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Trying again!

Hoping that today the picture will load. It’s another Post Box for Jude.

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Maybe this should be regarded as an ‘ex’ post box, but it is now used as a delivery box! The house that it serves is over a mile down a narrow bumpy track high up a mountain in Snowdonia! When it was fully operational it served just two houses – each approximately a mile from this point.

Goodness! A post from ME!

Chittle Chattle is about chitchat! Or something like that, anyway. Recently, however, I have neither chitted or chatted. Well, today I have something to relate. It’s really to furthere explain the post that you will find here.

Just how mundane can it be?

A wooden spoon?

And one with a chewed end, to boot!

Well, needless to say – there is a story about this particular spoon, and I just hope that our daughter isn’t reading this post!

You see, once upon a time,  a few years ago now (when she was about 5 I should think) this spoon belonged to her! It was part of a cookery set that she was given for Christmas. We spent many happy hours baking cakes and mixing things – daughter with the above spoon, and me with one that was much bigger and more clumsy.

At this time we had two dogs.

One was beautifully behaved – never any bother and a good companion.

The other ……..

… let’s just say that she was boisterous! Full of life and vitality (she was several years younger that the one mentioned previously, by the way) but she chewed!

She chewed anything…..

… and everything!

One fateful day the beloved spoon above was stolen from its hiding place by said dog. Other items in the same hidey-hole were also ‘appropriated’ and destroyed beyond recognition. The spoon survived in its above state – but no more did we fancy using it for cooking :(

Sadly the dog expired. That is another story and not for today, however, the spoon remained, now safely in a drawer, out of sight, out of mind.

Daughter got married and left home! Two children came and went (in as much as they have now left home) and still the spoon lay in the drawer until……

I found it not so very long ago. It’s had another really good scrub and wash – and I’ve started using it again. My goodness me! It’s the perfect size for so many things, and SO comfortable to hold. Does daughter want it back? I don’t know – she doesn’t yet know that I have it. However, I will tell you one thing…….

SHE WILL HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!   :D

Playing the game – or not!

Blogging comes and goes. This blog, apart from Wordless Wednesday, has been somewhat neglected, but with good reason. I’m not about to apologise for a long break, or to explain it away – I just haven’t been inspired to write here.

Until today, that is…..

Half the problem has been my interpretation of extremely uninspiring prompts from WordPress. Specifically these probably relate to the Weekly Photo Challenge over the past few months. I’m sure the problem is with me and not WordPress, and maybe at some point I will be tempted to join in. I usually ignore the writing prompts. If I want to write I’ll just get on and do it – as I say, I haven’t felt inclined.

Today’s ‘writing‘ prompt, though, is different. It has ‘inspired’ this post because the subject fills me with total anathema!

I   H A T E   all board games. My ambition from the moment I sit down in front of one (which is sometimes impossible to avoid when GKs are present) is to lose within the first five minutes.

I   A L W A Y S   succeed, regardless of the rules.

No doubt I’ll bounce back – I love thinking laterally and that’s how I’ve always dealt with the challenges in the past. I’ll do my best, and just hope that tomorrow’s is a good one at last!

Help! I’m sure you know the answer

Well, friends, life goes on. Things are slowly improving here, but the emphasis is on the   s l o w l y . . .   Things seem to have changed with WordPress too. Am I right in thinking that there is no longer a ‘heads up’ when someone comments on / links to / or follows a blog? My settings haven’t changed – no time to see to that.

All input gratefully received with thanks in advance.

 

Celebrating the Mundane – Blog Hop

It’s over a month since I’ve been here – and in fact my presence on the web has been severely reduced for a number of reasons. To be honest, the only thing I have been posting is the weekly blog hop. It suddenly occurred to me that you may not know about it, and that you might like to join in, so below is a copy and paste of what you will actually find here. I hope you will consider joining us – the more the merrier, as it were.

We all go through times of uncertainty in our lives. The last two months have been very unsettling at times as DH has been very ill, however there is hopefully and end in sight and things are now a little calmer. Next week, on this day, we will be preparing for him to return to hospital for an operation – what exactly will be done we won’t know until after the event, but we both have a sense of peace about the whole thing, and if all goes well he will be home within days.

This month has been irritating. Our internet signal has dropped continually – and this is really unusual. It would appear that it is due to our overhead wires, but they aren’t due for replacing any time soon, and cable is not an option. So on we go – and the peace and quiet has been wonderful! Maybe it was all planned! Of course I’m not seeing as much as I would like, but normality will return – and I’m sure people understand.

There is another little ‘mishap’ to report this week, though, and that has made me rather cross.

My camera has stopped working :(

It stopped working 2 days after the guarantee expired! I’m in negotiations. Thankfully, due to the memory card, I lost no pictures, but I have nothing other than my iPhone to capture my life until further notice, and that is not always a convenient tool.

Apart from accessing the internet, there are other things that ‘slide’ when life is not normal, and one of those I remembered to my cost. I take a daily medication – thyroxine. I take it religiously, but somehow it was one of the things that took backseat during the ‘traumas’. Sadly I completely forgot until I began to recognise symptoms that I had hoped to not revisit. I’m back into routine now, but they are important and mundane enough to be the subject of today’s picture.

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Taken this morning – with the iPhone

Hope you will join in. Mara and Rebekah are posting too. Don’t forget to link back to us, let’s CELEBRATE THE MUNDANE! Sometimes the things we take for granted are more important than you think.

Celebrating the Mundane – Just Thursday

If you have visited Just Snaps today you will already have seen the entry for this meme. Why not join in?

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As I prepare to cook supper this is right under my nose!

Don’t forget to visit Rebekah and Mara to see their offerings this week too. Please link back to this post so we can come and visit.