Sunday, 31 March 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
At last we have got our new allotment, it is huge and runs all the way back to the fence at the end. Today we started the laborious task of digging and weeding it.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Couldn't believe it when I saw this!
No Blue Badge displayed, the car park was full so I had to park in the road and hobble to Doctors. If I'd had a small car I could have parked behind it!
Can you think of a funny caption for this picture?
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
I've lived in this house for nearly twelve years but it's not my home, I was forced to leave my home to come and live here. I moved into my home when my son was four years old, he grew up there, my favorite dog is buried there. I tried to move back approx six years ago, but the Council said no, as I don't qualify for a place with two bedrooms.
My home was a corner plot with a massive garden, my son and his friends used to play outside nearly every day. All I have here is a 20'x16' concrete patch with no grass and a huge shed as this house is so small. My home was minimalist and immaculately tidy, I took pride in it and always had lots people round. This house is cluttered and therefore untidy, I always try to avoid having anyone come inside as I'm so ashamed of it.
I used to know all of my neighbours by name and we were a community, looking out for each other and each others children. I don't feel comfortable here, I don't know my neighbours, in fact I know hardly anyone in the area and feel very isolated. How I wish I could go home again.
The thing I used to love the most about my job, was going out on patrol in the early hours of the morning. I had a torch but rarely used it, I used to love being surrounded by the darkness. Relying only on my night vision, I used to walk out onto the training area and quite often saw Old Brock the Badger going about his business, sometimes he had his family in tow and other times not.
Old Brock and I had a mutual understanding, I would stand very still and watch him whilst he totally ignored me as he was rooting around, sometimes I could be as close as six feet from him. I always showed him respect and let him decide how close to come to me, I never ever moved towards him. He certainly was the most beautiful creature and huge too, I never managed to get a decent picture of him, as my digital camera was noisy so couldn't use it for fear of scaring him, but I was able to use my mobile on silent and get several shots of him, sadly the cameras on mobiles weren't so good 7 or 8 years ago.
Monday, 18 March 2013
I love music, but loud music has affected my hearing slightly, I used to love going to concerts, I'm a total Heavy Metal nutter, there's only one way to listen to it, and that's loud.
I used to get as near to the front as I could, several times I've actually been standing right next to the speakers at concerts, I love the feel of music throbbing through you, sometimes my ears would ring for days.
Ahh the joy of hindsight, but I don't regret a single minute of it, I was having fun and have some fantastic memories.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
I love Spring it's my all time favorite season. The days start to get warmer and longer, it's time to prepare the allotment and sort out what vegetables I will grow this year.The sun always lifts my mood and somehow everything always seems so much better in the Spring.
Sitting here now as I type away, the sun is streaming in through the window and Badger Boo is snoozing in the sun. The aches and pains in my joints always feels so much less when it starts to warm up. My favorite flower the Daffodil is almost ready to flower, soon my garden will be an explosion of the most amazing yellow.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Opening the fridge
Senses come alive
Sitting on the shelf
A slice of chocolate cake
Touch it she mustn't
Put it there she didn't
It's been left behind
Mouth begins to water
Teasing where it sits
Could she get away with it
Resistance was futile
Steal it she must
Chocolate is addictive
Had it really come to this
Monday, 11 March 2013
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Saturday, 9 March 2013