Daisy Chain

daisy chainI remember making daisy chains at school. It was always a challenge to see who could make the longest, but I never won. I did have a lot of necklaces and matching bracelets though.

Cutting the grass today (the lawn mower still loves me) , the white satellites were more like cats eyes on a green road as they became excellent markers for tidy lines at each pass.

I like daisies (as did Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail) .
They are a simple flower, fresh, clean and cheerful, even if they are persistent! It doesn’t matter how many times they’re cut back, they’ll still show their heads in a day or two.

daisies in the grassWhen making my cards for Mothering Sunday earlier this year, I used daisies as my theme for Mother in Law.
I selected a pale yellow card and a decoupage kit of daisies. For the verse, I raided the internet for a free download poem and with daisies on the opposite side of the sheet, printed it off for an insert.
I was really pleased with the end result and made sure it wasn’t too fat for the normal post.

daisy chain 3But going back to daisy chains. Well, sort of (beware, tangent alert) .

I remember many years ago having a new bathroom fitted.
I had selected a burgundy suite, cream tiles with periodic relief of one with a burgundy lily, and the best bit of all, the company were installing a radiator!
Except it never worked.
The bathroom looked lovely when it was finished, but was an absolute bitch to keep clean (never again would I have any colour but white!) and although the rest of the heating was running OK, the shiny radiator in the bathroom remained cold.
The company came to check it out and said it should work as everything was connected correctly and thus the problem was with our heating system, not their installation. Great.

Anyway, a friend of a friend’s friend was in the plumbing business and came to have a look.
Apparently our original heating system was on a ‘daisy chain’, and the new radiator had been set up for a twin pipe return system, so it was doomed to fail before they’d even put the brackets up.
Still, for a bargain price (£300) and whilst the family and I were all away on holiday, this could all be sorted by updating the plumbing and I would be able to toast my toes as I was doing my morning ablutions if I so wished.
Those were the days when trust was paramount, and a workman’s word was his bond.

Daisy chains.
Never ending, all connected, simple, and straightforward.

daisy chain 2

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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