......what a day it's been"...

...daily updates in Tee's World...

In my life......

This is my blog, where I write about the daily events in my life. Things I've been doing, how my health is, places I've been, etc. It includes lots of pictures, but in particular "Picture of the day", which is an idea I pinched from a friend Gemma - with her permission. Gemma does a similar thing on Facebook and I love seeing her picture of the day and reading about what her and her family have been up to.

I add updates to my garden, my house, anything creative I've been doing, and lots of other general stuff. I hope you enjoy reading!

You will always find the most recent day's blog at the top of this page, and will need to scroll down if you want to see previous posts.

However, if you would like to start at 1st May 2021, and then work your way up to the most recent post, please click here.

Posts from August 2020 (when I started the blog off) through to April 2021 have all been archived to separate pages. I'll be archiving each completed month as I go along, with the links to the pages listed just underneath here. This is to keep the main blog page clutter free and for it to load more quickly.

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020

To January 2021

To February 2021

To March and April 2021

Wednesday 5th May 2021

Picture of the day...... ♫ "... Let me show you ... " ♫

Ollie was showing us just the way to go to see the Defynnog Yew today!

Defynnog is a little hamlet near to Sennybridge, just off the A4067 - the road between Craig-y-Nos and Brecon.

Within the church grounds at Defynnog there is a Yew tree, which is apparently one of the oldest trees in Britain.

There is a website called Undiscovered Wales which gives more information about the Defynnog Yew.

Please click here if you would like to read more about it (opens in a new window).

We think we found the right tree, and I found opportunities to photograph some atmospheric things, including this picture which I think looks quite spooky......

......and this lovely ivy on a gravestone. I love ivies!

The church itself is also a lovely building to look at and photograph.

Prior to having a wander around, we had been for lunch at The International Welsh Rarebit Centre, which is also in Defynnog. They do the most yummy food, and made me this vegan Welsh Rarebit! It was delicious.

The Undiscovered Wales website also has an article on The International Welsh Rarebit Centre. Please click here if you would like to read it (opens in a new window).

The International Welsh Rarebit Centre also have their own Facebook page. Please click here if you would like to access it (opens in a new window).

Bob had the regular Rarebit and says that too was delicious. Talking of my Lovely Man, can you spot the difference between this photograph and the photograph I took of him on Wednesday 21st April when coincidentally he was also eating lunch? if you would like to compare the pictures, please click here! Haha.

♫ "... let me show you ... " ♫ my chosen song word snippet for today, is taken from this Jacksons song.

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Tuesday 4th May 2021

Picture of the day...... ♫ "... start the day in the usual way ... " ♫

Yes, I know we've just had a bank holiday weekend and I spent Sunday and Monday in a beautiful place with my Lovely Man....and I know I've only been back in work for one day.....but I'm still looking forward to Day Off. So there!

For tomorrow we've made some firm plans of what we're going to do and who we're going to see.....and we've also made some loose plans, which will be dependent on the weather. However, I'm sure the words on my list will all apply!

♫ "... start the day in the usual way ... " ♫ my chosen song word snippet for today, is taken from this Tori Amos song.

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Monday 3rd May 2021

Picture of the day...... ♫ "... Hangin' around ... " ♫

Another day up at Craig-y-Nos Country Park today with my Lovely Man....and what a contrast to yesterday!

It hammered down all day, accompanied by howling winds! I took the opportunity to sit in Bob's studio in the warm and get on with some crafting - crochet and cross stitch.

A sunny bank holiday Monday would have seen lots of people coming to the park to enjoy the surroundings and picnics, etc., but not today - there were hardly any visitors at all.

Even on bad weather days though, I think it's beautiful. I do actually love the rain, especially watching and listening to it. So I took this photograph to show how beautiful it is, even in the rain!

♫ "... Hangin' around ... " ♫ my chosen song word snippet for today, is taken from this beautiful Carpenters song.

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Sunday 2nd May 2021

Picture of the day...... ♫ "... but the river is wide ... " ♫

Today being Sunday meant a trip up to Craig-y-Nos Country Park to spend the day with my Lovely Man and Ollie, and to meet Jackie and Amber for a walk.

Ollie and Amber are such good doggie friends and they love to walk together and to splash around in the river, and play chasing stones.

Chasing stones is a game where we humans do all the work by throwing small stones for them (being careful not to hit them on the bonce obviously!). Then Amber chases them (probably just to humour us), and Ollie just looks from us, to the stones, to Amber as if to tell us we're all daft! I think Ollie would rather chase sticks, balls and squirrels!

After splashing around for a while and chasing stones, we walked on through the beautiful woodland, and around some of the rest of the grounds.

The sky was so blue today, and the contrast between that and the greenery was such a joy to photograph......

......and photograph again......

......and again with the added delight of some beautiful fluffy clouds!

Bob and I had a picnic lunch on our usual bench......

......after which I settled down with some crafty stuff, and took the opportunity to photograph the actual bench with those wonderful Acers behind!

Then I walked up to beyond where the Acers are, to capture the wonderful colours of this view......

......and this one. I never tire of the beautiful scenery at Craig-y-Nos.

Late afternoon Bob and I took Ollie for another walk around the grounds......

......and such a busy day resulted in a very tired Ollie Dog!

♫ "... but the river is wide ... " ♫ my chosen song word snippet for today, is taken from this Billy Joel song.

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Saturday 1st May 2021

Picture of the day...... ♫ "... Pages turning ... " ♫

The pile of books to read on the bedside cabinet has been slowly reducing over the last few months.

Not so now though, since some more books were recently acquired and have somehow managed to pop themselves in the pile! Norty little books!

As well as the 'to-read' pile, I've also decided to revisit a couple of positive mental health books, which I've read before but feel the time is right to read again. I shall dip in and out of them.

In the meantime, I finished reading this book today - one which a lovely friend recommended to me, and then passed her copy on to me to read.

I have to say that it is one of the best books I've ever read, and I'd thoroughly recommend it.

I also started this one today, which was in the bedside cabinet pile.

I'm not sure of it so far, but I have only read a few pages, so we'll see.

♫ "... Pages turning ... " ♫ my chosen song word snippet for today, is taken from this lovely Jackson Browne song.

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