This is Toffeeapple's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Toffeeapple's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Away with the faeries
Butterfly mind.
Interests: Reading: Quizzing: Photography: Art: Birds: Beetles: Pedantry: Steam Trains:
Recent Activity
Yay, we Red Dragons are the best! I have just seen how far behind I am, sorry...
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on The last instalment at frayed at the edge
1 reply
That loo is gorgeous but I bet it would be cold there in the winter!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Some more holiday photos! at frayed at the edge
1 reply
Beautiful flowers but Hellebore at this time of year? Mind you, it will soon be time for my Wallflowers to start blooming again. They really are most peculiar, the plants are years old and never seem to die off.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2017 on Friday flowers: in the garden at Cornflower
1 reply
I am happy for you!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2017 on Friday reads: al fresco at Cornflower Books
1 reply
I am from South Wales - which part are you going to? Love your hair and your cheeky grin. Huge breakfasts, I wouldn't be able to eat half of yours.
1 reply
Congratulations to you both! Hugs! xx
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2017 on Celebrations!! at frayed at the edge
1 reply
Not much longer to wait now!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2017 on Hearing voices at Cornflower Books
1 reply
Very pretty!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2017 on Summer's lease 4 ... at Cornflower
1 reply
Gosh, that is rather marvellous. I watched NASA TV for a while and saw it in four states, then I got bored because all the presenters were saying silly things, like - gosh it just got dark! And that was an expert in Madras, Oregon... My first and best beloved niece lives in Las Vegas and was miffed because the sky was covered in cloud. At least the temperature was lower.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2017 on Solar Eclipse 2017 at A Bluestocking Knits
It looks like a star-burst; I hope you manage to smell the perfume eventually.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2017 on Friday flowers: peacock orchid at Cornflower
1 reply
That plant in the sand looks like a member of the cabbage or cruciform family since they all have just four petals. Do you know if it is edible? Look out for Waxwings on the Rowan come winter, they will strip a tree in minutes. I really like your shots of the bridges. And oh, your log-pile! Envy.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2017 on Make yourself a cuppa ........ at frayed at the edge
1 reply
I remember reading her 'My Year of Meats' - a rather powerful read. I shall try to take this method on board, it could help my chaotic mind.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2017 on The state of not-knowing at Cornflower Books
1 reply
My initial reaction was - Oh gods, NO! But then I saw that it is Nigel, so of course, I am off to pre-order it. Thank you for letting me know.
1 reply
I had never heard the word 'fankle' before but I like it and the meaning of it. I should love to unfankle your threads, a very satisfying occupation. I have thoroughly enjoyed this post Anne, thank you for the giggles.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on Beware seagulls!! at frayed at the edge
1 reply
That woman's revue simply takes the biscuit!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on Fabulous food at Cornflower
1 reply
I would get lost in that much space. Given my inability to walk more than 30 metres at a time it would probably take me three days to get to bed. How much, I wonder, would it cost to heat and/or keep clean. I was a little disappointed with the orangery, very few plants at all. I started to read the article you linked to but my frustration with all the 'question marks as punctuation' made me close it. But, oh, all those books and cosy places in which to read them!
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2017 on Shelf space at Cornflower Books
1 reply
I meant to ask you - are you aware of the true pronunciation of Cadfael? My language and, therefore that of Cadfael is Welsh and is peculiarly phonetic. We do not have j k v in the alphabet; Cadfael would be pronounced as Cad-vile. Incidentally, you mentioned druthers in a recent post - I had to look it up since I had never heard of it before. I do, so, love to learn and this blog is a place where I seem to do a lot of it. Thank you!
I finished reading Westwood (that exact edition) a few weeks ago but I still haven't formed a coherent feeling about it yet. I will need to re-read at least part of it. I am now having difficulty in supporting quite a lot of my books so have become resigned to my Kindle (Mark 4) although still not totally enamoured. The classics are usually very reasonably priced though so that is a plus. I recently read a Penguin book and the typeface was so small that I had to concentrate very hard on it and when I was watching Dickie's television that evening, everything was blurred. So I won't be doing that again.
I very much enjoy Lucy Worsley on television but have never read any of her books and since that one is about Jane Austen, I would have no interest in it at all. V. S-W sounds very pompous doesn't she?
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2017 on What Are You Reading? at A Bluestocking Knits
I think that St. Clement Danes is an RAF Church now. I have no idea about kneelers since our Baptist Chapel had no such embellishments and we certainly didn't have cushions on the pews. What pampered bottoms the C of E must have.
I like that colour. Are you allowed to carry knitting needles on flights? If so, that surprises me.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2017 on Travel Knitting at A Bluestocking Knits
You asked 'Why do I love wobbly roof-lines so very, very much?' I think it is because they look organic. That outdoor bookcase, I think might be an Auricula Theatre for Primula Auricula. That play looks decidedly odd - and was that Lenny Henry in a gold frock?! 'Our Len' who is from Dudley in the West Midlands and whose accent is probably reminiscent of Shakespeare's own.
About fifty years ago I went to Stonehenge and the only other person I saw was my motorcycle riding boyfriend. We spent ages there, climbing on the stones and all that kind of thing. I suppose it is not allowed nowadays? I had absolutely no knowledge of Bayleaf House and am still unclear about it.
Oh my word, I laughed right out loud at the Play that Went Wrong. I wonder if there is a longer video of it? Canals always look so marvellous but I have never been tempted to holiday on one.
That was an amazing thing, thank you so much.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2017 on I've started so I'll finish ... at Cornflower
1 reply