Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Thoughtful Wednesday

"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement – to get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed."   Abraham Joshua Heschel

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Why you don't want to be here today!

Amidst my many other activitites, I am now donning my hard hat, Kevin McCloud style, and project managing a rebuild to the extended back of our house which was damp and falling apart.  Today the builders came and demolished the existing extension built before we bought the house over 20 years ago now and they have begun digging up the concrete patio.  Max and I camped out in the living room for most of the time, popping out from time to time to see the progress, make tea and then scurry back inside despite the fact that it was bright sunshine and 16 degrees here!  Much more disruption to come when the builders come inside to knock down a wall or two.  And from now for about 3 months or so I do not have a washing machine!! Inconveniences that we notice here in the 2/3 world but for some this kind of noise and disruption is a daily occurrence.  I am not complaining - not yet!

Sunday, 19 April 2015


Blankets!  Who doesn't love them?

Saturday, 18 April 2015

New Neighbours

There are new neighbours across the road so I baked them a cake!  A carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and orange and kiwi on the top.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Food For Thought

I met with daughters 2 and 4 at the most fabulous vegetarian restaurant in London - Food For Thought - in Covent Garden.  We love the simple philosophy there and the food is second to none.  It's SO sad that they are closing in June due to rental increases and the hommogenisation of Covent Garden!!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Golden Days

Don't you just love the golden yellow of Spring?

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Thoughtful Sunday

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."
by Simone Weil

Saturday, 11 April 2015

My Week by Maximus the Cat!

An occasional series!

It's been a topsy turvey week here with my staff.  One of them has gone away complete with huge suitcase.  I miss her as she always gave me lots of kisses and cuddles although I have to say I am not missing the dancing and upside down turnabouts!  All a bit much for me but I have great tolerance!!. Other things have been moving too so I just had to investigate - any cleared cupboard is a home to me

And it was very kind of the staff to put sheets and towels out on the table for me in the spare room 

But I wasn't at all impressed when they woke me up taking photos!  Can you believe it?

Yes, I was grumpy but who wouldn't be?  So I went downstairs and oh how lovely that sunshine was!

The staff member who put the sheets and towels out seems to be working at the dining room table a lot these days so I popped up to keep her company.

Evenings were spent on THE QUILT wherever I could find a space

or on the lap of the other staff member who is generally much calmer and quieter - zzzzzz, it's been a busy week.

Does my paw look big in this?

Max, Maximus, I'll answer to anything if there is meat and gravy about!

Friday, 10 April 2015

100 days project - a flower a day

I'm joining in the 100 days project this year and my subject is 100 days of flowers.  Here are three of my entries so far this week.  All are posted on Instagram at Sherah888#100 days project#100 days of flowers.  It's a fun little project and I haven't been too ambitious - just a flower a day!