Monday, 31 December 2012
It only seems like a couple of years ago, that we were looking forward to the new millenium. Now here we are, on the eve of 2013! Time really does fly. Have you made any resolutions? I don't really make them, but I do tell myself that I will try to do certain things differently or more efficiently. I don't look back, that's not the way I'm going. I hope the New Year has some wonderful things in store for all of us! All I want is to be happy and healthy, and I wish everyone of you the same too!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
It will be two years this month that I had to give up my job. After working for almost 40 years in the retail and banking industries , both full and part time, it made quite a difference to me being at home all the time. It wasn't something which was planned. I'd had a fall on my way home, and had damaged my knee. I ended up using these....
Monday, 22 October 2012
For the life of me I can't understand what is wrong with some people these days. It doesn't matter if you're watching tv, browsing on the internet, or listening to the radio, there seems to be a certain amount of people who spend their lives insulting and criticizing other people. The sad thing is, that in most cases, the people who are making these awful comments have never even met the people who they are insulting or making awful comments about! For instance, in one of today's papers a well known celebrity has just given birth to a baby. Apparently within minutes of this news going out into the world, via internet, radio, Twitter, Facebook etc, it seems the trolls were leaving hurtful and spiteful comments. Why?? This is one of just many instances which I've heard of over the last week, and it's made me wonder just why they feel they have to do it. The first thing I thought of is jealousy.
Monday, 8 October 2012
There are just a few raspberries and blackberries left to pick and I'll do that tomorrow. There won't be enough for a pie so they'll be eaten for breakfast with some home made yoghurt and cereal. The house is beginning to smell like Nellie Pledge's Pickle Factory again. How quickly that year's flown by! Anyway, the first batch of pickled onions is finished....here.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
We had a long weekend away last week, to visit family. We also stayed one night at Ye Old Ferrie Inn, on the banks of the beautiful river Wye. it was a lovely stay, good accommodation, great food. This was the view from our window.The Spirit of The Green Man. Now I have a passion for green men, I only
have had two which I'd bought a few years ago.
This was the first one I bought....
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
You can feel it in the air, the changing of the season. It seems to get dark quite quite early now. The stormy weather hasn't helped. The last couple of days the air has been so heavy. We were out on Sunday when the sky went so black. I think everyone was hoping for a good storm to freshen the air, but all we had was a very slight shower, then all the dark clouds were burned off by the hot sun. The garden is still flourishing, although the invasion of slugs and snails has been a complete pain. I haven't seen so may at once for years, and since the farmer harvested the crop of rape seed from his field adjacent to us we've had quite a few large spiders in the house too! It always happens but usually it's mid September before that happens. Luckily I don't mind them and can safely extricate them from the house, ( I'm sure they laugh at me and return the next day!) We're having a bumper crop of berries and dwarf beans, and there are some lovely juicy apples on the tree, ( keeping an eye out for little pests though) there'll be plenty for the grandchildren this year. The roses are just wonderful, there are still plenty of buds, I just hope that we don't get torrential rain when they're about to open, or they'll end up soggy. The Heuchera are just lovely.....
Thursday, 2 August 2012
One thing's for sure, we still have some glorious colour in the garden. This is a picture of one of the roses on our patio....
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Now that summer has finally arrived, I thought I'd share some summer colour with you. Some shots are from our garden and some are when we have been out and about over the last week. Enjoy!