Saturday, February 11, 2012

Goodness! Long time no post

How time rushes past and things happen .........
I have loads of news and photos to share but need to gather myself before I post on here.
Joe is now 10 months old and I am a year older lol
The garden is now barren and covered with snow and ICE lots of ICE. It hasn't been more than 2 degrees here for over 2 weeks and it doesn't show any signs of getting any warmer.
Now I have remembered what I'm doing I will be back asap

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pulled the beetroot and just laughed! I forgot I had planted the seeds in the little pods which are NOT intended for root veg so I ended up with golden baby beets and a few baby beet carrots lol

The heatwave is making my garden shine in places and showing up the rubbish in others. The flowers need cutting back and quite a few weeds to pull up. So much work and not enough energy.

Must get out there soon.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Garden Update

My garden although colourful is a mess. I haven't been able to go out there for a couple of weeks and it shows. My tomatoes are still small and green so I don't expect much there. It has been very windy with heavy rain this week with more forecast so it doesn't look like I'll get much done anytime soon. I have collected a few seeds for next year and I'm determined that the garden will be better. I am going to pull my beetroot tomorrow regardless of the weather as they need to be pickled in time for Christmas.

I hope to be planting my daffodils soon so that I have a good showing for the spring.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bad Week or so but good ending ...............

I was rushed into hospital last week with a severe health problem and was all on my own in a side room. It was lovely to have the privacy and peace ........... I still have a lot of tests etc ahead although it looks like another permanent problem to add to my list. But I'm still smiling! 
When I was allowed home I found I had won a competition with My Craft Studio Club which gave me a lovely end to the week. I am allowed to choose my prize to a certain value but the choice is so great I'm struggling to make up my mind lol But I will!
My 2 eldest grandchildren stayed for 4 days over this week-end and although it was very tiring it was also lovely to have them take my mind off my worries. We went to our local park which I hadn't seen in many years and it was such a wonderful few hours of fun and laughter. The 'swings' have been replaced by a 'health' theme park all to encourage children to exercise. There is still a younger childs area as well as the small steam train (which unfortunately broke down that day) There was also a giant slide and trampoline - not free but I thought good value. The children loved it and that's what mattered.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Train rides

We took the children on a mini steam train ride last Thursday and it was great fun. We went to Rudyard lake and can highly recommend for a lovely day out. The children were having so much fun spotting animals and birds, having a lovely picnic and enjoying the ride. It's not a long ride, just enough for them not to be bored.
Next time we are going to Churnet Valley.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Today is my brothers birthday, my sisters birthday, my brother-in-laws birthday and DHs cousins birthday!
At least it gets 4 out of the way very quickly

flowers from my garden

My Little Cook playing Drums with Pots

My Little Helpers