We had lotsof picnics when I was growing up. Usually sandwiches, an apple or banana, and a thermos of tea, carried in a basket to the seaside in Ayr, Scotland, or to a local park. The advent of McDonald’s in Australia took the place of traditional picnics in our family, and my son surprised me…… Continue reading People Are Discovering Picnics
Author: Eunice C English
Writer, artist,retired. Have Parkinsons Plus and Macular Degeneration so please ignore typos! Gathering some of my memories and writings into one place t share with you.
Growing Old Disgracefully
Eunice gets inspired by Joanna Lumley and the Kilted Coaches and here is her exercise video featuring log tossing! NOW FOR EUNI IN ACTION! — Just being Silly CLICK HERE FORMY SHORT EXERCISE VIDEO ‘Yoon Gets Inspired’ Iscreenshots by Mee, courtesy of BBC and ABC Television For other parts of the story please click here…… Continue reading Growing Old Disgracefully
Blast From The Past
The 1960’s hit pop sòng ‘Çome outside ‘ by Mike Sarne was a true indicator dance Hall culture on my area and era, the 1960’s!. Originally on Living With the Cardigans here is the fun song on Youtube. https://youtu.be/pnTQT9Wbjk4 This is a silly song from the Sixties in England when I was a teenager who…… Continue reading Blast From The Past
Rosalynd’s Angels Are Flying – Everywhere!
Look closely at the work involved Every home needs an angel. These little angels fit into the palm of your hand. They help thank the Westpac Rescue helicopter for getting Rosalynd O’Shannassy safely from the helipad at the John Hunter Hospital to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Just in time to avoid a…… Continue reading Rosalynd’s Angels Are Flying – Everywhere!
We Got to Wangi Wangi
Very cold Late afternoon at Wangi (pronounced Wonjy Wonjy) Picnic packed: Hot bacon, potato and lentil home- made soup because the wind was bitter cold, as warned by the weather bureau or BOM as we know it (more. on that later). Well they got that right. Wangi Wangi, named by the traditional land owners, is…… Continue reading We Got to Wangi Wangi
Art is in the eye of the beholder My light fitting flowers and a portrait Sitting in my recliner looking up at my pastel sketch of a friend’s daughter on the weekend of the Dobell festival, and seeing a hint of that elongated style of his that, to me, is what makes William Dobell’s work…… Continue reading Dobell Inspired
Culzean Castle Revisited
Official PhotoVideo of Culzean (pronounced ‘Cullane’ Castle Scotland is full of castles. These days they are pretty well- maintained and no longer old ruins. This is the castle of my childhood, where our church would hold its annual Sunday School Picnic, or we would go with visitors. It appears to be a busy and interesting…… Continue reading Culzean Castle Revisited
Being Happy –
Can take some work, plus a handful of B, D and magnesium tablets. It doesn’t take much to make me happy these days. An outing with my son and fresh home-brewed coffee in my thermos, carried in a hand-woven basket given to me for my birthday by Fabiola, my Fabulous Physio*. Add home-made sultana scones,…… Continue reading Being Happy –
My Romantic Short Story
SEEING THE LIGHTEunice C English Set in the Harley Gallery – Welbeck Estate, Worksop, Englandhoto ECHobson The clever lighting of the Harley Gallery glowed softly as Carole bent closer to a huge ceramic pinecone. Not something she would want in her living room, but on closer inspection she was impressed by the amount of work…… Continue reading My Romantic Short Story
Lunchtime With Pelicans
So peaceful on the lake today. Pelicans are huge birds but always appear pretty laid back and tame. Lake Macquarie NSW Belmont | Update for Karen (in answer to comment! Cheated with an pp!
Geriatric Social Influencer
That’s me I am told! So what does one wear? Saretta calls this an Open Caftan. So soft and light. From Saretta’s website This describes my planned outfit for the photoshoot of my trial of the EnvisionSmart Glasses from a couple of posts ago. When you can’t do slim you do Arty lol. Gorgeous colours…… Continue reading Geriatric Social Influencer
The Disappearing Pallets –
Something that has gone relatively unnoticed, at least over a large part of my area, is the sudden appearance of empty spaces outside factories, building sites and stores, where piles of wooden transport frames, known as pallets, had been stacked for delivery to landfill at the tip. Those stacks have suddenly dwindled. When along came…… Continue reading The Disappearing Pallets –
Parkinsons is Such a Lonely Disease
Its really weird. I’ve written down the words now three times hat said just how it feels and before my very eyes they have unravelled then predictive text inserts what it wants and I am helpless to stop it. But I guess that says it all.
