Friday, 28 October 2011

Leaving Home

These two little ones in my Craft folder, have been spending time here, until they could be dressed for Christmas.
They are now bound for a Toy Library in Leicestershire, along with other toys and clothing.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

# BAD 11

It is Blogger Action Day Sunday 16 October 2011.

A time when bloggers unite in speaking out to to raise awareness of events affecting people across the world.

This years theme is #Food.

Food for thought. Do I eat to live or Live to eat.

Reported in the Daily Telegraph on Friday 14 October 2011.
The UK Government, has proposed the raising of the Recommended Daily Calorie Intake (RDCI) for men and women.
This is its strategy to tackle rising obesity across the UK population of 62,435,709 people, which equals 9% of the worlds population.

Population figures estimated 01.01.11 from Wikipedia ,also giving the worlds population figures as 6,968,000000.

Looking at our own individual life style, one wonders what % of the Uk population will take heed of the proposed changes in the RDCI, or even the RDCI its self.

In a year we celebrate:

New Year. Mother's Day. Easter. May day Bank Holiday. Father's Day. Spring Bank Holiday. Summer Bank Holiday. Christmas Day. Boxing Day.

Let us not forget, Birthdays. Christenings. Weddings. Anniversaries. New Job. New Home. Confirmation. Qualifications gained. Promotions. Retirements.

There are probably more celebratory events that you can name. This is just a few, to draw to your attention to the fact that in a single year we consume copious amounts of food and beverages which are well above the RDCI.

Food Retailers are there to help us. They ensure that plenty of festive products are available to shoppers, months before, during and after the celebration period.

Thought For Food

I ask you though, to reflect upon how other people in the world are living.

No Government raises the RDCI in Somalia, Africa or Ethiopia.

The New York Times printed an article on Monday 10 October 2011

The United Nations (UN) announced that Somalia's famine had spread to a sixth area within the country, with officials warning that 750,000 people could die in the next few months, unless Aid efforts were stepped up.

It is estimated that up to 4,000000 Somalis, more than half of the population, have been pushed into "crisis"by drought, war, restrictions on Aid Groups,and years of chaos.

While The printed an article on Thursday 13 October 2011.

It is estimated that 7,200 tonnes of cereals will be needed to feed people living in the Ngorongora Conservation area, this cereal is expected to last them until April 2012.
The crisis is due to the area being prone to drought such as in the years 2005/06. 2008/09. and now 2011.The area has livestock farming, however with no grain and drought conditions,the livestock too are suffering.

There are many ways one can help. Donations to any Aid groups will be welcome or perhaps a donation to water holes.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Wedding Gift

This is a wedding gift for my nephew and his bride.
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Friday, 1 July 2011

1939 Year of the Rabbit

My other half was born under the year of the rabbit.
Dads day this year let him celebrate that from dancin'.
He smiles when he looks at Playboy Bunny.

He got more spoils as Mac's Niece bought him
The Illustrated book of Patriotism, by George Courtauld.
It is an amazing book which is giving him hours of pleasure.

Thank you to two special people.
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Friday, 22 April 2011

Lord L out enjoying the sun shine.

My other half received a practise net for his birthday. Thank you Dancin'.
Now in this wonderful weather is time to enjoy the gift to the full.
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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Visitors about to depart

We had Dancin over on Tuesday with the pups.
There were plenty of hugs and many smiles with the pairs antics.
Thanks Dancin and thanks to Buddy and Roxie for such fun.
This is Wednesday morning, when the pup mobile was being loaded.
A clear message, are we going home now.
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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mums day delights

For some reason my pictures were separated from my text. These are some of the lovely spoils I have had from my family. Thank you girls and Aidan.

Mums day delights

Its Mums Day and I have been spoilt a great deal. Mac's niece and Dancin have made sure of that. Not to leave our grandson out, he also sends me lovely gifts. I also got a surprise Amazon gift voucher, from Dancin, so will be looking at what reading delights I can purchase. My love and Thanks to such wonderful daughters and grandson.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle built in the 1400s by Ralph Cromwell.
Six stories high with 150 steps from the basement to the battlements.Originally there were spires on the towers.

A mere shadow of the original.

These structures based in the moat, were used by the kitchen staff. Possibly to keep fish alive until needed.

Fifth floor and battlements.
The centre of each of the the steps leading to the top of the castle were patch repaired,
due to the heavy wear over the years.
The stone hand rail showed signs of use, retaining a shine through the many hands which slid over it.

There was no mention about this structure. Although I have seen other castles reports, indicating a cold store, which look similar.

A 21st Century Tapestry hanging in the castle with a close up of its Mosaic structure.

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Friday, 11 February 2011

What a wonderful way to start my day

Thank you so much for spoiling me Mac's niece.
I woke to receive a large bouquet box this morning. Inside are these wonderful flowers.
If you look well viewers, in picture four here, you will see Mac's niece at graduation.

The flowers are a thank you for the knitting and sewing I do for fund raising and they are lovely.
May mothers the world over be as blessed as I am.
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