Saturday, December 26, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Hello Everyone, we made it through the week! And an eventful week it was. We had our flu injection for which we had to travel to Barnsley on the bus, masked and smothered in disinfectant gel. Then we had to walk up to the surgery, which is a considerable distance from the town, by which time I was not at all well having been in the middle of something nasty concerning my internal workings. When the doctor saw me he sent me straight to A&E for blood tests. The whole episode was quite nasty, and painful. BUT! TADA! I didn't die and after a few days of fasting I am much better and almost back to normal. David was a brick throughout, we are so lucky to have each other.
My art assignment this week was 'Fairies and Elves' so here is what I produced:
It was a good exercise, but I wasn't too inspired. Maybe this week's 'portrait' may be better.
We did manage a walk during the week and saw this lovely rainbow over Birdwell:
Saturday, November 14, 2020
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
See you next week,
Love and hugs from Jane and David xx
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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
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
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.
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.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
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.
|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|
|The View from Our Bedroom Window|
|From the bedroom window|
|Walking on Iona|
|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!|
|St Kilder - Loch Buie|
Inside St. Kildas
|And back to the ferry for our trip home|
|The Ferry at Fishnish September 4 2020|
|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.|