Friday, 30 May 2008
Monday, 26 May 2008
This was Mo's first day of freedom her first feel of grass under her feet. She kept looking up at the sky, I wonder what she made of it all...
Mo 3 months later after a bit of TLC
They are a lovely bunch,friendly,cheeky,each has their own personality and they often come in for a nosey at how the Humans like to live. I do like chickens!
And I do like this lot....... who do the other bit..
Friday, 23 May 2008
He also loves vintage stuff and granny blankets but can do a mean 'table top' on the bike that is permanently attached to him.Happy 15th birthday Harry! xx
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Cherry tomatoes..I eat loads of them everyday..have to be firm else they make me feel sick when they pop.
and in a puff of smoke Sairers air of mystery vanished..this is 'moi' a few years back!
(had to change that photo from before it was driving me mad..I really hate my nose and that's all I could see.. nose and chins!!!!)
Right ..next 6 victims!....oh theres so many to choose from !
Hayley at Happylovesrosie
Lindsay at Raindrops to roses
Claire at Serendipity loves new york (but I know shes a bit busy)
Louise at Home is where the heart is.
Natalie at Summer by the sea
Deborah at This vintage life
I'll get round to leaving a message on their blogs and doing the links in a bit,but I really must go and do the things on my to do list!
oops I've now just realised I've tagged Natalie who's already tagged!
Monday, 19 May 2008
ok lets raid the posh vintage china cabinet!This is an old Edwardian oak bookcase that I painted originally blue then green.I prefered it blue but I think if I paint it once more the drawers may never open ever again. All the china in here is vintage and thrifted, mostly at boot sales and the occasional charity shop..I'm not bothered about perfection..it shows it's been well used in the past to me, so most of these things have crazing or cracks and nothing was really expensive.
"I'll get in it.. but only if you give me another treat"
Friday, 16 May 2008
Monday, 12 May 2008
Karma is being kind. Good things have been happening of late, the first being that our nice newest neighbours whos cat I looked after last week, came round with some spare complimentary tickets to the Malvern Spring Gardening Show. I had only been watching it on Gardeners world saying it looked really good this year (I last went about five years ago)but couldn't justify paying out nearly 30 quid just to get in..you want to spent at least that on all the goodies on offer!!
Needless to say I was over the moon.It's our little slice of fame in Malvern and being a gardener everyone expects me to have been and tell them all about it.
Our favourite garden at the show,lots of little rooms leading into each other,follies and gremlins! Gorgeous.
Everyone asks your opinion on plants/weeds and pest control at every opportunity too..(it must be how doctors feel at parties!)..If I had a pound for everytime I was asked how to stop cats pooing in your garden I would be a rich woman! So sometimes it's nice to switch off to it and just have a mooch at everyone else's hard work.
Well I'm sunburnt as it was a gorgeous hot day, my feet ache like crazy but it was a really nice and unexpected treat to be able to go, so I will leave you with some pretty photos....enjoy! (they should enlarge if you click on them)
This wisteria smelt divine!
loved this menacing chap in his bubbling well
We both loved this ingenius little waterfall coming down either side of the steps to the pool at the bottom.How about this for a way to recycle old bike wheels!
This was clever, but a lot of people didn't get it..one side was a police station in the 60s and the other side, one today.The 60s side had rows of bedding plants and an old Morris Minor..I heard someone say.."well that's nothing special we had our garden like that"....hmm I think that was the point lol!
and the entire crowd wanted to dip their toes in here..It was such a hot day!
Ps. I'm not sure whether it was talking about cats pooing or my use of the word 'pants' that has generated an advert on my googleAds for 'used pants' how bizarre!...do people actually buy parcels of used pants? I must have lived a sheltered life..I'm intrigued..please do let me know if you click on it as I'm not allowed to!!
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Isn't the weather divine? well I hope you are having these glorious Spring days too, I had my breakfast outside with this chap this morning...Basil. The cats go all lovey-dovey when it gets warmer, then they go all grumpy when it gets too hot!
I see someones found my new chair!
This is Winnie, she's about 16 and is my brothers cat, she's living out her old age with us as my brother lives in Canada now.
Winnie likes to sleep.A lot.
This huge Horse chestnut tree grows in our front garden,its so big I couldn't fit it in the photo! I love the candelabra flowers that come in April or May...each one turns into a conker and in October we are overwhelmed by them,there are millions of them!
The hens need crash helmets as their house is under the tree, every now and then you hear a squark as a conker drops from above. Maybe I should buy them some toy action-man helmets from ebay..what a sight that would be!!! Hens in helmets
Well as you can imagine not a lot grows well in the front garden so it is mostly shrubs, with a splash of colour in late summer from my 'hot' flower bed nearer the house.
Every spring,one of the hens goes broody.This year it's Dollys turn, She hides everyones elses eggs as soon as they lay them and fluffs up to twice her size when you open the box to collect them..she's a lovely hen, really friendly.. such a shame, I would love to hatch some chicks but I couldn't risk having a cockerel again and having to rehome him...not after Merlin!