Do any of you watch the BBC drama Waterloo Road? If you do - then look carefully next time there is a scene set in the staff room and you might see this -
Yes - it's one of my tea cosies!
Waterloo Road was filmed in Greenock, although they no longer film here. But while they were here I sent along a tea cosy I had knit in Waterloo Road colours. Imagine how delighted I was to see in on my telly!
Had a fabulous evening on Thursday at an author event in
Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, where the author Diana Gabaldon was speaking and
As regular readers of this blog will know, I've been a great
fan of Diana's Outlander series of books for many years, so to hear the author
speak about the books was just amazing! At the moment I'm half-way through the latest book in the series - "Written In My Own Heart's Blood" - it is fabulous!
My bff and I arrived an hour early to make sure we had good
seats (I know, a bit obsessive!), but we had such a laugh blethering with other
readers and talking about the books.Met
some lovely people.
I was so starstruck, that I didn't get to give Diana the
gift we had prepared for her and bestie forgot to get a photo of Diana signing
her book!Oh well, never mind.It was just a fabulous evening.If you haven't read any of her books, then
why not give them a chance, I think you might enjoy them.
Many thanks to those of you who emailed asking if I was ok because I haven't been blogging for ages.I was a bit busy and having a wee break.Hope to blog more regularly now.Thanks for your concern.
I love this photograph from a 70s Ladybird Book - Learnabout
Cooking.The kids look as if
they are starving!
Love the 70s hairstyles and kitchen decor.Look at those dreadful mustard tiles.
Lots of recipes for children to follow, including how to
make that old favourite a cheese and pineapple hedgehog.I made one of these recently with cheese,
pickled onions, spam and cubed pineapple and everyone loved it!Sometimes you can't beat the old favourites!
Of course, being a Ladybird Book, it had some top tips for
Two wee old ladies were in the charity shop today and I
couldn't help overhearing their conversation -
"Funny weather the noo, in't
"Aye, but it wis lovely on
"Aye, the folks in the hoose
behind me hud a barbeque, they wur huving a rare time."
"Aye, made me feel right
I felt terrible for the wee lady
who said this.How sad that she felt
lonely watching others having a good time.There's been a lot in the news recently about loneliness in old age
contributing to ill health.These days
with so many families living far apart it is easy to forget that older people,
who perhaps can't get out as much as they would like, often lead very solitary
lives.There may not be much we can
do, but a smile and a cheery hello might just brighten up someone's day.