A Shropshire Lad

‘Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town   The golden broom should blow; The hawthorn sprinkled up and down Should charge the land with snow. Spring will not wait the loiterer’s time Who keeps so long away; So others wear the broom and climb The hedgerows heaped with may. Oh tarnish late on Wenlock Edge,…

The Way you look Tonight

Someday when I’m awfully low When the world is cold I feel a glow just thinking of you And the way you look tonight. Oh, but you’re lovely with your smile so warm And your cheek so soft There is nothing for me to love you And the way you look tonight With each word…

The Mega Dairy

From a very young age I was lucky enough to spend a lot of free time on a dairy farm, set in the rather beautiful North Shropshire countryside. I was raised around animals and took an instant liking to the rather elegant and beautiful Friesian Cow herd that the farm had. They roamed the fields…

The Pub Quiz

It was pub quiz time again last night! So off Upstairs Downstairs (our pub quiz team) trundled to the pub all prepared for the onslaught of sporting and geography questions that occur each month. Now with the Royal Wedding and work I had not been at the pub quiz for 3 months as Alex pointed…

Lifes Choices

Throughout my life I have been offered choices as no doubt you have also. I have at major points of my life found myself with two choices, for example prior to meeting Matthew and settling down with him I was being “courted” by another chap I decided that I would see how things faired with…

Ladies (and me) who lunch

Yesterday I was invited to lunch at a friend’s house, she is a friend that I met through Twitter and we chat on a regular basis through the site.  There was a group of us going to lunch and I knew several of the ladies going and was looking forward to catching up with them and…

Food Glorious Food

I have rediscovered my love of food! Now those that know me know I LOVE my food and my tummy is defiantly showing signs of my love. But what I mean is the love of cooking has been rediscovered. I think living alone I get into a rut of easy meals (not ready meals before…

Severn Hospice Midnight Walk

I love helping out at Severn Hospice events. I love talking with the people there and I love how helping out makes me feel and marshalling at the Severn Hospice Midnight Walk was no exception.   I had never marshalled before and was completely unaware of what to expect or what was expected of me,…

A Treasure Hunt

Recently a chum of mine Birgit and I answered a call from Treasure Trails via twitter to trial a new treasure trail in Ludlow. Having never really looked at a treasure trail or really heard of them before I was intrigued and curious about what it was that we had undertaken. Amanda at Treasure Trails…

Teeny Tiny Post

Well I do believe that my writers block (how poncey and professional does that sound? It is after all just a blog) is behind me. And I have to thank several people and animals for helping me through with it, but those thank you notes will have to wait as I have so much to…

Silly Superstition

Last night I went to my friend Alex’s house to have supper and to celebrate his birthday. His partner was on cooking duties and Alex the dutiful host played wine waiter. I arrived a little early and we chatted and caught up as it had been an absolute age since I had seen him. I…