Thursday, 23 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Something amused me today, probably more than it should...
I had the opportunity to be at The Shay Stadium, the home of the Shaymen. Now it's no Old Trafford, the stands are aged and half built and the new conference centre is a bit on the dull side.
But then I got in the tiny lift (I had a trolley! I promise I usually walk up a single flight of stairs) to find it completely clad in a golden shiny antique pine. It tickled me that I had swerved around the many pot holes in the car park and eyed scaffolding that was rusted it had been there so many years...
Yet the lift, that would hold 8 people max, has been kitted out for decadence and a dated 1980s style.
Bizarre right? Or bizarre that I noticed?
Either way it amused me enough to take a photo to share... :) xx
(Location photos from www.calderdale.gov.uk, pine lift my own)
Friday, 10 May 2013
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Then I came across Mummy from the Heart and I began reading through her posts, hooked by her optimism and view on life.
So today I have decided to simply, with no long windedness (read my blog I am usually prone to waffle) tell you three reasons I am cheerful:
1. My daughter – who held her arms up to me this morning and said ‘Up – I want you little Mommy’ and it made my heart glow.
2. Inspirational people – those who you know or come across randomly, when you most need it, who put fire back in your belly and give you a reason to laugh at yourself and say get a grip.
3. Shadows – because it means that the sun is shining and to me a little sunshine always means hope.
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Monday, 6 May 2013
To some that might seem like an ordinary thing, to have the clouds part and the blue of cornflowers light the sky with optimism.
I come from Yorkshire, this is akin to a mini miracle. And I mention optimism with a ring of truth to it because it does make you feel hopeful. There is nothing like the warmth of the Orb beating down, warming the silk of your hair and the once defeated arch of your spine… there is nothing like that jolt of vitamin on the breeze to make you feel you can reconquer the world.
Or the garden.
Which is what we did… realising three hours later that weeds were in fact our only flora. Garden looking a bit bare, Love?
Oh well at least it’s a great deal tidier. :) xx
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
They say that you should never judge a book by its cover. They. The ones in the know.
But I cant help it. I am enticed by intriguing art work. Drawn in by a bulging spine. Enraptured by a rear page of less than 100 words. You get the picture...
My latest book purchase is 'The Paradise Trap' by Catherine Jinks. A book about a cavaran with a basement of paradise with only one catch... can you ever leave?
It only cost me £1 so I know it will be brilliant. And if it isn't, well... I own a book with a rather fetching hot air balloon on its front. :) xx
Friday, 15 March 2013
I can fall asleep so easily on the sofa that I often don't make it past the opening credits of what ever is unfolding in the television screen.
But get me in bed (steady on!) and I am instantly wide awake. It's ridiculous, a curse is what it is. I can lay there for hours just listening to the sounds of the house.
Such as the rain on the window, the faulty toilet valve making its sucking-water-in-at-high-pressure sound, the dog dreaming in high pitches... and then you have Snotty and the Warthog competing in my ear.
Sure they look cute now but at 2:06am they are merely the devil and his snorting offspring. So my plan for tonight is to fall asleep on the mulled wine coloured leather and stay there. Too right!
Stiff neck in the morning be damned! :) xx