Sunday, November 27, 2011

Here they come...

We are having the most wonderful spring weather at the moment - sunshine, gentle breezes (perfect for wet washing) and sprinkles of rain.  The garden is really starting to bloom.

Here come the agapanthus.

and the hydrangea

and apples

and last but not least some tomatoes.

I must admit that I find it all very exciting walking around the garden and finding new arrivals.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Anything for peace and quiet

Having young dogs in the family is just like having young children again - they always want to play when all you want to do is sit down for 5 minutes. 

Having spent my afternoon doing housework, washing and ironing all I wanted to do while tea was cooking was just sit down and read a couple of chapters.  So when Lulu discovered some packing from a box I thought I would just leave her to it...

Did I get any reading done?  No I was too busy watching Lulu having a lovely time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One less lunchbox

We went to Tom's Year 12 Graduation last night.  It was wonderful in it's simplicity.  I didn't see him get his certificate because I was actually trying to take a photo.  I did such a great job, didn't I?

I just love dark photos of people's back.

So with Tom now finished school it means that there is one less lunchbox in our house in the morning.

As Tom's been on study leave and then exams he hasn't needed to use his lunchbox.  So today is the first time it's made it out of his bedroom for a little while.   Mmmm it was delightful...

Anyone for strawberries?

How about a cheese and bacon roll?

Thank goodness he didn't leave it any longer to clean up his bedroom.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sending love to Enchanted Moments

My lovely friend over at Enchanted Moments has had some very sad news this week.  I'm not very good with words at times like these, so Suzanne I'm "posting" you flowers from my garden with all my love.



Thinking of you and your family.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Choose your weapon

I don't know about your place at the moment but as soon as we open the door in come the blow flys.

We've had so many that I've had enough.  They drive me nuts and the dogs are scared of them.  Not to mention that they turn each and every windowsill into a fly graveyard.

So I've had enough of just using this

and I hate anyone using this, especially the males, none of whom know when enough is enough.

So this morning I headed off to the local hardware shop and upgraded my arsenal...

A bug zapper for the back door and

a bug catcher for inside.

Of course we haven't had one fly since I turned them on so I suppose you could say they work.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I really do love the idea of having chickens.  I see them on other people's blogs and my friend has some "girls" and sometimes I'm even lucky enough to score some eggs.

We have room for some chickens to run around the garden and a bird avairy that would easily convert to a hen house.  Sadly Lulu would think they were for chasing and I'm sure they would all end up dead from heart failure.  So I'll just have to be content with this chicken, courtesy of my sister.

Isn't she a sweet girl - just like the homemade strawberry jam.  I really did miss out on all the crafty genes in our family.  I suppose that's what happens when you come out fourth.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I think I can...

The little red engine was chuffing along when she came to a great big hill.

She said I must chuff and never stop.
I must chuff, chuff, chuff till I get to the top.

I think I can, I think I can,

I think I can...

And she chuffed right over the hill.

Yes, you guessed it, it was another hard
day at the office.

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