Archive for September, 2011

The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.

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Oh yes I did the dance, I also had a three-piece white trouser suit! Well it was the 70s

Who watches Emmerdale? I love it, so if you do would you want to live in the big house? Home Farm must be cursed, just look at it’s history,

George Verney was the original owner of Home Farm who abandoned it in 1973 when his marriage collapsed.

It was bought in 1988 by Dennis Rigg who wanted to turn the farm into a quarry. He was fatally impaled by one of Joe Sugden’s bulls.

Frank and Kim Tate moved in next, Kim had two affairs and in 1997 Frank died of a heart attack while Kim stood by and watched, holding on too his tablets if I remember right.

Frank’s daughter Zoe was diagnosed with schizophrenia and her brother Chris discovered that he had an inoperable brain tumour, and his wife Charity was having an affair.

Chris committed suicide staging his death to make it look like Charity had killed him.

In 2005 Sadie King used blackmail to gain the deeds to Home Farm. But Zoe wasn’t finished and in a final act of revenge blew the whole place to smithereens, just as the Kings moved in.

No one died in the explosion, but a month later Tom’s youngest son Max was killed in a car crash.
Tom died Christmas Day 2006 as he plummeted to his death from his bedroom window, his son Carl pushed him.

Tom’s son Jimmy ended up jilting his fiancé Kelly Windsor at the altar when he discovered she’d had and abortion without telling him.

Then Rosemary, (Toms second wife) after being removed from the house created an elaborate plan to have Matthew (Tom’s second son) arrested for her murder the plan backfired.

Matthew (Toms son) fell in love with Anna De Souza. Unfortunately her father Donald wasn’t impressed and set about ruining the Kings, leaving them bankrupt. Carl’s attempt to ruin Matthew and Anna’s wedding resulted in Matthew’s death as he drove a van into a brick wall.

In 2009 Mark and Natasha Wylde moved in, Mark was a bigamist. His real name was Daniel Lamb, his first wife Faye tracked him down and moved to the village with their son Ryan.

Ryan, oblivious that Mark was his father, started dating his half-sister Maisie. When the truth came out Everyone hated Mark but it was Natasha who snapped, shot him and buried him in the woods.

When Mark’s body was discovered, Natasha and son Nathan set about framing poor Ryan for Mark’s death.

Natasha sold half of the company to Declan, so when she was finally sent down for murder, Nathan started piling on the pressure to buy Declan out.

Declan duped evil Nathan by getting him to sell his share of the estate to his estranged wife, Ella, who was posing as an interested buyer.

Declan and Ella Macey moved in next Ella had an affair with a farm hand and when Declan threw her out she announced that their daughter wasn’t his but his best friends.

And you just know it’s not going to end well.


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Wilson ‘s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy -As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Todays take me back music is Mr Big which I used to love, listening to it now however it’s very erm… suggestive? I didn’t notice that at the time.

Hasn’t it gone warm again? It’s the warmest end of September for 52 years, or something like that, and I have put my summer clothes away!

Torchwood has finished and it’s the last Dr Who this weekend but on the up side Merlin is back. There’s also Dr Martin and the new Fades which isn’t too bad.

I have spent the last couple of days gardening and tidying, there’s not a lot left to do out there now, then it will be time to give the house it’s winter deep clean, it’s all go isn’t?

They found the bits,

And just for fun

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70 or beyond!

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run -– anywhere.

4. People call at 9 PM (or 9 AM) and ask, Did I wake you?’

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.

8. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won’t get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.


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Do you remember the very first meal you ever had out? My parents weren’t the eating out sort, so my first experience was when I was 17 and taken by a boyfriend. It was the seventies and we ate what was to become ‘the’ 1970s meal. Prawn cocktail followed by steak with salad, mushrooms and chips, then Black forest gateau, all washed down with a bottle of Mateus Rose. The table decorated with a candle in a bottle, oooh it all seemed so posh. So what was yours?

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“A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.” Joseph Addison

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I threw back the curtains this morning to see mist, a very heavy mist, the first this autumn, lovely.

Sunday was a nice day; we had a family day out. We headed into Birmingham first for a light lunch at The Old Contemptibles then on to the Gas Hall to see the Home Of Metal’ exhibition. I was a little disappointed; I didn’t think it that good. Then back to the pub for a drink before heading back home.

Ok, now my devoted readers, all two of you haha. Do any of you have solar panels? We are thinking about having them on the back of the house. I know companies tell you how wonderful they are and all the rest of it, but they would wouldn’t they after all they are trying to sell them. I just want some input from someone who does have them.

I just love this


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fanfare for us.

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.


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The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller



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sexy thing and he is!!!!

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If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

Does this mean time travel is now possible? Because if so I would like to go back to last Saturday to see where I put my belt.

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“Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again.”
– Wiccan Harvest Chant

icon044 I love autumn, all the lovely colours as the trees change from green to red and yellow, gold and russet. The chilly mornings that turn into nice afternoons (well sometimes), that clean feel to the air and the smell of the fallen leaves as they rot on the ground. I love walking knee deep in the fallen leaves, kicking them up and hearing the crunch as the dried ones crumble under foot. In fact I can’t pass a pile of leaves without walking through them, something that hubby finds funny, he always asks the same question ‘How old are you?’ and I always answer ‘not to old for this’ In the garden I watch the birds turning the compost over for the grubs that live in there and the Robin reappears with his bright red chest, he has got very cheeky and calls now if the feeders are empty. It takes the sun a little longer to say good morning, but I don’t mind that, I love the dusky mornings, I think the strange twilight light gives a very surreal look to everything. Autumn mists are lovely, I love to watch the mist hanging in trees and over water Then there are the new frosts catching at the remaining leaves and branches, like someone as been along with a glue stick and glitter. I once remember walking through freezing fog, it twinkle all around me, I felt as though I was in a fairy tale.

(first posted 09)

I have spent the last couple of days finishing off my Christmas tags, (if you want to have a play click here). As well as starting to clean the greenhouse, always a big job washing all those pots and canes. Pickling cabbage and putting away my summer clothes and bring out the winter ones.

I have a feeling this winter is going to be a hard one, the birds are going at the food like there’s no tomorrow and my chilblains have started already.

I don’t know how much longer I will be bloging, I logged on this morning to find the dashboard changed again and had a game and a half finding the bit I wanted, it takes all the fun out of it when I have to spend time hunting for what I want.
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and a much quieter one


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