Archive for October, 2010

Happy Hallowe’en

So here are a few funnys to keep you amused,

Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist?
To improve his bite…

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?

Why do witches use brooms to fly on?
Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy…

How do witches keep their hair in place while flying?
With scare spray…

What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire?
A fur coat that fangs around your neck…

Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?
No, they eat the fingers separately…

Why don’t skeletons ever go out on the town?
Because they don’t have any body to go out with…

What do ghosts add to their morning cereal?

Walk Into My Parlor
– by Mary Howitt

“Will you walk into my parlor?”
said the spider to the fly;
“Tis the prettiest little parlor that you ever did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to show when you are there.”
“Oh no, no!” said the little fly,
“to ask me is in vain;
For who goes up your winding stair
can never come down again.”

Hey-how for Hallowe’en!
A’ the witches tae be seen,
Some are black, an’ some green,
Hey-how for Hallwe’en.
– Scottish Traditional

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

🙂 🙂

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The other day it was recipes, yesterday it was my make-up box. The only thing left in there now is mascara, one eye liner, one eye shadow and a mineral powder which is supposed to hide the red bits, I don’t think it does. I have never been a big make-up wearer, when I first left school and got my second pay packet (the first was spent on a hair cut, but that’s another story), I went to boots and brought a face full with the help of an make-up assistant there. I quickly learnt that foundation and powder were not going to be for me, I felt stifled in it and I couldn’t stand the feel of lipstick. Even then I would only make-up when I went out, even though all the girls around me would turn up in full war paint everyday. When I became pregnant I couldn’t wear it because it would make my skin itch. Then I went though fazes of putting it on when I went out, then not at all even when I went out and now it’s a lick of mascara, if I can be bothered. (Does this make me sound as if I don’t care what I look like, because I do, but only in the sense I don’t want to look like a scruff?) I have had discussions many times over the years with people who wear it day in day out and have heard answers to my question of ‘why do you wear it everyday’ such as
‘I look dreadful without it’, no you look the way you are supposed to,
‘I couldn’t go out without it, you never know who you might meet’ what they think your eyelids are natural blue?
‘I feel naked without it’ says more about you that you think.
One comment that really made me think was ‘Too get up and not make-up is slovenly’ Sorry don’t agree with that one, to get up and not wash is slovenly, and I find the thing to say if you want to wind up a full face everyday make-wearer is are you vain? HAHA works a treat. No I am not being nasty, (well perhaps just a little), I will admit I am vain, if I had the money (and could be promised no pain) I would have plastic surgery, I would say start at my feel and work your way up.

I still haven’t heard from Sainsbury’s, did I tell you that one, don’t think I did. For sometime now I have been using extra point’s coupons and thinking it’s taking a long time for these points to mount up. Anyone who has used them will know they don’t make it easy, some of the points go on in 48 hours others take 28 days, or should we say are supposed to go on. Anyway back to the story, I used a coupon a couple of weeks ago and instead of throwing away my receipt I stuck in on the pin board, after our next shopping trip I checked the points to find they hadn’t been put on, a week later after another food shop I checked again, still no points. So I wrote to them enclosing photocopies of the receipts and asking where the points had gone and asking if they could check if all the other extra points I had saved had in fact gone into my account, which I don’t think have but I have no proof. It just annoys the hell out of me, if they don’t want to give you the extra points then don’t offer them, it’s not hard is it, is it?

Well let us see what this weekend brings, have a good one

I’ve learned..
That life is like a
Roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets
to the end
the faster it goes – unknown


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funny pictures of cats with captions
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I thought the world had gone mad yesterday, well in the supermarket anyway. I went early (I was shopping at 8.15) and it was full of children and moms and dads all crowed round the toy isle, pushing and shoving and grabbing things off the shelves, I even saw them taking toys from the boxes as the poor assistant was trying to put them out, I honestly thought that only happen in films. Then I saw the sign, all toys half price. Well there you go then.

I have been watching the tits swing back and forth on the feeders, they seem very brightly coloured, much brighter than I have seen them before and I was quite pleased to see the blackbirds back, well two of them. We used to have two pairs that came to feed but I hadn’t seen them for a while, come to think about it I haven’t seen the robin in a while either.

A smile is the lighting system of the face
and the heating system of the heart.


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It’s Thursday already?

