Interesting handwritten facts

I was doing a little de-cluttering and came across a diary belonging to my mother and while looking through the book I noticed that I actually could read her writing. I have always said that I couldn’t read her handwriting but … while reading I noticed some of my own handwriting at the desk and I think this is why I can read my mothers handwriting.

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My writing is to the right – talk about growing to become a mirror of your parents.

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Bean tepee

I was looking through my old folder and files to see what I could get rid of and came across this brilliant idea for children and grand-children. Don’t ask where I found it or why I kept it; but I feel I want to share it with my readers. What a brilliant way to grow beans/peas or whatever is a climbing growth. The kids will have lots of fun in their tepee.

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Plant a bean tepee that’s large enough for children to play inside. Plant a blackberry patch. Have a bushy area? Cut the bottoms of the bushes up three or four feet, so that it turns into a living fort. Make pathways out of paving stones or wood chips. Put a row of stumps just about anywhere. Get a pile of bricks for kids to build stuff with, or a pile of river-rocks. A stump cut into 1-inch rounds make great stepping-stones, pathways, plates, boats for mice, and many other magical things. But most of all – just do it! The more time you spend outside, the better everyone feels. Any corner of your yard that’s not currently being used can be infused with energy by putting up a tent, tying a tarp overhead, planting a raised garden bed, piling up rocks, or anything that generates interest. Be sure to bring snacks, and drink lots of water, and then put out a picnic blanket and lie back in the shade while your children explore.

Hygge – a Danish word for the Dictionary

There is a new buzz word for the English dictionary and it is the most wonderful word and situation in the world.
It is HYGGE.

I went out today and purchased a little book called “HYGGE – Comfort and Food for the Soul” as I just had to see what the unknown author (I can’t find the name anywhere) had to explain what HYGGE is. I had to smile at the cover that used 10-12 word just to try to translate it and 10 more words to define it.

What can I say HYGGE is just that very hyggeligt.

So I can only say to all my friends and followers have a lovely HYGGELIG New Year eve

In the Canaries

Edna and I arrived at around 7pm and was collected by her daughter Donna who bought us to the flat we are staying at.
It’s a very nice ground floor flat with a covered and an open veranda. Lots of nice outdoor sun space and the covered one is for me.

After one day I started to feel stranded, I just hate to use taxis to go wherever I want to go. Not only that but when I tried to order a taxi they didn’t understand me, so we had to phone Donna and get her to order the taxi, which made me feel even more stranded.

I rented a car for 3 days, so we could go shopping, eating, casinoing and sightseeing when we wanted to, without bothering anyone else.

I sold my 2 seater sofa bed today

I put it up on Gumtree and it didn’t take 5 minutes to sell; except my friend Dave warned me that payment should be cash on collection only.
The buyer that was really pushy, only wanted to pay using PayPal; Dave pointed out the danger of using PayPal to me. What is to stop the buyer collecting the goods and the ask PayPal to refund the payment insisting that the goods was not as described. This could result in: no sofa bed and no money!
So I told the customer cash only on collection; and guess what; he was no longer interested.
I had though had 2 more queries about the sofa bed, so I phoned one of them and they were delighted. They came this morning – mother and daughter – hmmm with the weight and awkward size of the sofa, hmmm.
Dave had said that he would come over because he didn’t like me dealing on my own with total strangers coming into my house. Fair point! So he came over and ended helping them. We also ended taking the bed out of the sofa, to enable them to move it and that made it so easy; but the mother had to come back for the bed.
My study looks so empty and huge without the sofa bed.
Coco, my cat, can’t jump up on my workspace anymore, so I had to put a chair close to the worktop for her to use as a ladder.

My poorly old fridge is just a lamp

Day before yesterday I noticed that my fridge wasn’t performing as it should, but I didn’t think more about it.
Then yesterday – where I was rather busy – I finally got home at 18:00 I was reminded by the fridge that it was only a light switch without any cooling power; as the butter was soft when I picked it up from the fridge. Oh what tedious problems!
After having slept on the thoughts: shall I get it mended or replaced? I determined after having spoken to my “white ware” mender that it properly wasn’t worth mending as the poor thin was between 8 and 10 years old; and as he couldn’t replace mine before Wednesday next week I had to look somewhere else; not Currys but I went to John Lewis; that is I checked online and found the fridge larder I wanted but couldn’t work their website for next day delivery.
After the U3A computer group session and running Vernon back home, I went shopping at JL and within 5 minutes my fridge was purchased and it will be delivered tomorrow afternoon; not only will they bring the new one but they will also dispose of my old one.
Then I went to the library for my 2 sessions of ITbuddy’ing.

Detergent for ‘hand wash only’

I am always in two minds what detergent to use to wash ‘hand wash only’ cloth. In Denmark I would purchase a package of soap flakes and dissolve a handful in warm water to wash the item; but time has moved on and I am not in Denmark, and I don’t know if soap flakes are available in UK. I found out they are in all supermarkets.
But anyway; I came across this handy, always available tip of using shampoo instead of the soap flakes. I tried it on one of my scarfs. It was easy and it worked.