A sense of wellbeing
An enormous sense of wellbeing

The voices
Some have been here for a long time
Some are new
Some are loud, bullish, pushing through
Some are just….

It helps.
I don’t like to ask so I don’t. It just does.
The Dog runs. Sometimes.
Towards and away.
Throw the stick.
A stick every day keeps the dog at bay.

By Cathy Griffiths



12 years ago today we said goodbye to Ian Dury.

I found this link on the Blockheads Blog, remember him this way it said. And why not? It may be an advert but the message is no less valid because of that.

Sieze the day, we only get one chance to live and in the words of Mr Dury (and the Sunday Times copywriters)

Don’t accept what life throws at you – chuck something back once in a while.

Backdating Posts – Does It Matter?

How do you feel about backdating blog posts? Does everyone do it? Is it acceptable, is it cheating?

I do it. For instance I’ve just started 30 Days Of Instagrams and I take the photographs every day but don’t always get a chance to post on the same day so when I post I date the post to the day I took the photograph.

I always have a collection of draft posts sitting on my dashboard, half written musings or an observation from the day and if I go back and finish them I post them on the date I started them, especially if the subject is relevant to something that happened on that particular day.

I also go back and correct grammar and spelling errors that I didn’t notice the first time. I always try to spell check and proof read before I publish but sometimes you still miss the odd mistake or feel like a tweak or two will make things read better.

So should I feel guilty about the odd back posting or alteration? What does everyone else do, thoughts and comments please.



Geek Chic?

While I’m on the subject of Winter this will be my first winter with an iphone and you can’t use a touch screen when you’re wearing gloves – or can you? Well here are two stylish solutions to the problem.

Agloves. The website says…

So what’s a touch screen-lover to do in the cold? Put on the silver bullet of solutions, of course. That’s right, silver. Silver gloves, that is. Good old number 47 in the periodic table (and number 1 in our hearts) is the most electrically conductive element. Agloves are made with silver-coated nylon fibers knitted into a comfortable fabric that puts the conductivity back in your touch. Conductive gloves is what your touch screen loves. Read more

Or Etre Touchy Gloves

Etre Touchy gloves are a stylish, fun and practical way to keep your hands warm while using your touchscreen phone, portable games system, media player and other electronic gadgets.

Their missing thumb and index fingertips give you the freedom to touch, tap, stroke, slide and pinch your devices’ controls in any way you desire. More here…

I think I prefer the Touchy Gloves, easier to type and to fine tune images in photo apps. I’m adding them to my Christmas list just in case Santa needs a hint or two.

Meet Colin

colin a video by bb_matt on Flickr.

I decided to do something radical this Halloween and cook the Pumpkin we’d bought instead of carving it. Mainly because we were away on Halloween weekend but also because I never got round to it and as the pumpkin was bought from Newlyns our local farm shop it was actually edible unlike the average supermarket Pumpkin that you get this time of year.

So in the absence of a Pumpkin I carved a Courgette! They were left in the ground way to long and were the size of Marrows, hard and completely inedible so rather than waste it I made Colin the (worlds first?) Halloween Courgette.