Wednesday, October 10, 2007


BRILLIANT NEWS..........Steve from Bloggertropolis has a new addition to the family. Best wishes on the arrival of Thomas Arthur or maybe Arthur Thomas. Lots of love from us all.

Last night I watched Emmerdale, yes I do occasionally watch soaps but only Emmerdale and Coronation Street maybe once or twice a week.Last night I watched what was meant to be the wedding of Kelly and Jimmy and Songbird was sung at the wedding by All Angels and I the sap got upset and all because Jimmy and Kelly didn't get married and they should have because they love each other.And this from someone who knows she is watching a soap and knows that the soap is not real and doesn't even believe in love. I think that I got all sappy because even though I do not believe in love I am thrilled when I see people who I really think are happy together because so often life gets in the way.Sappiness over.

Don't the strangest things bring back memories?
Today I was clearing my husband's grave and I accidentally cleared some grass that had a tiny piece of stinging nettle in it and boy did it hurt and it reminded me of when I was 11 and in the Grammar School and tripping and getting a hand covered in nettle stings. And I had forgotten how long it takes for nettle sting to wear off, it's now been 2 hours and my hand is still stinging!
And no, dock leaves do not work!

Yesterday when I was buying art materials(YES AGAIN Fiona! I saw a box of trees and decided to buy one for Beauty's school who have a school tree garden. You don't need to donate money to charities to plant trees for you to offset carbon emissions, plant them in your own garden or buy a tree for your child's school.So now Beauty's school has a new cherry tree and I feel a little less guilty about the times I use the tumble dryer(I promise that it isn't that often).


Casdok said...

Thats a lovely thing to do, to buy a tree for Beauty's school!

chrisd said...

Do NOT apologize for using the dryer. I've resolved that I have to do it. I don't use the dryer for everything but I use it.

I didn't know about your husband. I'm sorry.

I also don't know anything about nettles. We have firebrush here; I wonder if it's the same thing.

Hope you have a great week.

Steve said...

Many, many thanks to you and your family, Ally - from all here at family Herrick-Blake!

Anonymous said...

Ahh nettles, I remember from when I was a kid - they always managed to find me!
And lovely of you to plant a tree, I'm a big fan of having more trees around us (for whatever the reason!).


I love trees, I still miss our cherry tree that was cut down when we built the extension.




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