I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


Bench Series: March – an owlish wooden bench

owl bench

owl bench detail

A welcome bench in Tring Park for us to sit on and enjoy the views over the vale of Aylesbury.  It’s a shame it was such a dull, wet day.

Tring Park

This post is linking up with Heyjude’s Bench Series - for March the subject is wooden benches.


weather delays


Yesterday we had some bright sunshine and it put me in the mood to get into the garden this morning and start tidying it up after the winter.  Of course today dawned wet and miserable so my plans have had to be put on hold.  Hopefully things will change – I have to take advantage of my enthusiasm when it happens!


Hope you have a good Saturday.

This post is for Six Word Saturday.  Click over to  Show My Face for more sets of six words.


Friday letters: the Easter cakes edition

Dear Mr Kipling,  I was very excited earlier this week to spot that you have produced some special Lemon Fancies to wish us all a Hoppy Easter (following on from the success of your orange Fiendish Fancies for Hallowe’en and your white Frosty Fancies for Christmas).  I was just admiring them when a box jumped into my basket.  Of course, I was too polite to ask it to leave, so I had to bring it home.  I may even have to eat the contents …

Lemon Fancies

Dear Great Tit,  Your call was very loud and persitent yesterday morning, and I was very tempted to go out into the garden and shoo you away, but I remembered how nice it is to hear birdsong now that spring is here, so I left you alone.  Perhaps you could sit on a tree slightly further away from my house next time?

Dear hairdresser,  I am looking forward to a long overdue visit to you tomorrow.

Dear pile of books by my bed,  Ooops – you seem to have grown higher again.  I blame the people who keep recommending books to me, or passing on books which they say I will enjoy.  We have a two week break from school coming up soon, so hopefully I’ll get a bit more reading done and reduce your numbers a bit.

Dear optician,  How can you use the word ‘express’ in your name yet take three weeks (or possibly more because that is only a projected time) to produce a pair of glasses?  When I had my eye test and ordered new glasses I was quoted 7 – 10 days for them to be ready.  I must say I was a bit surprised, and disappointed, at how long they were going to take but accepted the situation.  Yesterday, having heard nothing,  I phoned and was told that you hope they will be ready on Monday, which will be 21 days.  Twenty one days!  When I pointed out that I had been told 7 – 10 days,  the member of staff seemed puzzled that I should have been told such a short period for this type of glasses (there’s nothing special about them as far as I know!).  This will be the last time that I use your company.

Dear innocent drinks,  It was lovely to receive a hand-written note from you yesterday, thanking me (and my mum and daughter) for knitting so many little hats for your Big Knit campaign.

Have a good Friday everyone.


Bench Series: March – a wooden station bench

Horsted Keynes station

A slightly blurry photo, taken through a train window, of a wooden bench on the platform at Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex.  The station is used as Downton Station for the TV series Downton Abbey.

More benches at Kingscote station on the same line –

wooden station bench

This post is linking up with Heyjude’s Bench Series - for March the subject is wooden benches.


ah, that’s better


The dreadful cough has gone and my energy levels have almost returned to normal levels.  Hooray!  It’s also Spring – officially – as yesterday evening was the vernal/spring equinox.  I was too busy being disappointed at not seeing the solar eclipse to remember that.


Hope you have a good Saturday.

This post is for Six Word Saturday.  Click over to Cate at Show My Face for more sets of six words.


Friday letters – the solar eclipse edition

Dear solar eclipse,  What a shame we had solid cloud cover this morning and not even the slightest suggestion of you was visible.  It did go quite gloomy at the time when it would have been the greatest coverage, and the birds went very quiet, but that was all.  Luckily the TV coverage meant I could enjoy seeing what other parts of the UK were seeing.  The sun is now, of course, shining brightly when the last chance of seeing anything has passed!

Dear cherry blossom,  It’s nice to see you starting to appear on the trees now, especially the beautiful dark pink just across from our house.

Dear cough,  Goodbye – I am not sorry that you are finally leaving.

Dear bottom of the ironing basket,  I haven’t seen you for a while! After a couple of long ironing sessions, there you are! I suppose it won’t be long before you disappear again.

Dear daffodils,  I am really enjoying the fact that you are all out in full force now.

daffodil heads

Have a good Friday.


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