First of all, for Nicky and anyone else that's interested I've put some of my photos of Shetland on flickr, click here to see them. Please remember to take the following things into account - these were taken over a nine year period, I don't generally take my camera out if its dark, dank, windy and rainy, so obviously it looks lovely. To be honest non of this is what I see on a daily basis, sun or no sun, as I live in town and cant drive!
Now for my answers to the questions Di recommended
From my window I really don't have all that interesting a view, despite living in a particularly scenic part of the world. I'm in town, so my view is mostly other houses and roofs! I have a window bird feeder which is kinda cool and keeps Ells amused too.
|non rare bird that's actually rare for Shetlands, and no, that's not a tree you see, the window is at ground height out there, that's a shrub gone wild...|
There is a window in the kitchen which is unit height on the inside and ground level outside. I got totally confused one morning when I wandered into the kitchen to see what looked like my dead childhood cat on the worktop... Okay so it was just a coincidence that this moggy was a dead ringer for an old one of mine, but the clever / greedy bugger had impressively recognised one of the many varieties of cat food sitting on the worktop and he was pawing at the glass desperately!
I am thinking bleh. I find it best not to dwell on most of the crap that comes into my head to be honest.
|Homer and the angel / devil on shoulder|
The wee red one is usually far too noisy...
From my kitchen the ingredients for some cupcakes are singing to me Mermaid style... Must not listen...
I am wearing... oh dear lord I don't want to answer that. Cant we pretend I'm wearing something like this?
|Doris Day in Capri pants and sweater|
I am creating mess... I have so many things on the go that are no where near done! So, if you ask my man, I'm pretty sure he'd say the only thing I'm making at the moment is MESS... everywhere... especially right now as I've been unpicking my Star Sign block from last post.
I am going to make a cup of hot chocolate cos this blogging is thirsty work and its too late for tea or coffee!
I am reading mostly blogs at the moment. Reading fiction just makes me sleepy these days. I do love to have an audio book on when I'm sewing, but the selection available at the local library is a little, well, elderly shall we say! Currently on the go is an Agatha Raisin, private detective, story.
I am hearing Ellicat snoring beside me, and Mylo xyloto on the stereo. Its very "coldplay" but I like coldplay so that's good as far as I'm concerned!
Around the house the clock on the mantle is ticking loudly, elliecat is snoring softly, the fire has gone out, my man is in bed asleep, and I'm more awake right now than I have been all day. Typical!
One of my favourite things, aside from Ells, chocolate, fabric, tea... Well, since Di gave her en suite as one of her favourite things, I have been reminded that after boring you for weeks (5 or 6 at least) about my bathroom being redone I never said any more about it once it was finished. So, one of my favourite things is this:
|my favourite bit of new bathroom - wall tiles, tap and mirror!|
Freakin awesome. My choice of tiles - who else do you know would put a rainbow over their sink and toilet? - waterfall style tap (pretty cool) and my mans choice, the radio / clock mirror, which is oh so cool and now one of my favourite things. The tiles make me smile, every time I see them. The mirror, believe it or not, is wonderfully practical. Going to the bathroom has always been a bit of a time vacuum for me! I fell asleep in the bath, I fall asleep in the shower, I fall asleep on the toilet... yeah, possibly not what I intended to share but... the radio on the mirror really helps keep me alert. I still fall asleep, but no where near as much as I used to. Plus, there is a sleep setting on the mirror (how ironic) which means that I can set the radio to go off after 10 or 20 minutes, and I'm now a whole lot more aware of whether or not I went into automatic behaviour etc. Doesn't sound like much, but its great for me that now, most of the time, I leave the bathroom knowing roughly how long I've been in there and that I've been awake! Ach its the little things... !
A photo that brings happy memories would be this one:
|the 25 Tram in Lisbon, Portugal|
Jardim de Estrela.