I would like to say I have done loads this week, but I don’t think I can. I have sealed and painted the porch to brighten it up a bit, cleaned out the freezers and sorted my recipes folders. I have a dreadful habit of ripping recipes out of magazines and putting them into folders, 3 arch leaver folders to be exact. Well I have been ruthless and have got it down to one. All I have planed for today is a trip into town, then back again to make some more mincemeat.
This weeks bit of Chirstmas was The Santa Clause 3, The Escape Clause

Stop putting ice on your swollen bits, according to this it slows recovery, well fancy that. Put the peas back and step away from the freezer.

And to keep in with the time of year Hollywoods scariest killers and real life inspired scariest films, but then you could turn any story into a scary film in Hollywood I think its called poetic license. I find this far more scary all these animals will soon be gone.

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
-W. M. Lewis


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It’s now time to pogo


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Well that was a busy weekend, we spent most of Saturday in the garden and Sunday we went for a walk over Hartlebury common. I wanted to collect some weather cones for Christmas. The only thing that spoils this place is the inconsiderate dog owners who don’t clean up after their dogs, and there are an awful lot of them in this place.

pretty photos

Talking about Christmas this or should I say last weeks film was The Santa Clause 2.

And the thing on the news that has scared the life out of me, the robot that has real live brain cells in its little head. Given they are a rats, (at the moment), but the robot thinks for itself.

Like the ripples in a pond,
the work of one man can spread out
and touch the lives of many others.


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You know you want to

OK I want you all up and dancing, and don’t tell me you don’t know how!

Angels can fly because they
take themselves so lightly.
-G.K. Chesterton


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Another email

Some very clever photos


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Last day

When we got up Thursday, winter had returned, overcast and very cold and damp weather greeted us. So we drove out to look at the Duloe Stone Circle and then on to Fowey where we took a boat ride up the river. There wasn’t much to look at as all the boats were out, we did see the china works and a white heron and hubby saw a Kingfisher. From there we went on to Talland and had a look around the church, the weather began to clear a little so we headed to Bodigga cliff with the intention of walking to Seaton. Not long after we started out the weather turned and the mist was coming in thick and fast, we decided to turn around and go back rather than risk carrying on. Walk abandoned we went for a drive over the moors.

Then all too soon it was time to say bye to the horses and Sky the site dog and head for home.


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright


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Another Sunny Day

Wednesday was another warm sunny day so we got the bus to Polperro, ( To do the coastal walk back 5 ½ miles with the detour). Polperro is a small fishing village with very narrow streets and some wonderful old buildings; standing on the dock it was easy to imagine the smugglers with all the bootie. After a look around the village and harbour we started our walk. The first part of the coastal path was closed for repair, (it’s a coastal path, it was falling into the sea), anyway the detour took us behind houses up a very steep, (as in it felt as if you were horizontal to the floor when walking) long hill. (Hill haha, try mountain) and onto an open field that looked out over the sea and also had a lot of lame sheep in it. At the end of this field we crossed over a stile and walked down a very steep narrow gravel path, narrow because there was a barb-wire fence one side and overgrown brambles on the other, (a case of yes we will allow you to cross our land, but we won’t make it easy). We were then on the coastal path, a nice walk with nice views, with some steep ascents and descents, then this, how on earth did they get this monument up here? A steep drop down brings you to Talland Bay, a small bay where you can swim on a nice day, it has a beach café, (open in season) and just past this there is another café which is open all year. So we stopped for a cuppa and to take in the views. The walk continue up a steep hill, which steps had been cut into to make life a little easier, but I am not sure they do. As we were going up a group of what we assume were exchange students were coming down with radios blearing, we were both so glad we were on our way away, because that was the end of the peace and quite on that beach. At one point on this stretch of the walk hubby spotted seals and we watched them playing in the sea for a short time before they disappeared from view. The walk leads out onto flat open grass land with cows and dog walkers. Just before going though the gate onto the street I spotted a sign for Lammana Chapel. So we walked the 120yds straight up the hill to look at the two very small lumps of stone, which is all that is left, hubby was not impressed, heehee.

Back in the town (West Looe), we stopped for another cuppa and took a walk on the beach, I climbed a few rocks while hubby sat and watched, then on to the eastside where we brought real Cornish pasties for tea, and had another wander around the shops, then back to the Wendy house, where we settled in for the night and took some photos of the night sky.

My photos here

Your Autumn Personality is Adventurous

There’s something about a chill in the air that gets your blood pumping. /you’re ready to go have some fun.Consider hiking up your favorite mountain or spending a weekend at a bed and breakfast.You’re the type of person who likes to try all the new fall dishes and come up with the best Halloween costume.Go ahead and let yourself experience some new things this autumn. There’s lots to try!

Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment, sparkling
like a star in our hand
and melting like a snowflake…
-Marie Beyon Ray


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