My story? When I lived in England back in the early nineties, I decided a few days at the seaside would be fun. As it was pre-car, I took a train or two and ended up in Bournemouth. It was already autumn, so not much was open, but I enjoyed myself anyway. The weather wasn't very good, but I think I visited a Lego exhibition on or very near the pier.
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
|They need to grow a bit yet these beans|
|The Crimson Clover has started to bloom|
|A wasp (?) and a ladybird on the Buddleia|
|Radish flowers and seed pods|
|It looks like a gherkin!|
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
My story? I took everybody there that came to visit me. It is also the closest I ever got to Lady Liberty and I was able to touch it from standing. No chance of seeing the inside as it was only a small statue.
On to this week's challenge. Where is this? Have you ever been? What is your story?
Monday, 19 July 2021
It was my birthday last month, but due to my sister coming a few weeks later, I scheduled my birthday party for July 17th. It was going to be watery. As in: sightseeing by boat, perhaps renting a small boat ourselves.
One friend couldn't make it, as she was on holiday. Another couldn't make it as she was due to go on holiday. So, of the 17 people invited: 6 dropped out immediately. My friend in Scotland couldn't make it. Nor could my sister (this virus is slowly getting on my nerves!). My brother called: he was coming, but his family not as they were (going) camping and had travel time.
|H tried to putt, but he overshot|
|I in the 'Ruff'|
First there would be lunch at home. For this my brother, his wife and two daughters would come. Until that blasted virus knocked it sideways once again. Until they could come anyway. Until traffic got in the way in the form of accidents and roadworks. The other couple had similar problems: an open bridge which then wouldn't close again.
In the end, everybody arrived. Lunch was eaten and then four cars left again. One car for camping, one car home to son (who wasn't able to come) and two cars for golf. Once there it was busy. Very busy. And due to this virus (have I told you it is getting on my nerves), not enough staff. But we did get our coffee and cakes and then we were told about the course and what to do.
|My Dad and H searching for a ball|
It was a lot of fun though. I took some photos with my phone and for some reason it takes short videos at the same time. Normally quite annoying, this time around it was perfect. On our return we visited our local Chinese to round off the day perfectly. Good food, good company. It was a good day, despite...
Video 1: My Mum teeing off
Video 2: My Dad teeing off and failing
Video 3: My Dad's ball had landed in the water and he needed to retrieve it. We were hoping, it didn't happen...
Video 4: Me hitting the ball
Video 5: Me hitting the ball again
Friday, 16 July 2021
A little update is needed of course due to me being AWOL and not having updated the post direct. This was the balcony of Romeo and Juliet in Verona, Italy. Gera gets one point, Millie and Walter get 1/2 point (for naming Romeo and Juliet) and Yamini gets 1/4 point (for only naming Juliet).
So, how about another little update? I have been doing this little challenge for three months now and here is how the leader board stands right now:
Yamini: 8.75 points
Gera: 5 points
Millie and Walter: 3.5 points
Fun 60: 2.5 points
Everybody else: 1 point or less
I hope you like these challenges as there are plenty more places I might be able to trick you with...
Thursday, 15 July 2021
|Holiday with my sister back in 1997|
We knew and dreaded her not coming for a while, but in the end all was not lost, as there was a house to be decorated. I have been going over most days (two days I was out of the running due to a bad H) and have taken stuff from storage with me.
|My collection of bin bags. *Sigh*|
The inside painting was finished on Tuesday, the last bit involving some severe acrobatics on my side. Think ladder resting on stairs or me climbing over the protective barrier. The result however is good and I am very pleased. There are some bits where I spilled a bit, but they will have to remain so: no more acrobatics for me!
Today and tomorrow are the last days of me working in the house really. We are now on to coat hooks, and picture hanging anyway, so not that bad. On Monday the floors upstairs will be carpeted, which will mean that a lot of stuff now in the shed, will be moved up. Then on Wednesday the downstairs will get a laminate floor. Sunday in a week the big stuff will finally be gotten: bed, couch, wardrobes, washer and dryer.
|This was not part of the acrobatics!|
So, that is what I have been doing lately. Painting, fetching, carrying, doing dishes. But it is starting to look good!
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
I was there back in 1999 when I visited Italy with a friend. The main memory of Verona however is not this balcony, but pizza as it was the first time I actually ate a pizza and liked it. I have eaten many since.
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
My own story? On my visit to Canada back in 2011 I was shown the Badlands of Alberta by a Canadian friend. In fact, I did go back to see the area again a few days later as I loved it there and would have loved to see even more. Time restraints kept me from doing so.
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Friday, 2 July 2021
|I can harvest some things almost daily|
|The courgette flower only blooms for a few hours|
|The first tiny flowers on the tomato plant|
|The strawberries are not doing well|
|It smells like liquorice! (the Agastache)|