Thursday, 30 November 2006

DOING A RUBY!

Ever since I've Blogmet Ruby, if Mick and I are going out for a wander and I've remembered my camera I call it "Doing A Ruby". Of course if I've forgotten my camera I call it "Doing A Pearl" - Pearl's a singer, she stands up when she plays the piano; definitely no mention of her taking photographs!


This sunrise just makes you want to go out.................................


What a fabulous Yucca...............................................................


Our Great Cornard Village Sign Post.............................................


I'm sure this translates as Beautiful View.............................I'll just turn around and.....


This is the view????????..............................................................


Too much shingle........Where have all the flowers gone?????............(we know a song about that!)


Where's the ship?..............................................................................


And where's the jockey??????????.................................


An answer to winter hanging baskets....PLASTIC FLOWERS.....no need to water!


The neighbours agreed..........................................................


Ahhhh....This a cute one.........................................................


Berry good photo...............................................................


And another.............love the colour......................................


Lovely country walks up there..................................................


not wheelchair friendly though.................such a shame...........


Nearly home....................................................................


There's something statuesque about naked men.............................................
TREES I meant TREES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It was a lovely walk. A slight southerly breeze so not too cold. I enjoyed

"DOING A RUBY".







Wednesday, 29 November 2006

SO MUCH TO DO!

You may wonder, after seeing the title of this post, why I am sitting blogging when I have so much to do. The reason is that I have 10 minutes to spare before I start preparing lunch (just warming soup and cake cutting involved) which isn't enough time to even START on any of my "jobs I must get done".
I still haven't started any empty box (ready for Santa to fill) wrapping and the fresh bedding has got to put on the beds upstairs ready for Friday and Saturday night's visitors. I really must get a hoover round upstairs too and I'm sure some of our spider friends have started putting their own weblike Christmas decorations up! And I must get around to answering some emails. There's one in particular that is long overdue.

I also decided (in some crazy moment) that, instead of wasting 2 hours in town searching for those special family Christmas cards, now I had a computer and printer I would make my own. I have a funny feeling that this may have been a bad decision as I have an idea it's going to take me a lot longer than 2 hours to do!!!! At least I can do it in my own time though. I remember last year when Mick and I had one of our rare trips to town, a few weeks before Christmas it was , and I did literally spend the WHOLE 2 hours searching for cards. What a waste. If we do manage a trip this year I want us to be able to enjoy all the festive sights and decorations.
I have done one important task this morning. With so may of our book shelves and so much of our furniture being upstairs it means that I will have less surfaces to put all our Christmas ornaments on. So I have spent some time moving all the houseplants from the windowsills downstairs and putting them upstairs or in the hall. They are a bit squashed up and watering them will be a nightmare!

This 10 minutes is slipping by quickly; I like to pop a photo on my posts that pertains to what I've written about if I can, so.....let me think.......I don't think a photo of unmade beds is very interesting and at a later date I'll be posting pictures of the house plants in my A to Z........Ah I know. Not exactly an in house photo as it's one taking in the garden but it does cover one of the things I've written about.


Tuesday, 28 November 2006

OUR PETS (AND PESTS)

Earlier this month when I wrote about the family's pets I said that at some stage I would introduce you to OUR PETS. Mick and I don't have cats or dogs; when I say our PETS I mean all the creatures that live in our garden.


The fish,


The frogs,








and the newts.






We have the birds,




and the bees


The butterflies





and moths.



The dragonflies



and grasshoppers.

Ladybirds, shield bugs,

and beetles.

Caterpillars,

Slugs (yuk) and snails.



And finally; our very own FROGASAURUS REX.


SKY ALBUM -

EVERY SUNRISE AND SUNSET WE SHARED WAS PRECIOUS

A TOUR OF OUR GARDEN 2006

MEET THE FAMILY

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