Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

2nd Day of Spring! and also the hottest day we have had here since last Summer!!

"And what were you doing? "  you might ask.

And I would answer "Why, gardening, of course!!"  How stupid are we? No, don't answer that!

But here are a few garden pics of what we have done today (in 29 degree heat also!!)(hot and sweaty and dirty and and...

Here we go :-


So this view is to show what an absolute mess we are in at the moment! We are moving all the furniture around in the hut, because I need to get to the surrounding gardens and give them a big clean up.  Alan also is going to oil the decking and give the hut a good spruce up for Summer.


Here is the poor old fish pond - needs some TLC also, but i have planted up these lovely geraniums to sit around it!


View of the garden we are working in - some new ferns and bromeliads planted. and a good watering to settle everybody in.


Wedding Palm needs some of these ferns removed and put onto boards, before they fall off and get eaten by the hungry bromeliads below!!


Our young stag fern is beginning to sprout some more fronds - he should grow really fast this year.  Hope we never need to replace the fence 'cos it ain't gonna happen!!

All in all, we did have a very productive day in the garden today even though I nearly melted!  Hopefully everything will be ship shape for Summer, though I do hope we get some more cooler weather between now and then!

Our hut is really taking a beating this Spring, as we have a pair of Turtle Doves nesting inside the foliage of our Golden Cane Palm, and each morning they come out and sit in the hut and do their birdy business! I suppose we can live with it, but boy, do they make a mess!

hope everyone is well, have a good week and take care


Monday, September 1, 2014

Week 34 of 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Well, here we are again waiting on this week's word.  This is so exciting!

No one has yet posted for last weeks word but that's ok,  it will happen I'm sure. Every one is a plus!!

So here we go!

The word for this week is :- "trio"

Hope you all like that one, I'll see you through the week!

Have fun and take care


Sunday, August 31, 2014

52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

welcome back everyone!  I had such a busy week just gone, with doctors appointments and such, that I never thought about blogging.

From here on, life should become a little less hectic, and I will be able to post a bit more through the week.  I hope...........remember, the best set plans! (especially in this house)LOL

Anyhows, here we are for our show n tell for "cotton", so without further ado, let's begin:-


Here is my picture for the word "cottton".  As a quilter, I use a lot of cotton fabric, and here is just a small show of different cottons and what can be done with them.  I also use cotton fabrics for my embroidery, they are very easy to work with and you can always find the pattern and the colour you want..
They are made from a natural plant fibre, so are biodegradable and safe for our planet. (I'm not so sure about some of the dyes used though!!

I hope you like my picture of cotton, and i look forward to seeing yours in our Linky tool below - don't be shy, join in at any time, I promise noeone will laugh at you!!!

See you all again tomorrow evening for our new weekly word.

Take care 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 33 of 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Well, it seems that nearly everybody "cottoned on" to what I was on about last night!!

Couldn't I  just die laughing!!

So today I have our word for this, our 33rd week, and it is (drum roll please!)

"cotton".

Another interesting one!  I'll see you later in the week!  Don't forget, you can join in at any time, just post your photo!

Take Care


Sunday, August 24, 2014

52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Well, here we are, back for our "blue" week!

I quite enjoyed this word, and finally this evening, I got around to taking my picture! (I'm always late!). Suddenly, when I uploaded the pic to my computer, I was shocked.  Then I started laughing - I'll leave it to you to work out why.  Leave me a comment about why I was laughing hysterically and screaming "oh no, I can't put that up!!".

Can't wait to hear what you think!

So without further comment I give you:-



Tommy wearing his blue jacket!

I'm still laughing!!  I'll be back tomorrow evening to let you know the word for this week!

Don't forget to leave me your comment about why I am still laughing, now, will you??


Monday, August 18, 2014

Week 32 of 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Well, here we are again, ready for this weeks word!

The weeks are simply flying by, it will soon be Christmas!  Ooops - wish I hadn't thought that!

Anyhow, the word for this week is - "blue".

This is harking back to Diane, who suggested colours.  I did have another word for this week, but I like "blue" better!

See you here next Sunday evening with your "blue".

Have a great week and take care.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Well I almost didn't make it tonight!!

I was in the TV room, watching X Factor, and I suddenly realized that X Factor is on on Sunday night, and I haven't even taken a picture this week!!  It's not Saturday, and I don't have Sunday to catch up!! Horror!!

So here i am to show you an old picture that I took that I think explains our word "head"

Here we go :-


A photo of the head of the head of the house! Poor baby Tommy Poodle, he is 10 now, and suffering with arthritis.


A photo of the 2nd in charge head of the household!

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself!!

Just add your pics to Mr Linky below, and lets see your "head"

I'll be back tomorrow evening for next weeks word, See you then!