Thursday, November 26, 2009

Paris Doors and Windows

Open door of a French Bar in Paris

One of the doors of the Louvre

French Resturant Toilet door and window - LOL.
The Dames reminded of Afrikaans. Its the same spelling of the word for Ladies in Afrikaans.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009





cool, cushy, cozy, creamy, comfy
the feeling of being homey


affectionate, kind, gracious
the type of behaviour is infectious

Monday, November 23, 2009

Concrete Poetry

My first attempt at concrete poem I am entitling it: I by SALF

Fun site that helps you create your concrete poetry :

Concrete poetry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Concrete poetry, pattern poetry or shape poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on.

It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry; a term that has evolved to have distinct meaning of its own, because the words themselves form a picture. This can be called imagery because you use your senses to figure out what the words mean.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Free WORD Association

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Marathon : Pietermarizburg to Durban Comrades, Bruce Fordyce
  2. Debt :: Collector
  3. Turn :: aside
  4. Image :: portrayed
  5. Sofa :: relax, read, lounge
  6. Envelope :: letters, writing, friends, swap-bot
  7. Cart :: wheels, Horse & cart, Cart-blanche
  8. Process :: ongoing, patience
  9. Question :: Answer
  10. Rumor :: not necessarily true, be careful what you say and belief

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Window View - Paris Part III

Bakery. French are well know for their breads.

Don't think I need say more - LOL

Louis Vuitton
French fashion house

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Free Christmas Tour of Belfast Castle

I have booked for the 6 December to this tour and then to make Christmas wreaths at the Coin Glen Forest centre. Should be a fun day for the kids.

Christmas Tours

Saturday 5th December 2009—10.30am
Sunday 6th December 2009—10.30am
Saturday 12th December 2009—10.30am
Sunday 13th December 2009—10.30am
Monday 14th December 2009—7.30pm
Saturday 19th December 2009—10.30am
Sunday 20th December 2009—10.30am
Tuesday 22nd December 2009—7.30pm

Each FREE tour lasts approximately one hour with and will include an illustrated talk on the history of the castle and its development to the present day. The tour finishes with complementary tea, coffee and mince pies afterwards. To book a place on one of the tours please contact the reception at
Belfast Castle on 028 90776925

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I feeling a bit better. I am managing to get some task done.

The weekend was horrible, was getting concerned about dehydration because I couldn't even keep tea in my system for long. Spent most of the weekend either laying in bed or sitting in lounge looking miserable. Then yesterday I just had a surge of energy and I was unbelievable hungry tried to not over do things. I managed to do a basket of ironing and cooked supper.

This morning is so-so - didn't keep my breakfast down. But managed to drink a glass of water. The fogginess in head has lifted a bit. going to have a few people come in and out of the house today. The lounge and half the kitchen is tidy and that's about all I think I can manage maybe later I will iron.

Here's hoping for a good day!

Friday, November 06, 2009


Argh I am feeling a bit hopeless today its been a bad few days and I finally have an answer to what's wrong with me but the prognosis is not that positive. Meniere's Disease.

The episodes are getting worse instead of better and I am wondering if I am not bringing them on because I am feeling stressed and guilty about it. Finding it hard to think rationally. And trying to to escape into a book or anything else does not quite work because the attacks get so bad I cannot even lay down and read.

Its so surreal.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Window View - Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors part of palace of Versailles, was constructed at the end of the 17th century with 17 mirrors opposite 17 windows, and lit by glass chandeliers.

It was difficult to capture the view and exclude all the people but I tried.

Imagine dancing in this room it must have been glorious.

These are window views taken from the Kings Apartment just before entering the Hall of Mirrors.

To see more window views

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Short note of reflection

It seems to be the time in my life when I start reflecting on what has been, what is and what may come.

I still feel a bit disorientated as if I have two starts to the year one in September and one in January. Some people that have moved from the Southern Hemisphere say that even after 20 years it still feels weird to them. Its amazing how something so simple can be unbalancing.

to be continued..................