Thursday, August 21, 2014

Have a good one everyone!

Gone sailing! 

Let the vacations begin!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm very very tired

Eldest got her wisdom teeth out today, and is holding up, but it is time for a blast from the past, cause wisdom teeth being removed is horrid, and watching someone else going through it isn't that great, and remembering it isn't so marvelous either, except remembering that blended up roast beef actually tasted amazing, despite how it looked....and tomorrow I have to go and find a baby food grinder.  I got rid of mine 13 odd years ago...had I known!

So...from the past, what have we got...though I pretty much have kinda a sad post there, and maybe I'll just leave it at that.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Did I mention I got a little bruised sailing?

Wanna see?

I do not bruise easily, indeed, despite all the activities I do I rarely have a bruise, so I must have bashed myself GOOD!

Pretty good, no?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Went out sailing again!

Life is so sweet.

Out sailing again last night, this time in a super fast little dingy, with one too many in the boat.  Lots of wind....dumped and turtled and dumped and LAUGHED, and it was amazing.

Cold, wet and battered by the end and I'd do it again in a heart beat!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Just a note from a teacher.

Do yourselves a favour.

When you're in class, or in an exam, especially if you're in an exam, just answer the question.

Nothing fancy, nothing high-highfaluting,





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Not a flash from the past, this is just an amazing ray of hope

They have found a toxic bacteria that devours tumors and leaves healthy tissue alone!

It has even got to human trials.  This strikes me as one of those utterly amazing truly hope building bits of news.

Just wow.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Gosh but I love to go sailing.

Went out today with a friend on his achingly beautiful boat.  What an absolute treat.


Not sure what it is about it, but I love every part of it.  (except folding racing mains).

Monday, August 11, 2014


These are really old idea!  Still digging through drafts!  These are, I think from 2008

The man leaves stuff on the bed overnight - he still does, if there's socks or sheets of paper on the bed when he gets in it, they just stay there.  Now I do the same thing!

Habits...dusting the feet off on each other before getting into bed.- Something from the boat, there was always you had to rub the soles of your feet together before getting into bed.  Very evocative for me

pumpkin chunkin - we know folks who do this!  Let me find a video. Sadly I've never seen it.

catch more flies with sugar...but a dead your looking good - overheard in central Florida.  Probably true, but not sure how the analogy would go

vanilla toilet paper and blowing your nose with it. ugh - does vanilla scented toilet paper not seem just wrong?  *weird*

mfk fisher - she's brilliant.  If you've heard of her, I'm so glad, if not, look her up

My escape from Poland into Russia - now there is a story of mine I have to blog!

catalan triathalon - oh, yeah, I saw this t-shirt...I think it involved, eating, drinking and ****ing

honesty in food - I think this one was also about having pigs heads in the stores, and pigs sawn in half on ads....if you're going to eat it, you should look at it!

Fear driven culture - I was thinking about the US and conclusions we came to after spending quite a bit of time there.

40 is the new 30, what is that? - I still agree with myself, what is that? Too weird.

spanish real estate prices - are not so completely unrealistic as they were, but still crazy high, and then flat at the top.  Odd.

alone -  this?  I have no idea what this was about.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

BCN bits and pieces.

I discovered/noticed that I have 92 draft posts that didn't get sent out there, so on the days when I am too tired to think, or what I am dwelling on isn't blog-able...I'll toss up a draft, here's one from BCN from I'm not sure when!

Saw a bit in BCN the other day that warranted getting the camera out:

Classic beauty:

Somewhat defaced street beauty:

Saturday, August 9, 2014


The man used to row very very competitively when he as younger, and still competed a bit when we met, but the vagaries of our life have not allowed him the training that he needs.

That actually isn't strictly true, as he is rowing in Catalunya, just it's fixed seat and in a much less sleek boat that he was used to.

So, we went out to Henly today to watch the boats go by.  I love doing this.  I wouldn't want to go out all week, but an afternoon hanging out with the man watching the boats race and it.

Some random shots:

Great day.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wet brushes

Went climbing today with Youngest, and a friend, well a few friends.  Indoors.....

still good.

I can consistently climb a 5.10-, now working 5.10+s.  We'll see.

That said, the stupendous part of the day, going through photos of some of my paintings. I've done a lot, and some are pretty good...nothing to be ashamed of anyway.

So this evening, finally, I got the brush on the paper again.  And about time.