Monday, 30 May 2011

Blogger problems

I've been trying to write on my blog for just over a week now, and not been able to log in. From what I've been reading online there's been quite a few other people suffering the same problem. In all the time I've been using blogger this is only the 2nd time I've had problems with it. The only way I've managed to get on to my blog now is by using internet explorer, which is annoying really as I far prefer firefox.

It's been a bit of an odd time for me this last month or so, I haven't been able to do anything crafty for some reason. All my creativity seems to have deserted me, and the 3 mosaics I made have laid unfinished. The beautiful sunshine we had for weeks on end, has also vanished, and been replaced with high winds and loads of rain.

However the weather didn't stop a very good friend of mine taking me on an overnight drive through mid Wales. As it was a full moon that night, we were hoping to see a moonbow, similar to the one we'd seen years previously. For those that don't know a moonbow, is the same as a rainbow, but because it's night time and a full moon the moonlight shines through the rain and creates a pure white rainbow. Sadly the skies were full of clouds, and any hope of seeing a moonbow rapidly declined.

But that didn't dampen our spirits and we happily drove along narrow, very bendy dirt tracks singing our heads off, just incase my friend should happen to read this maybe I should rephrase that, and say he sang.... I warbled along with him lol. A lot of the time we were driving through heavy rain, sometimes fog with 200 or 300ft drops on one side. If I didn't trust his driving so much, it might not have been such an enjoyable drive. At one of the places we stopped at a big moth flew into the car, I've never seen such a big one, so I took the opportunity to take some photo's of it. After we watched the dawn come up we started to take a leisurely drive home, a good time had by both of us.

The photo's this time are, a photo of the big moth I've just written about. The 2nd one is a photo of a mural of Menai Bridge the same friend has recently finished in someones conservatory, and finally the 3rd is a photo of some young friends that popped by to see us the other day with their little girl Effy Summer.




Saturday, 7 May 2011

Amazing surprise and busy times

I had an amazing surprise last Friday, I heard a noise in my hallway I went to investigate and it was my son Ben and his mate Martin come to visit from Birmingham. After some lunch...made by Ben, and a quick catch up, my son got me to go out to their van with him. I was gobsmacked, sitting in there was a mobility scooter !! For the last 18 months my mobility has got so bad I can't even walk 25 yards without being in unbearable pain, which has meant I've been housebound apart from on my daughters days off work. I've always been a pretty independent person, so losing this over the last 18 months has been a hard thing to come to terms with. But now, thanks to my son I can get to the shops in the village on my own, such a little thing for most people, but such a huge thing for me it's hard to convey in words what a difference it'll make to my life. So a huge thank you to my son Ben.

Also a big thank you to Martin, who while he was here got high jacked into doing a few jobs around the house that me and my daughter couldn't do. He also made me a lead that will reach the scooter from my outhouse to recharge it, without having the hassle of using extension leads etc. Mart is a very methodical person and I got quite a lot of pleasure watching him do these jobs, and also picked up a couple of tips that will stay with me for a long time.

On Sunday there was an added treat ...a trip to the car boot !! I so enjoyed it, it's a year since I last went there and even then I couldn't enjoy it because the pain was too much for me. But this time I went up and down the rows of booters like a thing possessed lol. Sadly there wasn't as many booters as I would have liked, due mainly I think to the freezing cold wind that was whipping across the field. But I still got a few bargains so I was a very happy bunny.

Sunday was my sons last day and as a final treat we got taken out for dinner to the Breeze Hill Hotel in Benllech. If you're ever visiting Anglesey be sure to go for a meal here, their food is amazing, and very reasonably priced too.

I've been asked to make some mosaics for a shop on the island, so I've been busy doing that lately. I also thought that for a change I would turn my hand to making some bracelets. These will be made completely from recycled materials, I've made 3 so far and they just need some tweaking to get them how I want. I'll share all these things with you as soon as they're finished of course, but in the meantime a couple of photo's we took of my daughter using a laser light that Mart brought down for her, we were really pleased with the results and thought the 2nd photo would make a brilliant album cover for a band. Also I've included a pic of my lovely new great grandson Tyler, with his daddy my oldest grandson Martin. On my pc I can see white bands on the bottom of the two first photo's, so apologies if anyone else can see them too.