In the nineties, I taught myself to cross stitch because I wanted to make pretty pictures and didn't have any talent for drawing. At the beginning of the year, my WI (Anglesey Federation of Women's Institute) held a drawing course, and so I thought I would try it. Unfortunately, by the time I got to… Continue reading Not born an Artist, but am trying!
by Karen J MossmanFrom my diary of 2011 Every day at lunchtime, I come home from work and take my Yorkshire terrier, Jodie, to the local park, Victoria Park, Stretford, in Manchester. There are two big fields and a few nooks and crannies to wander around. At lunchtime, I just walk around the perimeter of… Continue reading Life as a Dog Owner
by Karen J MossmanI don’t know exactly when I became afraid of mice. Perhaps it was my mum telling me she heard a mouse trap snap in the night, then lay awake hearing the whoosh- whoosh of it being dragged across the floor. Or it could have been my sister who kept mice as pets… Continue reading I’m Scared of Mice!
The 2nd of July is National Farrier’s Day. It is to encourage horse lovers, riders, and trainers so say thanks to specialists in the equine world. This had me thinking about how as a youngster I loved horses. Watching Cowboy and Indian films in the sixties meant I could see them galloping across the plains… Continue reading National Farriers Day
by Jane Finch A few years ago I decided I would like to keep chickens. However, instead of buying pedigree chickens, I rescued some from a battery farm. I had seen pictures of them kept in small cages, never seeing the light of day, never feeling the sun on their backs, and never feeling the… Continue reading The Chicken Farm
Great story about a pig called Penny and a writer who collects a multitude of animals including this pig. Enter Here
Ark Angels Animal Rescue is based in Chester. This is where we got our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Meggy, from. She is a rescue dog, taken from a puppy farm somewhere in Wales in June 2018. It was evident she'd had lots of puppies and they estimated her age as four or five. I've continued… Continue reading My Little Star, Tilly.
by Karen J Mossman Today is chill out Sunday. A day to sit back and relax, which is what I did. This made me think of the all the things I'd achieved last week. Besides writing, I love crafts and the top row of the picture shows containers made from painted recycled baked beans tins.… Continue reading My Week in Pictures
This is difficult to write because as I do, my heart is pounding and my stomach churning. This morning I noticed the bird feeder was empty. Yesterday I watched a mother sparrow taking seeds and giving them to her chick who was sitting on the fence. It was a joy to see. I also have… Continue reading Terror on a Sunday Morning!
In November 2018, we went to pick up our new puppy. Never having one before and being retired, we gave it a lot of thought before we decded to commit.We used an online site and was contacted by Debbie, who had both parents, and six pups. We had already christened ours Tilly, and visited two… Continue reading Who loves Puppies?