So I got a new camera

The last one I owned was a film camera.So the puur cats are being photographed like mad.

This is Lizzy and Ziggy having a cuddle.

Really mum,don't disturb us.

If we shut our eyes really tight she might go away.

A Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag?

Once again I'm having real problems accessing LJ.
So yesterday there was a food fair on in Manchester. It was a lovely sunny day and I met the BF and his mum in town for a looksee.We has hot roast pork bagettes for lunch washed down with a good cider which was yummy.Then had a look round the other stalls.One had vintage clothing which was unusually sold by weight. I saw a few nice dresses which didn't fit but on the way out ,saw a leather shoulder bag. It was scuffed and covered in mildew but I know designer bags when I see them.It weighed in at £ 16 so I bought it.I had to replace my old bag because I spilled a bowl of soup into it and couldn't get rid of the smell.It polished up a treat and a damp cloth got rid of the mildew inside the leather interior.In pure curiosity,after checking the Made In Italy label,I found a supplier on the web.The nearest model to mine cost £365 .I do love a bargain.



So,after I made my last entry,I settled down to read LJ and found it has changed it's look again, has reverted to continuous scrolling,which even with my very fast internet connection ,was not satisfactory and just gave up.

Then the net DID go down for some scheduled maintainence.

Then an online game I play threw in some major changes.Then I threw a wobbler and gave up on all social media.

So got that out of my system.


Ive never really been happy with the design of sinks.I'm not very tall and even I seem to need to bend over uncomfortably. And having a decent sized one but reducing capacity because you need to put a plastic bowl in it so you don't chip plates..
Originally sinks were wooden troughs so nothing got damaged even if you virtually threw stuff in.
Belfast sinks were deep earthenwear ones which easily took large pans.Now no sinks are any use for large pans,or oven racks or the metal supporters over the burners.
And the design of taps is rubbish.They are always difficult to clean round while being the prime place for collecting crud.Plugs are not a great design either.Surely by now could have advanced from a Victorian design.
I'm not even going into avocado,pink.yellow (just,no) and brown ( OMG what were you thinking ) bathroom suites.
Yeah ,we use them a zillion times a day but really,they need a radical redesign,assisted by someone who has experience cleaning them.

I have no excuse for not being here and reading your great blogs than a vague lassitude and a lot of I-can't-be-bothered-itis.
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Worn out.

So,I guess I overdid it.I came down with a ghastly,sweaty flu/cold thing.

I have been reading everything but been unable to raise my head off the pillow to comment.
So ,here's all the comments I would have made;choose which one you would prefer.
1) Nice photo.
2) Oh well done.
3) Aww,that sucks.
4) I wonder if a running martingale would help?
5) I miss him too.
6) Mostly cheese sauce with fresh vegetables.
7) I can't wait to see the TV Constantine series,they got him just right.
8) The Dbacks are too sucky to bear.
9) I prefer pine pellets cat litter.
10) That sounds like an amazing afternoon out,I'm jealous.
11) There's nothing you can do about that sort of person but ignore them.
12) Get well soon.
13) Polish sausage.
14) Strong thighs
15) My garden is mad overgrown,I like yours much better.
16) Have you tried turning it off then turning it on again?
17) Orcs but I guess Balrogs would be even worse.
18) She left a worm in my shoe.
19) Sky blue pink with yellow polka dots.
20) Of course it did.

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Anniversary of the Great War

In Flanders Field

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Some days you just don't want to be bothered by the net.

So I didn't.

Things I've been puzzled by on TV.
1) A weird advert for toilet paper in which children describe their anuses as ;ladybirds,potatoes,carrots,sparkly stars ,WTF?
2) An advert for insurance I think which shows a father building a treehouse for his daughter.The soundtrack is Good Rocking Daddy,which is SO inappropriate if you listen to the lyrics.
3) Where does all the dust come from? It's one of the few things I do dust.
4) Christmas films on now.
5) Any ad that has someone shouting on it.I just press mute or change channels so it's not supereffective.
6) Would you REALLY change your insurance,just to get a meercat toy?
7) Why does the programing crap out now and then? I set it up to record something and every now and then for no reason,it doesn't happen.
8) Hoarders programs.We are staring at the mentally ill.I'm not sure that forcing the hoarder to witness the clear up is good psychotherapy ,I think it's just good TV.Though the few glimpses I've seen comfort me that I'm just very untidy indeed.