Thursday Thoughts

My first thought is when is the rain going to stop!?  Two weeks ago I was sweltering in 33 degrees and now for the past 4 days we’ve had incessant rain and 13 degrees tops. Sigh. I am worried my cauliflowers will perish in the deluge.  I need to get a heater for the shed, I tried to work in their but my fingers kept cramping up in the cold :/ so have been mostly stuck indoors doing chores. Phil is decorating our TV room so we’ve got all the windows open too, which doesn’t help, and just about everyone else is going, has gone or has been on holiday to sunnier climes soI’m pining for sunshine too!

My other thoughts have been swirling around the mess our country’s government is making of everything, a £1 billion pact with the DUP to buy the tories a majority in parliament does not sit well with a lot of people, including me, and yesterday the tories cheering at the defeat of keeping our public servants to a 1% pay rise cap just makes me feel disgusted at their ‘I’m alright Jack- f**k the little people’ attitude.   Ah the world’s going to ratshit,  but really there’s not much hope and all this will mean nothing . At some point in the near future the world will run out of enough food and water to keep everyone going, dystopia beckons.

Apart from all that cheeriness at least my headache resolved itself, so no brain tumour surgery needed this week.  🙂

When feeling all miserable my cure is to photograph flowers and try to focus on the little beautifulness I can create with my camera and a dose of photoshop, it’s good to put everything aside and be happy in the little things.

My outside lily today

and my indoor bedroom flowers

I love the window sill in my shed, the window and net curtain makes for a soft lit background

I’ve also being thinking about my blogiverse and the lovely community of bloggers that I connect with.  This thought came from reading Pete’s blog and how he appreciates his followers and enjoys the camaraderie.  So I had the thought that once a week on my Thursday thoughts I’m going to recommend one of the blogs I follow and say why I like it.  Of course as it was Pete who started me off on this path, his is the first on my list.

Pete now lives in Beetley, Norfolk, UK, a beautiful part of our country, and he moved there a few years ago from London, where he was an ambulance man for many years.  He writes very eloquently about his years in London, and also in the day to day happenings in his life in Beetley.  He has a beautiful dog called Ollie who is a bit of a character and when Ollie is not trying to murder Pete with a lawnmower, they go on long walks whatever the weather, and find underwear in trees. Pete also writes pithy and poignant short stories, some of which have been published in magazines.  His knowledge of films is vast and music not far behind, so there is always something interesting happening on his blog, and the comments section is populated by intelligent, funny, engaging and eclectic people.

If you haven’t followed Pete, do your self a favour and check out his wonderful blog HEREtell him I sent ya!

🙂

 

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful flowers! I hope you get some more pleasant weather soon – it’s summer, the weather should be nice!

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  2. Dina says:

    1. The sun shines in Norway 🇳🇴 – do you want to come?☀️☀️
    2. I’m like you, getting the camera out is good for my wellbeing. 🙂 📷
    3. YEAH, BEETLEYPETE IS A GREAT BLOGGER AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO SEE HIM MENTIONED HERE! 👍🏻👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😊

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    1. Would love to visit Norway 😊

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  3. beetleypete says:

    If I ever want to sum up my blog, I just need to copy and paste what you have so kindly written here. Many thanks for the much-appreciated recommendation, and I am glad that my recent post sent you down that path.
    I know what you mean about the weather. After all that heat, we are back to the full-weight duvet, and lights on at 4:30 PM. And it’s almost July…
    And Ollie? he has cracked a molar almost in half, probably chewing one of his – supposedly healthy- plastic chew toys. So I have to get up early tomorrow to take him to have the tooth extracted. More grief for him, and almost £300 lighter in our finances.
    As always, I enjoy your Thursday thoughts, even when I’m not getting a plug!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Oh blimey, poor Ollichops! And poor you (literally!) hope it all goes well and back to normal by the weekend, better weather on the way!

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  4. Jay says:

    The flowers still look cheery. It’s miserable here too – and we’re gearing up for the biggest outdoor party in 150 years.

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    1. Ooh what’s the celebration?

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  5. Eddy Winko says:

    When the food and water run out in Blighty then you will always be welcome to share our stockpile of potatoes and well water 🙂

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    1. Haha thanks Eddy I shall put that at the top of my ‘Contingency plans for Armageddon’ list 😊

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  6. kmSalvatore says:

    Well Fraggy once again we are mirroring each other. I’m not even putting the deck furniture out this summer. Here it is July 4 th week end, and it’s pouring rain once again. It’s warm today.. but tomorrow it will be cold…with a chance of rain. So there ya have it. And as for politics.. well I don’t even want to get into that… as you can well imagine.. with that BUFFOON in office. Thank God for the little things..:) like old movies and of course the highlight of my week talking to you and Phil:)
    And there ya have it.

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    1. well we’ve had a nice sunny if breezy day today, which was good for Sophie and me as we went out shooting. More rain to come now though!

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      1. kmSalvatore says:

        Have fun. It’s pouring here

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  7. lolabees says:

    It’s so wonderful that you have something like photography to improve your mood. What a gift!

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    1. It is! 🙂 cheers Laura.

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