Saturday 29 June 2013

Nine to Five plus One


What am I wearing? 
Jeans, black T-shirt, denim waistcoat
What am I doing?
Picking strawberries
Where am I?
Visiting friends
What's the sky like?
Blue with a few clouds
What's motivating me?
A beautiful country cottage garden full of fruit, flowers and vegetables

Roses destined for drying for confetti


What am I wearing?

Same as before
What am I doing?
Walking home from town
Where am I?
In the streets of Blackpool
What's the sky like?
Same as earlier on but more blue sky
What's motivating me?
Being with DH, calling in on DD, recalling the meal we've had, the walk we've taken, the sights we've seen

Jellyfish on the beach

Another one a different colour

The tide's coming in

A craft fair was on in the Pavilion, a beautiful little theatre, at the Winter Gardens. 

It's been the Armed Forces' Week here and St. John's Square was buzzing with planes,

bands (Band of the King's Division),

tanks and people.


What am I wearing?

Black trousers, green V neck tunic top
What am I doing?
Arriving at a friend's summer party
Where am I?
In another lovely garden full of annuals, shrubs and bushes

What's the sky like?
Cloudy with rain threatening
What's motivating me?
An enjoyable evening with good company, good food and good conversation.

I'm linking to Thrift Deluxe's blog today as her blog is called Nine to Five.

Look for ...

This is the fourth book in the series - I've not got the third one - and it follows the fortunes of the family from one of the other books.

'There's A Silver Lining is an evocative saga, steeped in the warmth and nostalgia, in which heartache, happiness, tragedy and triumph lie in store for a close-knit Blackpool community.'

Yep, I'd agree with that! Another easy read which is not easy to put down.


Tuesday 25 June 2013

Real flowers ...

... in the house. It must be summer. These ox eye daisies were a posy picked by DD for her mum. Ahh!!! The leaf is from one of the bedding plants given to us by a friend. Ahh!!!

The chives were out side on the table when we had friends round and the orchid was picked from a 'sick' plant.

I bought the Sweet William - one of my favourite flowers.

Here's another dish arrangement of flower heads and leaves chucked in a dish.

Happy summer.


Monday 24 June 2013

It's a laugh

Q. Why do potatoes make good detectives?
A. Because they keep their eyes peeled.

Q. What do you call a person who spends a lot of time sitting in their garden and thinking?
A. A Medi-tater.

Q. What do you say to an angry 300 pound baked potato?
A. Nothing, just butter him up.

Q. What do you call a helpful potato?
A. A facili-tater.

"Tee hee," laughed Mr Potato Head.

(He didn't laugh for very long!)

We had meat and potato pie for tea today with mange tout and beetroot from the garden.


Sunday 23 June 2013

Totally blown away ...

... with the number of classic cars, buses and coaches at this Totally Transport event on the promenade. Remember the old minis? I had one in Harvest Gold (3rd from the left). We also had minis in British Jaguar Racing Car Green, Teal Blue, White and Florescent Green. DH used to take old wrecks and 'do them up'.

This one had half a car as a trailer.

The windows of this old bus were rather dirty.

Most of these coaches and buses had Blackpool as their destination.

Ahh! Diddy coach!

Ahh! Diddy coach from the front.

Rainbow buses.

There were hundreds of vehicles stretching as far as the eye could see.

I was totally blown away!

It was rather windy. The white horses were having a great time.

The tail on the sculpture was waving about. The sculpture in the distance is a sea organ,

which played a pretty mournful tune today.

I've lived on this coast all my life and have never ever travelled on the open topped tram. It must be totally freezing up top.

I'm surprised my pics were in focus today as I had a hard job keeping upright ...

... being totally blown away!


Saturday 22 June 2013

Let there be light ...

... and there was light - downstairs that is.



dining room

on sideboard

back room - the aliens have landed

standard lamp plus repro figurine

downstairs loo

kitchen - don't look at the grease!

I see some colours in the stained glass. I'm off to crochet a square. It's good to see that there are others who share my afflictions. (See comments on yesterday's post.)

Friday 21 June 2013

Summer reading and crafting

This is the fifth book in the series - not finished yet but it was another colour choice for a blanket square.

Three of my dresses called out to me for the next square. the skirt on the left is an orangey colour - it looks rather pale in the pic.

We had friends round for a tea party at lunchtime earlier on this week and I picked some chive flowers for the table.

The colours of the flowers and the tablecloth added up to another 3 colours to use in another square.

I keep looking out for groups of 3 colours now. Sad, so sad.