I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!
By: sandiquiz, 12:16 PM GMT on November 02, 2014
NOVEMBER 19th - INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY!
Inaugurated in 1999, first introduced in Trinidad and Tobago, it is now recognised in over 60 countries, including the UK and The USA.
According to its creators, International Men's Day is a time to promote positive aspects of male identity based on the premise that 'males of all ages respond more energetically to positive role models than they do to negative gender stereotyping'.
Updated: 10:13 AM GMT on November 19, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 11:17 AM GMT on October 25, 2014
Sunrise October 25th, the last day of BST - (British Summer Time).
I saw the weather forecast last evening and realised that this morning the sky would be clear, so I decided to get up early and go down to the lake.
Furzton Lake is about a five minute drive away from where I live. It was created to act as a basin for floodwaters during heavy rain, and has matured into an easily accessible, (car parking available) and peacefu...
Updated: 11:30 AM GMT on October 25, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 11:50 AM GMT on October 18, 2014
What a busy, and slightly stressful week it was last week.
On Monday I should have headed north to Yorkshire for a family funeral, but the weather was atrocious, so I drove 80 miles north as far as Leicestershire, to my elderly aunt, who was going with me to the funeral, and stopped. I had planned to stay overnight, so I did, as I just didn't fancy the journey back... the wind and rain were awful! After an uncomfortable night on a single bed, I managed...
Updated: 5:50 PM GMT on October 24, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 10:02 AM GMT on October 10, 2014
On Monday I purchased the ingredients for my Christmas Puddings. The Christmas cake was made about four weeks ago, and is already in the cupboard under the stairs, maturing.
Yesterday I weighed out the ingredients and put them all in a big bowl, giving them a good stir, whilst making a wish. (It is traditional that every family member has a stir and makes a wish.)
This morning I placed the pudding mixture into small pudding...
Updated: 2:04 PM GMT on October 10, 2014
By: sandiquiz, 1:26 PM GMT on September 29, 2014
Part 1 - Sea and Sky is here
Part 2 - Constable country is here
Part 3 - Beth Chatto Gardens is here
The Rest ..... or if you prefer, "Quaint England" :)
I parked up on the cliff top road and took a walk. The photos of the sea and windmills in Part 1 were taken here. It was only as I turned to walk back to ...
Updated: 8:56 PM GMT on October 09, 2014