Friday, January 31, 2014

Wishing Well

There is something so magical about a Wishing Well. The thought of an underground world living and breathing under the world we live in. Making a wish and your dreams coming true. 
We are lucky enough to have a real wishing well on our land. 
The well itself is covered up at present with a manhole cover. One day I intend to build it back up again to its true glory with a pump leading to the water so that we can use the water.
The cover has been off a few times to reveal something from the past. The well is about 10ft wide. But built in a circle of old stone. It is stunning to look at a proper old wishing well that you see on a rare occasion these days. 
There is also a scare factor of the hidden treasure on the land at Penybont Stores. The water is as clear as day you can seen beyond the bottom into the world under the well. The scare factor is that once it was measured the drop to the water was 20ft at the time although I think with all this rain the water may be up to the top at this rate. but the water itself at the time was 10ft deep. It was rather a fright at the time when there was small children about. in total the stone built well is approx 30ft deep. One day the magical well will be built up with matching stone, a roof on top, not forgetting the bucket on the rope. Wishing in the well may your dreams come true.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nana is 84 Years Old

Today the 26th of Janruary is Nana Dotty's 84th birthday.  The party started early on Saturday evening when our good friend came around with a curry.
I had been poorly with a fibromyalgia flare up and severe migraine since Thursday night so feeling a bit better it was joy to have a little tea party for Nana. She was thrilled to see Lorra as she walked through the door.
She settled down for her fill and birthday treat of korma curry and rice and a small glass of bubbly. We had a lovely evening. Nana went to bed a little tiddly and fell fast asleep. Wide awake and bushy eyed she woke on her birthday.  She opened her cards and presents. Her big present was tickets to see Gary Barlow.  She was thrilled. Her other presents consisted of small bottles of wine from Helen and wool, patterns and bird food from us. We also bought her a warming mug with little birds on to keep her drinks warm when she forgets about them.
Her birthday was part of the weekend of the National Bird Watching she intended to settle down and watch the birds for the hour required but the rain put payed to that. Think the birds stayed in bed for most of the day and who can blame them. She did though manage to get some results as the day wore on. Alas the websites was busy no joy in submitting results.
All in all she had a nice day doing what she likes best watching her favourite programmes.
Any how her best present is yet to come her trip to see the man himself Gary Barlow.  Again she will be rooting through her knicker draw for some knickers she can throw at him
So just like Ronan Keating, Gary will be able to go camping too.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Best Things In Life

Sunrise In December

I always wake up early in the morning. Some may say you mad women what about a lie in. Well some do say this in our house ! But if you do not have early morning you miss some of the wonderful pleasures in life which are Free. The skies some morning are so very pretty. Of course we also have the pleasure of living in one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom ` The Tanat Valley`. Through out the week I am up before dawn breaks. I work early in the morning`s one of my jobs during the day is breakfast club at school. Over the past couple of months it the break of dawn is around the time I leave for the first job of the day. Driving up to school the whole valley is alive with colour. Many times the skys have been a blast of pinks reds and blues. Mist hovers over the river in the valley as the sun hits the hills above golden browns. The valley is truly stunning. The birds also come alive early on. Buzzards swoop along with the crows but more and more often there is the odd glimpse of the red kite swooping down from the hill tops. I love photography but being such a dizzy blonde I never remember to take my camera along withe me. I rely on the camera on my galaxy phone to do the job of taking the pictures for me. There not as good as my clicky camara. One day may be one day I will remember. For all you people that like a lie in just maybe once get up early and go and watch the sun rise its an amazing world we live in when you look around. Sunset is just as glorious and the moon. I get so much pleasure from life just looking up at the worlds above the moon is truly amazing especially when its full. I huge ball of brightness lighting up the night sky. Cornwall on the west coast is one of the nicest places to see the sunset. Many years ago my boys and I stayed in our VW camper on a sight just north of Lands End. I still remember taking the boys to the top of the cliffs to watch the sun set over the horizon. Still to this day I do not know how I managed to push Daniel across the fields to watch this.  I have vowed to go back again one day. Its the magic of our planet and its pure beauty. The skys relax you and let your mind drift to dream land.

