Sunday, 31 December 2006
Saturday, 30 December 2006
Friday, 29 December 2006
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING
Labels: FAMILY BIRTHDAY
Wednesday, 27 December 2006
THIS WAS IN MY CHRISTMAS CRACKER
IS SOMEONE TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING?
it's water retention....honest!!!!!!!
OUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE THIS YEAR;
What's the difference between a lighthouse keeper, a thief and a pot of glue?
One watches over seas, one seizes watches. And the pot of glue?........Ah that's where you get stuck!!!!!!
Tuesday, 26 December 2006
Sunday, 24 December 2006
Thursday, 21 December 2006
I think the spider's must have come out in force yesterday because this morning I managed to find all these beautiful webs.
Manda spotted this one on her way to the local shops; she came back to get my camera so that we could see it too.
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
Isn't it wonderful that despite cold, rain, wind and anything the elements throw at them that the spiders still manage to weave their webs. A lesson in determination for us all!
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to grow any vegetables this year. I'm getting too old to do all that digging. If only you were here my troubles would be over as I know you would dig the plot for me. I would hire someone to help me but I'm very short of money.
A few days later the old man received a letter from his son.
Whatever you do DON'T dig the vegetable plot. That's where I buried the bodies.
You'll be able to go ahead and plant the vegetables now. That was the best I could do under the circumstances. I hope it helped.
As you can see from these photographs it was a very frosty start to the day and very slippery in places. So far today.......and it's 2pm at the moment......I've not turned the heating off....Powergen will LOVE me for that!!!
With Christmas getting closer and closer I thought it about time I got the Sloe Gin strained. I haven't any muslin in the house at the moment so used one of Mick's handkerchiefs - all washed and sterilised I must add - I'm leaving it to have a good long drain while I type this post; I don't want to risk any going to waste!!! Next thing will be to do some tasting before I bottle it up......LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!!!.......I wonder how much difference it will make to the flavour the sloes not having been frosted before picking?
Monday, 18 December 2006
For those of you who missed mention of it.....................THE CHRISTMAS QUIZ starts today on LOVE A COSY UNIT. Just a bit of fun; please drop by.
CLICK ON THE SNOWMAN TO ENTER
Sunday, 17 December 2006
At the moment we only have a white DICENTRA; we moved our pink one and it wasn't very happy about it and we lost it. We will definitely get another though; they are a superb plant. We call them Bleeding hearts but they are known by many different names like Dutchman's breeches and Lady in the bath. The grandchildren like picking one of the flowers, turning it upside down and gently pulling the petals apart and lo and behold the lady in the bath appears.
Believe it or not these are our DWARF DELPHINIUMS.....I think the good weather this year made them put on a growth spurt! Once they've flowered I cut them to the ground and we always get a second flush later in the year.
One of my favourites; the DOGS TOOTH VIOLETS; I have them in pots and they are exquisite. These too get a potash feed once they've finished flowering. The leaves have a slight purple marbelling on them. They are quite expensive to buy but I picked my bulbs up in a little nursery tucked away in the back of beyond. They were 2 for £1. What a bargain.
Mick loves the DAHLIAS. His special favourites are the bottom two; Fascination (bought when we went to Salcombe in Devon) and Bishop of Llandaff. We really like the bronze foliage. The upper two are just dwarf varieties we grew from seed one year. We keep them in pots and once the first frosts have blackened the foliage we dry them off and pack into sawdust for the winter.
Saturday, 16 December 2006
Friday, 15 December 2006
Thursday, 14 December 2006
I guess the CHIP URGE had got Mick too.
I conjecture that the IMPULSE of the SHAVING had obtained Mick also. (on one site)
I guess that the IMPULSE of the TABLET had obtained Mick also. (on the other)
I can see the logic there but think I'll give the translation link a miss. I'd hate to get arrested for husband abuse; feeding my poor hubby sausagemeat pie and shavings or tablets!!
So if you have dropped by and don't understand a word of my blog:
- je suis désolé.......................(managed this one myself)
- ich bin taurig........................(and this)
- я огорченн
- eu sou pesaroso
- ik ben droevig
I hope that covers most of you and I so hope that little BABEL FISH hasn't sworn at anyone!!!!!!!!
Must introduce you to our latest Christmas ornament. I was online the other day ordering some new thermal vests and long johns for Mick for Christmas (shhh.........don't let him hear!) and saw that the company had a SALE on. Well I spotted this Santa at only £3.99 and couldn't resist him.
I'm a sucker for a bargain!
A quick update on the Camels Tails (see yesterdays post). The tails were "unstuffed" before the parents saw the nativity play so that the chidren could sit on them.........the tails that is not the parents!