This week I am running a Giveaway. The rules are simple. Drop a comment on any of this week's postings (Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th inclusive) and I'll put the names of all those who have commented in a hat and draw out the winner on Sunday 11th. The winner will receive one of the books shown in my Giveaway post last Sunday. I look forward to all your comments.
This will be my last post for you to comment on before I set about listing all those who commented during this last week. I’ll leave the commenting time open until nine a.m. Sunday (my time). That should give everyone a chance to get their name down before I throw the names in the hat.
Do you ever write a post that you wish you didn’t have to replace. I feel that way about last night’s. Someone e-mailed me to say that it summarised for them what blogging was all about. If you blog using Blogger there is a top bar that you can use for special pages. So far I have used it for ‘The Cast’, my profile, and links to some of my other blogs. I think I shall add yesterday’s post as a ‘page’ on that bar.
I was going to make this post a diatribe against the iniquities of Tesco but I’m in too good a mood to spoil it by telling you their latest customer unfriendly story.
Occasionally I am reminded of sayings that my Mother and Grandmother used. One of the latter’s came to mind today as I made my third trip upstairs to fetch something. On the first two occasions I had managed to come down stairs again without it. The first time I couldn’t remember what I’d gone up for and the second time I remembered but got side-tracked.
Nana’s saying was “I’d forget my head if it wasn’t screwed on!” So true. (Image from Dipity but I couldn't find any copyright information and it seems to be available to use.)
Every now and then I come across a quotation that I can’t resist. I usually save these on a notepad and then forget to do anything with them. My favourite this week was too good to risk losing that way - "If you give Frodo Baggins a mobile phone, then the story of The Lord of the Rings becomes much shorter." Paul Mason
A second quote was brought to my attention when I followed KayG’s link to a site about walking for your health in England. “Researchers found that if you can walk faster than 3 miles an hour then the Grim Reaper can’t catch up with you! In a light-hearted way, it seems the Grim Reaper can’t walk that fast!”
That’s a nuisance. I’ve definitely slowed down and if I have my camera with me I can sometimes only manage a mile an hour! Next time I do that I’ll have to keep looking over my shoulder.
I can’t believe how good the weather is at the moment (sorry Spesh, I know the Outer Hebrides are missing out). Although we’ve had the odd shower and a couple of cold days the last ten days or so have mostly been sunny and warm. Even Partner-who-drinks-tea has been satisfied with it and that takes some doing.
But we’ve a while to go before the butterflies emerge . (Or migrate here as this one – the Painted Lady – does.)
Have a good remainder of the week-end.