Welcome to Diana's Blog

I blog about anything that interests me - my local area, things I've seen or heard on the news, politics and human rights, gardening, arts and crafts, poetry, photographs and general advice.

And, when you've finished reading, don't forget to leave a comment - I love hearing from people

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cheap Christmas Gifts - Pendant Earrings Made by me – Mostly £5.50

I've made a whole lot of earrings which I am now selling in my online Etsy shop Glorious Confusion
 Take a look!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Greek Bailout Explained

(A jolly little piece which is currently doing the rounds on the Internet)

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted.

Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna.

The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit.

The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory,   pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything.

No one earned anything.

However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that is how the bailout package works!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015


You can buy this painting on stretched canvas on Zazzle - 

in my Zazzle Shop GloriousConfusion

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

I designed this Red Hollyhock iPad 6 Cover

I had a photo of some lovely hollyhocks in my back garden, and I just played around with Photoshop until I made this design.  I hope you like it. 

You can buy it on Zazzle if you want to - see the link below the picture