Thursday, July 21, 2016

In The Words Of LRB "Reminiscing"

I was out for a walk at lunchtime making the most of the sun on a coolish winters day and noticed the amount of people either talking or looking at their mobile phones and it got me thinking back to yesteryear, well actually early 80's and when your phone looked like this

 and if you were really lucky you had one stuck to the wall and it might have even been push button.....

I remember getting home from work in the "olden" days and then spending the next few hours ringing my friends or family up and filling each other in on our days or making plans for the evening or weekend that was coming up.
None of this constant vibrating, beeping or flashing like there is now around a table.
We also seemed to have less emergencies then as I very rarely remember work collegues getting rang up at work due to an emergency.

Don't get me wrong I carry two mobile phones around, one work and one personal and play games on it at night but I don't walk around with it stuck in my face.

Okay rant over I am off to dust off my zimmerframe and and play words with friends on my phone LOL.....Words with Friends now that is a topic for another blog post another time!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Now Into July

First off update on my June UFO stitching.....
Beginning of June - Glendon Place Witches Wheel
End of June - Glendon Place Witches Wheel

This one was fun to stitch, I have found it really hard to pack it away until its turn comes around again in my rotation.

Now July is back to this one - yet another Glendon Place Stitch (I think I am addicted LOL)
This was where I was at at the end of January, so will be interesting to see how much I get this month. Mind you I have got three count em, three long weekends coming up this month. I am trying to use some annual leave up.

Our baby girl that returned home last month is doing great, mind you MOTH* and I are so paranoid about her going out the front it is hilarious. The vet reckons she might have a had a small brain fart and when she came back to normal she was not in her comfort zone which is our street. Her "brother" is so happy to have her back and is back to annoying the crap out of her.

On the food front, it is winter here and soup has been the main thing cooking. I got home last night and was greeted by the smell of sweet potato and butternut pumpkin soup ready to blitz. Love using my slow cooker !!

Now I follow a great blog called Epbot. This blog is for all of you that have an inner geek, so far Jen and John have put me onto to some fabulous artwork and now I have them to thank for signing up to  I have just picked up my latest package from the post office and once opened this is what I saw as the theme:
And inside the little cotton bag was:
Isn't it fantastic. Each month you get a magnet and a postcard which gives you a clue to the theme if you don't know what it is. Now I have a meeting tomorrow so I might accessorise with these goodies and see if anyone notices. LOL.
I think next months theme is HOGWARTS!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! (does this seem a trifle over the top for someone who is turning 53 in just over a week - no don't answer that question thank you :)

Last months was Sherlock Holmes themed but I forgot to take photos. But have had comments on the necklace when ever I have worn it.

The weather is supposed to come in craptastic tonight and hang around until next week with hail, thunder, lightening etc. I hope it behaves enough for me to record the final episode of Outlander for the season on Sunday night - I get it through satellite tv and it tends to drop out in bad weather. But to cover this possible incident I am going to record it at different times over the following days if need be.
So next week with no Game of Thrones, final episode of Outlander and Wentworth nearing an end for season what is to become of my tv viewing.......hmmm might be time to pick up relationship with Buffy again or the ladies from Charmed or one of the many other DVD's that I own.

Well thats about it for now. Till next time