Earlier today against a sullen sky I saw a rainbow on a bitter cold December day while to my right the sky was blue and sun was shining weakly but shining nonetheless It’s snowing in Sheffield and Maltby our driver said as the rainbow was fading and the traffic lights changed to green It was…… Continue reading The Robin and the Rainbow – poyum
There are two journals relating to fhis: ‘Le Journal de Eunice’, and ‘Campus Lìfe’. The first blogs my lead-up to being acepted as an Overseas Exchange Stuďent. I really badly wanted to study in Italy. I love all things Italian! But if I went to the UK I would only be a traìn journey from…… Continue reading My Big Day Out – as a Mature Exchange Student – in England
LATE BLOOMING LOVEEunice Ç English ‘ An ageing romance writer without a romance to write is a sad case.Something should be doneCarole D’Arcy These thoughts sifted through Carole’s mind as her chin rested on her hand, her elbow rested on the long wooden table made up of several conjoined pine-topped student desks, and her body…… Continue reading Late Blooming Love
You may recognise sèveral motorcycling faces on my video, taken a few years ago. Seems they like to warm up for the beginnIng of the world motorcycling year at Castle Donington in England. This is a special day, as riders and machines are tested ànd prepared for the high-powered, high-speed year ahead. But who is…… Continue reading Betty Hudson – The Jacket Lady and Legend of the Motorcycle World
Over in Mee Memoirs I wrote about my old school friend John (McCarron) and our mutual childhood interest in sailing model boats on the boating pond in Ayr, Scotland. The Children’s Boating Pond These days I am happy to view the real sailing boats over by the Yacht Club, or coming and going in Newcastle…… Continue reading Big Boy’s Toys -Amazing model boats are a very grown up hobby.
I was a Sixties Beatles Fan Found this while otrying to find papers to put through my new all-,singing all-dancing birthday paper shredder. It is so tattered and is in bits but has all the lyrics to the songs on the album on the back of the poster so quite a collector’s item. I also still…… Continue reading My Beatles Poster
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
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
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 –
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
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!
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
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 –
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.
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
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!
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
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 monarch whenever required. ‘Shortbread, anyone?’ Supposed portrait of…… Continue reading A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson
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!
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!
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
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
..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
I keep playingThis fun video by great local musos! With a Little Help From My Friends Merewether Beach before a storm Click here for video Newcastle, on the east coast of Australia is the home of much great music, acting and producing talent.It is also home base for a number of well known global entertainers.…… Continue reading Music Video from Newcastle Australia -With a Little Help From My Friends by Glovers Lane