I have hundreds of pictures stored on my computer - some of them are anonymous but I'm glad to say I know who created this one - Howard David Johnson.
I don't think you could find a better representation of a faerie grove no matter how hard you looked. And as I said last August, everyone should believe in Fairies and Mermaids, Pixie Dust and Grimoires, Snail Mail and La Fee Verte, and Unicorns and Dragons...
and I had a wander around Liverpool and the Wirral one day last week doing a
few odd jobs and calling in at the Brimstage craft centre. I bought a couple of cats but their upkeep
won’t be quite so expensive in time or money as Mac and Annabel.
Mindfulness is defined as a mental state
achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly
acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations,
used as a therapeutic technique. I was amused
to see on a therapist friend’s Facebook page that there is now a Ladybirds for
Adults book on Mindfulness. I hadn’t
even realised there were Ladybirds for Adults until I saw that.
I bought it for Partner-who-drinks-tea and she
laughed out loud as she read me extracts.
In my view it is an essential for the therapist in your life!
Partner-who-loves-tea is back in
work (having also worked a couple of days last week!).
Son-who-watches-movies is recovering from an ill-times bout of flu.
And I am giving the kitchen a Spring clean. It may not be Spring
yet but the warm wet weather of December continues - much to the regret of
those in Cumbria who have been flooded out of their homes. The overflowing
rovers must abate soon surely.
Christmas decorations will come down shortly and in the meantime I have taken
down the cards so that P-w-l-t and I could discuss them over dinner last night.
Needless to say some of them had postboxes on them.
Not surprisingly these included ones to me from P-w-l-t and S-w-w-m
Bulgaria sent this one.
from Heleen in the Netherlands.
Anastasia in Belarus - a postcard from a Postcrossing friend.
Monica in Sweden - a most delightful one.
school-friend George and his wife Chris sent this one.
And from a former colleague, Marilyn.
postbox on this one but it is a delightful scene photographed by friend David
Truby and sent by him and his wife Pat. It is taken in the castle grounds
in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis which does not usually see much snow over the
Thanks to everyone who sent us cards - with or without postboxes!
I have been known to complain about how early
Christmas goods appear in the shops. It is
one of my best known ‘Grumpy Old Man’ themes.
But now I have another.
Partner-who-loves-tea and I were in Marks and Spencer’s food store in
Heswall yesterday (i.e. the Seventh Day of Christmas) and guess what we found on
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)