Monday, 30 July 2012

Garden Dreams...

When i first moved into this house 3years ago the garden was overgrown with brambles. When i mean overgrown i do mean overgrown, there was nothing else but brambles everywhere. The brambles are gone and so far i have managed to grow lawn from seed on one side of the garden and also created a boarder at the end of the lawn. The other side of the garden is still work in progress and i have an idea of what i want my idea to look like when all the work is done.

   A smaller version of this will be lovely and i know where i want it to be.

I have a couple of raised beds already made but not as good as these.

Simple sitting area where i can sit and enjoy the view.

Wildflower meadow
or a rockery

I already have 3 apple trees; 1 cooking, 1 eating and 1 ornamental as well as some fruit bushes.

A proper greenhouse would be nice.

and a potting bench to go with the greenhouse.

What do you think. Am i being over ambitious. What would you most love to have in your garden.

Hope you are enjoying whatever you are doing.

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Every now and then i feel the urge to declutter and i'm sure i am not the only one. My plan for this summer holiday is to be ruthless with my clutter. I have spent most of today clearing the sitting and dining room and shredding a lot of paper work. Everything is in it's right place now. I hope i can keep these rooms clean and clutter free. The next room to declutter is my bedroom, i always find it a real battle because of lack of storage space. I have tried so many ways to tackle this problem with no success. My only option is to be a minimalist and i am working on it. My room also needs decorating and for this to happen i need good weather. You might be wondering what good weather has to do with decorating my room. The thing is my painting brushes are in the shed and guess what the shed is a mess so it needs sorting out as i cannot reach the brushes. The kitchen and Master T's bedroom do not need a lot of work done so i don't have worry about them. I seem to have my work cut out for me.

How do you keep your homes clutter free. Please share.

Enoy whatever you are doing.

Saturday, 14 July 2012


What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

                                     William Henry Davies
My mum had this poem hanging on our living room wall when i was a child. Every now and again i think of it and recite it to myself. There are times when i feel as if life is passing me by, times when i feel that i am not making the most of my life or enjoying it.
At the moment i feel like a proper Wednesday's child, full of woe and all.
Here's to hoping for better weather so i can stand and stare.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Touching Base

 Last month we went to the BBC GoodFood Show Summer in Birmingham. If i am honest i was very dissappointed, i am not sure whether my expectations were too high or what. The GoodFood Show came with free entrance to The BBC Gardeners' World Live.

I had no expectations whatsoever to what i should expect at Gardeners World but it was the highlight of my day. There were so many beautiful well displayed flower stalls and some beautiful gardens. I really enjoyed having a look at the stalls tempting as they were.

I didn't take many photos but here are just a few

What do you think of this Mini Cooper...

 ...and the driver


 Whoever said diamonds are forever...

 ...I for one will be more than happy with this flower covered ring.

I am not a fan of high heels but this would definitely have a place in my shoe collection.

Some people are very talented and creative.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Being AWOL

Apologies for my absence. So many things have happened since i last blogged both good and bad but as usual the bad things always overshadow everything else. You know when you just don't feel yourself and you can't pin point what it is and you try to shake it off but whatever it is doesn't want to budge. Thats how i have been feeling. I am a lot better now and am back to being me so i will be catching up on everyones blog and seeing what you've been up to in my absence.