Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrasts


Rough/smooth, hard/soft, whichever way you look at it there’s a lot to be found in contrasts. Full details of the challenge can be found here and Just Snaps is also up and running. Fancy a 2 month blogging challenge? Find out more here.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

You all know that I love to dye. The results are always satisfying, but there is another stage……….

It’s right in the middle – half way through – between the wet and dry fabric!

It’s called RINSING.

And there are no short cuts! If you try…… this tangle is usually the result!

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Full details of this week’s challenge can be found here and an entry from Just Snaps is ready to view too.

New Book Will Be Released June 10


Looks like a good read

Originally posted on newfoundlandtraveller:

My third book Strong Camino Woman is available tomorrow on http://www.smashwords.com for $4.99. This 36000+ word book tells about my adventure on Camino Frances last May. It includes journal entries and some blog posts.


(an alternative cover which is not the cover chosen but it is similar)

1. Go to http://www.smashwords.com
2. Search for Strong Camino Woman or Pauline Finlay
3. Download the 15% or buy in your required format.
4. Enjoy and rate the book. Let me know what you like and dislike.

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There’s nothing tastier, at certain times, of the day than a homemade scone. Whether you rhyme it with ‘gone’ or ‘bone’ they are delicious, and my mother used to make THE most delicious. I’m sure I’ve mentioned them before, and thankfully she passed the recipe down before she forgot how to make them.There are all sorts of myths and traditions with scones – how they should be served, what you can do with them etc, but I won’t go into those here.

I needed some yesterday, but due to various circumstances was unable to make them in the time available. The answer was to buy them from a supermarket that I trust. We’d had them before – and they would be a good substitute.


…… They had SOLD OUT!

In desperation we took what was left on the shelf



They were duly served.

Sadly, these are possibly the worst scones I have ever tasted…… we all took one bite and left the rest. Sad really, because in anticipation of a tasty morsel I had written this little ditty

Scones are delicious with jam and with cream
I’m sure you’ve heard that uttered.
Whatever the rest
I think they are best
When warm, and simply buttered.