Tag Archives: birthday

On the eve of Beltane…

It is Beltane Eve and, every year, the same few things come back to me… There is the battle between the Winter King and the Summer King that I loved as a child, from William Croft Dickinson’s Borrobil, the number … Continue reading

Posted in family, Humour, Memories, Motherhood | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Victorian Birthday Party ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

For Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt. Not seasonal or even peaceful, but it fits rather well with (you guessed) a scene I’ve reached in my latest WIP. The dessert was a monument of whipped cream and custards, sponge soaked in … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David ~ Adele #writephoto

This was the tree where David and I met after school. He was the sweetest boy I ever knew and I always imagined that one day we would get married and have lots of children. It never occurred to me … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Exploring islands and castles – and ourselves ~ G. Michael Vasey

Gary Vasey shares his experience on our recent Walk and Talk weekend in Northumberland: This time, the Ryanair flight from Brno to Stansted was on time. This time, I arrived at the scheduled time and skipped through immigration without issues. … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Borderline #midnighthaiku

I should have done this earlier… I am blaming the technical problems caused by ‘there will be no interruption to your service‘ being wholly inaccurate. I would just like to thank everyone who sent good wishes for my sixtieth birthday … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , | 40 Comments

Sanctuary – Iain Kelly #writephoto

He cowered in the shadows. Outside he could hear the screams and the howling. The others had left him. They promised to return by nightfall. Until then he was on his own. Footsteps pounded past the opening. He held his … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

On being a furry grandmother…

Quite what came over me, I’ll never know… but it seemed like a good idea. I was wrapping my granddaughter’s birthday presents when it occurred to me… they were all all the princessy things which she loves, to play dressing-up. … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Love, Love and Laughter | Tagged , , , , | 81 Comments

On a high…

I seem to be way behind writing about my time away; there was so much to tell. My second day of ‘do as you please’ I planned on spending in Buxton. While not technically ‘in’ the Dales, the hills wrap … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape, Life | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Bubbling over

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Feeling thin would be nice in many respects, but not in this context, though it is a feeling many … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Life, Love and Laughter, Photography | Tagged , , | 29 Comments

Merry meet

It was late by the time we reached Morgana’s home, nestled in fields of buttercups that we would not see until morning. We were welcomed with apparent ecstasy by Fionn, Morgy’s gorgeous labradoodle, and with piles of very welcome late-night … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments