Wednesday 31 January 2018

Black Cats Take The Best Selfies

You might have seen in the news that Black cats are being ignored because they don’t take very good selfies ! This is utter poppycock if you choose your cat just on its selfie potential alone that’s really sad.

Black cats have a reputation for being unlucky so there onto a paw ( poor ) footing from the start you might say. Black cats are fearless and are Black panthers in miniature Jack my black cat takes the best selfies! and regularly features on my blog.

So if you in the look out for a cat you’ll not do better than a black cat as they’ve got a lot of love to give.

I mean look ( points upwards ) how full of character and cheek are black cats ?! (Points down)

Black cats are super and they’ve love to give just like any other cat ( mainly if your holding treats or their cat food )

Disclosure Technically a selfie is a picture you take yourself my cat is clever but it hasn't mastered taking pictures yet....

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Living Life Like Thelma And Louise

SO what is it actually like when you are child free , foot loose and fancy free as a couple after you've deposited your child at university ,dried your tears , and visited a few times. Well of course you keep visiting it's not like you're going to let them going feral although I fear this might have already happened.And I love visiting York and I am angling to get my husband to visit Bettys tea rooms either in York itself or in Harrogate though I think he may eye roll at the price ( you can have as many sandwiches as you like but are limited on cake )

I am not ready to join Saga yet and when I am not getting sinus infection and having antibiotics , I am getting throat infections and then onto 10 days of Penicillin (which equates to 80 tablets ) or as my phone typed 10 days of penguins , though I honestly think 10 days of Penguins would be more jolly fun.

WELL it's like Thelma and Louise it really is , only without Brad Pitt and going off the end of a cliff and anyway I can't drive which I am sure is not an  issue if you following this particular course of action , it is being able to go to the Garden Centre without a teenager sighing or tutting or being able to go to visit a pottery at example at Middleport.

Middleport is a darling pottery and is sweet as the whiskers on kittens and chock full of atmosphere and history and well worth a visit as there is a lovely tea room as well serving of course tea and a basic range of food to fuel you for your visit.

It was quiet when I and my husband visited and I rather like that at times not having the throng of people jostling you , the ability to wander round and mooch is refreshing in this day and age.

Thursday 25 January 2018

Ever Think About A Kindness ?

Ever think about a kindness you didn’t  do but could have done ? I did and it was a hat I didn't return to a child at school but could have done .... I just saw it on my way out the hall but I was on my way home and half thought about returning the hat which would have taken time out my day . 

Now I do take time out of my day for  kindness in fact kindness is in my nature so naturally I’m kind but if I don’t do something on the odd ocassion I do feel a twinge of mini guilt like not completing that kind action will somehow impact upon the cosmos. Just the same perhaps as the person who doesn’t say thank you when I hold a door open then you get the folk who are opportunists and run through whilst you are holding the door open.

Kindness is simple and doesn’t have to be complicated it’s just with or without thought , the simplessness of kindness is just part of me but I can’t help think sometimes of the kindness I missed of could of done as if it might have some causality upon the world.

I’m of a different era I really am , I’m 15 years older then I really am in my soul I’m not old fashioned but my soul is of a different time and place.

Even when I was 4 I was aware that I had a different soul I wasn’t the average 4 year old watching black and white movies , having my own adventures and different friendships.

So you ever think about a kindness ?

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Pork One Pot Meal

I feel it’s been January forever and ever but I thought I’d break through the permanent greyness of the sky and head out through the gentle sleet or so I thought. I convinced my husband to drive us to a Pottery near Stoke.No harm ever came of a simple trip out and a cup of tea.

That’s what I thought I mean the roads hadn’t been gritted which I thought they would of done if it was going to be so very perilous.

So after a bit we beat a hasty retreat to home after seeing a smart car that had gone into the central barrier and was being assisted by the emergency services.

Once safely deposited at home after copious amounts of tea I thought about getting organised for tea and it was to be roast pork with everything else cooked with it so I didn’t have to think about various other pots and pans.

So as I had a joint of Pork I thought I would do a one pot roast ( in a oven proof dish )


One Pork joint 35 minutes per 500g then an extra 35 minutes


Sweetcorn ( I had mini sweetcorn )

Snap peas

Any veg of your choice really


Preheat your oven to around 190 c

If you want crackling on your pork joint score the fat  and salt appropriately

Spending on the size of your potatoes add them around 45 minutes before the end of the cook ( you could par boil them if you want a really roasty potato )

Then as I was having mini sweetcorn and sugar snap peas I added the sweetcorn 20 minutes before the end of the cook and the sugar snap peas 10 minutes before the end.

