Tuesday, June 13, 2006

To sleep, perchance...

It's a little cooler this evening, so I'm hoping I sleep a little better tonight. We took advantage of the cool after a little rain and went for a walk down by the Tees.



Yep, definitely need a better camera. The white blob across the river is the Middlesbrough FC stadium - The Riverside Stadium.



The Transporter just fascinates me. When Auf Wiedersehen Pet had the storyline about the Transporter being dismantled and sold to the USA our nephew, who is a policeman down there, was innundated with calls complaining about the scandal! "Look outside your window madam. Is it still there? Good. You see, it's just TV!"

Last night was terrible - it was unbearably warm, a burglar alarm was going off and on down the road so often that at one point I was thinking about taking a ladder and a hammer down there and 'fixing' it myself. I never sleep very well at the best of times - a consequence of the fibro, but light AND disturbed sleep tends to give me vivid nightmares. This has been exacerbated by reading Predator, the last Patricia Cornwell in paperback.
I don't really know why I do it. I love mysteries - Reginal Hill, Sue Grafton, Val McDermid, Kathy Reichs, Karen Slaughter, Ian Rankin - but Cornwell's last few have disturbed me more than I have enjoyed the books. I must be getting old. Can't handle movies or TV where people are tortured, murdered etc, especially children. Anyway, I'm hoping for a dreamless sleep tonight.
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On a much, much happier note, I'm really pleased with the Ample Bloglist response. Check out the sidebar list of links! I'm so jealous of the interesting titles, fantastic work displayed and feel so privileged to have a peek into other people's lives. I love the whole concept of the blog. It's like a treasure hunt or a mystery tour.

Speaking of which... I'm intrigued by the concept of Geocaching, which is: an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache. I'm intrigued by the idea of knitters joining in and leaving skeins of yarn in the cache!

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Have had a couple of queries about the Lemon Top. Must be a local phenomenon. We usually get ours from Pacitos in Redcar. It's a vanilla icecream cone with a blob of lemon sorbet on top. Can't find a picture or a link on Google. Will just have to make J buy me another one soon and photograph it.

6 comments:

Emma said...

Pacitos eh ?
Fancy popping by sometime ?

Gill said...

I would love to :)

Anonymous said...

Gill, any luck with receiving anything from me? I will call the post office today. My other half received something 2 weeks after posting from the UK to Ireland so there is still hope!
Your Secret Pal

Laurie Dolan White said...

Been reading your blog for a little while now and finally had to post to say thanks for writing it :) . The pictures are also lovely and always seem to me to be so calm and centering. Not sure why.
Also,now i have to buy a gps damnit! ~laurie

quiltyknitwit said...

I don't like those gory mysteries anymore either.

rho said...

Oh WOW -- we are too much alike -- I found you on AK list - have fibro, love mysteries, and have a GPS and do some geocaching (although for this summer I may only do easy ones as the ticks here are horrendous already and I have already had Lyme disease and Babesosis(spelling?) another tick borne disease)

I'm not super good at keeping up my blog but if you want to list it in the Ample bog list .... I am trying to work on being a better blogger and will try to get more pictures on it.