Introducing Chase!

It was quiet.. too quiet …

I knew I had to have another furry friend, I have had pets for most of my life.

I researched all sorts of dog breeds and decided to look for a mixed breed dog, a cockapoo, hopefully a miniature size – not too small and definitely not too big.

And…. Although it would be difficult with me working, I wanted a puppy and not a ‘puppy farmed’ puppy like I had before. I spent too many years trying to change a badly socialized dog and right up to the end it didn’t work. I loved the little whippet but I couldn’t take him anywhere without him causing trouble.

So .. after a lot of searching I decided on a little black and white puppy. The first time I saw him he was just a few days old but he was the only one in a litter of 5 black pups that had some white fur to distinguish him from his siblings. He was the boy for me!!

I visited every week until the pups were 9 weeks old and then ~I brought him home…

Introducing Chase – my lovely Cockapoo born on January 4th 2016. My Grandson named him Chase after a police dog in one of his favourite TV programmes.



An Almost Total Eclipse!!!

It was a beautiful sunny morning….

So …I dragged myself from my sickbed the other day to hang out my newly washed sheets as my daughter, bless her, had changed my bed in an attempt to make me feel better….

As I hung out the bottom sheet I saw that the sun, shining through the cotton, was at least half missing!!!

An eclipse, what a surprise… just shows how poorly I’ve been .. I hadn’t realised it was happening today… right now… in front of my eyes!!!!

I fetched my mobile phone and a pair of sunglasses but it was really too bright to take a picture.. I hesitated, then thought I would take pictures anyway… if they were no good I could delete them and if they were only half good – well they would be for my eyes only and I would know what they were…


At this point the eclipse was almost done and there was just a smile shape showing at the bottom of the sun.


On this one I don’t know if you can see but the smile shape is in my trees, upside down, and is a luminous green!


Here we have the shape again with a red glow…


.And here, projected onto the garage roof

I know, because my son has explained it to me that this is caused by ‘lens flare’ – but I think the photos are really interesting – the picture of the sun doesn’t show that it was eclipsed yet the ‘lens flare’ shows it perfectly.

Well I was impressed anyway so I thought I would share them!!

Natural Wonders

Rainbows absolutely fascinate me – usually I see them while driving and cannot stand and stare but just the other day there was a rainbow almost over my house, in fact it was a double rainbow and absolutely beautiful.

These photos were taken with my mobile phone and do not do it justice  – but the colours are clear and it was a lovely moment…..

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to the left of me….

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and the centre…..

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Just need to find the fella with the crock of gold now!!!!

and the right of me….