I have mentioned before Messymimi’s great blog which combines peeks into her personal life (mainly her children and pets) and a daily list of Festivals, International Days, etc. Today, for example, amongst lots of other things, is...
It is also Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.
And, interestingly, it is Big Wind Day – the anniversary of the strongest natural wind ever recorded on the earth's surface, at Mount Washington, NH, US; the wind gusts reached 231 mph.
The Everlasting Orchid
At the beginning of October Partner-who-loves-tea bought an orchid. It has been in flower every day since then.
So this week I bought another. I wonder if it will also just keep on flowering.
The Ugly Volvo
If you are on Facebook I can thoroughly recommend The Ugly Volvo in which a stand-up comic tackles motherhood. The link is to a recent post about having a tattoo. This is for anyone who has ever had a child; anyone who has ever contemplated having a child; anyone who has never been fortunate enough to have a child; and anyone who has been fortunate enough to never have had a child.
And talking of tattoos (only it’s a photo-shopped one) Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks fabulous at the age of 53 on the cover of Rolling Stone.
But John Hancock didn't sign the Constitution. He signed the Declaration of Independence. Oopsies! The American actress, comedian and producer demonstrated her sense of humour by defending Rolling Stone -- "John Hancock not part of tattoo. It is a birthmark.1962 photo is proof. Apologies 2 @RollingStone #crackexcuse."
So what is happening in my world? Partner-who-loves-tea and I have both had bad backs and a couple of trips to an osteopath have largely fixed mine and helped hers a bit. PWLT has also had a birthday – I won’t mention which one. One of her presents was a mirror which she used to good effect to hide from the camera as she usually does.
The sun shone on her birthday and we took a trip to Brimstage Hall craft centre for coffee, a look around and then some lunch.
Although the exact date of construction is unknown, Brimstage Hall is believed to have been built between the 12th century and 14th century, making it one of the oldest buildings on Merseyside.
Originally the site was enclosed by a moat and high embankment. The building's first known occupants were Sir Hugh Hulse and his wife, who were granted the right to construct a chapel in 1398.
The Ladies and Gents…
I must mention that on the way there the local rape fields were gloriously in flower.
On the way home we passed a house in Heswall with a telephone box and a fire pump in its front garden. I wonder if there is a pillar box in the back garden.