Day 906 – #12 I saw this and thought of you….

30 06 2012

My little sister had a bit of a rough time of it while we were away.  She was in hospital for a spell and is still not back to rights.  So when I saw this – I immediately thought this would cheer her up.  It’s doesn’t look the most appetising thing in the world, granted.  But how can it go wrong?  Pasties are lush, chocolate is super lush, so a chocolate pasty has got to be a winner, right?  Well, I hope so.  She was out when I dropped it round earlier so I hope it makes her smile 🙂





Day 906 – #37 Eat fish & chips at the seaside

30 06 2012

We went on a little jaunt to Mousehole whilst down in St Ives.  I’d never been before and wanted to go there and also to Newlyn.  Unfortunately, it was a day where it decided to absolutely hammer it down.  So we sought refuge in the The Ship Inn and decided that we’d head back to St Ives and dry out a bit.  Lo and behold the weather was grand in St Ives – so we dried off and treated ourselves to fish and chips from The Balancing Eel.  Mark had cod and I had scampi (heathen that I am).  It was lush.  And the seagulls didn’t get any! 😀





Day 906 – #36 Paddle in the Sea

30 06 2012

As you can guess – neither of these are my legs!  But rest assured, I definitely did paddle in the sea.  We were lucky enough to have some good weather down in Cornwall so we got out on the beach several times.  The water was *very* cold but it’s a lush feeling.  Malcolm joined in and went for a swim – he came up looking all silvery like a seal 🙂  Just wish we’d taken the camera with us!





So many things to update! Let’s start with trusty #9 – The Big Read

30 06 2012

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Ok, so I have another 6 books to tick off my list.  As you can see, I had a very relaxing holiday that involved lots of reading 🙂

Rather than boring you to death with waffle about all 6 – I will say that I enjoyed Kane & Abel, Holes, Woman in White and Black Beauty (kind of).  Good Omens was ok.  Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was very boring.  Woman in White was probably my favourite of these.  The story was interesting right from the start.  And although I did guess the twist, it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of it at all.  Kane and Abel was what I’d call “a good yarn” but very much of it’s time (early 80s).

Not many to go now…





Day 886 – #9 Another book done :)

10 06 2012

And yes, it’s another Terry Pratchett.  Getting bored of them now.  Still, only one more on my list and I’ve already started it.

This one was ok.  It was a bit confusing because I’d already read Night Watch but it was an easy enough read.





Day 883 – #9 Another book ticked off

7 06 2012

And it’s another Terry Pratchett.  God I love short books!  I finished this one off whilst I waiting to see the specialist this afternoon.  I polished off the last 30% in 40 minutes.  Not bad.  I liked this one too – not as much as Night Watch but better than CofM.  It’s weird, because although I don’t mind reading them – I don’t think I’d bother to read the rest of the series.  Apart from the ones on my list of course [obsessed laugh] 🙂





Day 881 – #98 Donate 101 Things to Charity – Completed

5 06 2012

During last weekend’s glorious spell of hot weather, I did my annual wardrobe switch over.  This time I decided to be ruthless (a bit rashly perhaps given the change in temperature over the last week….)  Anything I hadn’t worn all winter didn’t get put up in the loft as usual – it got donated to charity.  I was also more selective of my summer-wear.  No more stuff that “I will diet in to), no more stuff that I might wear one day.  If I didn’t wear it – it was out.

As you can see.  I got rid of quite a lot.  Joanna Lumely – pah, you don’t need to tell *me* to schwop it!