Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Summer countryside:

You may know that I work on a farm; a single track is used to access the farm;
 
Yesterday lunch time, I stood in the middle of the single track,
 looking south towards the  Ridgeway
and Marlborough Downs, I took these photographs:
 
 
 
 
Barlay in the field, behind the poppies growing on the side of the track. 

 
 
 
I turned 180 degrees on the spot; I am now looking north and took this photograph
 - Fly Tipping left during the night!
 
 

 Cross, very sad and why, are emotions that come to mind.
 
A little update about me: I have been poorly, very poorly, I missed the month of May.  Due to a popped appendix (lots of gruesome details that I will leave out) and just when I could laugh without my stitches hurting and walk without a stoop, I was rushed back to the hospital with a gallbladder infection.  I had a lot of work to catch up with at work, including important year end things, like PAYE and VAT filing and wages! I missed exams at college and an exam I did take I failed by 1 mark, thankful now passed with flying colours. The silver lining, as there is always a silver lining; I now know what has been causing my periods of illness over the last 3 years. I am on a special diet, due to the gallbladder issues and also a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome caused by intolerance of food (a rare form of IBS). I am feeling much better, I have a long way to go but oh so much better I am very pleased to say.
 
I do hope to chat to you all more xx



Thursday, 21 March 2013

Exciting Times ...




Our new Archbishop of Canterbury; Most Rev Justin Welby                                 
And

 
Our new Pope Francis; (was) Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires

Photos Courtesy of :  BBC News
Exciting times for both the Catholic and Anglican Churches

 

 

Thursday, 16 February 2012

~ 16.02.2012 ~

# 75 - 76  / 366 -  The view from my office window this morning, a wonderful contrast of blue and green.

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The knitting is growing; with a (picture) theme of the blue and green ...a lovely relaxing knit ...

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... while enjoying, listening to: 'The Help' (up to; chapter 3).

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

~ 15.02.2012 ~

# 68 - 74  / 366 - Wroughton Floral Art Society (WFAS) meeting held yesterday evening.

The Demonstrator was Diana Joyce (Retired) an International NAFAS Demonstrator from our own club; WFAS.

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As our Chairperson was poorly and in hospital, being Vice-Chair I was asked to hold the meeting and to arrange a welcome flower display to be placed on the front desk and then to be raffled with the above flower arrangements. This is my 5th flower arrangement and I struggle with the fact that I do not know all the rules and therefore probably break all the rules ... this arrangement is nowhere near, in the league of Diana's however, I like my choice of colours, the flowers and foliage which included some rosemary from my back garden. The arrangement, well that probably leaves a lot to be desired (to the trained eye)!

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All in all, the evening was lovely and very enjoyable, I even managed to win a bottle of wine in the raffle!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

~ 14.02.2012 ~

# 56 - 68  / 366 - Photographs taken over the last week ...

Snow on the cobbles

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and on the road bricks

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Snow drops in the flower box

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A snap shot of Lacock Abbey

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A sneeky peek of Lacock Village, I have good intentions of returning; to look inside the Abbey and visit the village (I was short of time on Saturday).

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I have a busy evening; I am standing in for the Chairman at Flower Arranging.  Valentine's day romance is being delayed until later in the week!

Monday, 13 February 2012

~ 13.02.2012 ~

# 55  / 366 - Frogs and Stars Fabric for Cot Quilt, bought at Midsomer Quilting.

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~ 12.02.2012 ~

# 50 - 54 / 366 - Sunset and Soup

Home made tomato soup made this morning - the colour reminds me of the previous evenings' sunset!

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Over looking the farms of Broad Hinton, taken yesterday evening on my way home.

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White Horse at Cherhill

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