Friday, 24 July 2015


A package dropped through the door the other day from USA and I knew immediately who it was from.
Inside was a lovely little yellow heart and a crochet dream catcher together with a card from Kuwait.
The only person it could have been was Tammy.
Such a lovely thoughtful person who I'm sure has helped so many with her beautiful quotes on her blog.
Find her here  her posts are always uplifting

Thank you Tammy.

It looks really nice hanging from the lampshade on my desk.

And equally nice lit up at night.

And the little heart goes well with the angel on top of my notelet box.

Thursday, 23 July 2015


Yesterday we went to a local park called Preston Park as we'd heard about the wild flowers that have been planted there.

This used to be a bowling green but has been turned into a wild flower meadow.
There is a path winding though and a central area of grass  and as you can see there are people having a picnic there.

I really like this idea and noticed quite a lot of bees so its got to be good.  But I also  noticed that there were hardly any butterflies.
Is it a bad year for them or something as I haven't seen many anywhere ?

Wednesday, 8 July 2015


Today is a wet and damp day and so consequently some of my snails are out and about.
My little garden is a haven for slugs and snails as I never kill any of them, I just plant things that they don't eat.
Most people don't like these creatures but I do...
Coming back from shopping there was a large one wandering about looking for decaying leaves and so I captured him in a photo.

 I called for Tom to get my camera and he decided that it was a good idea to snap me as I was begging for him not to be a silly xxxxxxx

It made me wonder how long they live as this one's shell was the worse for wear and looking a bit scratched and I found out that they can live from 5 - 25 years depending on the species.
I also found out that if you don't want them coming back you should take them 65 feet away from your property and that should stop them returning, otherwise they will find their way home again.

I thought that this one was looking at me, see the little black dot , but no, it seems that they don't have good eyesight or hearing and they rely on smell so he/she must have caught a whiff of me. lol

Monday, 6 July 2015


Listening to the news this morning they were talking about Princess Charlotte's pram that was used for her Christening.
Apparently they used a large sprung pram and it reminded me of my first pram in 1964.

I can't tell you how many miles I walked pushing this pram, up and down the hills of Brighton with the shopping in a rack that ran underneath the pram alongside the wheels.

This photo was taken in a nearby park and we both remarked on the fact that Tom was wearing a suit and tie.  This was the norm,T shirts and jeans were reserved for work.
Note the white stilleto winkle picker shoes,  no wonder my feet are in a mess now. lol

Looking back at this photo, I can't believe that it was taken 50 years ago..

Friday, 3 July 2015


Tennis is on, sun is on the table and my two boys are relaxing.
Rupert and Tom taking a break.

Thursday, 2 July 2015


I've finished 2 of my smaller crazy patchwork hexagons, they just need wadding and backing now.

These hexagons are a lot smaller than my usual size measuring only5 inches across the flat sides.

Now I am looking forward to embellishing this yellow one.

Above are some more templates that Tom has cut out for me, these are a bit bigger in size, 7 1/2 inches across.
Although the smaller one's are fun they really don't allow for a lot of embellishment so I'm looking forward to seeing what the larger one will look like.

Nothing much else happening here, sweltering yesterday like the rest of the country and quite nice and cool today with some well needed rain.
Tennis takes priority now and Wimbledon is on the cards every afternoon for the next 2 weeks so sewing may take a bit of a back seat.