Saturday, May 19, 2012

here, there

Went to the city on tuesday , mainly to shop. Had a lovely morning tea out then in praran then headed back into the city and had went to manchester press for lunch, a lovely cafe down the back laneway. Delicious food there and apparently beautiful coffee too but we only had bagels.. which are the main bulk of their menu. I had an avacado, chilli and green rocket with pine nut one. Mum had a choritzio and cheese one, good food.. youngish crowd mum kinda felt out of place.

 I will write more later aligator

Sunday, May 13, 2012


She travels on the train and a man pretends to fishing on the train with two rods.. inter changing them all the time... no hooks just wood at the end of them.He is old and bearded, his eyes look as if they have seen many a story and shed love to know what tales he could tell.His jacket, blue and trouses well worn. As the train pulled into the station she saw a 60 year old lady wearing all white and angel wings on her back, kept her mind ticking. Wondering, lost in thoughts.. blink and she may have missed the vision. Blurred lines between reality and tricks.. she kind of pinched herself to make sure she was awake. With an "ouch" mumbled to herself she knew she was wide eyed and bushy tailed... possibly regretting that coffee shed had that morning. Its interesing she thought, how some block off the world and tune out completely, some sleep, others lost in deep conversation..others lost in someones imaginary landscapes of books. So many variations of what we do when we travel. She reaches her destination, city. The looming city presents a whole other labrinth and infinite possibilities. ************

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hello again me, checking in. Had morning tea with mum and carol boweler at her work. Then I went on a shopping spree for my new lil niece Vilde ( meaning strong elf) bought some beautiful clothes and the lady in the shop gave me two beautiuflly tiny knitted hats and some tiny booties for nothing.. so lovely of her.. I think mumj shall only be packing the basics and the rest of the case if going to be baby clothes (from Vildes two crazy aunts) plus a few other items for nicola trond and of course my lil nephew Roman.I spent my birthday money on the little one. Its a good feeling. I do give a lot though. Possibly over generous. The clothes are just so beautiful. I do so hope they will like them. So I'm going to drop some gift cards in to the lady as a thank you. Im sure she can use them in her shop and give them away for nothing. I was at the bus stop just standing waiting. Over the road the bins were out and a handful of crows had gathered.(im not sure if thats enough to call it a murder of crows) So they started to peck and pluck the food from the bins, each taking turn... one of them got a whopping piece of roll and promtly flew off. he others sat around... they sat on the top of the barbed wire polls and i thought that would make a lovely drawing... so im going to try and sketch if out in charcoal later this afternoon. I write to all my pen pals yesterday as it was cold and very cold, I also made lemon sllice and a ricotta lemon and almond tea cake.. which I am going to take up to my aunt's house this afternoon. I have plans bake a few more things this week.. a few suprises for a few people. I guess cooking is another way of being creative but in the kitchen. I wish I could cook better than I bake! Im learning always learning..I would love to be mum who can see things and then adapts it to her own way.. Im a recipe book woman. I tend to stick to cook books or random ones off the internet. My favorite cafe was either broken into and robbed. As the police were there when I went round to get the coffee. Any how.. Im going to go have some lunch now.. hmm im thinking rhubarb, date and apple chutney (That mum and i made) with ham and cheese toasted maybe. Take care out there Ally