(keeping it simple)
sometimes only one thing will do - after the week I've had, I know what it is and where to find it!

I hope that you're having the same success today

<--- has just realised what she's been humming

(all day) (today and yesterday)
how many times do I have to try to tell you
that I'm sorry for the things I've done, but when I start to try to tell you
that's when you have to tell me, hey... this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times:
why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut?
that's why it hurts so bad to hear the words that keep on falling from your mouth
falling from your mouth, falling from your mouth
tell me... why

I may be mad, I may be blind, I may be viciously unkind
but I can still read what you're thinking
and I've heard it said too many times that you'd be better off, besides...
why can't you see this boat is sinking?
let's go down to the water's edge, we can cast away those doubts
some things are better left unsaid, but they still turn me inside out
turning inside out turning inside out. . .

this is the book I never read, these are the words I never said
this is the path I'll never tread, these are the dreams I'll dream instead
this is the joy that's seldom spread, these are the tears...
the tears we shed
this is the fear, this is the dread, these are the contents of my head
and these are the years that we have spent and this is what they represent
and this is how I feel, do you know how I feel?
'cause I don't think you know how I feel, I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I fear, you don't know what I fear

recommended reading

on holiday I didn't have a huge amount of time for books: when I did find the opportunity I was absolutely gripped by this and totally charmed by Monsieur Lelord. . .
so much so that I've already read (and again, can recommend) Ferris' previous novel and am eagerly awaiting Hector's next journey

playing travellers

whilst in Cornwall, we went to the circus. . . to see a performance of one of the most beautiful productions that I have ever seen, a play called Sorry, by The Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

apparently they travel to all the world's six continents, so when they are next in your neighbourhood - go see them!

treat day!!! and when

an ice cream van parks right in front of the viewit's too subtle a hint to be ignored, really, isn't it? I'm sure you agree! so, what do you fancy then. . .

and I quote:

"say hi to all ur bloggers for me!" a gift from the smallest and youngest member of the household, here at I,LTV Towers:

(\__/) this is a bunny
(='.'=) copy/paste the bunny into your sig
(")_(") help the bunny achieve world domination

Not So Mini-Teen was here... (-:

pinch punch

yadda yadda
(you've heard it all before)

a change is as good as a rest! so, I'm vaguely

toying with the idea of flirting with dating againremind me, dear reader, just what are the pros and cons of a relationship. . .. . .before I give up on the whole thing once and for all. . .
. . .please!
you can hear them, can't you? squarking (is that a word? it is now!) away as the tide comes in. . .
one day, when walking on the cliffs, I saw a set of stones that seemed to mark out a path. . . I followed the path and this (up arrow) was at the end of it

I wondered, at the time, what the path led to the heart for (I've tried, but I can't write that any more grammatically)

now, however, on reflection, I'm just glad that I had my trusty phone camera to hand


this Friday we'll go out, shall we!

(they do soft drinks, too)
(and very excellent coffee)
(this wasn't actually the desert list
- apparently it's a poster from IKEA)

for mig and Mel

another tap!
(it was OPEN at the time)
(just in case you were wondering!)
having a whale of a time!
(crazy golfing in Padstow)
(I have a tea-towel with this image* on!) (*as photographed by the very talented Ella Doran) (the above - up arrow - photo is by yours truly) (moi) (*MWAH*) (geddit?) (x)

a small aside from the holiday memories. . .

. . .autumn is here already!!!!
yesterday I was waiting at a bus stop (for a bus) (y'all know that I don't have a car) and the bus wasn't coming (they never do) (and then, y'all know the "punchline" - three of them turn up at once) so I wandered about a little. . .

. . .and I looked up and saw a tree full of acorns

I do so like acorns!

I'm kinda betting that most everyone
has a soft spot for an acorn or two, eh?

more holiday photos tomorrow!
one of my favourite taps,
from one of my favourite gardens. . .