Monday, 1 February 2016

To brighten up your Monday need to thank me!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Does anything more need to be said? I don't think so.. If you want to put the rest of the world right about this, you can buy the t-shirt at More T Vicar?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Thought for the day...

Thursday, 21 January 2016

I'm Back!

As Sam says at the end of The Lord of the Rings (spoiler alert) - I'm back!

I've been away in the real world, falling in love and fighting dragons for a couple of years or three but blogland has pulled me back in.

It's a funny thing actually - this new etiquette we have to learn when integrating the real world and the cyber one - probably the main reason that I dropped the blog was that I got into a relationship and, as the guy was living with me (and me with him - it's complicated - see my other blog Rosehip Or Prune? for more gory details). It would have felt awkward, blogging about my life with part of my life standing watching over my shoulder. Also, he is not a cybernaut at all and would probably not have understood my desire to spend hours on here crafting posts and sourcing images. But now we've split up so, in among the tears and the rage, I am at least free now to get back to something I really enjoyed doing - talking to you all, if you're still there, and having a bit of a giggle.

So - that's enough of my personal life - here's the first thought from the Pond in three years...

Have a great day folks!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Who Would Live in a Room Like This...

I'm back! Been away for a while in the real world but was so inspired by a great quiz I saw over at Archie's I had to post it...


Your Soul is Searching

You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or eve a completely different life.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.

Your near future is still unknown, and a little scary. You'll get through wild times - and you'll textually enjoy it.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Jumanji in Real Life

What if you found Jumanji in your attic?

Monday, 5 March 2012


Wow! This video compilation, shot from the International Space Station is stunning. It shows the Earth at night and features the lit cities of the world, countless lightning storms and a stunning aurora (I've just learned in my physics course why the aurora is usually green - it's the oxygen in the atmosphere that makes it so). What surprised me is that, for once, I didn't frown and tut to see all the man-made illumination. Firstly, it was simply beautiful; also, the natural light effects seemed even more powerful and dramatic, if more short-lived. But chiefly, I found it rather thrilling and at the same time comforting to see all those twinkly lights. It was like passing along a street at night before people close their curtains. How comforting to see all those illuminated interiors, to see all that life carrying on. All of a sudden, I could imagine what it will be like when we start to investigate other planets. How lonely to approach an entire planet lying in complete darkness! How exciting to see the lights on!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Will Hay Hunts For Smugglers...

I love funny films more than any other kind, and Will Hay is one of my favourite masters of the funny film. In this short clip, Hay, Albert and Harbottle are incompetent policemen who are trying to find smugglers. Harbottle's dad is the key to completing an old poem that locates the smugglers' den. Cue laughter...

Friday Foto Finder - Love

It's Friday Foto Finder time again - this week the theme is love. You can't get a much stronger love than that between mother and child, so here's an extremely cute combination that I spotted wandering through the garden of a former home.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Friday Foto Finder - Relaxation

Missed last week but I had to put something up for RELAXATION, as I have seventeen and a half years of photographs of my old Jack Russell being relaxed. Here's a particularly mellow one of her from a couple of years ago:

Why don't you join in with the Friday Foto Finder?

Thursday, 16 February 2012

500 Miles of Rubber Monsters...

This is very silly, and combines two brilliant things - a great Scottish song and Doctor Who. My embarrassing crush on David Tennant is all the greater now...

Pinched from Soul of Star Trek.