I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


Car wash


The outside of the car is sparkling and clean again – the same cannot be said for the inside, but that is a job for another day.

Have a good Saturday, whatever you have planned.

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Friday letters – the morning roll edition

Dear nose,  Why do you run when I am eating hot food (hot in temperature, not spice).  I can’t think of a time when you have run while I was eating a salad, or  sandwhich, so it must be something to do with the heat.  I know that I suffer from EIR (Excercise Induced Rhinitis – yes, there is actually a name for it!) but is there also an official condition for needing to blow your nose while eating?

Dear church steeples,  How clever you are to be hiding mobile phone masts on the inside.

Dear time,  I wrote to you last week, but I think perhaps you didn’t see my letter, so I am appealing to you again today to ask if it would be possible for my day/week to be lengthed just a little to allow me to achieve everything that I need to do.

Dear fellow bloggers,  I have fallen behind with my reading and commenting, but am ever hopeful that I will catch up soon.

Dear  Scottish morning rolls,  You are delicious.  The morning rolls that are available to buy at home in the south of England are just not the same.  I really enjoyed this one with a bowl of soup yesterday, but you also work well with all sorts of fillings – bacon in particular springs to mind.



winter views


Yesterday I drove north again, and the blue skies and snow capped hills that I could see for the last third of the journey almost made it worth spending 7 hours in the car.  Unfortunately I haven’t mastered the art of taking photos whilst having two hands on the steering wheel, but I could have taken some excellent shots.

And now a cartoon which has nothing at all to do with driving and snow covered hills, but it made me smile.chickenrevolvingdoor

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Friday letters – the final November edition

Dear new laptop,  I thought I would let you know that I am still excited by the speed at which you operate and the length of time your battery lasts.  If I could just work out how to edit photos in the way that I used to I would be even more excited.

Dear time,  Please could I have a few more hours in the day for a little while?  It’s a while since I made a request like this, but I really could do with it just now, so if there is anything you can do to help out I would appreciate it very much.

Dear local shopping centre,  When I was visiting you yesterday afternoon there was a hint of festive shopping panic in the air.  There were many more people than I would usually see at that time on a Thursday afternoon and it reminded me that it will soon be time to stop even thinking of trying to visit at the weekends until the start of the new year.

Dear  Self,  Much as you might be wanting to put it off because it is ‘too soon’, it really is time to be starting to think about the fact the December is just around the corner and plans will have to be made, cards sent (and bought!), gifts thought about, and Christmas jumpers looked out.

Dear readers,  I hope that those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great day yesterday.




Friday letters – the new laptop edition

Dear new laptop,  So far, so good.  I’ve only been using you for a day, but I am already enjoying the benefits of your speed and efficiency.  Hopefully the days of  ‘Not responding’ are far behind me.

Dear robin,  It was nice to see you yesterday, close to the house again, and also to spot you in my elderly neighbour’s garden when I popped round to help her out with a problem she was having with her radio.  It’s such a shame that her sight is not good enough to be able to see you.

Dear street sweeper,  I’m always sad to see you at this time of  year, sweeping up all the beautiful autumn leaves from the pavements and putting them into green plastic bags.  I’m sure it’s something to do with health and safety for the pedestrians, but you are denying many people the pleasure of kicking through piles of crisp leaves.

Dear mulled wine,  Yes, I know it is only November, but I think you count as an autumnal drink, not just a festive one.  Don’t you? I enjoyed the glass (or two) that I had last night.

Dear garden hedge,  The gardener made an excellent job of you yesterday and you are looking very neat and tidy.

I’m ending with a photo of the Heavy Horse sculpture which stands beside the motorway just outside Glasgow, on the road that takes me in and out on my journey to visit my mum.  When I passed last week it was wearing its large red poppy, so I thought that today, the 11th of November, was a very apt day to share the photo again.

photo courtesy of thesundaytimes.co.uk

photo courtesy of thesundaytimes.co.uk