Tile Tales – Remember

Remember by KL Caley – Poet Kit

Today is the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II and a bank holiday in the UK, giving everyone in the UK the chance to mourn the Queen in their own way. There have been some beautiful memories shared of the Queen recently, but my favourites are those in which we saw her smile.

Queen Elizabeth II – Smiling

Today’s tale was made with the Poet Kit

Want to play along?

I love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks.
I’m no poetry writer so I prefer to create a short story of sorts.
The kits can be found here (and they are free):

KL 💗

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Tile Tales – Tribute

Thank You Ma’am – Love Kit

This week’s Tile Tales is a change of pace.

Today’s tale was made with the Love Kit

Want to play along?

I love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks.
I’m no poetry writer so I prefer to create a short story of sorts.
The kits can be found here (and they are free):

KL ❤

Thank you for your service, Your Majesty!

Royalist or not, our Queen was an icon!

And what an incredible, transformative, era she did reign.

She will be missed.

Queen Elizabeth II

Those who come after you will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any.

That your attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country.

The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.

Queen Elizabeth II – Smiling

God Save The Queen! Rest In Peace, Ma’am.

Credit: Hello again Lilibet by Murphys Sketches

Take Care.

KL ❤

Tales and Travels – Skye Cont’d…

More bucket list places ticked off the list today. Backpack on we set off… in search of more Fairies, this time at the Fairy Pools. Whilst we considered swimming, having already been soaked enough by the weather, we were happy enough with a welly wander in the water (although we seemed to be the only ones doing so!).

A quick lunch and off in search of more castles (4th in 4 days – we’re doing well). This time it was the romantic ruins of Armadale. Whilst lovely, it was the museum which held our attention longest.

Fairies and Castles – Skye

I can’t wait to get home and sort through all the photos. I probably have a years worth of #writephoto prompts from this trip alone – lol, but I hope you like this little collection.

Take Care.


Lots of Lochs

Castles and Glens

And lots of lochs too

Travelling Scotland

Wow, what incredible views

We’ve seen mountains of trees

And some cliffs steep and rocky

Lots of Lochs too

Including my favourite, Loch Lochy!

We’ve had tablet flavoured popcorn

And the obligatory iron bru

Whilst watching the scenery

And lots of Lochs too

I’m sure I’ll dream of the hills

All luscious and green

And lots of Lochs too

With more tomorrow to be seen.

Bonnie Scotland so far…


The vows were made

The rings exchanged

And soon the newly wed couple

Will be on a plane

Lots of love and laughter

(And a few proseccos too)

A good time was had

By everyone we knew

But the star of the show

(For me anyway)

Was a tiny young chap

In his kilt for the day ❤

The wee man in his kilt!


Two hearts today come together

Making commitments to one another

Raising glasses, making toasts

Whilst the bestman does his roast!

Laughter, smiles, love in the air

Making memories for all to share

With so many more joyful days to come

I’m so glad they’ve finally found “the one”


Weddings are certainly not for everything, but there is something special about hearing a couple say their vows together on their special day, looking their best, love genuinely fills the air.

I was given a few bits of advice before my own wedding many years ago (as most people are) but these are a few of my favourites.

  • Today, the wedding couple will be the only people who know everyone in the room. They are all there for you two alone, making your day as special as possible.
  • This one sounds a bit sour but it’s genuinely amazing, when you think about it – the combination of people will likely never be in the room again, people split up, families fall out, people pass away, along with countless other reasons. So take a little time to cherish this moment in history, this group of people together, as it will likely never happen again.
  • Everyone in the room is there for one thing and one thing only, to celebrate you both. There will likely be something that goes wrong on the day, a flower arrangement goes wrong, someone falls ill, the DJ plays the song of an ex, or some inconsiderate auntie also decides to wear a white dress, but honestly, no one will notice any of that, no-one actually cares what your dress or suit or whatever you choose to wear looks like, what your table centres are, what your favours are, etc etc. They will likely not even remember, so don’t sweat the small stuff, the thing they want to see more than anything is smiles on your happy faces.

What advice would you give?

Mama snuggles

2 weeks I’ve not been feeling great, then my little guy started vomiting, so I spent the night being snuggled by bony little elbows, knees and a sweaty little body (not to mention the random sleep talking – something to do with Daddy’s sandwiches 🤷‍♀️).

My lovely husband offered to take over last night to let me get much-needed sleep but when I came up to say goodnight my beautiful blue eyed baby asked if he could sleep next to Mama.

There’s nobody who could say no to that.

Mama snuggles