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
The editor of a local paper hears about these two twins in the retirement home Harriet and Hazel who is celebrating their 102nd Birthday. He needs a feel-good story for filler so he sends down a photographer to snap some pictures. He gets there and asks the twins if he can take their picture. Harriet … Continue reading Getting The Story Straight..
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
Hidden. If ever there was a prompt to describe my misdeeds this is it! I knew sooner or later the opportunity to tell part two of The Light Story and here it is! You might want to read that first if you haven't. Anyway, the morning after the night before, we got up and drove … Continue reading This Little Light Of Mine…
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?
It's the little things in life! That's what they say isn't it? Well, that and little things amuse little minds... Guilty As Charged M'Lud!! We completed on this house on a Friday and had to be here at 8:30am for the walkthrough. The previous owners were driving to Florida and wanted to get a wiggle … Continue reading Let There Be Light…. Unless The Lady Of The House Says Otherwise
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..
Is there a prize for the most syllables in a post title? If there is I should definitely win for this one. Sometimes my life stories have a moral to them. Other than the usual 'Never trust a smiling Britchy' or a quiet Britchy actually, or a chatty Britchy or a... yeah I think you … Continue reading Orchestration Of Castration Without Hospitalization
'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
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!
1977. The Queens Silver Jubilee. 25 years as Queen of England and it was a big deal! My Mother, although Irish, was a staunch Royalist. She absolutely adored the Royal Family and in particular, Princess Anne. She loved her sense of style and often bought similar outfits. We had a house just behind Buckingham Palace … Continue reading The Street Party
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!!
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!!
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!
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!
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
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 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.
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
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!!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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..
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 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!!
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!
Have you ever read a book that just takes you on a roller coaster of emotions that leave you not knowing which way is up? This is one of those kinds of books. It gets you by the throat and pulls you close, hypnotising you so you can't put it down. Nothing else matters, this … Continue reading Book Recommendation – Mr God, This Is Anna
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 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!
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!!
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
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 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’ve got three or four of these challenges lined up because I’m very lucky! I don’t want to do them all at once because frankly, I enjoy them too much. I was nominated by Kristian at Tales From The Mind of Kristian. I have to tell you, this is one of my favourite blogs. Kristian’s … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes 04/30/18. Day One.
I was nominated by the lovely Tintins. According to the blurb, “The Mystery Blogger is an award for A-MAZING bloggers with ingenious 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 … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award
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 – 04/24/18
Okay so yes. We all know KNOW I'm evil - and I KNOW I'm going straight to hell but - Someone just called my cell phone and didn’t give me a chance to speak before stating very peremptorily "Hello I need to see the doctor for my constipation” Now in my defence, she didn’t give … Continue reading Paging Dr Britchy!!
I’ve noticed a lot of us are in a bit of a funk at the moment. Frankly, I’m not surprised. Mother Nature is being a bit of a grotbag at the moment and it feels like Spring/Summer will NEVER get here. What we need are some coping therapies. Happy thoughts and moments that will stop … Continue reading Combatting Winter Blues!!
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..
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
Lucky ol' me has been nominated by two lovely bloggers!! I'm chuffed to bits! I enjoy these awards as it gives me a chance to share blogs I follow and also to learn a little about both them and the lovely people who nominated me. I definitely feel privileged when I get picked 😊 I … Continue reading A Versatile Blogger Award
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”..
You know how it is when your kids? You think your Parents know everything. They see through every fib you tell, they know every scrap of naughtiness - heck they even know the nine times multiplication table!! The Oracle at Delphi had nothing on Parents and especially not my Dad. He saw through everything. He … Continue reading Tarzan and The Chandelier
I decided I wanted 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 twice a … Continue reading Recommended Blog of the Day 04/05/18
I had a problem with money disappearing out of my purse a couple of years ago. Ten bucks here, Twenty there, it was very annoying. Apart from the obvious ‘someone was stealing’ part, I’d go to look for cash and there wouldn’t be any. If anyone had asked for the money I’d have given it … Continue reading To Catch a Rat..
I thought of so many titles for this post. ‘Riding in Buggies with Bonnets’ was a favorite but I went with the above because it really is a synopsis of this tale! A lot of people don’t realize that NY has a very large Amish community. They’re all over the state, from the Hudson Valley … Continue reading Up Thy Butterchurn! – Or When Pennsylvania Dutch Met a Touch of the Gaelic
Well - mostly behaving beautifully. That counts. It’s been a very sedate April Fools Day in the oul Britchy Homestead. Someone - ‘im indoors - has been on edge ALL day waiting for a prank. I think my ducksay prank yesterday was ill-timed because it reminded him that April Fools was upon us! So just … Continue reading Behaving beautifully on April Fools Day
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 – 04/01/18
After reading this, I know that from now on if you hear a train has been delayed, you'll be wondering what the rotten swines of crew did! Farquhar Bastardcelot was a train driver. He used to drive trains through the Channel Tunnel. He was a total brown nose and he found out that his supervisor … Continue reading The train on platform 9 has been delayed..
I have been really good for the last few days. I haven’t scared the mailman, or pissed off next doors dog, or thrown gas-ex or condoms or any other “how did that get there?” items in anyone’s shopping cart... I haven't even slung my phone across the room when it kept misspelling what I was … Continue reading Easter Ducking About..
