New Years Eve.

I know it's over 5 years and counting since my last post. I have no excuses. My family has grown in the last 5 years and time is at a premium as I know it is with everyone. I always find New years eve a time of reflection , a time when I miss my departed relatives acutely and so I offer prayers for any readers who are missing loved ones and hope that all  of you may have a healthy and happy 2017.xx

Time flies ...

... when you are having fun! Yes, I am back , the weeks have flown by with shearing,housework and wedding preparations. The weather has helped a lot with the farm work ---- most of the shearing completed (although the Swaledales  won't be ready for a couple of weeks) and hubby has now started cutting the grass for either silage or hay, depending how long this glorious sunshine lasts. If it is short lived the grass will be made into silage , brilliant sunshine will give us very good hay, so the next few days are very important to this farmer.


...both Royal and otherwise have been on my mind recently. Two of my daughters joined myself for a wonderful day watching the Royal Wedding. It was fantastic! Her dress , the service , the bridesmaids were all so lovely. Yesterday , the bride was seen supermarket shopping , pushing her trolley along as we all do, (although I don't think there are security men following me in Morrisons, lol!) but she is obviously enjoying her 'normal' married life. Now for the 'other' weddings ; well two of my daughters are tying the knot this year, one in September and one in December, so there is plenty of wedding talk in this household. Up to now we have one wedding dress, two bridesmaid outfits and one mother of the bride outfit. The priest, choir , church flowers are all arranged and cars and cake are being organised as I type. All the above are for the Septmeber wedding and most will be repeated for the Winter bride. There is much preparation to be done for 'the' da

Easter Sunday

                                                                   'HE IS RISEN !' Wishing  readers all the blessings of  Easter.

Palm Sunday

'The next day the crowds who had come up for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took branches of palm and went out to meet Him, shouting, 'Hosanna! Blessings on the King of Israel, who comes in the name of the Lord.'   John 12, 12-13. Photo courtesy of this site.

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. 'He seemed incapable of creating such chaos, but much of what he saw below could be blamed on him. And that was fine. He was ninety-one, paralyzed,strapped in a wheelchair and hooked on oxygen'. These are the first lines of this action packed thriller. The 'He' in question is a legendary high court judge and the first of the assassins victims. As the story unfolds the killer's appetite for murder continues , all judges or law lecturers. The U.S. President is drawn into the plots and his contact with unscrupulous business men is made apparent. However, when an innocent law student who has written her own account of the business dealings involved is made known to the killer ,she is literally running from state to state for her life. This was my first John Grisham novel and it won't be my last. A fantastic novel , very well written , the author has not resorted to sex and swearing , which is an added bonus for me. Highl