Monthly Archives: February 2015

You are the author of your life, what will YOU make it about ?

Well, what will you?

I started off in life having been bought up being told ” girls just get married and have children”

So I did!

After going to college and training as a hairdresser……I never practised as a hairdresser ..just did my mums and friends hairs..having always been fussy about my hair though I suppose it left me with that legacy. I have even been known to put anything even a carrier bag over my hair if a drop of rain threatened..just so long as not a hair got wet..the only time it got wet was when I visited the hairdressers and they always said I was their only customer who came to the salon to get my hair done who never looked as if it needed doing.I was fanatical even down to the fact that when on holiday…… The first place I ever checked out was the location of the hair salon!

I must have been a nightmare!

Now it’s short and I only go to get it cut and if it gets wet it gets wet…so I have chilled out somewhat in my latter years.

Now I look back and think we did rather well… as our children have wonderfully bought up children of their own who are polite, work hard at school and the ones who do work have very good careers….so all in all…..not a bad life……….and when I look forward I am excited about what is to come……Because I have found new hobbies and interests that I can devote more time to…so all in all, life is like a carousel and if we can dream we can do it………hence the title of my blog…….

In fact, I am wishing I was a tad younger and would have more time for what I need to do…..but that’s life…..take it by the horns and live it……

My son and grand children are now safely back in the Uk……it has been a pleasure to see how they have grown into lovely young adults and the youngest I am sure will also find hs own path in the future….SAM_6752.

We are all feeling a little flat now they are on their way home but have lovely memories one of which is of ” The Surf House ” and for his first go young Fred’s did really well and to know they love our chosen retirement place as much as we do is a bonus…….  I am now looking forward to seeing them again in September which will be the first trip back for 4 years so I am sure we will see many changes in both the place and people…….

So it’s back to business…blogging to do, writing to do, cooking and photos to take……….. whew..but that’s life………and it’s damn hot here…but no complaints as I can cool off in the sea or the pool…lucky lady that I am…………….and talking of photos check these outnesting birds………the nest is inches away from my window I have never known birds to nest so low down and close to the house like this.There are only 2 chicks but they certainly keep mum busy …backwards and forwards with food and for little ones they can certainly make themselves heard…..My garden is always surprising me…….  there is always something new be it  plants or wildlife………on the downside It seems to be that time of year as we have spiders in abundance…..urgh

Enjoy my blog and my next will follow shortly with the promised recipes( from last time) I need to sleep after all the excitement of the last 2 weeks.

Nite Nite xx

How do I follow that?

It’s going to be hard…

Of all my blogs so far I think last weeks was my best…I got some wonderful comments and for that my friends… I thank you.

Was it that quote from the wonderful lady who was Eleanor Roosevelt? Or my scribblings..maybe a bit of both, she drew you in and I delivered.

Well, peeps, at last, I have copies of our book in my hands and I am winging one off to a very special lady in the UK…My Mum…..who I am sure will dine out for months with her friends from that wonderful group, that good old English tradition which is  “The Mothers Union” and I am happy to give her full bragging rights…haha.

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Phuket Writers group proudly holding a copy of our book ..Hot off the press.

Now I am back on track writing my novel which one of my short stories in the book is a prelude for. It’s exciting times for me.

Anyway enough of me, I am sure there are lots of my readers who are doing and achieving wonderful things and I wish you all good luck with your chosen projects.


Recipes well not really this week..I had a wonderful  Beef Rendang that my friend Manik made and I am going to get her to show me some more Indonesian dishes which I will share with you.

Ham, I am going to use a piece of Pork Loin this time…so will let you know how that turns out. It is smaller so the brining time is less.

Next week I will give you the recipe for a lovely healthy Thai Dish called  Miang Kham a lovely tasty Leaf wrapped dish.


To eat you add a little of each of those finely chopped delicious morsels in the Betel leaf add some tamarind sauce and pop it in your mouth…A delicious snack… Miang Kham.

Wooh well, my sneezes are defo not like this…..

It was a high-pitched sneeze, a most delicate sternutation, the merest zephyr tangled in a pretty, powdered, finger-tip of a nose.
— Eric Linklater, Magnus Merriman, 1934

Mine is so forceful that it has been known for my teeth to fly across the  room……no sniggering…. with a nose like a ski jump, square on the end…..always wanted a little button nose………it’s never gonna be a dainty sneeze now is it?

Excited or what grand kiddies on the way…



They have left Heathrow and winging their way here….2 weeks of bliss and fun I do hope they love Thailand as much as their Nannie……..who wouldn’t???? ooohhhhhh excited……so folks if you don’t get a blog then Y’all know why……..but never fear you will get pics, pics and more pics……excited doesn’t come close….but all you nans out there know how I feel don’t you??????


Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for all the lovely comments and likes I got for last weeks love you all xxx