A bit of winter sun

This afternoon I was walking my dog around the waters edge.  The wind was bitter howling around my face and then..

…all of a sudden I came across a sun trap, the wind died totally and I felt the warmth of the winter sun warming my cold face

I love the sun, I am that sad, I will cross to the sunny side of the street on every occasion.  I stand with my face in the warm glow of the sun whenever I can 

I love. ..no need the warmth of the sun as often as I can 

 Yes, I believe this just means i am English. In England we are sun starved and crave it as an addict craves drugs. ..now, where’s that sun?


Pretty Lights

All of a sudden homes are becoming adorned with pretty lights. Excitement is in the air. 
Carol singers are popping in up in unexpected places,  this evening on the way to one of my groups I run. On the corner of the street was a gathering of people, I looked closer. It was a gaggle of carol singers. 

Festive trees are in each area of Birmingham and attractive Happy shop windows. 

Yes, I am a Christmas lover 

Strange Dreams 

Wow, I have been having strange dreams recently 

Last night I dreamt I was in a house, my home but different.  It was full of people and I was in the toilet when a friend of my partners walked in on me.  He was so embarrassed he started to have a panic attack, when I managed to calm him down he got paint over his clothes and off he went again in a state of panic 

The night before I dreamt a friend who couldn’t have children so she had a cat for a child instead but it kept running away which upset her..once again I had to help her out by calming her down and finding her cat that had run down a hole in the ground 

What possibly could these strange dreams mean. The recurring theme was I had to keep sorting people out.  Oh yes, maybe it’s not a million miles from my waking life!


Winter is approaching 

Yesterday I had my first taste of winter. 

I was walking my dog around the local park, the wind suddenly picked up and with it, 
down came a sleet like rain 

With full frontal wind, I must say it wasn’t very pleasant. Wind is my least favourite weather at the best of times, it gives me earache and with sleet attached to it. .well what can I say

The unpleasant weather has reminded me however, how lucky we have been in the UK over the last few years with our incredibly mild winters 


What is your bliss? 

What is your bliss? 

I had a little bit of my bliss this evening. 

A warm bubble  bath, scented with,  insence stick burning, a glass of quality red wine  (matured in an oak casket, the more years the better) , lights out and listening to Allegri: Miserere 

All I can say is wow


Any old iron

I was just scrolling through my “time hop ” memories and a photo from 2 years ago made me smile 

Here’s the photo …..

And where do you think it was taken?

That’s right the local tip! Our local tip is a delight, it always has discarded items to entertain you on the queue for entry 


Nearly 2 hours of smiling 

Last night I went to a gig at Atrix which is a small theatre in Bromsgrove 

We went to see the urban folk band, I haven’t seen them before or even heard them but I do like folk music 

Towards the end of the gig I noticed that I had a big grin on my face and probably had done all night. 

They were a great band and made me consistently smile, the energy they had,  the fun variety of music they played and I think most of all the fact they seemed to be having so much fun it was contagious 


A Swimming monitor extreme 

All of a sudden one the most important things in my life have become finding the optimum time of day to avoid as many people as possible in the swimming pool at my gym 

Yes, I now know the time to avoid the children’s lessons,( in fact any time other than day time you are in danger of kids swimming and hogging thr pool, )one to one lessons, the serious swimmers on a mission, the annoying water walkers.  This category deserves a special mention,  people walking up and down the swimming pool mostly in pairs for length upon length, never ending walking not swimming. ..Yes walking in the pool!  

I also know that 9am elderly ladies come with their friends and walk length upon length of the pool chatting to each other. ..even worse 

After many months of close monitoring I now swim at 8.30 -9am .At last I have found a time when I can avoid the crowd and wait for it sometimes I have the pool to myself 


They don’t make things like they used to!

Oh good heavens, I must be getting old of I think that. ..but I have good reason to today. 

I have a wonderful, “retro “car.  I am using the word retro because it’s much nicer than “banger “. It’s a 17 year old yaris, which I have upgraded with stick on flowers. ..no really,  this works and my little car looks cute. 

Last night the inside light was accidentally left on all night long.  As you know, this kills a cars battery on many occasions. .not my flower power yaris, still first turn of the key. ..


20 Extra Years of life

I am going to live and extra 20 years on top of my normal life expectancy. .good isn’t it? 

How do I know that?  Many expects have agreed, apparently 😉 Anyone can have these extra years too

There is a downside. .umm , well it’s quite a big downside too. .wait for this. ..

You just don’t eat for two days a week. ..forever.  I have chosen Tuesdays and Thursdays , I will give up food. Look at the money I will save and another plus no hassle of thinking what to eat today 

Well, I will sign off now,  rather hungry but optimistic over all these extra years of life…..and hunger