Thursday, 15 April 2021

Briefly. . . . . .

 Hello. Please excuse my absence here. There is so much to do now that the weather is getting warmer.  Days are planned between the different activities that want to get on with. My time is prioritised depending what is important to me. 

A new camera is on the horizon, I need to go to a shop and check out what's available. A ride out in the car will be nice. 

Some of my time is spent on my other blog. Some of you may have found it, most have probably not noticed it. It's not far away. I feel it's important to continue this year long project. It fulfils my need to express my inner thoughts and feelings. Some of it spills onto here, but it's probably best not to swamp the main pages with something that people don't want to know about. 

I'll report back here when I have some other news. 

Thanks for popping in. Catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Video from yesterday

Hello. I'm going to sneak this little video in here. Only eight minutes of my waffling. Yesterday there was hardly any wind at all, so I couldn't resist a mini chat to take advantage of that.  
Today I have been tidying in the garden. Must keep on top of it so it doesn't turn into a wilderness. Pulling a few weeds up here and there, trimming the straggly tops off the hedges, and watering the pots and flower beds. It all helps. 
I took my books back to the mobile library, this is the first time Stan has been in the village in several weeks. I think I have lost a book, searched everywhere. He tells me I should have returned three books, but I could only find two. Oh well, will have to look again. 
A lovely sunny day again, let's have more of these. Thanks for popping in. Catch ya tomorrow. Toodle pip.   ilona aka Meanqueen. 

Conflicting opinions.

Our leader speaks. 

Second in command, Matt Tweets......
I'm delighted to confirm we have met the target to offer a first vaccination to the 9 highest risk groups ahead of the 15 April deadline. Vaccines are safe, effective & have already saved over 10,000 lives - when it's your turn, come forward & get the jab
Confusing eh! 
I'm off outside. Going to play in the garden. Catch ya later.  ilona

Monday, 12 April 2021

Looking for views to photograph.

It's been a fabulous afternoon for a walk. Blue skies and a light breeze. I am constantly looking around for interesting pictures, even though I walk the same routes over and over again. It's amazing to discover something you haven't noticed before. 
A derelict barn. Would make a great conversion to a house. Plenty of land around it with access to a road. 
Watering the turf fields. 
A very small woodland area. 
Fascinating how they have ploughed deep furrows with flat tops in this field. 


Crossing the last field. They have run a tractor over it in a straight line to mark out the public footpath. It goes straight to the gate on the other side. 

An interesting sky can make an ordinary tree look pretty amazing. 
I got home at 6.45pm, seven miles walked. Dinner was a quick macaroni cheese, three minutes in a pan on the hob. Just as I finished it I saw the red sky behind the houses opposite and had to go to the churchyard to get a pic. Wow, it looked like it was on fire. 

I am having a conversation with someone about cameras, so I'll cut you loose, and catch you tomorrow. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

Free Art Show Gallery Tour

Good morning. I've just been to an art show while eating my bran flakes with strawberries breakfast. My two favourite artists, Rafi and Klee have put together a collection of awesome pictures from their awesome friends. Take a look if you are into art. Rafi does an excellent narrative and will talk you through each piece. 
Should you wish to get up close to the pictures and find out a bit more about the artists, Rafi has put the exhibition on his web site. This link will whizz you across there. 
Woke up to frost this morning, but the sun is soon melting it away. Oscar had a look at the new shelter, but didn't get inside it. Maybe curiosity will get the better of him later. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.  ilona