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 The 'swings' have been replaced by a 'health' theme park all to encourage children to exercise.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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How to lose Weight .........

Have grandchildren around regularly lol. I have lost at least 3 inches from my hips and waist since the older ones came back from Greece and Joe was born. A good by-product of the joys of having them around.
Georgia is almost 9 and really loves to craft - with or without me - she shuts herself off and 'plays' for hours. She is so sensible that I never worry about her using my stash. She always cleans stamps and puts them away (something I don't always do) and she never touches anything banned.
The first time she used my Cuttlebug she cried because of the little crack noise when it went through - she thought she had broken it. 
James isn't trustworthy at all but I will let him play a little when I am around. His attention span is minute - much like his dad was at that age.

Going out again tomorrow to see them all - family get together - so no crafting - again!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Don't you just love peace, quiet and crafting

 It's been great this week as my husband has been out almost every day and quite a few nights :) so I've had loads of time to do just what I want, although I was poorly for a day or so but never mind, the rest of the time was well spent.
I have just received my new A4 LED or is it LCD light box and it is fantastic. Now I can work on black parchment without using carbon paper. I have so much work to upload to my blog etc.
Also spent a bit of time baking again. Really getting back into it now and made quite a nice carrot cake, pizza and fresh bread.
Also been knitting, sewing and painting.
My latest 'art' work :) is altering my chrome edged notice board with alcohol inks and maybe adding a few flowers - not quite sure yet. I'm using the colours of my bedroom because that's where it hangs. I need a daily reminder when I get up!