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I'm here because it's a place where I want to be.

What do I do with my life - still pondering that, keep exploring the possibilities I suppose...

I do have another more personal moblog Vivupclose

Take a look at my daughter Beth's website...

food for thought...

Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)

There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)

Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

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from A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

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A good night out...

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Linda (Simpson) organised a gig at Rainhall Drinks Company cellar bar at Barnoldswick (Barlick) and a good night was had by all.
15th Mar 2010, 00:37   | tags:comments (1)

a lot of muck gathering hair!

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Fed up of dreadlocks and trails of dead leaf and grass so took the scissors to Benji!
23rd Feb 2010, 00:38   | tags:comments (15)

this Sunday the world went white again for a while

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Mog was a bit cross that I was taking her picture rather than letting her in.
22nd Feb 2010, 14:12   | tags:comments (3)

it was a pancake party...

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Research on pancakes taught me several things, but I stuck to the english traditional recipe of 2 eggs to a pint of milk and 8oz plain flour + salt. I used large free range eggs and organic whole milk. I also added 2oz of melted butter. Only one chef said use a blender, but I thought why not and was pleased I did - so much easier.

Lots of toppings
hot black forest
hot apple pear and cinnamon
melted choc
bananas
strawberries
dried cranberries
raisins
edit - missed out chopped walnut
and of course lemon
assorted sugars
golden syrup
honey

plus cream, greek yogurt and ice creams

don't know about stuffed pancakes but there were a few well stuffed people!

TOSS or TURN?

NEITHER - had 2 frying pans on my cooker and was making my first pancake in the smaller one, but it has straight sides so wasn't easy to turn so I flipped it into the bigger pan - a perfect solution!
15th Feb 2010, 19:12   | tags:comments (21)

The party is over, but a new decade is just beginning...

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We had a lovely day.
15th Feb 2010, 13:21   comments (6)

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11th Feb 2010, 12:21   comments (3)

had my suite recovered and I'm pleased with it :)

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might not look it but it's midnight blue cord - the sun was a bit strong thro' the window :)

it was my grandmother's suite and i like it cos it's smallish and has a lady's and a gent's chair - think mog thinks there's a cat's chair
11th Feb 2010, 10:48   comments (11)

Spring is on the way

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snowdrops by the wall, snow still on the hills, chill in the air and blue, blue sky

perfect winter's day
31st Jan 2010, 13:03   | tags:,,comments (11)