Monday, 3 December 2018

Advent count-down

Joining in with Julie at My Scavenger Hunt Scrapbook. I missed the first couple of days and I haven't got these pics in the right order, but here are my submissions for :

Day 1 A treasured Decoration - made for me by my friend Jean a couple of years ago

 Day 2. A Festive Themed Shop Window - one of the charity shops in town

Day 3. A Family Tradition - the whole family meet up in early December every year for our Festive Family Get-together

 Pop over to Julie's blog and let her know if you want to join in

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt

It's the first of December, the first day of this year's WPSH and here is the list

1. At the end of the day
2. Pool of light
3. Fastener
4. Nail
5. A group activity
6. Water dispenser
7. Horse
8. Chocolate
9. Peel/peeling
10. Holly
11. Dressed for the season
12. Glitter
13. An instruction
14. A crossing place
15. Flight
16. A measurement

17. Orange
18. A natural feature
19. A carved object
20. A method of communication

If you find any of the above hard to get you may substitute one or both of the subjects below.

Alt A. A keyring  
Alt B. Show and tell - something you made 
Many thanks to Eileen for composing this year's list, I can't take any credit for helping except that I read and approved the list beforehand. Eileen will be posting a monthly linky for us to show our photos. 

As I was fortunate enough to see the list up ahead, I took this photo a couple of days ago, so strictly speaking it shouldn't count, but as everyone knows, I like to break rules. Here is my first effort for this year.

No. 2  A Pool of Light

Good luck and enjoy

Sunday, 18 November 2018


Over the next few months I'm decluttering, getting rid of stuff that I have accumulated over the years and have never used. If you see anything you fancy just please comment.

Christmas tag kit - enough bits and pieces to make 6 christmas tags, a great project for kids £2.00 inc postage

Pack of three beautifully handmade gift tags £1.75 inc postage

14 rolls of tape, 1.5" wide, all started but still plenty left £9.00 for the lot including postage

3 unopened packs of card blanks and envelopes, 2 x 5"x7", 1 x 5"x5"   £2.00 (no postage as too heavy - collect from me or I can deliver to anywhere in Andover, Devizes, Trowbridge or Warminster)

Gratitude Day 40

I rescued this from a pot in the garden and now it's brightening up my kitchen.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Gratitude Day 39

(with a little bit of catching up to do)

A dear friend is off to Hong Kong soon to spend Christmas with her family, so we had a date in Costa to swap  simple gifts and enjoy our first mince pies of the season.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Gratitude Day 38

Day 38

Back in the spring we started work on the front garden, which you can read about here. Now it's all finished. Turns out November is the best time to move hydrangeas!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Gratitude Days 36 and 37

Day 36

There are some days when a whisky mac is the right thing to do

Day 37

The start of another lovely day, not too dramatic, just a gentle easing in.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Gratitude Day 35

Day 35

Mushroom omelette for breakfast

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Gratitude Day 34

Day 34

Grateful that it is now the right time of the year to move hydrangeas

Friday, 26 October 2018

Gratitude Days 31, 32 and 33

Day 31

I'm so grateful that I get to spend time each week with this lovely lady

Day 32

I'm grateful that she loves her new slippers

Day 33

I'm grateful for meeting Eileen for coffee and cake, it was carrot cake and was delicious

Monday, 22 October 2018

Gratitude Days 29 and 30

Day 29

Had a really lovely day with these four

Day 30

My first beer for almost a week

Friday, 19 October 2018

Gratitude Days 27 and 28

Day 27

A delightful hour or so in the garden planting spring bulbs

Day 28

A lunchtime walk in the beautiful Hampshire countryside

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Gratitude Days 24, 25 and 26

Day 24

Grateful for nice tidy shelves in the kitchen

Day 25

I do like a nice cuppa

Day 26

Grateful to have found a venue for the Festive Family get-together

Monday, 15 October 2018

Gratitude Day 23

During the very hot and dry summer months of this year some patches of our lawn (read patch of grass) at the back dried out somewhat, but have been reseeded, and now we can see the oft-quoted "green shoots of recovery".

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Gratitude Day 22

Once a month I go to Essex to spend a weekend with my mum. She lives in an old fashioned village on the edge of Epping Forest, where there is a village green and a pond (and a Tesco Metro!). It's fairly close to where I was born, and I love that it hasn't changed too much since then.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Gratitude Day 21

Freya's Grandfer, without whose help I wouldn't really be able to look after her now, as she's quite a handful.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Gratitude Day 20

A walk in the Hampshire countryside, taken last month

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Gratitude Day 19

Day 19

Very grateful for the pasty shop at Waterloo Station

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Gratitude days 17 and 18

Day 17

The view over the garden fence as autumn colours start to appear

Day 18

My drinking glass

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Gratitude, Day 15 and 16

15. Blue sky makes me smile, the green shades of nature also.

16. I love the town I live in, it has lots of these little plaques all over the place, I love finding new ones.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Gratitude Day 14

My grandchildren. One day I will get them all in one photo!

Monday, 1 October 2018

Gratitude Day 13

Mother nature's bounty, or how to magically turn one potato into lots of potatoes.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Gratitude Day 12

My lovely Cassie, a great endorphinator

Friday, 28 September 2018

Gratitude Day 11

I have been struck down with a nasty bug for several days, and I am at long last on the mend. I am extremely grateful to GM for looking after me - he doesn't like to or want to appear on social media, so please don't tell him anyone. Thanks.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Gratitude Day 10

I love the very green view from the front room of my home

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Gratitude Days 8 and 9

Day 8

This is my favourite place, and my favourite time of year - sadly the phone photo doesn't do justice to the changing colours of autumn

Day 9

A lovely late flowering surprise from the still new garden