31 July 2008
We went to Pippi's for pizza. Which arrived very quickly and tasted brilliant. I think Peter perhaps enjoyed his bottle of beer.
The film we went to see was "Married Life". Not quite what I expected and quite slow, but ok. All that and we were back home by 7:30pm.
Sorry about the dark pics, I don't like to use the flash in a restaurant as it can be a pain for other diners.
30 July 2008
This is what it should look like down at the creek.
27 July 2008
Unfortunatly it was all too much for Peter who collapsed at the end of the evening, groaning that he could not cope with cooking and drinking wine at the same time. Now has that ever stopped any of us girls, I am sure cooking improves with a glass or two of wine.
The last remaining bits of pizza were polished off by an errant teenager when they managed to get home.
Unfortunatly the washing up fairies did not visit us last night. So I just grabbed a bowl of yogurt and went back to bed to wait for them.
22 July 2008
20 July 2008
My family laughing together.
My wonderful hubbie and his strange sense of humour. I had to kiss a lot of frogs before I found him. Incase you are wondering what he is doing, he is trying to hide his double chin, that he doesn't have.
My garden, other people's gardens and gardening.
Having outings, dinners and coffee with the brilliant friends I have made in NZ.
Quilts, patchwork, quilting, my stash of fabrics and quilting shops.
Life in general, when everything lines up.
Coming out of the movies after seeing a great movie. Saw Momma Mia last week with friends, a very feel good movie.
Walking in the early morning sunshine.
Finding a truly beautiful bargain in an op shop (thrift shop, junk shop, charity shop).
The beauty of the unexpected simple things in life.
Shopping. Yes, I know I am very shallow.
Oh and winning the lottery would make me happy, then I could travel back to see my Mum and Dad whenever I wanted.
BTW there is a very cool quilt give away over here, shhh don't tell everyone. I would feel pretty happy if I won it.
16 July 2008
My trip back from work in New Zealand in comparison to travelling in the UK above. Sorry this one is not in order, but you get the idea. No traffic hardly at all. Peter was driving this time, so I could take pics from any angle.
These pictures I took a couple of days ago while going to work with Peter in the morning.
They are to good to include in a mosiac type photo.
The mist was just lying beautifully in the fields.
I love the shape of the poplars in the winter.
14 July 2008
13 July 2008
The all time best and greatest song for me is this one, Kiss from a Rose by Seal.
And Roachford "Only to be with you", tingles my spine every time.
And another one. I am sure this one does it for most of us girls.
Almost finished my list, I love, love, love this song. Maybe tomorrow by STEREOPHONICS!!!
And lastly this song just picks me up so much when I need a good kick up the bum. Coldplay and Clocks.
Almost forgot to add, isn't you tube so cool. You can look up all those old videos, music and comedians, they are just there when every you want, almost live on your laptop or PC. I know that it has been abused in the past and probably will in the future, which is a shame. I have just spend a brill Sunday afternoon, watching the above videos and others that I had not thought of for years. I am just off back to oggle Paul Rodgers and Bad Company.
10 July 2008
The results were spot on for my personality. Not so sure about my job, clergy or missionary, I don't think so. I did spot photographer in there, not a career but definatly a hobby. I am a software developer and I love it, it is the perfect job for me. My brain just loves puzzles and finding a way through them. Guess I better not change career path any time soon.
Just gone back and looked at Curly Pops' blog, she seems to have my career recommendatations. Perhaps we could swap suggested careers Cam if you see anything in my suggested careers that you would like.
Nicola's personality type:
Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.
Careers that could fit Nicola includes:Counselors, clergy, missionaries, teachers, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, psychologists, psychiatrists, writers, musicians, artists, psychics, photographers, child care workers, education consultants, librarians, marketeers, scientists, social workers
09 July 2008
The Barn at Beal is worth a visit also. It has really good food, very helpful service and a fantastic view over the causway to Holy Island.
You can see the full pics here.
Just to back up the 'Spring is on the way' theme, my one and only snowdrop is in flower. Hopefully if I treat it nicely next year I might have more than one plant.
08 July 2008
I love the snap above, it is of the Fishing Shiel where my Grandad used to work as a Salmon Fisherman. The original shiel burnt down a few years ago and has been rebuilt. I bet it is a lot more comfortable now than it was in my Grandad's day. I think for about six months of the year the men used to live in the shiels all week, fishing with nets at night depending on the tide. There are no salmon fishermen on the Tweed anymore, that way of life has gone. Now there are only hobby fishermen on the Tweed.
Tommorrow's holiday pics are of castles.
07 July 2008
This morning I tried to start the car and it turned over but would not start. So I tried charging the battery again, still the car would not start. Time to call Terry down at the garage. Terry arrived an hour later, hooked the car up to his fancy black box. Turn it over he said and it should start now. So I turned it over again, still nothing happening. Hmmm said Terry, that does not smell quite right, I will need to look at this down at the garage, I will send the low loader out to pick up your car. How long do you think it will take to fix, I said. Hmmm probably tomorrow morning, I am a bit busy today, was his answer.
After another hour the guy with the low loader arrived to pick up the car. How he reversed up our narrow drive with its twisted start I do not know. Just climb in and steer and I will winch you on to the truck, he said. Hmmm, I said, think I better get my eldest son, reversing is not one of my main talents. My eldest did a great job and off Cys (that's my cars name, another story) went on the low loader. See you tomorrow I thought. I should have known better.
Two hours later Terry phoned up. Have you been having lots of problems with your car, he said. Nope, said I, it has been running ok. That's very strange, he said, as there is no pressure at all in two of the cylinders. I have no idea what that means, but it sounded serious. It will be Friday at the earliest before I will be able to fix your car. Yikes I thought, school holidays and no car. Is that going to be expensive, said I. Yes, very, said Terry!
So here I am first day of the holidays and I am grounded, there is no escape.
We have nearly reached the end of my pics from our visit to the UK. Below is one of the last previews.
06 July 2008
Pic below is tomorrow's topic.