Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Stumbled on this whilst looking for a vintage baby print.
Took me back a few years to when I religiously rolled my hair up each night and slept on them, and they had spikes. lol  How on earth I did that I don't know, but the hair had to look just right.
I remember when the old Telephone boxes had mirrors in them and I used to go in them to make sure the hair looked okay. lol

But weren't the hair styles so lovely then.

Friday, 17 April 2015


Messing about on youtube the other evening I stumbled upon finger knitting.  This may have been around for years but it's the first I've seen of it.
Anyway, I had to get a ball of wool and have a go.
Really easy and grows quickly.

They recommend making a scarf with it but I could see how it could be coiled and made into a cat blanket.

Thursday, 16 April 2015


For my Birthday by eldest son bought me an ipad mini and introduced me to Scrabble online.
Tom has a Kindle Fire so he's not left out.

And now I'm hooked..
Every spare moment is spent trying to find the biggest scoring word.
I can't say that I'm not enjoying this new toy because I am.  I'm not a number person but love words.
The whole family is in on this so there is no shortage of opponents, but I have to ask myself, am I wasting time?

Thankyou for all of the advice on the squabbling cats, I now have 2 water pistols (not at my hip) ready for use if Princess starts any more of her tricks. One in the front of the house and one in the Kitchen.

 Meanwhile Mummy Polly is still loving the basket of wool

 And I've loaded up another bed with old wool that for some reason is never used in the hopes that it will free up a wicker chair in the window.
It was a good idea to put these two chairs in the window , we thought we could sit and do various things there but we didn't bargain on Rowan and Willow taking a liking to them.  Keep you fingers crossed that one of them likes the new arrangement.

As I am typing Rowan has knocked my camera lense cover onto the carpet and is now enjoying a game with it, better keep my eye on it as last time it went walkies we couldn't find it for ages.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


We were sitting in the Bijou Garden in the lovely sunshine this morning having a cuppa when Tom announced that he was going to get his 'OLD TOGS' on and paint the fence.
I remember my Mum often used to say get your 'togs on' we're going out, when she meant get your coat.
This made me think,  where does the saying come from, it makes no sense to me.  Does anyone know?

Thanks for all the comments on poor little Dexter, Kate says that he hasn't the strength to jump up anywhere at the moment.  I imagine his muscles are a bit wasted but he'll get there I'm sure.

Meanwhile here's a picture of Rowan who wouldn't hurt a fly

and one of Princess who pounces on Rowan at every opportunity, not sure how to cure this behaviour, any ideas.

This is the meanest cat I've ever owned.  Just look at that face, it says it all.

Monday, 13 April 2015


23 days ago my neighbour Kate's cat went missing, he was a timid, shy pussy who hardly went out, occasionally Kate would open the window for him to sit in the front garden when it was quiet.
On 20th March something must have either frightened him or another cat maybe chased him because he went missing. 
Despite Kate posting loads of flyers and contacting all of the lost cats people it seemed that he was gone for ever.
However, Dexter's Dad called today to tell us that at 5a.m. this morning there was a scratching on the bedroom window and there he was.
All skin and bone, a sore swollen nose, sore paws but alive and well.
Where had he been?  we shall never know but we are all so glad that he has returned.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015

A Good Tidy Up

 Time again to tidy up the Bijou garden although there's not a lot of incentive with the building work still going on next door, never the less we decided to just go on as normal and hope they soon get done.
Pots to empty and rubbish to get rid of etc kept Tom busy this morning.

Amazingly the million bells that hung on the front of the mini shed have survived the winter  along with a couple of Geraniums.   The Blue Angel (top left is throwing some nice strong looking shoots and the clematis that I cut right to nothing has decided that its going nowhere and has started to grow again.

As you can see, this lot next door has a long way to go and as the builders have done what all builders seem to do these days, that is, gone away for some reason it could be ages before we are back to normal.