Well I tried it -and I struggled – but today I solved it for the first time. What is it? Wordle! I’ve joined the club.
Month: March 2022
Idling on the Chase
I had never heard of this place. It looks so lovely.
We visit Cannock Chase a lot and it frequently appears on this blog. Today was particularly special as we had it almost to ourselves. For those readers unfamiliar with Cannock Chase, it’s an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) that lies between Stafford and Cannock, so just north of the West Midlands conurbation. It’s small at around 26 sq miles but very popular and in easy reach of around 3 million people. This morning we saw more deer than people in Sherbrook Valley and Brocton.
We saw around 50 deer, clustered near the old quarry and the heath beyond. We saw one jogger, one dog walker and a cheery man struggling with the Times crossword. Other than that we had this wonderful space to ourselves. We had tea and biscuits and listened to the brook (below). Regular readers will know this area was…
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A Glimpse of the Sea
International Day of Happiness
What a bright idea??? Tell that to the people of Ukraine.
20th March: today comes spring
With today, March 20, 2022, spring enters: the spring equinox. Unlike the autumnal equinox, the primvaera equinox almost always happens on March 20, and except in rare cases it happens on March 21. We hope that it will bring good weather, both the meteorological and the social one: now, between covid and war, we no longer understand anything.
My One Postcard From Singapore
As regular readers of this blog know, I am an enthusiastic collector of postcards. Now one of our sons is living in Singapore. Therefore I have added that part of the world to the themes of postcards, new and old, to add to my collection.
The Sea the Sea the Restless Sea
Sometimes Black and White Doesn’t Work
I don’t particularly like the color shown above but I think it definitely “works” better than the strictly Black and White.
What do you think? Which of these 2 postcards would you like receive?
Trumbull – Dear Lad (3) – Mack’s Adventures – February 10, 1940
Letter written by a dog. Bow Wow.
"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons
This very creative letter was created by Dave, pretending to write as Mack, the family pet.
Mack, posing for his snow portrait
Sunday Feb 10, 1940
Der brother Afurd,
I am miserable. Dick gave me a bath the other day, just because I went for a stroll in a fertile field. I wonder if I would no you if I saw you, I think I would. I would prably no you by your smell (don’t get me wrong). I’m getting fatter all the time. Zeke says it’s a DAM shame I don’t get fed more but he’s crazy. One day I went down to Center School to look around and I went in one room where a bunch of little kids and a rather plump teacher – I recognized the teacher as a girl I had seen befor. She started to teach me to read and write. It was…
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Stone Walls of Dundrum Ireland
I am posting this sunny photo because it is St Patrick’s Day and I am homesick for Ireland.