Friday, 30 October 2009


AMAZING, I'm working on a friday afternoon!!!

pumpkins etc

I wish this was one of mine, but I must admit that I had to buy this one!!!

These I did grow,

Not as big as I'd like, they are mini ones. Not one of my others survived, so disappointed, next Year it's back to the Turks turban!!! Although I am comforted by the fact that I've just heard on Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time, that it was a bad year for Pumpkins . But I'm not the only one
the marrows did well !!

The rest of the garden obviously doesn't realise it's nearly November and they should be going to sleep,

These wonderful Raspberries are still going strong . We have been stuffing ourselves silly with them since Sept.

We even have a few tomatoes . the other cuttings and Pelargoniums ( brought in to over winter) have started flowering again, silly flowers, GO TO SLEEP !!!

And the welly boot flowers are having another go. They'll be tears before bed-time I'm telling you!!

the day job

I'm very lucky to be able to work for myself, I sew frocks for my day job. some are samples for a shop and some are customer orders for the same designer.

there seems to be a lot of green at the moment. some lovely silks.

The whole Halloween/pumpkin/orange( my favourite current colour) has obviously crept into my sewing. here's a little something for myself!!

Monday, 26 October 2009

my sort of poet...............

Dorothy Parker

'You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think' -

"I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true."

"I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it."

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

I'm not a 'POETRY' person, but I can't fault Dorothy Parker.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Simon's got his cat , this is mine....

I know it's not new, but I love it!!!

and yes, of course we have a cat.

May I introduce , His royal Highness, the master of the House.Master Tyson( we didn't name him) We got him from an RSPCA home. he was 4 yrs old. he's now 11 yrs and just as handsome.

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you may all bow before Him!!!

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Friday, 16 October 2009

Esmelia Sniff,

Esmelia Sniff, What a witch!!!

A new book recommendation . 'The Wickedest Witch' by Martin Howard, involves My Heroine, Esmelia Sniff from that wonderful book
" How to cook Children" mentioned here:
with the magnificent illustration by Colin Stimpson( what a very nice man!!!) I've just Started it, but with the beautiful illustrations and the description of " black as a witches knickers " in the first page, you just know it's going to be good


wonderful interview here: