the magpie in me

29th August 2013

Its true I am a magpie. I love small, bright, sniny and especially silver objects. Trouble is i cant afford to collect pure silver but have found items which are just as beautiful but are silver plated pewter instead. Behold the beauty of these little darlings Its a pig pin cushion which forms the lid of a very small box which you could keep your pins in. Its approx 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Around…

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Whats on your workdesk? Wednesday 221

28th August 2013

As you can see my workdesk is tidy. (Sorry i know how much that might offend you lot) It is also boring. This is because… *dramatic pause* I am a lapsed crafter!! *gasps of horror* Yes i can finally admit that i have not done any crafting for months now.  Phew, that feels good. Instead i have been reading, gardening and doing some family history. I can feel the stirrings of something crafty though so…

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Fridays smiles – the sky and the earth

16th August 2013

Hello all you lovely bloggers, its good to be back sharing my Friday Smiles again. I’ve had a bit of a break to do some heavy duty family history and it has paid dividends. I may share some of my findings soon on my blog, it has blown me away and made me grateful to be living in the 21st century (is that a teaser or what?) So, as the title suggests my smiles this…

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Herb garden UPDATE

13th August 2013

I have a feeling that the garlic chive seeds i bought may have been duff as they still have not shown themselves so i have re-used those pots and thinned out my basil plants. I am so pleased with how these are doing and now my two pots of seeds have become eight pots of basil plus a few more i have re-planted in my lavender tubs. I figure they should go together okay and…

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guinea pig cuteness

10th August 2013

This is Harvey he’s the daddy of all the cute piggie babies  he enjoys a nice lap cuddle in front of the tv

return of the lavender plants

5th August 2013

When we moved into this house back in 1991 we had the most gorgeous lavender plant just outside the back door. The smell in late summer was heavenly but it was beginning to get a bit woody in the middle so i cut it all back to what i thought was fresh growth even though i was not and am not a gardener.  Well you can probably guess that i actually ended up killing it…

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WW1 battlefields and fallen ancestors

26th July 2013

I have been fascinated by the First World War for over 30 years now ever since i read Vera Brittain’s book ‘A Testament of Youth’ which told of her life as a V.A.D nurse in WW1 and how she tragically lost her brother, fiance and many male friends in the conflict. Since getting involved with tracing my family history I have begun searching for any ancestors who could have been involved.  A lot of the…

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my mini herb garden and other flowers

25th July 2013

Following on from my last post i dragged the hubby to the local garden centre and having decided to start slowly i bought 2 packets of herb seeds. Some basil and some garlic chives. I also bought 3 geraniums which were going really cheap, 2 large bags of miracle gro compost and hubby bought a strawberry plant which had 3 strawberries on it.  I put the geraniums and the strawberry plant in existing planters on…

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Grow your own – on a budget

21st July 2013

Last weekend we visited my lovely sister in law who has the most amazing veggie garden which she tends every year. Runner beans, tomatoes, leeks, garlic and now this year potatoes and some ginger too and she has inspired me to make a small veggie garden of my own. I’m going to begin with grow bags or large containers of compost mainly because our garden is rather neglected and has no large dug beds to…

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Who are these people – can you help?

18th July 2013

Some more photos from my unknown album for you to look at in the hope someone will recognise a face. For the full story click HERE Posted with Blogsy