Sunday, 15 March 2015

Been away too long

                                         Wishing you all a Happy Mothers Day

 I havent posted anything for ages, life has somehow got in the way but I have missed being on here and hope to get back into the swing of it again soon, even if its just to improve my typing skills.
 I have been a little addicted to pinterest and instagram recently, Im sure Im not alone, but sometimes its nice to share things with like minded bloggers.
It would be lovely to hear from you wherever you are
Vintage Mum  { The doiley queen }

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hampton Court Flower Show and a bit more

Not much time to post these days but thought you gardeners out there may like to see a few pics from Hampton Court Flower Show.
Walking talking flower pot man

can you see me taking the pic? there are lots of mirrors

!st World War Memories
It was so hot it made it difficult to take decent pictures but I hope this gives you all a glimpse of the show. I have been lucky enough to have been for the past 4 years not sure if this was as good as some of the others.
Made a small purchase as you do :)
see below in place in my rather wild and weedy garden
I'll throw in a few of my veges for good measure
 If you are still here Thank You
My hubby is having a major op tomorrow if you would keep him in your thoughts I would be so grateful
Bye for now
Cate x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

What shall we call our fox?

I nearly forgot April.

Isn't this a lovely picture we used to have lots of thrushes in the garden.

      Lots of these in the garden, very shy creatures, but can give a nasty bite.

We have a resident fox in our garden, he's a bit on the cheeky side and not really bothered too much by anything, our Saluki doesen't know what to make of it, the first time she jumped in the air with all four feet of the ground and made a strange bark, this afternoon we both stood and stared. Fantastic Mr/Mrs Fox looked us up and down and strolled around the garden ( we have lots of hidey holes) and then went off down the lane, what is strange it.s always late afternoon and early evening the daylight doesent seem to bother him.
This was a quick pic I took from the kitchen.
                      Hope you all have a Lovely Easter weekend wherever you are
Bye for now Cate x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Vintage March

Before March blows away I thought I would post some of my favourite pictures from Edith Holdens book  The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.

I forget about this book for ages, it's always a nice suprise when I find it again.
We had a walk with the dog today and rescued some frog spawn. The water from a small pond had seeped onto the field in the heavy rains, it must have confused the frogs. Frog spawn was in the middle of a path drying out, we put it back in the pond, I almost lost my wellies, we can but try and help the wild life.
I have lots of wild violets growing in my garden, they spread easily and look so lovely everywhere.
All the birds in the garden seem to be getting excited strutting their stuff and showing off.
Hope you enjoyed these pics I will post more for April
Cate x

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Not another sewing box

Hello all
I found this lovely little sewing box on a boot fair last year but didn't really know what to do with it, at last it has a use. I have decided to try my hand at embroidery and this is the perfect size to hold thread etc. I feel justified in spending a whole 50p now.
The heart is my first attempt I think I may have delusions of grandeur, whole tablecloths and the like.
  I took a few pics on my way into school last week 
                    A Host of Golden Daffodils
    This little boat is in the school garden 
Daffodils are so cheerful 
                                              SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT LAST 
bye for now, keep smiling wherever you are.