Thursday, 30 August 2007

Sunset over Dorset

As you can see I've put up a photo of me. It's a bit of a cheat really as you cannot see my face. I hate posing for photos and Gray took this one when I wasn't aware of being photographed - I like it because I was having a lovely time in one of my favourite places by the sea. We went to Dorset at the weekend to a hotel we hadn't been to for a while, to do some coastal walking. It turned out to be too hot for that, so we went inland and found a beautiful walk in the lush green countryside north of Bridport. In the evening we watched the sun go down from Chesil beach - there was a festival type atmosphere as the beach was packed with families fishing and camping overnight. I always find it weird when the moon is in the sky the same time as the sun. To the left was a bluey/pink hue with the moon in a cool sky and to the right there was this blazing orange orb that was too bright to look at - amazing.

Friday, 24 August 2007


This podcast from two of my favouite bloggers is so inspiring to me, I'll say no more - just have a listen . . .

Morning walk

This morning I decided to record my morning walk in pictures so here it is:

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Flower power

It was my birthday a couple of days ago and I was given so many beautiful flowers, I get a lot of pleasure from having flowers around the house, however the next day My Jack Russell started scratching and scratching and it wasn't fleas. He's what the vet calls atopic (allergic to everything) but normally one vase of flowers does not affect him - as there were so many they were making him itch like crazy. So it was hard for me to do but I've taken them round to my Mum's this morning, now I've got a calm Jack Russell and she's got a house full of my beautiful flowers.

I remember a couple of years ago walking through Hyde Park on a warm, breezy Spring day. The pollen from the horse chestnut trees was actually visible in the air and everyone was sneezing and coughing, by the time I got back to the car I could hardly breathe. My throat felt like sandpaper, my eyes were streaming - it was like I imagine a chemical attack to be and I'm not normally affected by pollen. It's amazing what nature can do.

Friday, 10 August 2007


This has to be one of my best buys for a while. Since we went to Riverford Organics and found the lovely punnets of sprouting seeds, we've been trying to buy them locally - with no success. So I was really pleased when I spotted this 'sprouter' just before last Christmas and bought it to give to Gray - I love it when I find the perfect present for someone (I managed to find him other presents too!). So now we have our own supply of sprouts on a daily basis - freshly grown & full of vitamins.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Downtime or do I mean uptime?

My broadband connection has been faulty and it took a while for an engineer to come and sort it out, which meant I was offline for a couple of days. Major panic - deadlines for work to meet - what was I going to do? After the realisation that there was nothing I could do and things would take their course, it was ok - infact brilliant. I got more done than I normally do in a week, making me realise how much time I spend online. I'm sure I'll soon fall back into the old routine now that I'm connected again!