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Sheds and Fishing….


My husband has been very busy of late, in fact I have hardly seen him. He is either working in one place, or another! So, he decided he needed a day fishing, to recharge and calm his batteries. He books the date in, and spends a week talking about the day he will go fishing.

So, at 5.30 am he got up, got dressed in his fishing gear, loaded his stuff in the car (I have never seen so much stuff being taken for one day, you’d think it was a WEEK!!!) Anyway, off he goes!!!! I hear from him 2 hours later, all set up and sitting on the bank…. fishing. Well, it seems he is enjoying the day. He tells me the wind is blowing directly in his face, so its “a bit cold” and that his tea flask tipped over, so he only has half the tea he left the house with! He texts me later, to say he still hasn’t caught any fish… but he seems happy enough.

At 3pm he rings me… the car is packed, and he is coming home. He didn’t catch a fish… and he is cold. He comes in, smelling of the fish bait, needing a cup of tea and some warmth. A good day – spent “fishing”.

What did I do? Well, we have a shed (think warm shed, and cozy) so I spent my day sat in there, with the dog. Dog wanted to go in and out all the time until he finally settled. I worked, online, from the shed, with music on, the fire on just occasionally to keep me warm,  and the odd cup of tea to keep me going 🙂 (we have a kettle in the shed) so I had a lovely, chilling, relaxing day!

Give me a Shed any day – I don’t think I am cut out for Fishing 🙂


Oh to be able to Write!!!


I read a lot of blogs in the course of a week. Some I follow because I get their blog entries straight to my email and some I read via Twitter Links. The common thread of all the blogs I read, is that the bloggers can really write well. They can string an intelligible, interesting and solid sentence together, and put emotion in it.

One of my friends who Blogs is a writer, a published author no less. Her blog is brilliant and there are always new interviews and give aways on it. It is an interesting read. Her name is Margaret West. 

Then there’s the blog of Rosalie’s which is fantastic. her words transport me to another world, and have been known to make me howl with laughter or shed a tear.

Then theres Always a Redhead‘s blog.Full of loveliness and stories about her family. Some funny and some sad.

The other common denominator here is that all of these blogs evoke emotions in me. They all make me think. They also make me want to write better. I have all these wonderful ideas in my head, but to write about them… is another story! but I will be trying, not because I think I might write something as good as the blogs above, but because its a good exercise, and I may learn something about myself in the process 🙂

So, look out for some hopefully interesting posts 🙂

I do urge you to take a look at the above blogs, they really are well worth a read!