The crackling was not quite ready so when the joint was ready I took that of and gave the crackling an extra cook.

I have never attempted crackling before but it turned out well and I used some left over crackling and pork in another meal which in my case was  pork noodle meal with the crackling on top.

Friday 19 January 2018

Ever had an Ugggh day ?

Yesterday was the uggggh day when you just go ugggh and nothing will shift that ugh feeling , I drank tea drank more tea and had tea on top of tea . I felt  like I had been dragged through in a hedge backwards and words just seem to whisk past my ears without settling in.

I thought I really wish upon wishes that I could be my own boss but out the blue from my motivational fairy godmother I was told 

“You ARE your own boss “ 

And a few simple words that they were helped me sleep better and feel refreshed, I’m all for motivation that makes me think.Motivation doesn’t have to be endless quotes on social media but quite frankly it is what ever floats your boat.

Walking home today though cold as an Eskimos freezer I felt a lot brighter and I was wearing my new bargain scarf . I feel the need to look into the purchase of ear muffs as one of my ears is cold despite covering my ears and wearing a Bobble hat , I like Bobble hats and have spied a nice one in M & S that’s yellow a nice mellow yellow. 

I wish upon wishes there was such a thing as heated Bobble hats if there isn’t then there should be !!

So I’m Bobble hatting like a Boss !!

This is my mustard Bobble hat I really like Bobble hats ... 

Thursday 18 January 2018

Half Way Down The Stairs

I’m only half down the stairs “ so sang Robin from the Muppets and of course it the poem based by A A Milne and how apt today it it Winnie the Pooh day.But everyday is a Winnie the Pooh adventure really in my mind anyway as I do love adventure.Life is an adventure with a cat and adjusting to one cat has been turbulent to say the least nothing out the ordinary has happened except we just have the one cat and it is coming up to a year since we lost Rollie and the places where Rollie sat or made him self an inconvenient pile of fluff are now sadly vacant. I don't think you ever get over the loss of a pet and I have lost a few pets over the years and I take loss so very hard.


"Halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isn't any
other stair
quite like
i'm not at the bottom,
i'm not at the top;
so this is the stair
I always

Halfway up the stairs
Isn't up
And it isn't down.
It isn't in the nursery,
It isn't in town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head.
It isn't really
It's somewhere else

We make sure we always have the hall lamp on as a black cat on stair in the dark is not the best and I do really think that Jack should have a high visibility jacket.Rollie was a truly stunning cat and such a character  and Jack is a character to and does things at his own pace like when he plays with his ping pong ball it is you that has to fetch it back for him.

This was a few year back with both of them half way up the stairs looking also like a sketch from the 1960s , stairs seems to be the favourite haunt of cats , I am sure they are not looking to trip us humans up , least I don't think they are although you never do know what cats are plotting.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Faux Pockets Is The New Fake News

What do you do on a grey grey day that’s the greatest you ever seen in the history of grey and the greyness is wearing you down as much as faux pockets are. Faux pockets are no use nor ornament as they say , I can not underestimate the level of agony ,blood curdling agony at that at the discovery of faux pockets in a pair of trousers I had and to boot they had zips on them and it was unzipping to no avail. But I thought my new jeans couldn’t fail in the pocket department could they now ? well yes they could. My new jeans had fake back pockets big fail big fat fail , gah if fake pockets had been prevalent in Shakespeare’s day he’d have written a sonnet to them.

But in a grey world of faux pockets there is a glimmer of hope in the world and that is the shape of a found lost sock.I had been lamenting the loss of my sock for months. Honestly I cannot under estimate the loss of a sock I expect somewhere there’s an ode to a lost sock. All is right with the world now I’m reunited with my sock , you see you mid where you are with socks.

Life is better with socks ...

Sunday 7 January 2018

Ray A Drop Of Golden Sun

As the song goes “ Ray a drop of Golden sun “

Aren’t photos all brilliant with the burst of sunshine,it raises the soul on a cold and frosty day , warm and sunny day, rainy or drizzly day , the sunshine burst are a freckle of fun upon the day .

Like a jewel sunbursts and melting pools of Gold or more commonly known as sunsets.I love snapping away when the sun is bright or the light is melting away to bring the velvet of night. The velvet night need not be so scary with the treasure of light to behold the next day.

Magical isn’t it no one day or sunrise or sunset is ever the safe in lifes ever changing canvas , you’re a work of art starring in a work of art.Light encapsulates art and art encapsulates light oh how I love it on my travels near and far.

I took pictures all day it’s a hobby that really makes me happy and I want to get out and explore all the times whatever the weather , as long I’ve appropriate clothing I’m happy.