New cache!

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.

geocachingI 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.

Perseid Meteors

Last night we stopped up to watch the annual meteor shower, just for a little while, just long enough for tired kids to go “oooh I saw one!” and be in touch with the universe outside of their world.

Sayings

Sleep tight“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”

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).

 

Dance cane

Belly dance caneI 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:

How to Bend Bamboo in a 90 degree angle

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:

Nawar group dancing saidi-iraqi dance

This also made me want to never cut my hair again and use it in future as a prop!

Straight saidi dance canes

Remember to click on words in my posts that have lines under them, this will open up a link to images and the like to enhance my meanings.  Thank you.

 

Sewing, Darning and Clothes Swap

Narberth Mending CafeThe 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.’

 

AR2665

SmileNow 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.

The Truth is: Murder

This week I have a guest blog for you and it’s written by National Dis-Trust. They are a group of voluntary campaigners from across the country calling on The National Trust to save their reputation

via Time for the National Trust to End the Trail Hunt Lies — More than just Badgers

Clever little vamp

bloodyUnlike 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!

Clever little vamp

Your anti-clotting agent makes me really itch,

I do not like you mozzy dear,

You blood sucking little bitch!

 

Vasps!

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.

stripe

Here’s the French bit:

Wasp = Guêpe

Bee = Abeille

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