I decided I wanted 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 twice a … Continue reading My Recommended Blog of the Day – 03/29/18
So far since living in the US I haven’t had any truck with the Joeys*. Maybe it’s because we lived in the middle of a largely Amish community when I first moved here. There’s no explanation why we’re escaping their visits now though, unless either my reputation proceeds me or they aren’t as tenuous here … Continue reading Miss Manners (UN)Guide to Answering the Door
🎶 Welcome to the Song Off 🎶 Okay Everyone, I think you’ve probably all worked out by now that I’m NEVER one to resist a challenge!! ( yes I probably would jump off a cliff if dared - I’ve fallen off one in Cornwall before!) This challenge was invented by the inimitable Swerve with help … Continue reading Song Off Music Challenge!!
It was November of 2012 which you may remember, was a Presidential Election year here in the US. I hadn’t even had my green card for a year at this point but I still wanted to be a part of the Electoral Process so, I was planning to go with my husband when he went … Continue reading How Obama Broke My Bones
Yes you guessed it. Another story from Ireland - because frankly, where else could this stuff go down? So it was a Saturday night and we were off to Ballygobackwards to see a really great local band. There was me, Titselina Bumsqueak and my cousin, Saoirse* O’Milk all glammed, glittered and nearly scuttered with the … Continue reading The Gig, the Jig and Stealing a Hearse
Da Naaa!! Guess what I got?! I was nominated by Dezz at Fit in Stilettos who has an awesome blog about healthy living that’s humorous and fun to read. Hop over and take a look - with or without stilettos! There are “rules” with accepting this award which I’ve listed below BUT!! I want to … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
When Fartichoke was a little lad we’d go to visit his dads mum. She was one of those that liked blue toilet water. Yeah. THEM! She’d have those plastic thingies that hang over rims of toilets under the seat and turn the water blue when you flush. Personally, I thought the lads aiming at them … Continue reading Fartichoke, The Thunder Box and The Aliens From Uranus.
Titselina Bumsqueak, Fat Sharon and I used to haunt The Empire in Leicester Square on Friday nights. It was a sacred tradition, a no boyfriends invited, girls night out. It was the 80’s, Pina Coladas, enough make up to paint a bridge, shoulder pads and heels so high you needed oxygen to walk in them! … Continue reading Chips, Coppers and High Heeled Croppers
I was nominated for this challenge by Miss M Writer and I love it. It gives me a chance to share three quotes I love. One per day, and to nominate three people each day to also share quotes. I’m picking people who I’m very sure will pick quotes I can’t wait to read so … Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge. Day 3
Carrying on my with my Blog of the day - which is actually my twice a week award, I'd like to introduce you to today's recipient. This recognition is not something that requires the recipient to do anything. Its an acknowledgement from me to you that’s a heartfelt and sincere appreciation of the entertainment, enlightenment … Continue reading My Recommended Blog of the Day – 03/25/18
I was nominated for this challenge by Miss M Writer and I love it. It gives me a chance to share three quotes I love. One per day, and to nominate three people each day to also share quotes. I’m picking people who I’m very sure will pick quotes I can’t wait to read so … Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge -Day 2
Well this is a first for this award! Obviously no one thinks I’m lovely except Stephen Writer who now thinks I’m a fruit loop! Stephen writes about his perspective on life and also reviews books in an in depth manner I really like. I hope you enjoy browsing through his site! So as always here … Continue reading One Lovely Blogger Award
I believe in the kingdom come Then all the colours will bleed into one - U2 ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ I was nominated for this challenge by MissMWriter and I love it. It gives me a chance to share three quotes I love. One per day, and to nominate three people … Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge.
I’ve been nominated by two awesome bloggers for a Versatile Blogger award! Historian Ruby is an absolute favorite. I love her blogs on everything from Witchcraft to Royalty! There truly is something for everyone here! The Nicky Experience - she’s reviewing the world but not in a way you’d expect! From volunteering at a Thai … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
I’m delighted to say I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I really enjoy the fun of answering and setting questions and especially sharing blogs I’m enjoying in the hopes you will find them interesting too. I was nominated by A Guy Called Bloke who is, frankly, a nutcase in the nicest possible way … Continue reading A Sunshine Blogger Award
It never fails to amaze me that anyone will ask me for relationship advice. Then again, with the amount of weirdos I’ve attracted over the years I should be expert at spotting them. My wanker magnet is second to none it seems! I’ve decided to make a series of posts on relationships to serve as … Continue reading Britchy Advice on Dating and Marriage.
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
Tonight I asked ‘im indoors what he wanted to take to work for his lunch tomorrow. “Oh ....anything” he said offhandedly. I was quite peeved by this but - I had a golden moment. One of those moments where instead of going ballistic faster than the speed of light I actually stopped myself - and … Continue reading Sandwiches, Shoe Polish and Schaden Freude
When I was still married to Farquhar Bastardcelot we lived in a house by the sea. It had three bedrooms. Princess PITA had one, Fartichoke had another and FB had the biggest. Our marriage was a war zone and I used to sleep on the couch. Princess PITA would never go into FB's room, I … Continue reading The Red Eyed Man
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
Growing up under the NHS in London was great. Until it wasn’t. Raging Despots of Doctors receptionists. Doctors with God complex’s. Nurses who idolised the piggin’ idiots and made them even more delusional if possible! Oh and let’s not forget the ever present cup of tea. I’m quite sure they even stopped operations for surgeons … Continue reading The Out Patient Appointment..
I read today that people are unfollowing celebrities in their millions.... GOOD!!! I’m so sick of “celebrities”. They’re absolute parasites. Who the tell do they think they are to preach? All this recent stuff with black hoochie mama dresses and white roses... hypocrites. All this hype about the shit they have had to do to … Continue reading Eff You “Me too”
Well this is a bit strange..