Back to the Mansion

The Mansion 1

With the days getting shorter and cooler, thank goodness, and bones healing, I think it’s time that I ventured back into the Mansion. That’s the back of the Mansion up there, by the way. I’m going to make some very long overdue replies to comments – by that, I mean long overdue, not long comments… the comment posters may have even forgotten about the comment, so there’s no point waffling on endlessly about something that has most probably been forgotten.

A bit like this post, but that’s what it is.

I’m still here.

And I’m coming back.

(You know what I mean…!)

Letters To The Universe… The Short Edition

Dear Blogland,
Apologies for the short Letters post this week, but time once again has caught up with me. Or I it, depending upon the point of view.

Dear Time,
Please could you slow down just a little for the next month or so? I have so much to do I just need to be able to fit it all in. Just going slowly for an hour a day would be perfect… whilst I’m doing my urgent bits and bobs. I would really appreciate it.

Dear Drivers,
Yes, I have to write to you again. Could you please remember that under normal conditions, the left lane is for turning left and the right lane is for turning right when at a junction where two lanes meet another road. A lot of you nowadays think both lanes are for turning left. An added problem is created here with drivers of cars without indicators – without basic rules of the road things could easily turn to pandemonium!

Dear The Weather,
Thank you for keeping the temperatures nice. It is warm but not too warm, meaning there are places which remain cooler so we can chill out just a little!

Dear #WorldWatercolorMonth,
Here is today’s watercolour, “Three Trees”. I must admit the trees are ink, so this is a mixed media painting; although the rest is watercolour:

And Finally, Dear Blogland Once Again,
Have a fabulous weekend.

P.S., please click the link below to find out more about World Watercolour Month. Thank you.

World Watercolor Month July 2019 Doodlewash

Letters To The Universe… The It’s Been A While Edition

The Letters To The Universe are back!

Dear December,
I can’t believe that you aren’t still with us. I also can’t believe that we are now on the Cusp of July. My last Letters To The Universe were sent on 7th December 2018, and that feels like last week… although I should remember that we had a heatwave in February, and that should remind me that we have actually passed December. I shall let you off this time.

Dear Heatwave,
You’re sneaking up on us, aren’t you? Well thank you very much for doing that… usually, you just spring yourself upon us without warning, as you did in February, but it’s so much better when you ease us into the long hot days. Not too hot, mind, so that I feel like I’m melting, but nice will do. Oh, and welcome back!

Dear Drivers,
Would you be so kind as to tell me where you manage to buy vehicles without indicators? Every vehicle I’ve had has always had two, one for turning left and the other for turning right, but I’m seeing more and more that don’t have them. It must save an awful lot of time being able to turn without indicating you are about to do so.

Dear Little Bird,
I hope you enjoyed your short visit to our world. I didn’t want to leave your little body in the centre of the lawn, so I moved it into the hedges, where I think you’d have probably spent most of your time whilst in our mortal existence anyway. Enjoy flying in your new place.

Dear Watercolourists,
Are you ready for World Watercolour Month next month? I think I am… although I had intended to give myself a head start and get a few paintings underway, but plans, time and I are, for most of the time, on completely different wavelengths.

Dear Sleep,
You seem to be hyper-powered at the moment, as I’m Feeling Good on the few hours of sleep a night I’m getting. I know it’s my fault for leaving it so late to get to bed, and then I have to get up in the morning a mere few hours later, but you are providing me with a few wonderful zeds. I think that’s Fabulous, and wanted to write to you to say so!

Dear The Word ‘Arcadian’,
You do not look as you mean. To me, I mean. When I think of ‘idyllically pastoral’, you aren’t the first thing that springs to mind. But what does spring to mind, when I see ‘idyllically pastoral’ is something extremely pleasant indeed. So I’m not complaining!

And Finally, Dear Blogland,
I hope you don’t mind, but I thought it was time to start sending a few of these letters out to the Universe once again. You never know, someone may read them!

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I always end these posts with a P.S., so here is this week’s P.S. Just a quick joke to launch the weekend with a jolly old laugh. A good laugh? A groan then? Ah well.

Oh! The joke!!!

A short psychic broke out of jail. There’s now a small medium at large.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Bridging the Gap

This post
Has been deliberately inserted
To bridge the gap
Between Tuesday and Sunday inverted
Monday’s post was due to appear
But the stream of consciousness had other ideas
The time was right but the words were wrong
But that’s no need to burst into dance or song
The gap is bridged, so all is fine
Continuity goes on and so does time…

Well, that was another week! June 14th 2019

Can you believe it’s Friday once again? I very nearly missed typing this drivel post as my head is still on Tuesday, not Friday.

After last week’s luxuriously long weekend, this week has positively flown by… which normally happens the other way around, but I’m not complaining.

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of the whole blogging malarkey. You’d think after being off-line for so long, it would be easier to get back into blogging, but for me that certainly isn’t the case. Yep, I’m getting posts out daily. Yep, I’m visiting the blogs I follow when I can, and I even manage to (drum roll please!) comment on the odd occasion. But nope! I’m still lagging way behind in the replying to comments here. It’s all balance, and I shall perpendicularise myself in due course. Probably quite some time before Brexit, it must be said.

We’ve had serious weather warnings here this week. We haven’t had the weather that the warnings were for, but I suppose fore-warned is fore-armed, even for no-shows. Oh, there was a clap of thunder on Wednesday. We have had rain, however… but the nice rain. Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain, any kind of rain, but this week we’ve had the light sprinkly variety. Oh, we all got drenched by it, but pleasantly so.

The balls of fluff are back on the Lake – the gooselets, that is. Only they are growing rapidly now, and have become more neck than fluff. They still have a while to go until they become proper geese, but at the rate they’re growing it will be sooner rather than later.

Unless time decides to do it’s own thing once again. I don’t mind time, I really don’t!

No links again this week, but I will get some for next week’s post.

Happy Weekend once again!

Tom.