What are the odds that you are sitting at your laptop, on a Wednesday morning, looking through your photos for something to illustrate this week’s challenge of ‘against the odds’, when a pheasant lands in a tree in your garden? A pheasant which I’ve never seen in the garden before – normally they are associated with open countryside, woodland edges and hedgerows. What are the odds that you have your camera right there beside you and can take a picture?
Dear chestnuts/conkers, The theory (which I mentioned here ) about you keeping spiders away seems to have some truth in it – I have not seen a spider in the porch since I put some of you there. I actually haven’t seen many spiders in the house at all recently, so perhaps the benefits extend further than the room in which you are placed, which would be a bonus.
Dear snowdrops, I go away for a couple of weeks and in that time you have appeared! You are looking very nice, although I notice there are some gaps where previously there were none, so I wonder who has been at the bulbs?
Dear Florida, Thank you for providing such lovely, warm, sunny days for our visit.
Dear Virgin Atlantic. I think you need to have a look at some (many) of the seats on at least two of your planes, because they need some attention. It’s difficult to watch tv when the seat in front of you moves backwards and forwards everytime the person sitting in the seat moves, even a little bit. You also need to check your air-conditioning – we were freezing!
Dear laundry/ironing, You are always the downside of any trip.
CHOOSE FRIDAY LETTERS OR TRAVEL …. HMMM
I failed to write any letters to the world yesterday, but I had to make a choice… Should I take my packed suitcase to the airport and catch a flight, or risk missing it by sitting at my laptop and penning a few letters? I decided that the world would just have to do without any letters yesterday, and look after itself!
The result is that today’s post comes to you from sunny Orlando, Florida, where Mr Decisive will be attending a conference. I am looking forward to relaxing, catching up with some reading and maybe venturing out and about.
Perched atop the large board advertising the construction company that is working in a local park – a novel plant container!
I READ A LOT LAST YEAR
I have just been updating my ‘Books I’ve Read’ page and discovered that I read more books last year than in the last twelve years. I wouldn’t have guessed that – I feel that I don’t read as much as I used to.
To read more sets of six words for a Saturday head over to Cate at Show My Face.
Dear Mr Kipling mini battenburg cakes, You are so dainty and perfectly formed that you are almost enough to make me want to eat you even though I dislike marzipan.
Dear big toe, It’s a month now since I stubbed you, very hard, on a step I had forgotten was there when I was negotiating my way through a door in subdued light, and you are still hurting, although not nearly as much as before. I’m looking forward to you feeling normal again.
Dear Twinings, Why have you changed the colour of the packaging of your peppermint tea? What on earth was wrong with the previous colour of the box? It was green, and green is easily associated with peppermint I feel. Now it is yellow, and so I keep thinking that I am picking up a packet of lemon and ginger tea (which I don’t like). It’s not good for my mind to be tricked like this!
Dear snowdrops, I see you are starting to appear – it won’t be long now until we see your flowers I imagine.
Dear garden birds, As always I enjoyed your visits this week. Please visit again tomorrow, because I will be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and it would be nice if I could have some visitors to count – unlike a few years ago when not one single bird landed in my garden, or even flew across my airspace!