December Skies 

As the morning mist rises and the sky begins to clear.
The first sunrise of December excitingly appears.
Angry skies then follow in red pink and blues.
The morning birds then hollow chirping loudly as they flew.
As darkness begins to fade the sky lites up above.
With such beautiful colours 
That I do really love.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cheshire Oaks The Onsie Only

Recently we visited Cheshire Oaks nr Ellesmere Port. We all had a bit of pocket money from Christmas so as the January sales hit off we trotted to look for some bargains. Helen and I got a few bits and bobs.
One of my favourite shops is Next I love the stuff in their but it is often to expensive for my purse. Looking through the sale rail I came across an item which would take my breath away it was a onsie. The onsie was a little different. It was a big fluffy Polar Bear. My little eyes lit up it was a fraction of the full price. I also got a pair of sheep sleepers to go with the fluffy warming microwavable boots Aaron had bought me for Chritsmas. I was thrilled with my finds came home one happy lady.
Aaron managed to find the things he wanted so he was full of smiles too. A happy day had by all.
On  the way home as we approached Llangollen we found the road bocked and a police presence. Sadly we later heard a lady had fallen from the by pass. It was a sad end to a nice day.
Back to the onsie it is fantastic wonderfully warm on a cold night. Great for snuggling up and chilling out. I seamed to have caused a trend in our house we now all have one. of course mine is the best Miss Polar Bear has arrived in the village.

Simple Minds


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Day With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

This film was on for at least a couple of hours.  It was really good as we followed the story of the gang from Middle Earth as they went on their second adventure of the series. I do not want to spoil the film for those who have not had the chance to see it yet but this is what we as a family think.
Fantastic graphics, great storyline, excellent fantasy film but of a cliff hanger ending. Next part not out till end of the year so a long wait. Defiantly a film not to be missed we give it 9 out of 10. Only reason it did not get 10 was because of the end. Can not wait till the next one. Fabulous Film.  

New Years Eve the heart ache took hold for a few hours as 6pm approached the tears fell for my lost boy. After a couple of texts from friends. I picked myself up and glamed up a bit  and we went over the pub. It was a fun night with friends and neighbours we had a great time which really lifted my mood at least. The boys played pool Aaron and his friend Declan, Becky and I had a dance. So pleased we have such lovely neighbours at the Old New Inn. My mum and Becky`s dad had a little drink together which was nice both in their 80`s set in their own ways. As it go passed 11pm our Nana was moaning to go home so she did not miss Gary Barlow. Off course we had to take her home we could not let her miss that. New Year came who knows what 2014 has in store for us. Simon has announced to all over the last few days that his cancer has sadly spread he has multiple tumours around his body. He is on treatment chemotherapy by tablet form which we will find out if its working by middle of January. Life can be so very cruel. It not the end of the road there are other treatments available to try to help him. We shall have to see. We have decided not to let this deter us from having as much fun as possible so keep following our blog.

New Years day was bright and cheerful and the start of what I have decided will be a new beginning for me.  I will be writing a bucket list and I will fulfil some of my dreams over time although I have lived a lot of them but there still many more. 
New years  day we went to see The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug at the cinema in Wrexham. We all enjoyed it. Later we were in for a treat off to Aunt Ann`s and Malcolm`s for a delicious dinner pudding wine and chocolates what a fabulous way to end the end. I am just so happy to be blessed with some wonderful friends old and new.

Happy New Year to all my wonderful friends and family x

Sleeping Beauty Panto

Before Christmas I was lucky enough to go to see the seasonal pantomime at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury. I went as part of my job with school with the children. I must admit going with all the kids adds a little sparkle to the pantomime, watching their little light up with the fun and laughter. 
This years pantomime was call Sleeping Beauty it was really good. Its on until the 12th January  if you get to watch its worth a visit.