It’s Easy to be Green when you’re a Forest God

It’s relatively easy to be green when you’re a Forest God:     It’s a bit easier when you’re a Shield Bug:   But when you’re a Grasshopper, it’s so easy that you never need to give it a second thought:   For another Green post , see Going Green in Barca.   For more interpretations on the theme of green from bloggers worldwide, click on the link below: WORDPRESS Photo Challenge: It is Easy to be Green  

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Cats and Paper Bags Go Together Rather Well

Cats and Paper Bags are always a good match:     As are cats and freshly changed bed-linen:   As well as cats and hampers:   And as for cats and boxes……   In fact, Misty and Bluejohn can make themselves comfy anywhere and everywhere in the house, AS LONG AS IT’S NOT IN A CAT BED! (If I had £1 for every bed I’ve bought for these cats over the years, I’d be a lot better off than I am now)   But, as long as they’re happy, then I’m happy: This post is dedicated to cat-lovers everywhere . But I’d like to give a special mention to a cool cat called Mr Bowie, who like these two is a British Shorthair. Mr Bowie (with a little help from his slave, Herman) has a marvellous blog called “Hands on Bowie”.  It’s well worth a visit.  While you’re clicking, why not also go over to see how bloggers from around the world interpret this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: A Good Match   Miaow!

Solitude-by-the-Sea on the Fylde Coast

Solitude-by-the-Sea  In winter it is easy to find solitude on the Fylde coast.           WordPress Photo Challenge: Solitude   

A Rather Large Meringue

WordPress Photo Challenge: Anticipation Yes, it did taste as good as it looked.  

Local: Our Village Landmarks

I had no problems coming up with pictures  for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Local. All I needed to do was make sure I had my iPhone with me yesterday when I walked along  to the post office to post a letter. Here are a few shots from my short stroll.   We have one shop in our little village. Whilst it doesn’t look very big from the outside, it’s like Doctor Who’s Tardis inside. Or Aladdin’s Cave. There’s not much they don’t stock:   Our local pub used to be a windmill. Not that you couldn’t have worked that out for yourselves:   We have a church which serves three villages:   Lots of walls are made from Lancashire Brick which was famous in its heyday:   If anyone reading this post would like to live here, this house across the road from the Post Office is for sale:   As someone who was born in Glasgow and lived most of my life in the former industrial belt of Central Scotland, I am charmed by village life. The milk still comes in bottles and is delivered every morning by a milkman, which is something I never thought I’d see […]

Like a Duck to Water

Like a Duck (or a Gull) to Water is a phrase which seems to fit the bill (beak?) for this week’s WordPress Challenge: H2o       

Britain’s Last Temperance Bar

Owner of Britain’s last Temperance Bar who extolled virtues of abstinence to TV chefs is banned from driving… for being drunk – read full article in Daily Mail here I’m sure that even by the standards of our tabloid press that has to be a rare headline. It’s certainly one that made me laugh. It also led me to visit Britain’s Last Remaining Temperance Bar in the town of Rawtenstall in Lancashire. Anywhere that serves Dandelion & Burdock is worth a visit as far as I’m concerned; it’s been a favourite drink  tipple  of mine since childhood but was only ever available to me on annual trips down from Scotland to visit my  Lancashire grandmother.     The Temperance Movement began in 1820 in both America and in England. In the 1830s a more extreme form of temperance emerged called teetotalism, which promoted the complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. This movement originated in Preston, England, in 1833. There was also a new focus on the working class and children; the Band of Hope was founded in Leeds in 1847 by the Reverend Jabez Tunnicliff and it aimed to save working class children from the parents of drink by teaching them the importance […]

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