More Chandeliers- and spreading the love with light
My second solar powered chandelier More on the subject More shiny chandelier pics! Both chandeliers outdoors My friend gave me this old chandelier. So I added solar garden lights
Never too Old to Be Cool!
Or never too cool to be fun Came across these photos in my collection and my friend who was here said of this: That’s so cool! And it is! My friend, Barrie, aged 79, is vertically challenged following a childhood spinal injury aged 4 and later surgery. His small staure has always made him cute…… Continue reading Never too Old to Be Cool!
The Bubble Car and The Car Pool
Memoir circa 1965 Model Heinkel car owned by John McCarron Wow! Love the number plate for Eunice Carol! What a great little car! Reminds me of the tiny Fiat that 5 of us used to travel in- like sardines from Worksop to Retford when I was a TO in the Tax Office around 1965-67. That…… Continue reading The Bubble Car and The Car Pool
A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson
Supposed portrait of Jock Howieson my ancestor 1500s No, I’m not being pretentious – just saying. Family History Follow on to Why the Queen Has Read This apparentl.y A fun story (originally by Sir Walter Scott). The outcome being that the Howieson clan is honour-bound by decree to provide rest and hospitality to the reigning…… Continue reading A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson
How Ideas Grow from Cigarette Packets!
IT STARTED OUT AS A SKETCH ON THE BACK OF A FAG PACKET, MOVED ON TO PAPER ON THE DRAWING BOARD , AND HERE YOU ARE THE FINISHED ARTICLE . FANTASTIC. 👍😃😃 Solar garden ornament “Great model, thought it looked like a paper and plaster construction . So added the pun reference paper drawing…… Continue reading How Ideas Grow from Cigarette Packets!
Haven’t Souffled For a While!
Very pleased with my souffle’s! I’ve taken to Googling recipes, now that I can no longer read the print in recipe books. I took a bit of a chance with this, making it with all lactose-free ingredients, but it was nicely firm on the crust but moist (not wet) inside and the flavour: lactose free…… Continue reading Haven’t Souffled For a While!
SSKELETONS IN THE BACK YARD OUR (REALLY) OLD NEIGHBOURS
Bronze-Age skeletons unearthed over our back fence Excerpt from my Campus Life journal One of the two Bronze-Age skeletons (Neo-Roman) unearthed over the fence in the Back Field during the archaeological dig circa 2004 This is an exerpt from my Journal Campus Life that I have attached to Mee Memoirs Intro to Campus Life P83……… Continue reading SSKELETONS IN THE BACK YARD OUR (REALLY) OLD NEIGHBOURS
Making an Impression(ist) Painting
My digital portrait of UK Garden Guro, Monty Don I sent his digital portrait to Monty Don, done as a thank you, not only for his delightful programme on the Impressionist gardens in France, but for all his lovely programes I watched while back in the UK for a few years. In this programme Monty…… Continue reading Making an Impression(ist) Painting
My Parkinsons Diary Blog
Go to My Parkinsons Diary There’s not a lot about Parkies in it but click the link above to visit
Bathtime in Venice
Excerpt from photo of ‘Bathtime inVenice I have never been to Venice. My sister has. She didn’t seem to find it romantic, but she is more sensible than I. This painting, was done in Singleton.Aus when I was a young Mum with two young young boys, around 1982. The scene was taken from a wonderfully…… Continue reading Bathtime in Venice
A Real Hardware Shop
..is a joy! So much shiny treasure, bright plastic, gadgets you never new existed and, best of all, a person who understands exactly what you need, and where to find it. (though not like Ronnie Barker in the famous ,’Fork Handles ( four candles) skit in the Two Ronnies TV series…….https://youtu.be/gi_6SaqVQSw Bridge Street Worksop, England…… Continue reading A Real Hardware Shop
Candle Holder from Outdated Lamp – something from nothing
I like sparkly! Love crystal, the way light prisms through it, throwing rainbows on the walls or celing. Outdoors – well the chandelier made the regional paper!This time I have updated my lighting and a spare table lamp passed on by my daughter-in-law 5 years ago is now obsolete. So… I took the hook and…… Continue reading Candle Holder from Outdated Lamp – something from nothing