Monday, 25 November 2013

November Quote Week.

It is 11pm on Sunday night and I was just going to bed leaving Peter watching Sun Match of the Day “yawn” and................I think Lucky Snapping Challenge I haven’t finished my blog for Kathi and it is a new challenge on Monday when I realise................Oops it is mine and I haven’t done it or sent it to anyone either!!! Anyway here I am writing it instead of finishing my nostalgia blog and then I will send it to both Anne and Jenni in the hope you are reading it now (Monday am). I have 2 quotes for you about LEARNING “ Anyone who keeps learning stays young” Henry Ford “You cannot open a book without learning something” Confucious This week tell us each day one thing you have learnt during the day, hopefully with a photo. Make your blog brief as we are all getting busy with the run up to Christmas. Love to you all Lynne xx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Nostalgia..the autumn season.

Hi everyone.. as I hang my head in shame for not blogging in the last 5 weeks. Whatever came of me? Well I stayed busy at work and home, that darned new kitchen extension turned into a refurb on the old kitchen space which is almost done! It would be done if it were not being used as a workshop for the bathroom refurb which is long long overdue.. imagine a bathroom 17 years old, used lots by up to 8 people a day.. and which had a leak we did not realise.. mmm, grim.. no before pictures for sure!

But December should see me with a computer and Picasa back in place and blog central restored!

Oh and I am also away on a weeks holiday with Colin.. we plumped for Tenerife as the priority was for good weather.. and that we have.. home on Wednesday and as I write on Sunday evening I hope the G& T's are not marring my fluency.. haha.. they may even aid it!

So.. Autumn Nostalgia..what does it hold for you? Let me give you a few suggestions..
  • The change in the hour.. love it or hate it ..and why?
  • Do you have memories of walking ankle deep through sycamore leaves as you search for Christmas twigs?
  • How did you celebrate Guy Fawkes Night?
  • Or Hallowe'en, is that the Autumn highlight for you ?
Tell us about how the run from School starting in September to that Christmas rush was marked in your childhood home, or how it is now for your children..

For me the days between starting school again in September til November 5th were filled with plans for Guy Fawkes Night.  We bought fireworks from the travelling grocery shop which came to our fishing cove twice a week. We stored them in tin boxes and when allowed by our Mums we compared who had what and how we might persuade our Mums to get us a bigger and better firework!

Us children all collected papers and wood for a huge bonfire at my cousins house and his Mum would host the bonfire night and we would all bring food.. my resounding memory is of Auntie Val, the host, carrying out sausages on sticks on a tray but being chased by a Jumping Jack someone let off.. by mistake? Not so sure that was the case!

Looking forward to catching up with you all later in the week.. I so owe you all some comments and at the very least my November views!

Here's the linky:

Monday, 11 November 2013

Let's Reflect Challenge : November

I can't believe we only have 2 words to finish our Silver Lining. This year will have passed by so quickly.

By the way, I recently watched the movie Silver Lining. If you can, watch it too. It's very nice and refreshing. It takes a bit of time to really start but then it's really worth it.

This month, we have something special again, something to love ourselves and the others even more.

I traveled a lot in my life and it developed a strong taste for adventure in what I do or let's say used to do (getting older now, lol) and also for what I read or watch.

There is a French TV game series called Pekin Express, may be you heard about it, I am absolutely addicted to, in which competititors cross the globe with challenges of hell.

Last year I watched a US series called Expedition Impossible. You can read it about it here :

They were in teams of 3, crossing Morocco with challenges like mountain climbing and crossing rivers ... some very hard stuff. In one of the teams of 3, there was a guy called Erik. He did everything like his colleagues. I had missed the first episode and the presentation of the teams but a couple of minutes inside the one I watched, I realized he was completely blind. He had to rely on his colleagues, when he was to jump from 10 meters into a river or run downhill or be on a galloping horse...

This guy was so amazing to me that I researched him and if you go here :,
you can read about his life. He is the first blind person to have reached the summit of Mount Everest (29,029 ft), he also climbed Mount Ararat (16,854 ft) and the Seven Summits (the highest Mountains of the 7 continents). This guy has since become an inspiration to me and the living proof that on one is allowed to say
"I can't do it". So to honor him, I decided that our word this week would be the name of his team during Expedition Impossible :

             NO LIMITS

So that's what we are going to talk about this week and you don't need to have climbed the Himalayas to take part.

No Limits is only about you, about what you achieved compared to what you thought you could achieve.
If you are scared to death of cats and you managed to touch one, then it's part of No Limits, the same way somebody else would wrestle with a lion.
If you went back to school at 40 to learn a new profession or get a better degree or even simply for fun, then it's part of No Limits.
If you managed to feed many people on a very low salary, then  it's part of No Limits.
Anything you have done and you didn't think you could do, or anything you do without counting, tell us about it because you are a proud member of the No Limits club.
If  you want to talk about somebody else, family member or personality you admire, please do so.
No Limits also applies to a trait of your character or an ability you have . . ., to the dedication to some people in helping others . . . 

Can I say there is no limits in what it covers, lol ?

I offered my Dad his first PC for his 70th birthday and that's when he started learning what computers were. Of course I got some panicky phone calls at the beginning but he made it and at 90, he still uses it now and then and I am so proud of him.

This week, it's all about us and about the people who inspire us. You are somebody special, just tell us about it.

As of photo challenge, if you have some time, let's play with the word Limits. Take some pictures of open spaces or at the opposite of enclosed places.

I am looking forward to your entries. Anne xxx

Monday, 4 November 2013

The View Challenge: November

I am sure you are bored of me apologising for neglecting blogland and I miss it, I currently have 259 blog posts sat in my reader and I just can't get to it!

Wow, the weather has been blowy, I have been out to take my view photo, but first I had to get up and fix the shed roof as the waterproof membrane split and was flapping about everywhere. As it has stopped raining this morning I took advantage and got up there! It is only a temporary fix until I can get the supplies and then I can look forward to re-roofing it on my next day off. So it doesn't look as though I will be getting to that blog reader anytime soon.

It was stunning along the coast this morning.

The view out to Lundy Island was clear. I might have told you this but I used to live on the southernmost point of the island which is the very left-hand point you can see here.

The view along to my house on the cliffs there (I wish ;-) )

I wonder if I will be lucky enough to get a good day like this for December?