Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Sundays eh? To me it means a Sunday Roast - swede, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, cabbage, a bit of broccoli and peas, roast and mashed potatoes, a couple of Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire Puddings, a bit of stuffing and a couple of thinly sliced beef, ………..oh and gravy ........ wiped up with bread!
I also like to read The New of the World and watch Antiques Roadshow ..... does life get any better?
Chess is a game that needs intense concentration , patience and perseverance, the ability to analyse and deduce from a set of general principles, while making tough decisions and solve problems flexibly.
Personally, I play it the same way as I play draughts!
Friday, 28 August 2009
There is nothing quite like tinkering on the ivories at the end of a long day.
Chopin, Wagner, Barry Manilow ...... ahhh the masters!
I have been blessed with the gift of music though playing with two stumpy hands has been a problem I have had to overcome.
The piano at Hoar Cross was so tempting .... I just had to bang out a quick Copacabana much to the delight of my fellow guests.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
This is a rather whimsical picture of me in the bubbling foot massage area of the water grotto. Unfortunately I was unable to experience the revitalising powers of the jets on the soles of my feet as my legs were not long enough to reach. This was a pity, but it gave me time for silent contemplation, enveloped in a soothing green light and the sound of running water.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Here's a snap of me emerging from the "Plunge Pool", the aim of the icy waters is to de-stress and detoxify - unfortunately it just made me shiver a lot and I had to be wrapped in warm towels and sip hot chocolate for three hours afterwards.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Well what do you think? Saturday was quite a shopping expedition but well worth it!
The picture is a bit iffy but the polo shirt is a bottle green with orange trimming (75p Oxfam) and the jeans (75p again) from Baby Blues. I think I have done my bit for Mary Queen of Shops! The shoes were from Peacocks from the "Everything £1 basket" - I don't buy second-hand shoes however, as I don't want to get veruccas and athletes foot.
I think I need a denim jacket now !
The pants which I am not showing are Calvin Klien .... from the petites range !
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Well, I finally managed to get into the passenger seat of the Ka Car, after (please pardon the expression) a "bunk up" from a "friend"!
As the esteemed Sir Jimmy Saville used to say - Clunk, Click Every Trip - and here I am, a great believer in travelling safely, when going to buy pants, firmly belted in.
Unfortunately, due to my lack of height, I was unable to see out of the window and with the motion of the car, this culminated in my feeling a tadge nauseous ....... making my need for a new t-shirt quite important too!!!!!!
Friday, 21 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Personal hygiene is very important. I like to take a pride in my appearance and follow a strict and vigorous cleansing routine based on the three B's - Blackheads, Bogey's and Bums. Attend to these diligently and avoid embarrassment and unwanted attention from dogs!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
This is me and my mate Arfur. We have been mates for about a year now. He likes dressing up in ladies clothing! I have to admit that when I first met him in his peach taffeta gown I was a little taken aback, especially as he is quite hirsute with a deep baritone voice but once you get past that, he is a great mate.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Well I never! I have received an e-mail from some really charming monkeys in Didcot who have offered to share their Nesquik with me if I am ever passing. I shall indeed be accepting their kind hospitality in the very near future, perhaps taking a small gift of a tube Pringles and some Smarties to break the ice.
Today I don't seem to have done much at all, except for exploring my surrounding a little more - here I am standing next to a particularly fine radiator valve that caught my eye.
I was also thinking that I may have to go shopping because I don’t have any pants!
Sunday, 16 August 2009
I feel so blessed! I was awoken from my gloriously peaceful sleep to be greeted with a mug of hot steaming tea.