Saturday, May 30, 2009


I have had so much trouble with this dial up thing...24kgb is just not enough to work with. I tried to view my blog list as I can see that you all have been busy blogging, and I only managed to see Trish's blog which said she had had an other adventure at the Elton/Billy concert.

Trish is so funny when she writes of her goofs...I knew it would be fun to read. However, I could not read any more as the dial up thing kept booting me out.

So, I am in a bit of a funk. The weather has been bloody awful. English weather dear friends. Rain for the past 5 days, even the dog wouldn't go out. I just found it too depressing to even sew. I have been reading, watching tv, and playing my bridge game on this computer. It's not cold, but very very damp. With my fine blonde (yes) hair, I need to spray to keep the hair from looking like bed head.

I am loving Robert Crais as my new favorite author. Did I mention him before? If so, it's another praise. All his books are different, so I find myself wanting more and more. I read Nelson Demille like that. Just read them all and thought he was a lazy bloke for not writing one a week so I could be entertained....

We are coming home next Thursday so I will be on the speed mode again and will post some cottage photos. The flowers which I bought for instant gratification and cost a small fortune look absolutely amazing, so I don't feel bad for the indulgence. I was thinking I could have bought all the Moda colours if Ididn't buy the flowers. little hummingbirds went nuts when they saw the baskets hanging off the balcony, so it was worth it.

Speaking of the litte buggers. They are absolutely crazy at dusk and it is taking my life in my hands to go outside at the feeder. I will try this week again for photos of 8 birds feeding. Quite a site.

I miss all your blogs and will catch up next week. Have a great weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Well, we have dial up finally connected after about 2 hours of me fiddling with it and not being able to know all the terms and numbers for the connection.
Bell was great with the patience thing...She must have been young...because mine was running out. I had to have peanut butter to sustain my energy!

We have been here 2 weeks and we have had all the weather that one can imagine, except floods. It was freezing for about 3 days, snow flouries for just show, then rain, then the sun came out and we had warm weather which brought out the black flies in abundance. I've never seen them like that before. I think it's because my sweetie raked all the property around the cottage so that when the weather warmed, well need I say more...And I got bitten which is unusual as this girl doesn't attract them very much. Oh well they will be gone in a week or so.

The hummingbirds are back, the males were waiting for us on the 15th when we returned and I now have 6-8 hummers feeding like crazy and doing the mating dances. Very fun to watch at dusk when the feeding frenzy goes on and the males do their thing by swinging and swooping to attract the females.

We had guests for the past week so I haven't been sewing, although I did cut out hundreds of 2 7/8" squares in preparation for my grandmother's left over stash that was given to me. I have no idea what to do with it all as it's blues and more blues. I am just piecing it all together.

Oh, I tell you it's so nice to be able to share my life on a blog. I have been missing this for the past couple of weeks. I can't download photos till we return home next week, but they are on the computer ready for high speed to get them posted.

My sweetie has had pneumonia and he was pretty sick for the first week we were here. Good thing we had amoxicilin in our meds bag or we would have had to return to the city. He is over it now, of course he thought he had a!

Memorial day in America. Today I watched the people at the Wall leaving flowers, touching names and just standing quietly appreciating the beauty of that Wall. A friend from Canada went to visit it and she was reduced to tears. So it's a day to remember.