One of my favourite days of the year: Chocolate Cupcake Day!!

October 18, 2017

Who was that fantastic person who decided Chocolate Cupcakes should have their own day? I applaude you sir or madam. Home-made or shop bought, there’s nothing like a chocolate cupcake to bring a bit of sweet and tasty joy to your world…especially if it’s cold and wet outside. Accompanied by a big cup or tea or coffee, have your cupcake in front of a good programme or film on telly. I recommend Outlander or an old classic Doris Day movie, something you can relish whilst biting into the chocolately goodness of your cake.


Da da da da Click Click

October 15, 2017

The view from the Grand Circle of the King’s Theatre in Glasgow last night. We were there to see the stage production of The Addams Family. At first I wasn’t sure about it but it was great. The cast were amazing and my daughter really loved it. Unfortunately it was way too hot in the auditorium and my boy felt sick so we missed the last 20 minutes of the show. We could hear it though from the hall outside the Circle where we were cooling off. After a glass of water the boy felt better.

Verdict of show: great.




A Blustery Day at Chez Nelson

October 13, 2017

It is Sod’s Law that when I have a night out planned it rains from the Heavens and/or one of the kids become ill.  Well, both have happened. My girl was up throwing up last night and the weather outside is miserable. Sigh. Am leaving it for another hour to make a decision on whether she is well enough to leave to go out with my friends tonight. I think she just ate something yesterday that disagreed with her because she hasn’t been sick since. Hoping it’s not a nasty bug that spreads through the family. The boy has already stated his is staying away from her.

So how are you? Hope you are all well. Not got a lot to report this week so it’ll be a short post. As usual I have been busy doing domestic stuff and…try not to faint now…I have been writing again. I decided to stop faffing around and write up a daily plan and stick to it. I know this is what I should do to get working again because by doing a daily plan it focuses my mind on the task in hand and I actually do it. So I am writing again. Yippee.

We’ve also had a visitor staying with us this week in the shape of my parents’ Bichon Frise/Poodle cross Winston who is mischievous, an escapologist and a lover of mud, but is a fantastic wee dog. We love him and our dogs love him. He’s home now, but we enjoyed having him.

I finished the Laurie Lee trilogy. The third book was about his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. A lot of it was about him waiting around and freezing and  starving. There is a small section where he saw action and was horrified to have to kill a man. It is all beautifully written and an absolute must read for anyone who loves history or just wants to read something that transports them back to a different place and time. It is not gory and bloody, but mostly gentle and…well read it, you’ll not be disappointed. Now I have the joy of picking out a new book to read. At the moment I am looking at a biog of Bess of Hardwick or a book about the C S Lewis/Tolkein group The Inklings. Decisions, decisions.

Right on that happy note, I am going to say cheerio til next time!

Dawn xxx



Unlucky for some, but not if you are an egg lover… Today is World Egg Day

October 13, 2017

Love ’em or hate ’em (I personally love them), you can’t beat an egg (well you can, but you know what I mean) for a healthy start to the day.

And egg lovers everywhere, today we celebrate the humble egg in all its golden glory. Today is World Egg Day and the only question left to ask is: how are you having yours?

A box without hinges, key or a lid,

Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

Ancient proverb


Today is Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

October 11, 2017

Sounds like a lovely idea. Wonder where my two will take me? Kids? Kids?  Overwhelming silence. Sigh.


World Octopus Day – October 8

October 8, 2017

Not as cute as yesterday`s pic, but never mind. Today is World Octopus Day and here are some fun facts about these…erm…lovely creatures:

  • octopuses have been around for 300 million years and pre-date the dinosaurs
  • they are highly intelligent and can learn lessons and solve problems
  • they come in loads of different shapes and sizes
  • the biggest type is the Giant Pacific Octopus that can weigh up to 600lbs

Bet you didn`t know that!!


Today is Random Acts of Poetry Day

October 7, 2017

Obligatory cute pic of Bonya making herself at home on my bed.

So here`s  mine…


Ode to Bonya the Pug

Ah Bonya, big eyes and curly tail,

And I love it when she hugs me.

The love we share is truly grand,

But there’s just one thing that bugs me.

Dear Bonya, you`re truly nice,

but it’s starting to get boring.

I while away the nighttime hours

Because of your loud snoring!

Our Bonya, sleepy girl,

A pretty little pug.

Despite my lack of sleeping,

I`m still glad you are oor dug!

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