Archive for March, 2006

Me and my Guardian

March 13, 2006

Monty’s got his eye on you. He’ll take no prisoners! He’s good housedog.


Lovable Hubby

March 12, 2006

Harry 1~1.JPGSciatia kept me from seeing my Hubby for a few weeks, but I managed to get to see him on Friday. I was so glad to see him and he me. He was looking better, having got over his cold. We spent a lovely couple of hours chatting in between his bouts of sleep. He tells me he is comfortable and in no pain, which is a blessing, and I am thankful for it.

  Hopefully, I see him again shortly. It is his 80th birthday on the 23rd. That’s a good age.


Took the Test!

March 8, 2006

Puppy 3

Tried the personality test courtesy of and this is the result. I agree with some of the findings in that I do tend to live mostly in my mind. On the other hand I do often regret decisions I’ve made especially about items I’ve bought on the spur of the moment, and which I regret.
I wonder how this report was arrived at. Here’s the link:-

Your Personal DNA Report

You are an Encouraging Idealist.
About You
You are an Idealist

As an IDEALIST, you are distinctive for your integration of confidence, imagination, willingness to explore, and desire for competence over style.
You have a strong capacity to comprehend the inner workings of things, finding new ideas and innovative insights to feed your curious nature.
You are quite comfortable in the realm of abstract thought. You don’t need a practical solution to every one of life’s questions.
You are comfortable with the decisions you make in life. You don’t need to second-guess yourself, or seek a lot of opinions before you make up your mind.
You enjoy the routines that you have created in your life, and don’t feel the need to shake things up just for the sake of change.
You generally succeed at what you do, and others would describe you as successful.
It is important to you that products be efficient – looking good has to come second to working well.
You aren’t the kind of person who needs to collect stylish items in an attempt to create an attractive environment – you know that what matters most is function, not style.
You’re not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you’re generally considerate of others’ feelings as well.
You do your own thing when it comes to clothing, guided more by practical concerns than by other people’s notions of style.
If you want to be different:
You take time to explore your own thoughts and ideas, but this experience would only be heightened if you opened yourself up even more to others’ ideas.
Your faith in yourself and your lifestyle is well-founded, but the occasional foray into the unknown might broaden your perspective and help you see things differently.

How You Relate to Others
You are Encouraging

Your outgoing nature, understanding of others, and directness make you ENCOURAGING.
You want others to do well for themselves, and you generally believe in their abilities.
You often know what’s good for people because of your caring nature and your worldview.
When you care about someone, you don’t keep it to yourself: you are good at letting people know that you’re thinking of them.
Because you trust people, you take violations of that trust very seriously.
You thrive in large groups of people, and even though you know who you like and who you don’t like, you can interact well with many different types of people.
You have a healthy respect for people who have earned what they have, and you strive to be similar to successful others.
You are a loyal friend, and a good listener.
If you want to be different:
Sometimes, in the course of being encouraging, you can be a bit judgmental—this can make it more difficult for others to follow your advice.
While you are an expert at getting the most out of the world and taking advantage of many experiences, you might gain some insight by taking the time to be alone, reflect on things, or just observe the goings-on in the world.

Still, it’s something further to ponder over.


March 6, 2006

Pulling My Hair Out This is just the way I feel. Fourteen days and I’m still hobbling about. I haven’t been able to step outside my door. My poor Hubby must think I’ve run away with the milkman.
How much longer?

Still suffering

March 2, 2006


Sciatia is still giving me a pain in the posterier.

Ten days – when will it end ?

Soon! Please!

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Royal kiss

March 2, 2006

I was glad to see in the Daily Mail this morning a photograph of the Queen exchanging a family kiss with the Duchess of Cornwall in Cardiff, as the royal family attended the opening of the new Welsh Assemby building. The Queen’s expression was one of real pleasure. I am British and proud of it, and it was heartening to see the royal family getting it right in the eyes of the world.

 In my humble opinion Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will make an excellent Queen in due course.  She has dignity and stability. This marriage should have occurred a long time ago.

I know I shall make many readers angry by stating that Diana, Princess of Wales never was suitable. She had a powerful charisma, yes, and endeared herself to millions of Brits as well as overseas, but I do not believe she would have made a dignified and strong Queen. Nobel blood or not, she did not have it in her makeup. Noble blood does not ensure good judgement.

I remember reading at the time of her engagement to Prince Charles that the Spencer bloodline was more royal than the bloodline of the Queen. Noble blood and the ability to produce hiers were her credentials.  Of course the State and the Church undoubtedly had a heavy hand in the choice of wife for our future king. But there is nothing holy in sovereignty (an ancient belief); nothing sacred in noble blood. Much damage and unhappiness has been wrought in preserving this belief. 

Let us hope that unhappiness is now over for our royal family, and that from now on they preserve a unified front to show the rest of the world.



It’s snow all right

March 1, 2006

Figure Skating A surprise this morning – the garden is white, pristine, until my dog went out. Now is looks like an unmade bed.

Of course, it's not much of a garden but it's the only one I have. I am thinking of getting someone to do a bit of landscaping – well, tidy it up!

Too Funny


March 1, 2006

Snow in the 1st March 2006       “What’s this fluffy stuff?”  Monty wants to know this morning.  Although he has seen snow last November he is still suspicious of it.

Yes, that is my finger on the left edge. Well, I never said I was a photographer.

It’s strange to see the sun shining and, at the same time, snow falling out of a blue sky. But since it is the lst of March snow or no snow as far as I’m concerned spring is here.