Friday, 30 September 2011


I went out for an early morning run (ahem) this morning and was rewarded by the most beautiful sunrise.  The sun was huge and rising over the misty fields, with trees silhouetted against they sky.  It was possibly the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen.  I wish I had a camera with me, but I know a photo would never have done it justice, I could never have captured the crisp feel of the air and the bird song and the smell of a new day.

Nature seems to reward us for getting up early and getting out there.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Brief Encounter

I watched Brief Encounter again this week, only for the second time.  Considering how much I love old black and white films, I am amazed it took me so long to watch this one.  But I now think that this may be my favourite film of all time.  I just adore it.  I love the setting, the story, I love the clothes and the manners, I love the way they talk and I love the ultimately doomed love affair.

This is a film for those nights when husband is out and I can curl up on the sofa, under a blanket, glass of wine in one hand and chocolate in the other and I can be transported to another time and place.  Bliss.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

First time for everything...

After reading lots of blogs and then a lovely friend suggesting that I should write one, I thought I would have a go.  This is for no particular reason, and I don't know what direction it will take.  I am hoping it will be a reflection of what I like, a record of my thoughts (does anyone actually care?!) and just occasional ramblings.

So who am I?  I am a Mum and wife, a sister and a daughter, an occasional/lazy artist.  I am a Guide leader and an archery instructor.  A student of Aikido and a tea lady.  A lover of the outdoors and a homebody.  I bake great scones and awful flapjacks.  I used to have a phobia of bananas and I have made sandwiches for Westlife. I like/hate running.  I want to go travelling but rather like staying at home.  I will happily spend all my spare time reading. There are so many things I want to do and places I want to go and it scares me that I will never get to do all I want to do.

There is more to me.......I hope.