Monday, 17 December 2007
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
I'm really stuck on the letter 'U'. I don't have a UKELELE (ukulele), an ULTRAVOX album or a copy of ULYSSES . I've been wandering around the house hoping a 'U' will jump out on me....hang on......what do I see on these shelves.............................
U IS FOR UNICORN
Just a brief update on what's happening here in Suffolk for those of you who so kindly drop by to see if I've posted. I'm staying at Leanne's (Crowsfeet Anonymous) tonight as one of our Grandaughters is singing in the choir at Colchester castle....really looking forward to it but must make sure I have tissues at hand...hearing youngsters singing always brings a tear to my eye. It also means I've managed to post this as I'm using her computer! I've been working hard on my History and Literature Assignments in the Childhood Module....all handed in now. My Sociology survey I have to write up over the Christmas Holidays. We will be moving on to the Gender module next......I guess they'll be a few feminist issues raised over the next few weeks as we've only one man on the course!
I'm totally unprepared for Christmas which is unusual for me......I do have a few of my Cristmassy knick knacks scattered about though. It's going to be a difficult Christmas this year but I'm going to Manda & Co for Christmas dinner...it will be so strange not cooking it myself!!!!!
It will be some time before I'm back on the computer properly......but I'll try to get the rest of my ABC's posted each week. It'll take me a year I reckon to catch up with you all!!!!....till then
STAY WELL AND KEEP SMILING!!
Labels: ABC WEDNESDAY
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
T IS FOR TINY
and here are some of the TINY plants in Wisley's Alpine House
Four times a year we get a small free magazine called the CORNARD NEWS. The Winter edition arrived last week and when I saw one of the articles I thought what a perfect Thursday Thought it would be...............
A.A.A.D.D. - AGE ACTIVATED ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
This is how it manifests itself;
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start towards the garage I notice mail on the table that I'd collected from the letter box earlier. I decided to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, open the bills and put the junk mail in the recycling bin and notice that it is full. So I put all the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the post box when I take the rubbish out I may as well write out the cheques for the bills and get them posted.
I take my cheque book off the table and notice there's only one cheque left. My new cheque book is in the desk drawer so I go over to my desl and find the can of Coke I'd been drinking earlier. I'm going to write out my cheques but first I need to move the can so I don't accidently knock it over. The Coke is getting warm so I decide to put it in the fridge.
As I head towards the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye --they need water. I put the coke on the worktop and find my reading glasses that I'd been searching for the day before. I set the glasses back down and fill a container with water. I suddenly spot the TV remote control has been left on the kitchen table.
I realise that when we watch TV tonight I'll be looking for the remote control but won't be able to remember that it's on the kitchen table. So I decide to put it back by the TV where it belongs; but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the vase but some spills on the floor...so I put the remote control back on the table while I wipe up the spill.
Then I head back down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
- the garden's not watered
- the car isn't washed
- the bill's aren't paid
- here's a warm can of coke sitting on the worktop
- the flowers don't have enough water
- the bill's haven't been paid
- the recycling bin is still full
- I can't find my glasse
- I can't find the remote contro
- and I can't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired.
Don't laugh...if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.
GROWING OLD IS MANDATORY
GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL
LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC
Sorry I'm so out of touch with you all at the moment...normal service will be resumed A.S.A.P.
so one last 'T'......Tatty Bye for now!
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Archaeologists have reconstructed how the burial at Sutton Hoo must have taken place. A long trench was dug atop a 100 ft. high cliff above the River Deben. The ship was dragged up from the river and set in the trench. In this photo you can see the river and part of the hill that the ship was dragged up.A hut was built in the centre of the ship, and there was placed a large coffin and the grave goods. The trench was then filled in and a large mound erected over the top.
S is also for
...not sure if that's the way to spell it but I think it means Farewell. Unfortunately I'll no longer be on the Computer for an indefinite period...apologies for all the posts I've not read yet, all the emails that will go unanswered and the Blogspals Birthdays etc I'm going to miss.....including ICARUS whose birthday is on Friday (there is a card in the post Icarus...hope it gets to you at some point). I do have some ABC posts still in draft which I'll try and post through a friends pc........admittedly they could turn up any day of the week...but I'd like to get to 'Z'.
Labels: ABC WEDNESDAY
Friday, 23 November 2007
We've had no snow yet here in Suffolk though I know some parts of Britain have. I'd love to take a photo of a snow laden sky on Christmas Day................
speaking of Christmas...AKELAMALU has a Christmas Carol Quiz on her blog.........if you fancy giving it a go click on her name.......if you get any right she is giving away this cool scroll for your blog.
For my blogpals who wondered what I meant by 'soldiers' yesterday..
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, 22 November 2007
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
I'm doing a lot of thinking at the moment.........
In 'student mode' I'm thinking about the next Literature Assignment I have to do.."Compare and contrast the presentation of childhood in works by William Blake (Songs of Innocence and Experience) and George Eliot (Silas Marner)".
In 'teacher mode' I'm thinking..." I wonder how the Maths Afterschool Club will go this afternoon?"
In 'gardener mode' I'm thinking I really need to get into the garden and finish clearing away the frost-bitten plants.....
I'm also thinking...."how on earth have these roses still managed to bloom?
despite the cold temperatures...........................
But most of all I'm thinking......................
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY AMERICAN BLOGPALS
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Many of my regular visitors will remember my posts about the building of a garden in remembrance of one of the teacher's at our local primary school. Last week the garden was officially opened. I was so pleased to see blue skies as the crowds gathered.....and it was fitting that many ex pupils like one of my grandaughters, who owe much of their primary education to Mrs. Wimms, attended.....The local Mayor and members of Mrs. Wimm's family also came......Father Jamie dedicated the garden and the whole ceremony was very moving.....The garden is a Friendship Garden.......
Chidren who are feeling lonely can sit on this bench and other children will realise that they need someone to play with.........
I wish you could hear the children singing this........it was beautiful....
Inside the school were many photos of us all in the process of building and planting the garden...And then we all had a cuppa and cake!!!
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