Helpful information to keep handy e.g. Emergency phone numbers, timetables and some knowledge perhaps…
Only please don’t ask me to be liable for any loss or damage suffered from relying on the info, but to glean from it what you can and make your own up-to-date lists of contacts etc in your area.
If you know about Geocaching, you will understand the title and basically I hid a new cache and it is up and running this morning. If you don’t know what I am on about, please find out about Geocaching. It’s a great way to find out about places you find yourself living in, travelling through, with fun for kids (of all ages) and doesn’t cost a thing.
I personally don’t use a GPS (Global Positioning System) but Google Earth to locate each cache using the coordinates, then go to the place to find it and sign the log with my grandchildren.
Well, beds in some parts of the UK used to be a frame with rope strung from one side to the other, with a mattress made of all sorts of natural stuff. Every now and then you would have to pull the ropes tighter. As for the bed bugs!!! There in posh houses they would put coals in a pan made of copper and rub inside the bed to hear a popping sound of the “Wee beasties” (Northern Scottish accent).
I was looking at YouTube to find a way to make a belly dance cane out of a garden bamboo cane, especially bending that little bit at the top. I want to not waste/spend money on some import from hundreds of miles away. However, I wasn’t successful for that, but found and loved this YouTube clip, all about bending really thick pieces of bamboo 90 degrees:
In the meantime I’m going to try soaking the ends of the garden canes in boiling water, see if that softens it enough to bend them round something, then letting them cool and dry. I get the feeling this might work, might, perhaps? As for the painting and decorating bit, well that will be a breeze and a joy. Finally hitting the floor and twirling it over my head like a loon dancing of course!
Wait, wait, reforming ideas, now I’ve just found a winning dance without the saidi canes having to be curved at the end:
The Narberth Mending Cafe – Sewing, Darning and Clothes Swap is on tuesday night at Span Art, Narberth, West Wales, UK, 6pm and I might take some dance sparkle to sort out. This event is part of the Cheerful Project’s new monthly Mending Cafe in Narberth.
‘Bring something along and learn how to fix it or come and help others learn a skill… come and spruce up your summer wardrobe, patch the holes in your favourite pair of jeans or darn your best cardigan! Bring along your unwanted wardrobe (please make sure clothes are clean and not too worn out) to swap with others for a whole new look! Pay What You Can.’
Now you can take in many ways, the news that the Sun has a dark spot (named AR2665) as big as our planet. For this ol’ crone, I intend to view it as a possibility to see stunning auroras in the near future. I’ve lived through blackouts before, so “phuh!” I can bring out the board games and we can play by candle light.
Unlike some medical persons who sometimes cannot find a vein (I’m not talking my veins thankfully) a mosquito has drank some of my blood in just the right place and made it itch like crazy. Usually in my biodiverse garden the toad, frogs and newts take out the mosquito larvae and bats take out what’s left, but one must have got past security!
7pm tonight at Maenclochog Village Hall, Preseli, West Wales, there’s a skill share on bread making. It’s a pay what you can afford donation (which I struggle with working out the amount, so judging that the Cheerful Project is £2, that’s what I put in the pot).
Here’s the French lesson:
P.S. Another reason to bake your own bread, as I’ve just read: ‘L-Cysteine is an ingredient derived from human and animal hair and it’s used to prolong the shelf-life of some supermarket breads. This amino acid can also be extracted from chicken and duck feathers as well as cow horns.’
A little blog post I made earlier, all about the lovely summer carnivorous, flappy round the drinkies, don’t touch me I’m busy: WASPS!!! Here’s the educational bit: Around 125 million years ago when flowering plants evolved, some wasps found nectar and pollen and switched to a vegetarian diet. These were the descendants of our beloved: BEES.
Well, some bees still look very wasp like, and by the way wasps are good guys too you know. I’ll hear none of this “Bees are good, wasps are bad” crap. With their quick action to the call of “Security!“and eating vegetation pests, they are all like: “Clean up on aisle three”. Along with bees, they are another vital part of our delicate, wonderfully complex, fascinating ecosystem, so please don’t waste their life and harm them.
I can still hear the cry of “Vasps!” from our Dutch friends in my minds eye, bless ’em with their flappy, flappy, flip flops in the garden being chased by an imaginary dragon.