Author: nuvofelt

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It’s official!

My heart sank when I discovered that this summer is full of sporting events that are to be televised. I’m still getting over the Olympic Games – and we must be about half way towards the next occurrence. Anyway, nothing along those lines is in the least of interest to me – so I have been offering an alternative in the way of Journal prompts etc. I’ve been writing and drawing and painting and dyeing and sketching and sewing…… well, you get the picture ……. my form of sport is to walk and watch and look at nature and my surroundings, I don’t need the added impetus of competition which seems a total waste of time to me.

Anyway, the latest (non)event to be added to our screens is the games of the Commonwealth. I didn’t watch the opening ceremony – in the same way that I didn’t watch of any other (non)event, and nor did my other half, which surprised but delighted me. He has, however, dipped in to the viewing from time to time and today he made a very surprising statement.

‘These games are about as interesting as watching paint dry’

Well, there I would have to differ, because I think that watching paint dry can be one of the most exciting occupations :) However, if he’d asked I could have told him not to bother in the first place. Some people, though, have to discover things for themselves ;) ;) ;)

(Just my personal opinion – if you want to watch that’s fine by me – but try watching paint, it might just bring a little more joy to your life)

Not too late to join in with the journaling, by the way, you can find out more here

Oh, and my next post on this blog is number 1000. How on earth can I celebrate that? Ideas below please.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer-Lovin’

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For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge I’ve chosen a pair of flip flops. A pair of size 14 flip flops! Not mine – but our son’s. It isn’t the flip flops that I love – it’s the son ;)

Don’t miss the one from Just Snaps too.

Anyone got any scissors?

I did warn you that this blog gave me permission to write about anything and everything. So, here’s another ‘anything’. I came across this blog yesterday when I was looking for some information. The answer wasn’t on this page, but this was

Design by Satu Maaranen

 

There are another couple of outfits by the same designer there, so pop over and take a look if you feel so inclined.

I love the fabric. I’d love to cut it all up and rearrange it – those that have followed my #summerjournal will probably understand what I mean – but the one thing I know for certain is that I won’t be wearing any of it.

Which brings me to the point really.

When will people actually realise that because it is in the shop – it doesn’t really mean it’s wearable? And frankly, if that means that I’m an old fuddy duddy, I really don’t care!

(But I do   L O V E   the fabric!)

A touchy subject

If Scotland votes for independence we will still be able to call ourselves the UK. We’ll just put an ‘Un’ in front of United (Ununited)!

How long will it take Alex Salmond to change his name to Stuart?

How long will it take him to declare himself king?

I have heard that they are oiling the gates at Traquair House.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Containers

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Not a very original container, but the contents are unusual. Stitched shells by my friend Fay, and also the real thing. Spotted on Saturday. Full details of the Weekly photo challenge can be found here. Just Snaps has a different interpretation.

The end of a quiet Sunday

We are expecting noise this week. We had some last week – but not as much or as regularly as last week. This slideshow will give you an idea of what we might hear (ignore the mark on the lens – too late to remove it)

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Hear? Yes, we’ll hear them. It’s Farnborough Air Show, but I won’t bother watching. I prefer to see the practice – and that’s what we had last week. So today we have been making the most of peace and quiet.

Five More Things Not to Say to a Diabetic

nuvofelt:

Do you know someone who is a diabetic? You need to read this…….

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:

The first time I wrote “Five Things Never to Say to a Diabetic,” I thought it was a one-time thing. After five dumb things people say, they run out of dumb things to say. Oh, how I wish that had been true. Alas, it was not. So, five more things never to say to a diabetic.

51928726af28afada97d091a9a2ecfcb1. “You shouldn’t say you are diabetic. You have diabetes.”  Yes, it’s popular right now not to be “identified by” your disease. But deciding that is the option of the person with the disease. Not you. Even if you are also diabetic. I am a diabetic because in many ways, it does identify me: no drinking, no desserts, no birthday cake. And I’m fine with it. But it is an important part of how I think, eat and behave.

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Five More Things Not to Say to a Diabetic

nuvofelt:

Do you know someone who is a diabetic? You need to read this…….

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:

The first time I wrote “Five Things Never to Say to a Diabetic,” I thought it was a one-time thing. After five dumb things people say, they run out of dumb things to say. Oh, how I wish that had been true. Alas, it was not. So, five more things never to say to a diabetic.

51928726af28afada97d091a9a2ecfcb1. “You shouldn’t say you are diabetic. You have diabetes.”  Yes, it’s popular right now not to be “identified by” your disease. But deciding that is the option of the person with the disease. Not you. Even if you are also diabetic. I am a diabetic because in many ways, it does identify me: no drinking, no desserts, no birthday cake. And I’m fine with it. But it is an important part of how I think, eat and behave.

Reply:  “Thanks for pointing that out.” While I believe that setting…

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