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INTRODUCING THE DOODLES

I just realised I had not introduced my animal family lol, they are a big part of my current life and so will be mentioned a lot probably.  So here we go:

BRUCE:  My beloved Lurcher,  wos beat him up a lot when I wasn’t around and it took a while for me to realise what was going on, when I did the wos was banished quick smart back to the UK.  It took me a long time to forgive myself for not realising what was happening and took Bruce a very long time to trust men again, especially men with certain hats on and walking sticks, now though he will actually go up to men on his own without having to be coaxed.

He follows me everywhere, although now he is happy to sit where he can see me in view and some of the places he sits haha you just have to laugh!  I have all these places I have set up for him to sit on and he goes and sits in the most silliest of places, he makes me smile and laugh so much.

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Bruce will sit anywhere but he does like his comfort, here in the waste bucket on the tarp which is going to the tip haha 

JESSEE:  I got Jessee a couple of years ago because the vet said Bruce was depressed so I went out and got a puppy, her mother was small and petite and I expected Jessee to be the same = big mistake lol !!!  Jessee turned out to be a massive, chunky heap of muscle who also thinks she is small and petite like her mother haha which results in many accidents and mishaps!    She is adorable once you get to know her but most people are put off by her inability to realise just how big she is and her very loud bark.  She is a character though, she knows everything you say and yet she chooses to ignore it most of the time and always wants to be the boss or the first in everything but her clumsyness is so funny sometimes you cannot help but laugh.

BREIZH:   Someone dumped a pregnant cat in the village whilst the grandchildren were there, they had fun playing with the kittens and decided to “adopt” the black and white one they called Breizh.  Unfortunately it wasn’t possible for them to take the kitten back with them and their grandparents couldn’t take it to Paris so I was asked if I could take care of her until they came back next year – basically she was palmed off on me lol and so I acquired Breizh.

Breizh is very loving and affectionate but also has a tendency to bite a chunk out of you as a sign of affection so you have to be on your guard.  She has this habit off taking herself off on holiday for 2/3/4 weeks at a time and she must have the most wildest of times because when she returns she is always so thin and scraggly looking that she reminds me  of me and my friends in our  20’s.   Young and free,  when we would go out drinking and dancing with friends and then roll in at 4/5am in the morning, drunk, dishevelled but happy and this is exactly how she comes in through the window, shouting her head off and telling me all about her adventures whilst snuggling up and purring and needing to be shown love and affection before she falls asleep for about 2 days solid haha.

DR SEUSS:  So called because we rescued him from a football net when he was a tiny little thing, he had got himself all tangled up in the netting and as a result he broke and dislocated his hips and his front legs and paws.  He had also near strangled himself to death and had cuts where the rope had dug deep into his neck and shoulders, I seriously did not think he would survive because he was so tiny.

Because of his injuries and because he was so tiny I ended up carrying him around inside a wooly hat that I had, hence calling him after the cat in the hat book Dr Seuss.  Again such a loving little man who follows me every where and is very vocal about all sorts of things, he mostly enjoys snuggling up to Bruce who sometimes enjoys it but other times is totally freaked out by the purring and the pawing haha.

Then there are our Friends who visit a lot and sometimes stay over for holidays:

Taz and Roxy who usually come for a fortnight whilst their Mam goes over to the UK to see her family or for any other reason that they need to be cared for.  They usually arrive with their food bowls and a lot of giddyness ensues.

Lolly and Carmel,  Lolly being the daughter of Bruce and Carmel is an adorable rescue dog who looks like a fox and actually started to have orange fur this year instead of her usualy black so we think she definitely has some fox in her.  I love these 2, they are always so happy to see us and so giddy, they just come to visit and say hi or we visit them.

And then there are the other creatures that keep coming in and taking advantage of my good nature and my house.   Creatures like:

Brian in the Bucket aka a little toad that has taken residence in my bucket in the garden during the day.  At night Brian somehow sneaks under the front door and can often be seen in various spots around the house just doing his thing and then in the morning he is back in his little den, my white Ikea bucket in the garden.  I decided that he likes it there because all the slugs and snails seem to gather at the front door and under the bucket lol, so he is helping me in a way.

Fernando the Fox:  This little guy either has some massive amounts of bravery and confidence or he is just plain stupid,  I haven’t decided yet lol

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Create

Sooooooooo ….  I am pretty new to Blogging so please bear with me, if I mess up I apologise! I have tried several times to BLOG but never seem to get to the point of sharing my words? Maybe I worry that it’s all same o same o, maybe its a privacy thing, I mean I am about to hit a button that will let tons of people read my thoughts (oooerrrrrrrr very scary!) Essentially I am about to let you inside my head haha oh god run now!!! I may try to link to the other “attemtped Blog sites” at some point, there are a few out there but I don’t know if I can still find them. Anyway I am off track again, so If I post in the wrong place I apologise!  But I won’t apologise for writing 🙂

Writing is a way to express myself, it is a way to let go of all those thoughts whirring round in my head, thoughts that keep me in WAC at 3am in the morning.  Writing is a way to gather all those creative ideas and put them down into words, words which later I can see and remember what I would like to create.  Writing is a way to make sense of what people said or did or how you responded to certain situations throughout the day, it is a way to reflect, to recharge and to move on.

