Monday 26 March 2012

Some Snooze, Some Submit

Bloggie friends!

While Charlie did this all weekend when spring finally sprung and we basked in a mini-heatwave...

... I wrote one short story and submitted here. Thanks to amazing Patsy and Madeleine for the heads up to this writerly opportunity.

Wish me luck!

And big yay for Patsy - her debut romance novel Escape to the Country will be out on 30th March! You can read the first chapter here - you won't be disappointed - there's a cow called Rosemary, a dishy tractor driver and lovely lonesome Leah looking for love. :-)

Have a great week everyone!

Monday 19 March 2012

To bee or not to bee

Bloggie friends!

Although it was quite a chilly day yesterday, the sun made such a decent showing my first bumble bee of the year visited me as I pottered around with my pots!

I think it’s a Queen Bee looking for a place to have her bee babies! She lapped up the sun for a while then buzzed off. I hope she found a lovely safe home to start her empire!

Now that’s what I call celebrating Mothering Sunday!

Charlie says: I try to ignore all that buzz.

Have a wonderful week – see y’all next Monday!

Monday 12 March 2012

Twinkle twinkle little big stars!

Bloggie friends!

The lovely Susan Kane of thecontemplativecat just emailed me with the fabbo news that for a few nights only the UK night skies (11/12 March) will be graced with the sight of FIVE PLANETS! Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Details here.

I’ve just returned from wandering outside in the dark in the hope of catching a glimpse of these planets with my naked eye. All I saw was the big round pregnant full moon glowing a glorious sheen of red but then I ran back in the house when I heard howling dogs heading my way!


Now try saying Uranus without tittering! LOL!

Charlie says: I glow under the sun’s rays.

Pic taken 10 March - Spring was truly in the air!

Happy St Patrick’s and Happy Mother’s Day (UK) this weekend! See y'all on Monday.

Monday 5 March 2012

Mum's the word and Judi-Bug!

There was a fabulous meteorite shower all over the UK at the weekend and I missed it.


So here instead is the best bit of a conversation I overheard on my commute to work yesterday illustrating why mums are just brilliant!

Mum of teenage girl: You’re not overweight, you’re underheight. If you were 6 feet 10 you’d be normal weight.

Speaking of mums – today me and Charlie are waving a big hello to wonderful mum Judi-bug of SASS. She’s just had a biopsy and we have everything crossed for good news.

She gave Charlie such a wonderful hat to wear and today we honour her by showing it off here again.

Charlie says: I enjoy the spring sun on next door neighbour's mat.

Pic taken last Saturday when it was sunny and warm. Sunday was wet and windy and just horrible!

Happy Spring everyone!