Saturday, November 14, 2020

Shedcast 5 - Hello from Jane and David

 I'm feeling FAT! It's time to do something about it and start eating less. Let's see how I do in the coming week. Looking on the bright side, the less I eat now, the more I can binge at Christmas. I have a challenging week ahead starting with no pie and chips for me. I have lots to keep me busy though: the art challenge (First World Problems), two poems to write for Shortlands Poetry Circle, and work on my wood sculpture, not to mention cello practice. It might not be a fun packed week, but it will be interesting.

Have a good week yourselves, keep busy, and keep happy. Meanwhile here is our Shedcast 5

Here is the link to donate to David's Charity Hike:

See you next week,

Love and hugs from Jane and David xx

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Shedcast 4 6 Nov 20

Not a very inspiring week, but it was what it was. Let's hope this week is a little more productive. At least we are off to a good start with fine weather, sturdy boots, and enough paint to complete my next picture, the subject of which is 'teapot'. I await the magic of the Art House.

Yes, we ate liver...

And today we have ginger cake...

Is this what life has come to? Watch this space for the ultimate in exciting lives. 

Lots of love from Jane and David xx

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Shedcast 3 - Haloween Fun

 Here is Shedcast 3, Friday 30th October, Halloween weekend...

... and the fun we had in the shed before getting serious...

...and the fun we had in the house before going down to the shed...

...and a few pics.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Love from Jane and David xx

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Shedcast 2 Friday Oct 23 2020

 And now for something completely different! The formation of 'Shedband' Tadaaaaa!

And if that didn't leave you with a smile on your face I give up! See you next week for Shedcast 3 till then look after yourselves and keep well.

Lots of love and virtual hugs,

Jane and David xx

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A Passion for Yorkshire - Ingleborough

Ingleborough - I used to live in the shadow of Ingleborough and it will always hold a very special place in my heart. I have trogged my way up all of the Three Peaks, Ingleborough, Penighent an Whernside, but Ingleborough is the one for me. Of course it is many years since my boots touched the grassy slope of this beautiful landmark, but who knows, when all this Covid thing is over, I might just put it on my 'to do' list.

Perhaps it is something in the blood because my cousin (or should I say my mother's cousin) Frank Royston, who passed away at the age of 95 last week, was for many years a member of the Cave Rescue Organisation. Frank, who lived in Ingleton for most of his life, started caving seriously just after the war. He was a local historian, a passionate photographer, and (I know this from experience) a very good maker of fruit wines. I will remember him with love and respect. R.I.P. Cousin Frank.

Yes, Yorkshire is certainly in my blood and I, like many others, are sad to see the Covid-19 restrictions being tightened as the virus is claiming so many more victims. The hospitals are filling up, Barnsley hospital has announced only really necessary visits are allowed, because of the Covid increase, and the country is on the verge of another complete lockdown. As for David and myself, it will not alter our lives that much, because we don't have a car, and don't have a burning desire to visit shops, pubs or restaurants, as, frankly, any spare cash we had we've blown on a new chair and sofa. I'm not complaining, the old ones were acquired from the charity shop and were well past their sell by date. Incase you didn't recognise him, it's David behind the mask. It's a small sofa, but comfortable, and the chair is very cheery. Hopefully the sofa will be delivered before Christmas.

We are ready for the 'lock down' and we have plenty to keep us occupied, what with books, TV, Cello practice, gardening, and of course, The Shed.

So, from us to you, keep safe, keep sane and at all costs keep sober (well at least try) and I'll report back soon to let you know how my new project is going, (it's in its infancy and a bit hush, hush). I can tell you that it does involve a few words, and fits under the heading - A Passion for Yorkshire.

Lots of love and hugs,
Jane x

Saturday, September 5, 2020

A Complete Change of Scene

OK enough is enough! Yes the shed was a lifesaver, shopping on line is probably here to stay, and I've improved no end as a cellist, but the time of breakout finally came. I found it terribly difficult to lose the Covid-stone that I walloped on over the summer, but, I did manage to starve off a few pounds before saying 'ta ta' to Birdwell for a whole week, and 'hello' Scotland. The pictures say it all. We had a smashing holiday on the Isle of Mull. 

And we're off! 6.15a.m. in our Skoda hire car, packed with provisions for the week.

2.45 p.m. on the Lochaline to Fishnish Ferry

A Glimpse of the Oban Ferry at Craignure

Arrival at our holiday cottage on the shore of Loch Don

Happy Bunnies

The View from Our Bedroom Window

From the bedroom window

Walking on Iona

Just a little drizzle!

Lobster Pots on Mull

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The Ferry to Ulver today!

The Wonderful Garden of Alice ?

Lip Na Cloich Gardens

A Day in Tobermoray, Shopping, Fish and Chips


The Arty Day!

It's a Sea Otter on the Rock - honestly!

A Jellyfish waiting for the tide to come in.

St Kilder - Loch Buie

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Inside St. Kildas

Duart Castle

And back to the ferry for our trip home

The Ferry at Fishnish September 4 2020

Bye, Bye, Isle of Mull, we loved you. 

Back home with our new Mull Pottery mugs.

Putting these photo's on this blog I realise there are some missing. When we went to Iona I took pics of the Monastery, the church and a wonderful travelling musician called Robbie who played guitar and sang for us. I even made a short video, all sadly lost as not having internet failed to backup. So to Robbie and Elisa, a big thank you for entertaining us, and blessings for successful travels.

The Abbey on Iona.

That's my man!

Our first peak on Iona

So, what is this? 

I'll leave you with this poser. I can't find out what this little beauty is. Have I discovered a rare botanical species?

It's been that long since I did my blog that Google have changed the format and it's baffled me. Hopefully I will get the hang of it by next time. 

Keep safe everyone! Social distance! Wear a face covering! Wash your hands!

Bye for now,
Love Jane x

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