So much more. ..

I wanted somewhere new to explore not that far away. Using Google maps I soon choose an area of unexplored territory  (for me that is šŸ˜‰) An area called Hartlebuy, it fitted all the tick boxes, a castle, out in the country, pubs and a garden centre cafe that looked promising

We never got further than the garden centre! Whitlenge Garden Ctre is more than a garden centre, they have gone to town with their imagination. .fairies, gnomes, a wonderful country garden cafe and then the gardens. .

For a modest entry fee of Ā£3.50 each we were taken on a journey into all things spooky.  Yes. .it was Halloween themed,  they did a brilliant job and it kept us entertained for ages and ages. .brilliant fun


Where are you on this cold September night?Ā 

Well, let me set the scene of where I am right now 

Yes, it’s certainly cold. ..I am in a large marquee luckily I have bought my thick red blanket with me.  Even luckier. ..I have remembered to bring red wine and a plastic cup to drink it with. 

Where are  you. .?  Obviously I’m a field in the Slaughters , not just any Slaughter but Upper Slaughter.

What are you doing there? I hear you scream?…

.. Well, I have heard a ghost story,; songs about a lady wearing her comfortable pants in France. ..oh an a man playing a recorder  accompanied by a guitar, djemba and another drum doing old English and French folk songs. 

You guessed it. ..Yes I am at a Herb Festival! 

Crying With LaughterĀ 

When I laugh, sometimes I can’t stop. I literally cry with laughter. Last night was one of those occasions. 

I run weekly mindfulness workshops, these may not appear to be places where one cries with laughter often but in my sessions this does seem to happen quite frequently.  

It’s a lovely group who have bonded over the last couple of years and one of last night’s activities was to draw stick person of yourself and then pass it around the group so other members can add to it qualities / things about you that have been missed.  

Saying that the resulting image of oneself that was returned to the person who originally drew it was 

funny is an understatement, hilarious is still being reserved,  tears were running down my face from laughter for possibly the next twenty minutes. 

Election ChaosĀ 

Teresa May should have listen to the old wise proverb, “If it isn’t broke don’t fix it. ”

Her party wasn’t doing too bad considering the difficult circumstances, Brexit, terrism etc.  And now she has ended up in a weaker situation forced to be allies with a group called the DUP, which I and many others  have never heard of. Albeit I know little about politics.

I feel a part of the Conservative losses today were down to social media. In today’s society, it can make or break things.  For example it can make a number one hit song. ..and as shown today virtually break a government.  

It’s a strange but fascinating world we now live in…..

Lesson learned no 2, sperm donation!Ā 

Look carefully at what you are you are saying you are going to on Facebook before marking ,”going ” 

I was recently asked to attend gay pride to help give out leaflets for a wonderful new mental health charity I am going to be part of. I can only help on the Sunday, so I thought, “let’s check out what acts will be performing on the Sunday I will be going to . ” I was on Facebook at the time and I know there is a Facebook page for gay pride.  The event popped up,  so I marked myself down as attending. the numbers looked low for this year. …only 11 people attending. It’s normally thousands of people.  

I showed David the low numbers, “you have said that you are attending a sperm donation session. ” He laughed. ….

Canadian GeeseĀ 

Our local park, is one of the noisiest parks in the world. …or it certainly feels like it. 

Itsa small nature reserve that has been taken over by geese.  When they start crying out to each other,….well just wow
At the moment there are a mating couple with 16 goslings wandering around,  the cutest picture.  Both adults proudly protecting their offspring. 

The other day, I saw a goose that seemed a little off colour, no injuries but wobbling when it walked. ..a thought. Where do geese go to die?  

Snip Snip

For many many years, I have cut my own

 fringe. Closed one eye…snip , closed the other eye. .snip.  But the rest of my hair was out of bounds. …until now!  6 months ago, my daughter trimmed my hair way too short.  To my horror I liked this new short hair cut.

That’s the thing with hair… grows back . So , whilst sitting in the car, I found in the glove compartment scissors, my hair being in plaits at the time,  I though why not just snip the ends. ….What’s the worse that can happen?  So I did, no one of yet has said…What’s happened to your hair?  I like the not perfect look anyway šŸ˜‰