August 26th, 2014

Gardening - cut the grass Avon &Vila


I am not at work again today ... but seeing as I again killed myself on Saturday with gardening, and still aching, it is a good thing.

I am catching up with previous comments ... and then going to wander to the shops to do some shopping ... the cupboards seem bare, and Dad gave me some money over the weekend to help me towards petrol, so I can re-fill the shelves.

I am going to do (I hope lots of positives) ... I have washing ready to hang out (again before shopping), I have the breadmaker on ... and a have picked out a couple of recipes to make and then freeze for later meals.

I have (and will have more) ironing to do ... so I wont probably be inspired to dust and hoover after that (see, already making excuses)

Hope you all had a good Bank Holiday (for those in England & Wales) .... and for the rest hope life is OK anyway!

I will post some pics later - I know I have Legoland still to post, but have had a couple of day-trips with my friend which I shall probably now post first ... so you will be spammed!

Happy Tuesday everyone!
James - Discovery Channel

Day Trip To Bath

Last Thursday I went with my friend from Church to Bath.  Christine caught the train from her home and I joined it at Exeter - a direct route ... great.  Sadly the weather wasn't very kind, so we didn't stay as long as we had planned, and we didn't see as much as we had hoped - but it was still a great day out.

Bath was settled by the Romans in AD 60, although there are several Neolithic Barrows in the area. It is said to be a major battle site in the time of King Alfred c.500AD, and a monastery was founded here in 675AD. However by the 15th Century it had become slightly dilapidated, and was later revived as a Spa Town in Georgian times ... which is where most of the present architecture has come from. Christine lived here for 3 years when she was doing teaching practice, and pointed out where the shops had been renovated recently ... however they were done sympathetically, so hard to see the old from the new.

For more details look here for more detailed history.

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More in a minute!
Spike - close up of face (R-S-D)

Day Trip To Bath 2

Yes, a great day to Bath.  I had been about 10 years ago when I was collecting my certificate from The Royal Photographic Society .... but again, had little time to see much then.  And, here is the proof we both went -

I don't know if I will get used to seeing me in glasses, after 36 years ... at present wearing lenses hurts -
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Christine outside the Jane Austen experience (which we didn't go into!)
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Adventure before dementia


Just a few random thoughts to cheer up your afternoon ....

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

Life is sexually transmitted.

Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Have you noticed since everyone has a phone camera these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

In the 60's when the world was normal, people took acid to make it weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

How is it one careless match can start a bush fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes out of its bum.

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets angry, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?