Friday, October 30, 2009

Golden Autumn

Going to pick my Mum up this afternoon, I just had to stop and take pictures of some of the autumn trees around where she lives. (No this isn`t her home, its the local village shop)

What wonderful shades of orange and gold there are this year, It really is a beautiful world we live in, if we take time to stop and look, and I find that always having my camera with me when I go out makes me do that.

I know that this photo has the sun in the corner of the camera, but on seeing it on the screen I rather like the effect it has created, so have not discarded it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boring old Me!

For want of something to blog about, I was going to post some autumn colour pictures I`d taken in the country lanes of Norfolk, but as another blogger had done that on the same day, I didn`t want him to think I was copying him, I`ve "run with this" from Dave`s blog. Will show you the pictures another day.

1. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet? All those wasting money in space exploration.

2. Most exciting thing you've done? Exciting ? Me?..... you must be joking!

3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car? Yes

4. Right or left handed? Right

5. Name one thing you worry about running out of. Time

6. What famous person do other people think you resemble? No-one as far as I know

7. What is your favourite pizza topping? Don`t eat pizza

8. Do you crack your knuckles? No.

9. What song do you hate the most? All loud noisy pop songs

10. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head? Didn`t have a particular one, so no.

11. What are your super powers? I don`t think I was issued with any!

12. Peppermint or spearmint? Peppermint

13. Where are your car keys? In my handbag

14. Last song you listened to? "Any dream will do" (from the musical Joseph, on CD)

15. What's your most annoying habit? Not sure - you`d need to ask other people that to find out

16. Where did you last go on holiday? Blackpool (2 years ago)

17. What is your best physical feature? Probably my hands

18. What CD is closest to you right now? Joseph

19. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? Milk, Cheese, Eggs

20. Wine or beer? Neither.

21. What colour are your bed sheets? Blue

22. Would you rather be a fish or a bird? Bird

23. Last thing you broke? A glass which I was washing up and it caught the edge of the tap

24. What are you having to eat tonight? Jacket potato and sliced tongue

25. What colour shirt are you wearing? Dusky Green blouse

26. If you could be doing anything else today, what would you rather be doing? Walking along a beach

27. Do security cameras make you nervous? No. I`m not doing wrong, so why should they?

28. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? Me! - there`s nothing interesting to write about my life.

29. Last time you went to a cemetery? A fortnight ago to take flowers to my Dad`s grave

30. Last concert you went to? Have never been to one

31. Favourite musician(s)/bands you've seen in concert? None

32. Next concert you're planning to attend? None

33. Do you talk to yourself? Yes.

34. Have you ever adopted or purchased a pet? Yes, a canary

35. Have you ever been present when an animal is being born? No

So now you know a few more facts about me - not very interesting is it?!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Brain Dead!

My mind has been completely blank this week - hence no posts on here. Strange isn`t it how some weeks lots of ideas come flooding into the the mind, or I see or hear something that gives me an idea, or else my camera comes out and captures and interesting or pretty scene. But, this week absolutely nothing.

I`ll try to do better next week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn flowers

I had to do a floral arrangement at our church this weekend, so chose to use my favourite flowers for this time of year - bloom Chrysanthemums in autumn red and gold colours, and couldn`t resist taking pictures of these beautiful blooms.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It`s Chocolate Time

Do you know what this week is?

I didn`t until I was listening to the radio this morning

Iit`s National Chocolate Week.

Gosh, how could I have missed that fact?! Yet, the shops around here don`t seem to be promoting it, I wonder why not.

I like chocolate - yet, I`m not one of those people who once they open a box of chocolates or start a bar of it, have to eat the whole lot in one go. I`ll have a couple out of the box, or a couple or three squares off a bar and then put it away until the next evening. I suppose it was how I was brought up.

I remember as a child having a "Sweet Tin" in the drawer of the sideboard and just being allowed one or two out of it at a time. How different to the way children now-a-days are given the whole tube of Smarties, bag of chocolate buttons, or pack or bar of whatever it is. Mine went straight in the tin and even with Smarties or chocolate buttons, I was only given 3 or 4 at a time, or a square or two broken off a bar of chocolate and given me and the rest kept for another day. And I wasn`t allowed to help myself, I had to wait to be given them.

Wonder if other readers were brought up the same way?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spring in Autumn

I`ve got some nice pink flowers in my garden at the moment, so thought I`d share them with you. They`re one of those types of flowers where if you look at a single flower, it doesn`t look much on its own, but the stem has 3 or 4 on, which looks better, but when you see them all together they`re really beautiful.

I always think they`re an unusual colour for this time of year when most flowers are reds and golds, these look more like spring in autumn, and are really cheery on a grey damp day.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

False Econony?

So, the government are thinking of raising the retiring age, again, to 66.

Firstly, I wonder if this will apply fairly to ALL people and jobs - what about those civil servants, teachers etc, who seem to be able to retire at 55 or so now? Will they be made to work until they`re 66?

But, my main thinking is - if all those in work have to stay on for longer, there will be even less jobs for the young people as they leave school, college or university - so what about them?

They`ll be needing to claim all sorts of allowances for being Jobseeking, needing housing etc....etc.... So, why not let those who have done their years of work retire and have their retirement to enjoy, and make room in jobs for younger people to have their opportunity to be employed and work.

There`s only so many jobs around and so many people to be employed or not in employment. Either way the government has to pay out money to either old or young. It surely makes more sense to employ the young and let them gain skills, and give them a purpose in life?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


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The other day, we went for an hours drive to see a Flower Festival at the Methodist Church at Acle - and it was well worth the visit, as you can see by this marvellous floral arrangement depicting Pentecost, just one of the beautiful arrangements they had in a modern light church.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

A field of golden.....

It was a beautiful autumn day, the sun was shining, the leaves on the trees turning golden and bronze and even red on some species. So off we went for a ride into the country lanes to enjoy the beauty of it all, stopping once or twice on the way to collect some conkers, to try out the theory that conkers placed in the corners of ones home would keep spiders at bay. (I`ll report later if that worked!)

On our trip we saw this lovely sight of sunflowers and I just had to stop, get out with my camera to capture them.