Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Blooming lovely

 Both Crab Apple trees are in gorgeous bloom right now.
 The white blooms are right next to the garage back door and Ma can see it from her sitting room. It lasts such a brief time and makes a huge mess though not as much as when it is fruit!
 M took this shot yesterday evening across the hill you can see Rottingdean windmill but the sea is lost in the haze.

I hate gardening but I love flowers. The garden is a mix of wild untamed chaos and beautiful areas tended by Ma.

We have a pond full for massive toad tadpoles, hundreds of out of control white bluebells (the blue ones aren't up yet), areas of lovely lawn and other parts that all the grass is gone. Really have some great contrasts in colour and style. To me it is lovely but to keen gardeners I would imagine it would be hell.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Still going strong

 My Mothers Day flowers from J.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A burst of spring

 The purchase of a new camera coinciding with some truly lovely spring weather has presented some great shots from the spring garden.
M took the pictures - he's being a camera hog at the moment - but as it was really bought for him - I'm not complaining.

Daddies little helper - she sniffed at everything he took pictures of! Well it needs to meet with her approval.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Spring is sprung

Hello little neglected blog. How remiss of me not to post on you for so long. Have some spring cheer to make up for it.

I love yellow in a garden and I adore the mix of yellow and purple - truly springlike.

As for the last photo -that was taken using the zoom from the lounge window. Naughty little Kitty Buttons was hunting something on next doors compost heap, I called his name from the window and M managed to get this shot.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The wanderer returns.......

Where have the last few months gone? Well not on posting on this blog. Whoops!

We had some weather!

There has been lots of knitting and reading. But life has actually been fairly quiet, quite a lot of just plodding on day by day.

I am attempting to do the '52 books in 52 weeks' challenge this year - my posts for this and for the weekly Wednesday Madhouse blogging can be found here.

Am off to Bath next month for my birthday so will hopefully will some new waffle and photos to post on here then.

I'm sure I'll find other waffle in the meantime though.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Just another Monday.

Or is it? **note to self.....stop watching the Mighty Boosh!

An early start meant all the chores were done by 9.30am - dusting, hoovering, ironing etc.

So I retired to the kitchen whipped up a batch of homemade dog bikkis and an egg, bacon and tomato flan for tonights dinner.....yummy with salad and new potatoes. Followed by a batch of home made cheese scones for lunch....all done by 11.00am. Blimey, I'm on fire.

Have taken the dogs for a wonderful walk across the South Downs behind Woodingdean as it was cool enough with the sea breeze to be out in the middle of the day. Plenty of sniffs and adventures for them with the grass hoppers and the sheep. Plus Fergus loves to chase butterflies - there were loads of Chalkland Blues about.

Now a Homity pie for tomorrows dinner is underway - I like it best the day after it's baked- served cold. Going to add spinach to it - yummy.

It is only 2.05pm......might even squeeze in some knitting :o)

p.s only downside so far, a burn on my left ring finger.....who put that hot ceramic hob there? And a cut between my index and middle finger on my right hand from Lottie's extending lead.....ouch!

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Beanbags & blue fings

"I am telling you Fergus this beanbag throne is not big enough for two fat terrier arses, so go away."

"Nope my arse is staying....fuzzball. Now shhhhhh I am trying to sleep and if you don't leave me alone I will make your blue fing squeal!"

"Ugh how common.....squabbling terriers.....yuck."