chit chat

A thought for a grey Sunday

Many of you know my thoughts and feelings about Alzheimers and its treatment. These are as a result of firstly bad and then exceptionally good treatment of my mother. A friend sent me the link to this site. It sounds perfect. How can we arrange for something like that over here?


Weekly Photo Challenge – Angular

A little gallery for the Weekly photo challenge. I knew these would come in handy one day ;) You can also find a different Gallery at Just Snaps.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

Some of you have seen this photo before, and a very few of you have seen the items in ‘real’ life!

For a number of years I have allowed myself the luxury of 15 minutes creative time each day. The creativity can take any form, but I make sure that I do something every day. 15 minutes isn’t long – but as I’m not trying to accomplish my life’s work within this time I can do just whatever I want. I count the days off – first as weeks, and then as two-weeks, or fortnights, culminating in 100 days – and then I start again. This picture represents the 100 that ended on 6th November. For the first time I bound all my efforts into little handmade books – also completed with the 15 minute chunks.


I’ve already started on my next venture, why not join me? Full details of the challenge can be found here, and I often document my creative antics in my diary, also showing just a glimpse here.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist

Does this fit the bill? Well, even if it doesn’t – it’s what you’ve got ;) . You can read more about the challenge here, and Just Snaps has a Photo 101 here. Here’s the ‘minimal’.




The best bit…..

… about naming a blog Chittle Chattle is that occasionally one can indulge in a little gossip! Now let us get this straight. I am not a gossip. Gossip is hurtful and harmful, and this post isn’t meant to be either. It will, though, show how a rumour could start and be magnified into……

Let me begin.

Earlier this week we went out for lunch. It was with good friends and to a place we haven’t previously visited. A glass of wine – good food, lots of chatter and no phototgraphs of either because I was too busy chatting to remember! My viewpoint was restricted as I was sitting with my back to the rest of the room, so had no idea how many people were there or, in fact, if there was anybody there. Our conversation was varied. Our friends have been travelling recently and there were a few anecdotes to share, in fact the food was almost an ‘also ran’ because we were really enjoying their company.

Suddenly, from the depths of ‘behind’ came a wavering female voice. I only caught part of the conversation, but this is the part……

‘So my life is really going to change, and after he’s gone I’ll get the place fumigated’!


What kind of relationship could be that bad?

Come on – I want to hear the rest of the story!

Nothing more was audibly forthcoming, and, because it would have been rude to turn around at that point, I have no idea who actually said it! The room was empty when we left apart from a group of men at the other end of the dining room.

So that is where the gossip starts! Who? What? Where? Why? Can you fill in the details? I would write more but I’m actually taking part in photography 101 over here, so I don’t have the time.

I have, however, thought about it a few times over the last few days and have come to a conclusion.


I think she might have been talking about a dog……………..!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent

Love knows no bounds……

but apparently it’s better below rather than above!

Following their descent…..


Weekly Photo Challenge from Just Snaps has arrived and if you would like to join in – you will find full details here.

Unequal Terms

Two posts in one day? Who would have thought it, and this one is much more interesting than what follows…….

Did you know that today is Blog Action Day?

Have I ever encountered inequality in my life?


Fact, not fiction.

I encounter it every day.

Why? Because I am WOMAN

I deal with it.


There will never be total equality in this world. We all have to deal with whatever……. however.