Saturday, March 22, 2008

Soooooooo Cold!

Because it was the 1st day of spring the other day, I did some spring cleaning and decorating of my blog, I hope you like it!
Then the weather changed

well not actually as frozen as this pic, but this was one K took over Christmas and I think its lovely!
Anyway it is bitterley cold, the wind is from the NorthEast. For us, this makes our house really, really cold! So we have had to light the front fire

the first time this winter, but it does make it nice and cosy in here!

Sassy has a new man in her life, she is no longer shouting at hubby she is busy loving up K's boyfriend!

How shallow is she!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

1st Day of Spring

It is also the eve of the Easter weekend and of course 'snow' is predicted! Now where do you think I live? Yep thats right the UK where all seasons can hit you in one day, or one week! So from a beautiful day yesterday when I got 3 loads of washing done, played in the garden and planned what we could do this weekend, I will now have to change it all!!!

Another 3 eggs yesterday

and yes they do need cleaning out!!!

Nobody told the garden that more snow was on the way....

I love this Euphorbia the vibrant lime green against the purple is amazing although this pic doesn't show it too well!!

I found this

in my window box out the front, I planted it with loads of bulbs last autumn and had forgotten there where some hyacinth in there!

My hubby always moans that everything is white in my garden...

well he's wrong heres one plant that isn't!!!

Sadly this tree is no where near my garden,

it bursts into life every spring and I wish it was in my garden it is so pretty!

My Japenese Maple is bursting into life to....

In the greenhouse life is bursting forth

the onions are in there trays

some salad leaves just poking through

The T-Rex thinks its time to get going and is actually quite beautiful

Last year in the Spring, Yolanda @ Bliss had tubs of tulips in her Potager, I thought to myself what a fabulous idea so planted mine up in the autumn. I then waited patiently until now, when I imagined I'd be viewing a tub full of tulip blooms, but of course in this household as you all know nothing runs to plan... this is one of my tubs of tulips!!!

can you see whats wrong?????

Just to prove your on the blog of a very balanced person, I took a test!!!!

You Are 50% Left Brained, 50% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Groan, Moan! Chuckle!

I went to the garage with the car as we had a tyre problem and ended up buying two new tyres!
We (K & I) then went for my accupuncture appointment in Swindon, parked the car in the hospital carpark and realised we where losing diesel, lots!!! Went in had appointment, came out phoned the breakdown, went and saw the Caretaker guy and explained about the diesel spill which he said he would sort!
Got picked up by the breakdown guy, after an hours wait, who said, as soon as the car was on the back of the lorry, that he had to take a 1/2 hour break as he was on Tachygraph. So he went off to find a cafe and we sat out in the cold!!!!!
Eventually got back to the garage, who fixed the problem and we got home.
By now my hands are in agony, the accupuncturist, stuck needles in my feet, stomach and hands. My hands are by far the most sensitive and I could hardly grip anything, I could not have opened a jar! I was totally and utterley exhausted!
This morning after a goodnights sleep, my thumb joints are still quite stiff! I have loads to do, T has gone to college, Hubby to work to earn the 'crusty bread' and K is off to Worcester to do some filming. They will all be back tonight!!!

Fortunately I finished the bag I had been knitting the idea I got from Rooks Nest

I had fun knitting it, as you know I am a recent returner to knitting and was gaily knitting away following the pattern when it said 'ssk, yo' so taking it as it said I slipped 2 stitches, knitted the next and put the yarn over the needle and then carried on!! This bag seemed to be getting bigger and bigger and I couldn't understand why, I knew something was wrong but what??? So I re-read the pattern, got out my trusty new to me 'Knitters Bible' ah ha! So that was where I was going wrong! What ssk,yo roughly means is, slip two stitches onto one needle knit them together and then put yarn over!!!! Why the heck didn't they say that in the first place. So I had to undo the whole bag and start again! But I think you will agree not bad for the cost of some nice cotton yarn! Fun to do to!

These are on Ebay, you heard it first here on my way to Brugmansia domination of the world I am selling some cuttings, well one actually! You have to start somewhere!

My chickens

not that one!

Have laid all these in just 3 days

which is a relief as we thought they may have been for the chop this year!!!