There’ll be no more gardening today,
heavy rainfall is causing delay.
Though it’s good for the soil
it’s not good for toil.
So frustrating! What more can I say.


I have been spending a lot of time in the garden lately, clearing weeds and planting out bedding plants for summer colour, and I haven’t finished yet, I still have plants waiting to go in. I took the day off yesterday so I could have a rest, rain was forecast and also I had a commitment in the afternoon. It didn’t rain. I had hoped to continue my planting today – but now it rains!


A Mind of its Own

Your computer has a mind of its own
so it’s no use you having a moan,
or rolling your eyes
effecting surprise,
or gnashing your teeth on a groan!

Dear Readers…

A note to my readers to say
that I am going away.
No ‘stones’ will appear;
I will not be here.
Normal service resumes on Thursday.


I’m taking another short break,
I’m packing my bag as I speak.
I’m off for some fun,
to find me some sun,
I’ll be back at the end of next week.


We’re off with the VMCC
to the Manx Motorcycle Grand Prix,
but you can be sure
that there will be more
than motorbikes I’ll want to see!

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VMCC = Vintage Motorcycle Club
Tomorrow we are off to the Isle of Man and I shall be having a break from the computer. One advantage of having my son back home temporarily is that he can house sit and feed the cat. I hope to find time before I go to schedule some interesting daily quotes to appear on my blog. I will catch up with you all on my return.

Another Award

Another award, to be sure,
Isn’t something that I’d bargained for
But there’s blogs on my list
That should not have been missed
And I now get to choose a few more!

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Versatile Blogger AwardUpon my soul, Freya at Dragonscale Clippings has seen fit to re-award me The Versatile Blogger Award (is that allowed?). Whilst I feel most honoured I can’t imagine why,  but at least I have the chance to choose some more deserving blogs.

To re-cap on the rules:  First I must thank Freya at her blog – Done. Secondly write 7 boring – I mean, “interesting” facts about myself and last but not least, nominate 4 more blogs for the award and pop over to visit their blogs to let them know.

So here’s the facts:

  1. I feed my spoilt cat’s left-overs to a visiting stray that comes by regularly and sits on the doorstep waiting for it.
  2. I’ll read pretty well anything with writing on it but mostly enjoy fantasy and historical “who-dunnits”.
  3. If I start reading a book I usually finish it. I can count the ones I haven’t on the fingers of one hand.
  4. I’m not really a “people person” and don’t like crowds.
  5. I hate clothes shopping – I can never find what I want but if I do you can bet your boots it wont fit.
  6. I’d rather muck out stables than do the housework. Unfortunately I don’t have stables to muck out any more so it’s back to the housework! 
  7. This is really No.14 and I can’t think of anything else.

Now for the best bit. These are the blogs I would like to nominate this time.

I hope you enjoy taking a look at these blogs if you haven’t already done so. As for me, well I am not sure I can manage any more limericks on the subject so hope I don’t get it back (for a while at least!). If you are interested you can find my previous award post here.

Versatile Blogger!

Versatile Blogger AwardThe Versatile Blogger Award —
Both an honour and double-edged sword.
I can’t decide who
To pass it on to;
So many deserve the reward!

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What an honour.  Sam from ‘Tales Of Very Ordinary Madness’  has given me this  award.  I am sure there are many much more deserving than me so I am most grateful.  Sam has a wonderful blog so if you have never visited I recommend you do so now.

There are now three things I must do. First I must go on over to Sam’s blog and thank her, which I have done.

Secondly I have to list seven facts about myself that you neither know nor wish to know!  So here goes.

1.  I’m still trying to decide what I want to do when I grow up.

2.  Re the above — I’m running out of time.

3.  I don’t like Coca-Cola.

4.  I’m not very good at throwing things out – especially books.

5.  I still have all my old college notes, just in case they come in useful one day.

6.  I’ve never used a  ‘hole in the wall’ machine as I am hopeless with numbers and can’t remember my PIN.

7.  I recently tried to renew my passport but even the Passport Office didn’t like my photo.

And finally I have to nominate 4 other blogs for the award.  This is the hardest of all as there are so many deserving bloggers, but I have finally managed to whittle it down and here are my nominations:

I hope you enjoy visiting them as much as I do.

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