The return of the random!
Life here at West Cottage is pretty low key and less stressy than in Vancouver that’s for sure. The birds have found the bird feeders to our delight and, in the mornings, there can be five or six blue tits and the garden robin on them or on the tree they hang from.
They have started to sing a little in the mornings which is just lovely. And we love every morning that starts with sunshine, no matter if it clouds up later, because sunny mornings somehow always make the day better.
Do you like interesting names for things/places/people? I love them. How’s this for the best restaurant name in the world? It just seems so very friendly.
Also saw a restaurant called “EVO LUZ IONE” Evolution? I thought so. Cool…huh?
Robert is the prince of photobombing! I’m telling you, just try to take a serious arty photo with him around… 😀
I love images and usually collect postcards for no reason at all except that I want to possess the images. I picked out ten at the V&A and as I was standing at the post card wall there was a man behind me talking to his wife. He said, “Why do you want all them post cards then?” And she said, “I don’t know, I just like having them around” He muttered something about a waste of money/time, and I turned to his long suffering wife and said, “I love having them around too.” 🙂 She was happy to have the support and smiled a big, broad smile at me.
A peacock butterfly has decided to hibernate on the upstairs hallway lamp and the UK Butterfly Preservation Society tells us we have to be cruel to be kind and hoik it out of the house. 🙁 I’m worried about that. Apparently we’re supposed to put it into a log pile or somewhere but I’m so worried that a mouse or rat or hedgehog will come and eat it. What to do, what to do?
Linking with Nancy and looking forward to catching up on all the randomness with everyone.
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The cards are beautiful and very inspiring, I also collect pictures and buy postcards only for me … At the light, I had no sleeping butterfly, but on the storage they are often on the ceiling and I make sure not accidentally wake up – he would just freeze. I would not leave lit the lamp, so it is not too hot, just other mobile lamp up there and let him.
We celebrate tomorrow Solstice entirely on our way, go out into the forest, in the mountains (I do not know if I talk about it in the blog), my love then travels to Berlin to his parents (they are old and it is good when he is with them) and until 26 he is here again. I’ll have it cozy with the cat –
Merry Christmas 🙂
I think you would Mascha. I’m glad you’ll be having family over. Oh yeah, I forgot solstice. Thank goodness the days will start to get longer now. 🙂
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow
I wonder if your tits are the little bird that we call titmice over here. They have a blue-ish gray shade to them. I have a few pictures of them on my blog. They love suet and a bird bell that I hang for them and I know when they have arrived as they are quite vocal.
Bring a log IN for the butterfly ? 🙂 ?
Very close Deb. The tits are relatives of our North American chickadees. Robert and I had a look at your lovely photo and Robert said, “is that for real? It looks like a toy…lol” Such a cutie.
Oh how sad for the woman buying the post cards. It’s hard when a spouse does not support what the other finds so amazing and beautiful. 🙁
I thought so too Diane, and that’s why I went to the trouble to reassure her. Then you know what I thought? Bet her husband doesn’t think anything of spending that £3 (about $4.50) on a latte or a beer!
I’m wondering what type of bird a blue tit is. I’m thinking of putting our bird feeder up as the visual you created sounds quite lovely. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Hi Lisa, that is a relative of our North American chickadee. (PS. warning: don’t look up British-bird-tit on google…oh my!) I think it’s a great idea to put up a bird feeder. Such a joy to watch the little guys. 🙂
i love the world Banter … Merry Christmas!! have a great weekend. was that a lamp? cool design. ( :
Me too, seems like the best place for fun. It is our hallway lamp. Robert picked it out. Actually, he picked out three; this golden one for the hall, a green one for one bedroom and a blue one for another bedroom. They throw off the loveliest light. Merry Christmas to you too Elizabeth. 🙂
I, too, love to see sunshine in the mornings. It creates a great tone for the day.
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Isn’t it just so true Rachel. It’s not nearly the same if the sun comes out in the afternoon, is it? 🙂
I love postcards — easily collectable — some for memories — some just because! Photo bombing at its best! Fun! Great name for a restaurant — very clever. Merry Christmas!
We all secretly love post cards it seems. Merry Christmas to you too Snap. 🙂
I have a box full of postcards – old ones, new ones and artsy ones. It’s fun to look through them. I passes a new hair salon called Hot Heads. The name just stuck in my mind as being rather clever.
I’d go there too Stephanie. I love Hot Heads. I saw one called Curl up and Dye. 🙂 Yay, another post card friend.
Nancy @ A Rural Journal
Smiled at your photo-bombing hubby 🙂
He’s such a keeper…lol 🙂
Only recently have i learned the term “photo bombing” – your sweetie looks fun.
“Scoff & Banter” – wonder what they choose to serve. I’d stop in, for sure.
yep, i collect post cards, too – and i ask people to send, or bring me one when they travel (although, they rarely do . I think they assume I’m joking.)
Happy Happy to YOU!!!
I’m so happy to hear loads of people collect post cards. Such lovely little jewels of images. Scoff and Banter bills themselves as Great Britain on a Plate…lol. Happy Christmas Maggid. 🙂
i suspect that butterfly will adjust and be fine .. if not, well its all about the circle of life,no?
Robert said so too because the house is brick and quite cool. (sigh) I know, but don’t want the little thing to wake up and use its energy.
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I think I would move the butterfly! Love the shot of your husband peeking from behind the sanwhich.
Hi Karen, I think we’ve determined to move the butterfly to the tool shed somewhere sheltered and easy to escape come spring. Robert’s the cutest, isn’t he? 😀 PS. Robert says “not husband, romantic better alternative!” 😀
Sunshine in the morning is the best!!!! It does set the tone for the rest of the day. 😀
Awesome restaurant name!
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Hi Diane, So true about the tone of the day; I was just thinking that same thing. 🙂 No matter how many photos he bombs, Robert is such a keeper!
Morning sunshine is fabulous–especially for photography, but also for just starting the day off on positive. That butterfly looks beautiful on your lamp. They don’t live very long, but if you keep it inside, they don’t get a chance to find a mate and make more pretty butterflies, so should probably let it go in the woodpile 🙂
I know Sara. This guy has to over-winter and go mate next spring…then he will die anyway. But maybe we’ll take him out to the shed and put him somewhere in the shelter there. 🙂
Oh I love old postcards too and yours are lovely. Your photos make me smile they are beautiful. B
My sons are just like your husband when they see the camera pointing at them..They made goofy faces all the time 🙂
Having birds around is so much fun to see, and used to collect post cards too when I am at a new place..
I enjoyed the Random.
I love that you collect postcards. I look at them in antique stores and at yard sales, but I’ve never bought any. You inspire me to do so in the future! Have a wonderful holiday!
I love the Scoff and Banter. Isn’t that what we do in restaurants while we are eating? What are the winters like in England?
Exactly right Michelle. 🙂 The weather is pretty much the same as my West Coast. Right now it’s ever so blustery and raining with highs of about +6 and lows of +2. There was actually some snow in Van yesterday, C showed us on skype, but it’s all melted now. 🙂