are NEVER boring! The rules of … Continue reading 3,2,1 -Quote Me!! “Success”
Kristian at Tales From The Mind Of Kristian nominated me for a Liebster! Whilst I was thrilled, I've chosen to just answer the questions because I know so many of you are about to head off on summer vacations. I don't want to add the stress of tags to your fun! I love them but … Continue reading Liebster Questions!
A Guy Called Bloke started a truly fun little tag whereby he gives a theme to quote on and tags three people and we see how far we can take it! It’s great fun and the rules are easy: • Thank the Selector • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day. • … Continue reading 3,2,1 – Quote Me!!
Our much loved muse, The Okie Dokie Blokie asked a question.. “What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?” Poor sod has no idea what he’s let himself in for! I have a plethora of ridiculous pickles to choose from so you decide! You lot get to choose which was my most ridiculous injury (to date!) … Continue reading Your Arm You Broke? A Twat You Are!!
The fantabulous wordsmith, Kristian at Tales From The Mind of Kristian has nominated me for this intriguing tag. I’ve really enjoyed this and I’m sad to get to day three. Do you follow Kristian? You absolutely should. He’s one of my absolute favourite bloggers , one of the very few I make sure to keep … Continue reading Three Days, Three Song Lyrics – Day Three
The ever amazing Kristian at Tales From The Mind of Kristian has nominated me for this fabulous tag. Pick three song lyrics that mean something to you and share them over three days. I’m currently down in North Carolina again and while I was driving around Raleigh today I started reminiscing about places and people. … Continue reading Three Days, Three Song Lyrics – Day Two
I’ve been nominated by the ever fantastic Kristian of Tales From The Mind of Kristian . If you haven’t found Kristian’s blog yet, you’re missing out. He’s absolutely one of my top ten favourite blogs. The rules of this tag are: Thank the person who nominated you Post 1 quote (song lyric) each day for … Continue reading Three Song Lyrics, Three Days – Day One
Making political statements in everything you do is kind of like wearing a bikini or banana hammock to the office, supermarket and church. There’s nothing wrong with swimwear, you look great in it. There are places it doesn’t need to be seen and is in fact, totally inappropriate. Today I’ve unfollowed three blogs because in … Continue reading One Man’s Politics, Another’s Blasphemy?
I was nominated by one of my top ten favourite bloggers Tales From The Mind of Kristian to take part in a challenge created by another top ten blogger A Guy Called Bloke for a very interesting challenge “Ancient Authors” The rules are simple, as always: •Choose the author or philosopher (it should be one from … Continue reading A Greek Tragedy – Ancient Authors Challenge
I was nominated by Okie-Dokie-Bloke who is, coincidentally, the creator of this game! Here’s what he has to say: Everyone loves quotes right? So l figured to introduce a bit of light hearted fun with this series. It’s simple: Every day l will pick a topic, post 2 quotes and nominate 3 bloggers, who in … Continue reading 3.2.1 Quote Me! #2
There’s a new Challenge in town!! 3.2.1 Quote Me! created by Rory at A Guy Called Bloke Here’s what he has to say about it: Everyone loves quotes right? So l figured to introduce a bit of light hearted fun with this series. It’s simple: Every day l will pick a topic, post 2 quotes and … Continue reading 3-2-1 – Quote Me!!
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 05/24/18
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 05/21/18
I was nominated by both Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator and Freckles I’d love you to check them out and also my nominees, if you need a good laugh or to get lost for a couple of hours there’s no better way to do it!! RULES: •Thank the person who nominated you •Post one quote … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – 05/20/18
I was nominated by the inimitable Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator and Freckles. These are blogs I enjoy a lot and I’m thrilled to get a nom from them! I’d love you to check them out and also my nominees. RULES: •Thank the person who nominated you. •Post one quote per day one quote for … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes 05/19/18
I was nominated by two lovely ladies Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator and Freckles so with much joy, I get to play again!! I’d love you to check their blogs out and also my nominees. You won't be sorry!! RULES: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post one quote per day one quote … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes 05/18/18
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 05/17/18.
I was looking through my reader and I realised how many fabulous writers I'm following. Seriously guys, I'm in awe of your writing. You're saving me a fortune in books (until you all get published and then I will need a second job!) I thought it would be fun to take a title and see … Continue reading Bedtime Stories for Insomniacs.
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 05/14/18
Sadly this is day three of what is really a fun Award and I’m lucky enough that I’ve been nominated by Tales From The Mind of Kristian and Coles Campfire Blog The usual rules are: •Thank the person who nominated you. •Post one quote per day over three days. •Nominate 3 blogs per day to … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – 05/13/18
This is such a fun Award and I’m lucky enough that I’ve been nominated by Tales From The Mind of Kristian and Coles Campfire Blog The usual rules are: •Thank the person who nominated you. •Post one quote per day over three days. •Nominate 3 blogs per day to take part in the challenge. I’ve … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – O5/12/18
I actually have a few of these so I’m going to do them two at a time. I’ve been nominated by Tales From The Mind of Kristian and Coles Campfire Blog The usual rules are: •Thank the person who nominated you. •Post one quote per day over three days. •Nominate 3 blogs per day to … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes – 05/11/18.
Yeah really! Fat chance my friends! FAT!! CHANCE!! I realized I hadn’t completed this nomination from That Guy Called Bloke which is disgraceful. I can’t believe I missed it, I love his nominations because they’re so much fun - his questions are a riot! This brings me to the boring bit. Rules. I generally don’t … Continue reading A Liebster a Day Makes Me Behave..
Scooby Doo always comes to mind when I see Mystery Blogger. This is no bad thing because I love Scooby Doo (and that counts as number one of three things about me!) I was nom-de-nom’d by none other than the Captain of Comedy, the King of Kerfuffle, the hot dog, jumping frog of Albuquerque Albuquerque … Continue reading Weird Ass Wednesdays and The Mystery Blogger
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 walking Daisy this afternoon and I heard a guy talking on his cell "I'm his first gay bear" Well that caught my attention but the bugger got across the road quicker than me and I didn't hear anymore. I was intrigued. Gay Bear?? I had to go to Aunty Google asap and apparently … Continue reading Of Mice and Men? More like Rats and Rascals!
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’