I have a depressing birthday coming up.  In an ideal world, I would like to ignore it, but it seems that this year, I am not going to be able to do that.  I have been given a bag of gifts.  Nice, I hear you say.  Hmm, we’ll see…..  I have been given instructions to open a gift a day until the Dreaded Day, and to post evidence somewhere.  I’m choosing to post the evidence here, so that only a handful of people in the world will witness the Great Unveilings.

Day One:


I swear they have that wrong, but I didn’t like to put them right. 

Day Two:


A knitted curling stone!  Whatever’s next?  Watch this space…….



A couple of weeks ago, a very dear colleague left us for pastures new.  She gave us all a cute butterfly as a gift.  Here is what I did with mine:


I’ve worn it in a scarf almost every day since she left.  She is a scarf wearer, and loves butterflies.  This is my homage to Helen….

Hotch Potch

Some random photos from my memory stick:

The fridge at work.  The idea is that we bring back a ‘tasteless’ magnet when we go on holiday.  Well, we have some pretty tasteless ones, so that worked…. But they do make us laugh.Image

Part of the ‘New York Skyline’ – actually a salt and pepper set, again, quite tasteless, but again looks kind of cool in the shadows when the sun is behind them.  Always makes me smile when I go into the kitchen and spot them.  Well, it takes all sorts I suppose….


And, for good measure, an actual skyline photograph;Image

Nearer to home : Stones found half way down Fairfield Fell in The Lake District.  Cute, eh?  I wonder who did that, and who it was done for.


Picture of Big Ben:


Picture of the paralympics:


Walking in Yorkshire..


Quite easy to work out which fridge magnets are mine then….