Thursday, 30 July 2015

Week thirty

Day 204

It may be raining every day at the moment, but the hanging baskets still need watering. Really?

Day 205

I've started my next painting, which I am (loosely) copying from a photo posted by Eileen, on her blog, with her permission of course.

Day 206

GM and I are trying something a little different, a coach trip to London

Day 207

Then a trip on the Underground

Day 208

Our final destination was:

Day 209

Then, of course, we came home again. Firstly on the (overground) Underground . . .

Day 210

. . . to Hammersmith for the coach. This statue was at the entrance to Hammersmith Broadway shopping precinct.

How was your week?

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Week twenty nine, on reflection

Day 197

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Day 202

Day 203

How was your week?

Monday, 20 July 2015

Week Twenty Eight

Day 190

One of our tomatoes

Day 191


Day 192

These papers arrived in the post which I bought from Sandie

Day 193

Spotted in town, unusual wedding transport

Day 194

Took a sneaky peek at my pedometer

Day 195

The front garden is starting to fill up nicely, it was pretty bare when we arrived here three years ago.

Day 196

Not a very clear picture, it was on full zoom and the bird was moving, but a mouthful of worms has been collected and taken to feed the children.

How was your week?

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Tree watch

Regular readers will know that I planted a plum stone at the begining of the year, and monthly updates on its growth can be seen here, here, here, here and here.

As it was growing so rapidly, we decided it was time for it to have a permanent home, and as quite drastic plans are still being negotiated for the revamp of the back garden, we felt it would be happier if it had a permanent home at the front. At the moment it is still quite slender, but we are hoping that if we cut the top half metre or so the side shoots will grow more and it will thicken up for next year.

Monday, 13 July 2015

How to spend a wet Sunday

I'm not keen on housework. But, sometimes it has to be done. Yesterday was wet on and off for most of the day, so I decided it was time to do some cleaning. And where shall I start? The conservatory of course. My conservatory is my potting shed, greenhouse and also a place to sit and view the garden, but it had become a bit of an untidy mess.

At the end of the day it was a bit better and I have space to work.

Today it's still wet, so I have no excuse not to do some more cleaning elsewhere in the house. Not true, I do have an excuse, I'm off to meet Jean for coffee and a natter.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Week Twenty Seven

Day 183

 I've just started a new knitting project, and after only a few rows the pattern is emerging

Day 184

My second son, FO, is about to turn 40, so naturally cake of some description is involved.

Day 185

FO, CH, GD2 and GD4

Day 186

Also spent a day with DO, JP, GD1 and GD3, but it was very difficult to get all 4 of them in the same place at the same time, so here is a picture of a picture of them all.

Day 187

Back at home, and GM and I took a leisurely walk around the lake, the herons usually fly away as soon as you approach them, but this one just stood completely still.

 Day 188

I have several favourite flowers in the garden, but my favourite favourite is crocosmia, which will soon be in full bloom

Day 189

Popped into Wetherspoons for a lunchtime beer with GM - don't you think all these mirrors make it a bit of a visual nightmare? Or is it just me?

How was your week?