Today I CREATED my first blog post! (and this time I WILL share it!) It wasn’t easy, it took several attempts and it frustrated the hell out of me but I did it 🙂  – I feel like I have broken a barrier that has hung around my head for the past 9 months (wow , just realised, I could’ve given birth instead of procrastinating over a post lol) and now I can move on with that project.

Today I also CREATED a bumble bee made out of a wooden turned leg from an old sofa, a  wooden doorknob and

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some wire, it will hang in my garden above the gate.   It was something I have thought about for a couple of weeks now, I would’ve liked to go join my friends and have a tattoo done to show support for the 22 people who died in the bombing but with my illnesses my doc said it is too risky.  So I have sat and thought about what I could do to remember them and went through my junk box and saw the sofa leg 🙂 .  I am so proud of my creation I want to make another 21 and make a hive with the words of Tony Walsh’s poem written on it somehow.  That is a creation to be made in the near future I think.

Today I also CREATED a fairy village for my garden, it is only in my head at the moment, a creation waiting to be born but one day it will be real.  I sat in the garden, the sun beating down on my sunhat, sat on my hammock with a slight breeze coming through the wind tunnel I made last year (another creation that actually works), surrounded by 4 dogs all lying on blankets in the shadier parts of my little hideaway in the garden.  I hadn’t any energy apart from being able to gently sway the hammock and think and drink water.  I surveyed the garden and it is full of junk really, i am a hoarder!  A hoarder who always thinks there is another use for this and for that rather than throw it in the bin – not a good thing really judging by the amount of crap I have lying around the garden lol.    I counted 4 large petrol containers,  6 copper pipes,  9+ plastic pipes of various sizes and diameters,  a bucket full of plastic bottles, another bucket full of various size tins,  a bucket full of caps and lids from various bottles and jars …. and that was just in the places I could see from my little hideaway, I know there are many more like this all round the garden.   It was the 4 large squarish petrol containers and the bucket of lids that made me think fairy garden!   I could make lots of little houses with cute little funny chimney lids and roofs of different shapes … I could add some signs to the pipes with directions like “pick weeds here for free”  or “do not disturb the fairies” ….. My mind was in over drive creating the whole village in my head and there it will remain until I set it free by actually starting the project or I end up going to the tip and it will never see the light of day.

So all in all it has been a very creative day for me, I hope that I have not bored you with my thoughts but I am glad I decided to do this writing prompt called “Create” , it has allowed me to go back over my day and re think all my thoughts and be grateful that I have achieved so much creativity  when I thought I had done nothing but laze about all day.

keep the ball bouncing xxx

Create

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I haven’t got a clue! 3RD attempt!

Okay!!!!

So I just learnt my 1st lesson on Blogging!

Lesson No 1: Don’t try to type a post on here until you know exactly what you are doing because you will only lose it!!

This is my 3rd Attempt grrrrrrrrrr

1st attempt I actually managed to write 3 quite large paragraphs and was quite proud of it, I was feeling confident because on the right side bar it said “status: Draft saved 03.21am” so I presumed it had saved all that I had written …….. WRONG!!! All the damn thing saved was the title!!! All I did was try to put in an emoji and change the colour of the text to blue? And the whole lot disappeared POOF! GONE? just like that! Lost in internet space, floating around in that vast space where no one will every see it or read it 😮 I do wonder if there is like a place all those unpublished words are banished to, just all floating about and bumping into each other, so sad, RIP words unpublished I am sure you would’ve raised a smile! Anyway …….A full half hour of writing what I thought was going to start my blog, gone! boo hoo. So I tried again………..

2nd Attempt I did 1 paragraph, it was nothing like the 1st one because I haven’t a clue what I wrote on there, (I have memory issues lol, will explain that at some point) so then I hit “Save Draft” button and yes everything disappeared again??? Apart from the title? I tried opening all the draft pages, nothing just the title. I tried pressing the back button …… nothing except the title? I was beginning to think maybe I should just give up again but …………..

3rd Attempt!!! I am writing this in notepad haha!!! In your face WordPress!!! I am not going to lose another thought written down!!! So ………at least I have a copy of what I have written and I can now mess about with trying to actually save a copy on my site without messing up – hopefully!! Haha 🙂 I might think I am thick but I truly am not!!

I do not think this bloggin lark is easy at all!!! Everyone says it is but it isn’t!!

So just realised I was on VISUAL and the word count was ZERO! even after pasting my paragraph!!
so I switched to TEXT, pasted again and now word count is 263 – wooo hooo!

Is it ok to get excited yet? possibly not lol better first save it and see if I can find it again, BRB hopefully!!

Yaaaay I am back and yessss it saved wooo hooooo!!

So my head is this mashed!
But I think I will try to remember what I was going to write for my very first Blog post on here!!!

Onwards and upwards, gotta keep that ball bouncing xxx