Saturday, 7 January 2012

Terms of Engagement

We're all a little weird.  And life is a little weird.  And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love. 
~Robert Fulghum, True Love~

At approximately 11.30pm on Thursday 5th January 2012, this wonderful man asked me to marry him. It was very sudden, a complete shock and was in the middle of us de-Crimbo-ing the house.

In the background of our romantic scenario, Harvey the Hooligan took advantage of our being distracted - by very helpfully attempting to eat the Christmas tree.  It really could only happen in our house!


p.s.       of course - I accepted!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A Choon for Choosday!

Hum dum dum ditty dum
Hum dum dum
Oh the wind is lashing lustily
And the trees are thrashing thrustily
And the leaves are rustling gustily
So it's rather safe to say
That it seems that it may turn out to be
It feels that it will undoubtedly
It looks like a rather blustery day, today
It sounds that it may turn out to be
Feels that it will undoubtedly
Looks like a rather blustery day today

From:  Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Monday, 2 January 2012

Last Day of Freedom ...

... until the weekend at least.

I can't begin to tell you how much my spirit is sinking to my (walking) boots due to the fact that this beautiful, precious day is the last day of my Christmas leave. I'm trying hard to keep a happy head on but it's so difficult.  In an attempt at putting such horrid notions out of mind, Charl and I pulled on our walking boots earlier and went for a squelchy yomp over t' fields with t' 'Ooligan.   Our naughty (although I have to say he's getting lots better!) pup really is a delight to watch when he's off the lead and racing along the country paths.  He really is very well behaved off the lead, and walks to heel when told (with a couple of lead rattles as an occasional reminder!) then hares off at top speed when told 'away'.   He only goes a measured distance before turning around to check where we are.

That dot in the distance is Harvey!

I won't ramble on today (shocked aren't you?!) but let the photos do the talking.  I do seem to take lots of pictures of trees!

Sunlight throught the trees

Hurry up you slow coaches!

The sky was crystal clear  blue today

Lime green lichen in the sun light

Tangle Tree. 

On a clear day you can see forever ...

Harvey in Lassie-a-like Photo Shoot!

There are still a few beautifully bright berries to be seen

And this strange fungus which looks like someone has thrown walnuts into a tree trunk!

Hope your day is clear and bright wherever you are. 

I'm off to make banana and coconut cream cake just cos I can!

See you soon!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Happy New One

We will open the book. 
Its pages are blank. 
We are going to put words on them ourselves. 
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

All is quiet on New Year's Day - and that's the way (uh-huh uh-huh) I like it! 

Happy out! 

K xxx

Working from home

I've taken a precious day of annual leave today.  I've really struggled this week with feeling so yuk and I needed the restorative ...