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Starting off with all good intentions

Feline falling

Lintig, Germany, mid-1980s. I snapped this right at the moment the kitten fell off the edge of the couch. You can see his little feet caught on camera with their soles pointing north. On the left is Paul, a good friend from Devon, who made a valiant attempt in trying to catch the falling feline. Alas to no avail, however, two nerve calming tablets and a strong, sweet tea soon put things right. I mean me!

As we go forward into a new year I wish everyone out there a great 2014. I’m looking back with fond memories and some not so… such as the time I had on my head the entire contents of a tin of organic tomatoes flavoured with basil blinking furiously as it ran down my face and into my eyes, in a pathetic attempt to correct my hair colour which had gone disastrously wrong. Yes, brilliant, I always wanted to look half human half yellow canary.

May 2014 be happy and healthy and full of fun and how about those New Year resolutions, hmm? I’m going to borrow this bit from Wolfie’s blog. What! So shoot me! I’m bloody exhausted. Yesterday I was working all day on my six websites. My eyes still look like those of a cartoon character after he’s been hypnotised whilst somewhere along the way my brain was swapped with mashed potato at which point this occurred I can’t say for sure. And all morning I’ve been doing battle with my juicer. It won. Say no more.

Yes, I will be nicer to next door’s cat even if he does relieve himself all over my roses.

No, I won’t swear and wish horrible things on the driver who nips in front of me without so much of a flash of an indicator instead of waiting patiently in line like everyone else.

Actually, cut that one. As for the first resolution personally I have no problem with any animal in my garden but I do wish dog owners would clean up after the poor thing has done its business in public. The animal would if it could and whilst dog owners have this ability many choose not to exercise it.

And finally, yes, I will endeavour to stick to my New Year resolution list for at least six months if not the whole year.

And I have one more to add to that. Why not make it your resolution to read more? And I know just the books telling of hair disasters and a pawnographic cat! These and other daft real-life essays can be found in Musings Amusing… what! Again? So double shoot me.

Happy New Year to one and all and let’s wish the same to everyone else.

Peace and Happiness.

See you in 2014.
Rosie. x

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Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Snow Go

Christmas in Carnyorth

Christmas 2000 at home in Carnyorth, Cornwall, UK. Wouldn’t you agree the ladder is a nice touch?! Put out for Father Christmas? A helping hand down the chimney? Or is it strategically placed as modern art? Seriously.

Here we are a couple of days before Christmas and the birds are singing away, chirping their little hearts out they are. I refer to the bird sound emanating from my computer and not the real thing which are noticeable by their absence. On the other hand the fridge has been totally silent with not even a whisper of a seasonal groan along the lines of “Frosty the Snowman” which would have been somewhat apt.

It is cold but not cold enough for snow but perhaps it’s waiting to unleash itself during the midst of winter. It has been known.

When your knickers are straining at the elastic following your feast of turkey or soya nut roast and your nose is as red as Rudolph’s thanks to the copious amount of alcohol you have guzzled down your gullet, you should be in the right frame of silly mind to relax and snuggle down for a laugh and a titter with “Cat Tales”. It’s free and if that doesn’t grab you the two reviews on Nook might!

Happy Christmas to one and all. Until next week.

Rx

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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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More of a bleurgh than a boing.

Shingy France 2004

Shingalana, France, 2004. Either he can’t get on with the French language and he’s given up or else he’s wishing he’d purchased those sunglasses after all. That French sun can be vicious.

… continuing on from last week’s technology chat let’s include electronic goods in that, shall we? Why not indeed.

Okay! I have four computers currently using two and this is not anything grand it’s only because I buy a laptop, don’t get on with it, buy another, ditto and eventually end up by purchasing a hard disk and monitor purely so I can use my older-style keyboard which is what I should have done in the first place.

And what is this new type of keyboard anyway? No bounce to the keys whatsoever. When you hit a key it’s supposed to give a bit of a boing but not so with these new keypads you get more of a bleurgh than a boing. Plus the keys are off-centre which means when I want to write for example, “typing blogs” it comes out as “roingd vilog”. Who’s clever idea was that? Someone who either dictates a lot or uses pen and paper as no self-respecting typist would have re-arranged a perfectly good keyboard by shunting everything upon it to one side like last week’s fish.

And my point? The laptop makes noises like a chirping bird. Confuses the cat. Confuses me. It’s chirping away right now. I can hear it on the other side of the room. And that’s another thing. My fridge groans. It’s 0200 in the morning. It’s dark, I’m sleepy, just awoken and feeling the need to feed my ulcer, it’s between a yoghurt rice cake and a fruity bar when all of a sudden the fridge lets out this ghostlike groan which makes my blood gelid. I read somewhere of fridges producing noises or else they are picking up radio waves as it’s been said they sound just like Elvis Presley singing. Seriously. Rather Elvis then this withering groan. Most disconcerting.

Be well and keep warm. I will do my best to achieve this. Bye for now.

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Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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A Charging Bull

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And as usual my picture has nothing to do with the week’s blog entry whatsoever although it could be depicted as on a rampage. Yes, it is I underneath the protection mask in France getting handy with a hammer. Ooh, look at all those orbs… or are they dust particles hmm… and did I ever pay for working like a brickie. My body capitulated and I was good for nothing. Serves me right.

A charging bull? That’s me as I am a Taurus and as for the charging bit, well, not so much I don’t have the energy to get mad and charge. At least not at the same time. So, why is there smoke escaping from my nostrils and not because I am inhaling on a cigarette? It’s because of technology. Again. Technology and I do not get along. I do take some of the blame when things blow up or break down but not all of it. What was I attempting to do I hear you ask? All right, let me pretend. I was attempting something really hard. I was trying to open a document. Yes! That’s it. Did it open? No. Instead I was presented with a whirry circle that looks like a plumber’s washer going round and round with a message saying “Gerrof you daft bag you have no business being here in the first place” or something along the lines of “Word not responding”.

Tell me about it.

Puts me in mind of another time of DVD players suddenly freezing and totally unresponsive to a person not a million miles away from here, repeatedly bashing the remote upon their knee and swearing at the DVD player whilst lobbying it with threats of going back to watching videos.

None of which works.

To end on a somewhat familiar note. What! So shoot me.

If this struck a chord first of all I’d love to hear from you and secondly, why not download “Musings Amusing” where real-life anecdotes and stories including my escapades with DVD players, hair dye disasters and pawnographic cats are encapsulated in this FREE eBook. Grab a coffee, definitely decaf if you have an ulcer, snuggle down and click on the link below to find a download to suit you.

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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Talk. Tape. Take.

All four kittens

Four kittens. My lap. Berkshire, UK, 1997.

“Isn’t that just typical,” I hear you mutter, “we don’t hear from her in over a week,” and “personally I thought she was dead,” I hear another mutter, charming, thank you indeed for that. And now you can’t keep me away! Well, what have I got to gripe about this time? No griping simply promoting. I have done an interview with Smashwords and thought you might like to have a shifty at it. I kept the answers concise purely to prevent inordinate amounts of tedium overpowering you like a blanket of frustrating fog. Most considerate of me I thought, not to mention restrained because you know what, writers love to talk about themselves, their books, their favourite pens, notepads, future books, past books, what they had for dinner last night, their cars, their cats…. Cats? Cars? Really? Funny you should say that because I have this great tale about… hello? My screen just went blank.

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Posted by on December 1, 2013 in Uncategorized