Saturday, 28 November 2015

Proof Reading

My husband has been accused of being part of the "grammar police", as whenever we see spelling that isn't correct, I'm the worst at that!  Apostrophe's and Commas in the wrong place, something that doesn't read right because it has two meanings if the full-stop or comma is in the wrong place, or when the correct word is there but the wrong spelling (i.e. waste or waist, or, to or too) etc. etc.

We sometimes sit and correct a menu from one of the local take-away's which is regularly put though the letter-box whilst having a cuppa!  

Case of not proof reading properly 1935 - I wonder how many people noticed (not noticed) at the time? Not the editor obviously!

The word is BALLOONS

Friday, 27 November 2015


Think I may have solved my problem!  
Well I have managed to leave comments of blogs yesterday that I couldn't the day before!
I went into the insides of the computer and found the settings, and unclicked the "third party cookies" box.  As soon as I did that I was able to leave comments!  

So the people who I normally leave comments on and I haven't recently I think I can now.


Don' forget about the Advent Calendar.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my son Robert, 33 years old today

Monday, 23 November 2015

Who would like to join in...........

...........Its that time of year again, and this year it seems to have come along a lot quicker!

Please say you will.........?  

Join me again in putting twenty-four little Christmas pictures on your blog as if it were an Advent Calendar?

Next Tuesday is 1st December which means we start opening doors on the advent calendar!  

Do any of you remember Advent calenders without chocolate?  I used to love opening each door to see what the little picture that was hidden behind.   Think my favourite pictures were the Angel and the Donkey.
Chocolate Advent calenders were quite expensive in the sixties, that is if they even existed then.

It could be a wintry scene, it could be just a picture of a Christmas card, anything leading up to 24th December.  There are lots of Christmas pictures online, or it could be something from YouTube, or just a Christmas picture of your own 

It would be lovely if lots of people can join in........... 
Just leave a comment and I will list you all who are joining in.  If you are unable to leave a comment email me (caisey (at)  


1) You don't have to follow this blog if you would like to join in but would be rather nice if you were.....

2) Put a photo of something christmassy on your blog everyday from 1st to 24th December.  
This can be from the computer, You Tube, or your own personal pictures.

3) Have fun choosing pictures and go and see what others have put

Friday, 20 November 2015

Union Jack Quilt

After a worrying few days of the quilt flying across the Atlantic to Los Angeles the quilt finally  arrived.

The recipient sent me an email which read....

I just received the quilt.  It is so beautiful--beyond my expectations! 

I think she was pleased with it!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


We will remember them

Ode to Remembrance

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in in our labour of the day-time;
The sleep beyond England's foam

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


No matter how many times I try, for some reason I cannot leave comments on blogs, and I'm sure it is the same for people leaving comments on mine too, and I cannot even leave comments on mine!
This seems to be happening more and more and the list is getting longer and longer, some blogs I could leave comments last week I cannot this week, and not being very tekkie I don't know how to solve the problem.  I think perhaps now after emailing a friend a thought occurred, this problem may have something to with Windows10 which is what we are on now.  Is anyone else on Widows10 having this problem?  If you cannot leave a comment please email me, at least I know I will have readers.  I read everyone's blogs on my list and others too,  this problem has been going on a while.  I have gone the help box, but it was no help because I didn't understand what was written.

I cannot believe there only about eight weeks to Christmas. I was going to make and do so much instead of buying! I have run out of time!  

The Daffodils I was going to make may get finished but that has seemed to have come to a stop! I was going to knit fingerless mittens too, I have had the yarn for these since February, still in the packaging it was sent in!

Still working on the Union Jack Quilt, nearly finished and will be blogged about very soon, watch this space.

I did finish.......

We had a lovely day with them last Saturday.