I do not personally climb – I am not a fan of heights

So – to fit today’s prompt ‘climbing’ – I went another way


I like climbing plants – we have a lot of ivy on our house – and the occasional bit of clematis – but I got climber envy when out on a walk recently

There is a pretty old house in Spalding, by the river, and it had this beautiful wisteria across the front


The best button …

… ever invented

The pause button

First on VCR, then DvD, then live TV

I was born in the 60s – if we wanted to watch something on TV then the BBC (or occasionally ITV) decided when – they were also deciding what

Then channel 4, 5, and Sky etc came along and we. at least. had choice

But even better than that – the chance to record – and EVEN BETTER still – the chance to pause

We are in control – at last

How Much

How much is a fortune?

I watch quiz shows and hear people describe the potential winnings as ‘life changing’.

I often wonder what that means – how could £25k, for example, be life changing – it won’t clear the mortgage – it won’t stop me from working – maybe it would provide us with 5 really nice holidays – but how would it be life changing?

So – I would want £200k to clear the mortgage and other debts – plus an income of about £60k for a reasonable life style (nothing special) – so I need about £3.5 million – if it is to be really life changing.

I guess £1 million would make a serious difference – I guess £100k would give me some nice options.

I suppose that a fortune means different things to different people – I imagine that my £3.5 million would be peanuts for some.




Canal Walk

Lovely day here in Northamptonshire – cold but sunny and dry

One of the best features of the county is the Grand Union Canal and – here at Stoke Bruene a family or couple can walk and chill, eat and shop, visit the little museum and gaze into the tunnel

Ideal spring outing