For Cecilia, who passed on today. The world was a happier place wherever she travelled. We were in the same branch of the University of the 3rd Age Garden Club which members travelled around many historical homes and stunning gardens. Cecilia was Austrian, I am Scottish so tended to travel around together. She could be…… Continue reading Resignation – a poyum
F@acebook At Its Best…sharing the love
This Prince was always getting into trouble too, but his name isnt Harry or Andrew, just Prince. No not Prince the would-be- nameless singer. This Prince was by nature an entertainer. “The runt of the litter”, as Kerry referred to him on fb today, he came along as a puppy many years ago, and being…… Continue reading F@acebook At Its Best…sharing the love
I am no Oil Painting
But with my Photo !ab App anything is possible! such fun. Tell it as ìt is Now why cantit work in real life? Thank you Photo Lab, I never looked so good!
The Robin and the Rainbow – poyum
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
My Big Day Out – as a Mature Exchange Student – in England
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 Love
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
Betty Hudson – The Jacket Lady and Legend of the Motorcycle World
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
Big Boy’s Toys -Amazing model boats are a very grown up hobby.
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.
My Beatles Poster
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
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