Sunday, 29 August 2021

Feeling nervous.

 As September starts so are U3A groups getting going again albeit with strict rules.OH kicks off with a talk to the Art Appreciation group.His subject is Van Gogh.The Asylum Year.Not having mixed with people,apart from family,for 18 months it feels a little daunting particularly as we have moved house to a new area.We will still go back to our old U3A groups which will be a little easier but again I am nervous.I have been seeing a friend every Friday which has been a lifeline.

I am sure I shall be fine!Barbara

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Garden mandalas.

Mandalas are so easy to make and I think they are effective.We only moved in here four months ago.The back garden is mainly hard landscaping with a beds with random shrubs and trees round the outside.We are left with plastic pretend hedging ,awful, and bare fences.We have put in new shrubs but for the time being need something to distract the eye.The top one is hanging as a mobile and the other two are on the fence.(Blogger is playing up and no idea where text and photos are going).

The next two photos are of a tree in the garden but look how far the nasturtium has grown.I never have much luck with them but this  one,just one, has appeared and gone mad.

Need to close now before it all disappears.

Cheers Barbara


Saturday, 21 August 2021


I have just realised I have not done a blog post for two months!I read everyones blogs and comment but have felt I had nothing of importance or interest to add. So here goes.....What have I been reading.My latest is Mrs England by Stacey Halls.I have read The Foundling and theFamiliars and enjoyed them both(although two memers of my reading group felt they were badly written).I have also read The Silent Patient by Michael Michaelides. Where the Crowdads sing. The Pull of the Stars Emma Donohue. The Glass House?< The bookmark was made by my daughter. I have quite few craft projects on the go. Socks.One done,one to go. Attic 24 Dune blanket.57 colours done.47 to go. I have also just finished a waistcoat,knitted. I am finally settling in our new house.It has been lovely over the holiday to see more of Sarah and Emily and Ruby. I dont know if this will>div class="separator" style="clear: both;">