Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Strawberry ditty

One little, two little, three little strawberries,

Four little, five little, six little strawberries,

Seven little, eight little, nine little strawberries,

Ten little strawberry fruits.

Ten little, nine little, eight little strawberries,

Seven little, six little, five little strawberries,

Four little, three little, two little strawberries,

One little strawberry fruit.




Monday, 26 June 2017

High as an elephant's eye

High there! DH sent off for some very tasty tomato seeds and in the parcel was a freebie packet of Hollyhock seeds. We've not tasted the tomatoes yet as they are still green but the Hollyhocks have taken off in the front garden. Each plant seems to have a different colour and each plant is more than 6 feet tall! They are reaching up to the sky like plants from an alien planet.

Here are the plants from a distance. Quite a few of the plants top the 7 feet mark.

The front garden is looking like a jungle.

We should have enough flowers to last to the end of the season.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

What can I do?

I couldn't pass up this freebie from a friend but what can I do with over 150 small tubes of green and gold glitter? I've put 30 of them in a marmalade jar and will probably do the same with the others in order to cut down storage space.

Now I can't bring myself to throw away the tubes.

What can I do with over 150 small empty plastic tubes?

Oh the dilemma. :}


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Well hello there

Long time, no blog. Places to go, people to see, visitors to entertain. Garden neglected, house a tip - washing, ironing and putting away all take time.

Gosh, what an excuse!

It's been sunny and we've been out and about.

It's been sunny and we've been sitting in the garden.

It's been sunny and all the weeds seem to have taken over, the grapevine has run rampant and the eating of the mange tout sadly neglected.

Now we are nearly back to normal and I've been pruning, picking, arranging and relaxing.

Lovely to see visitors and equally lovely to be back to our daily routines.


Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Box

I saw it at the CB and thought it would be a great box for small bits and pieces. It had a few old pens and crayons in it and it was a bargain at £1.50.

Yes it was a bargain once the contents were sorted.

Just look at the pens, pencils etc. inside.

Mind you what does anyone want 20 rubbers for?

I feel a sort out of my stationery, crayons and pens is in order now and that means attacking the shelves!!!

Good job I also purchased another I-key-ah basket! Bargain - just £1.00.


Friday, 19 May 2017


I'm having a right, good time sorting wool.

All the double knit is together in different colours - reds and pinks, whites, blacks, blues etc..

All the baby wools, chunkies and cottons have been segregated ...

and I've found more unfinished bits to pull back.

Small things amuse simple minds!

Or could it be punding?

Oh dear!


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Short walk

My walk was in the garden today. Just outside the back door are the lily of the valley - a beautiful scent whenever we walk out the door.

The poppies come up everywhere and the blooms only last a few days. Each flower 'goes to sleep' at night and wakes again in the morning.

Walking down the side of the house I'm greeted by the B&M car park clematis which is still going strong, giving off another heady scent.

The strawberries are starting to flower and each day there are more and more buds opening.

These aquilegia pop up in different areas of the garden. Some I leave in and some I pull out.

Here's my walk to the back garden with the greenhouse at the end.

I won't turn round and take a picture because down the side of the house are the bins - not a pretty sight. However in the front garden there are more joys to behold. This is some sort of mock orange.

And here are euphorbia. They make a pretty bouquet but cannot be put in a glass vase because the leak a milky fluid. Is that another aquilegia that I spot there?

The iris are in full bloom but they only last a few weeks so I'll enjoy them while I can.

And here in the front is my rhubarb patch giving the impression of ornamental leaves. The blue flowers are the bluebells dying down.

Our giant calla lily keeps producing new blooms and the plant is nearly as tall as me - or should I say 'as small as me'!

Hope you enjoyed my short walk from the back to the front. I did walk down the road and back plus did a bit of weeding so I have had a little more exercise.