Thursday, July 23, 2015


Cute as a button.....  Mary Pickford .... famous in her days....


I've been very lazy over the past 8 months whilst I wait for my knee to get better after my bad fall on the ice.  I sort of got that somewhat better then pulled my archiles  tendon .. (that weird thing at the back of your leg down near your ankle..) by golly does it hurt when I try and walk ........ consequently I've been perched on my recliner chair watching the telly for most of the time.  

Tour de France, Australian Rules Football, Wimbledon tennis ... have watched them all and enjoyed especially the beautiful chateaux and scenery in France.  Stunning isn't enough to describe the glorious buildings dating back so many centuries.  

Anyway I've got a few nice things to share here with you so save them if you wish and add them to your stash....




Thursday, July 9, 2015


I wonder what the important announcement was.... 



If you have been reading my blog for years you will know that I love anything to do with Sherlock Holmes or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle... also Jack the Ripper amazes me and I've read just about every book there is about his murders.  I have also read the book created from the letters from  Arthur Conan Doyle to his mother and of those she replied ... correspondence between the two from when he was a little boy sent away to boarding school right up until her death many decades later.  It was enthralling to read their words and it was like a voyage back in time.  Happening at the moment they were writing them to each other.  There have been many Sherlocks during the ages but my favourite now is Benedict Cumberbatch.  Great stories and even better now when you can get them on audio and listen to them in bed.  :-)




Some of the old seed packets are quite beautiful.  There are thousands of them and I think I love each and every one.  Vibrant colours, and all things pretty.







Thursday, July 2, 2015

We're having a heatwave.....hard to believe that the winters are so cold here in northern Canada and then the summers can be so hot. I've not strayed far from the air conditioner ...thank goodness we have one ..... hoping next week there will be cooler temperatures and i can get the deck painted.  Its been too hot to even sit at the computer...........