Water Torture …

… works!

The weather has indeed set to thaw and so the snow has been merrily melting and dripping.  I have sat here all day cursing the lad next door for playing ‘drumming’ music so loud I could here the thump thump thump … except it wasn’t that at all – the snow was overhanging the gutter and dripping onto my recycling box and wheelie bin!  I eventually twigged and went out to move both of them and the peace inside my head is wonderful!

With the thaw underway we haven’t ventured out today but it has been a wonderful bright day mostly so I have  a few birdy pictures and the moon too.

Ms Chaffinch goes foraging …

… whilst another watches

and Mr Chaffinch enjoys a rest in the sunshine

First Full Moon of 2013

Maybe it is the full moon that is causing mayhem on a social site I frequent – it has been heated the past few days  – although it also looks as if the behaviour is all coming form adolescents … not that age is an excuse for lack of respect for others.  It has been distracting though and I have got less far with something I was trying to work on there.

I did console myself with some lovely soup for lunch:  Red lentils, tin chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar, onion, carrots and some chilli powder.  Microwave on low setting until all veggies tender and lentils cooked – blitz and add a dash of milk.  This is a mug soup it isn’t too thick and it is very warming.  Don’t be tempted to cut down on salt or sugar for this one – the tomatoes really do need these to bring out the flavour.  I have enough for lunch tomorrow too – I bet it is much better when reheated!

Apparently I sound as if I have  a cold (not aware that I do) so I will be heading for an earlyish night in my prewarmed bed … and hoping that in the morning there is no ice and we can resume our daily walks.


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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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