Tuesday, 16 September 2014


By Invitation is back and, I can't believe that we are in our fourth year !

Our subject for the month of September is Sharing.

I don't really have a lot to share. I'm ordinary, have quite a groundhog day life, as most of us have { with a few exciting moments now and again !! }  and don't really have any pearls of wisdom to share with you all. 
I'm sure that everything has been said about sharing much better that I ever could.
 Sharing could be interpreted in so many ways but …..

….. sharing is what it is …..

Nature shares her seeds …..

….. people share information …..

You think that selfie's are a new thing ? Robert Cornelius shared this selfie of himself, that he took outside the store that his family owned, in 1839. It became famous for being the first self portrait or, as is commonly known now, the first  selfie !!!! 

Share a slow dance …..

Share food …..

Share a kiss { especially this one of Benedict's { or should I say Sherlock's } } …..

Share the rain …..

Share mischief !!

Share words and feelings …..

Share a secret …..

….. and, of course, as the child above said, ' Getting married means sharing your toys !!!!!

Everything's better when shared with another.


To see more interpretations of sharing, pop over to Marsha's for all of the links.

image 1: via meetville, image 2: via umla, image 3: via the good old days photograph by George. W. Hales, image 4: via news.distractify, image 5: via we heart it, image 6: via eating like an edwardian, image 7: via pretty sweet, image 8: via forumaski, image 9 & 11: via night tattoo, image 10: via margadirube, image 12: via chinwag, image 13: via polyvore, image 14: via love french bulldogs


Tuesday, 9 September 2014


I have a terrible confession to make ….. 
I don't particularly like shoes or handbags !!!!! There, I've said it and I can hear many a sharp intake of breath going on all over blogland !! BUT …. to redeem myself, I have a very unhealthy love for jackets.

I  bought this one a while ago as, it is so me and I couldn't resist.

I also have the above jacket { and the Tophat } …..

I have this one in the brown and …..

….. the same one in black …..

I have the above, but in grey …..

….. and, I have the two above. These are just the tip of the iceberg, { I wouldn't dare count them all !! } but, they have been accumulated over the space of quite a few years !!!!

Maybe it would be a good idea for me to purchase the above straight jacket, then I wouldn't even be able to buy online, as my arms would be strapped behind my back !! Actually, I wouldn't mind buying it ……. it's rather me …. I wonder who sells it ?!!!!!


What's your guilty pleasure ? { ….. and that's not an invitation to be rude ….. you know who you are !!!! }

images 1 & 2: via free people, image 3: via shine dresses, image 4: via all saints,  images 5, 6, 7 & 8 : via ebay. image 9 : via interest, image 10: via google


Tuesday, 26 August 2014


I am now in my sixth year of blogging and, I'm wondering whether to start replying to the lovely comments that you all leave. I never really gave it much thought until I realised that many of the blogs that I read reply to their comments.
I am now thinking that I have been rather rude over the past five years ….. if you can take the time to leave me a comment, then, out of courtesy, it seems right that I should reply.  

SO …..  shall I answer your comments from now on ? 
Life might get in the way sometimes, some comments might not need a reply and, I can't guarantee that I shall have a 100% record.

Good idea ….. bad idea ? Do you reply to comments or not …… why do you….. why don't you ?

video from youtube, images in collage via: we heart it, zsa zsa bellagio, brown dress with white dots and night tattoo, last image : via crush cul de sac 


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

WHITSTABLE, OYSTERS ….. and the penalty paid !! ……….

A couple of Saturdays ago, we popped down to Whitstable for the day …… a very British thing to do. Lovely weather, seafood for lunch and a few glasses of wine can never be sniffed at.

….. found a nice restaurant as soon as we got there …..

….. and I ordered half a dozen oysters and half a lobster and, of course, a large glass of wine. I knocked back the oysters, devoured the lobster …..

….. and finished off the mussel juice that Mr. Home had left !!!!!

After that, it was time for a walk along the beach and a saunter into the town.

….. someones lunch on the beach { I could have finished those prawns off, if I'd been invited !! }

….. perused some nice shops …..

….. and a thoroughly good time was had by all until ….. a couple of days later, all hell broke loose in the stomach department !!!!! 

I'm sure that there was nothing wrong with the oysters as I would have been much worse { my sister has had salmonella from oysters !! } but, I have come to the conclusion from past  encounters with oysters, that they just don't like me ! I LOVE them, but the feeling isn't mutual so, no more oysters for me!

So sad to hear the news of Robin Williams ….. one of my favourites.

image 3: via the guardian, image 4: via foodukmsn,  image 18: via skreened, image 19: via ticketmaster ….. all other images via me !!