Thursday, 24 April 2014

Cactus flower

The first cactus I've ever managed to get to flower :)  - although I'm fairly certain it managed it all by itself lol  It's one of two that I bought at the tip about 4 or 5 years ago. I'm not a huge fan  of them, but couldn't bear the thought of them going over the wall into the compost pile!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014


................  service will now be resumed  :)   Wedding over, went absolutely perfectly; there'll be some photos soon I hope. The happy couple are now in Turkey for a week :)  I am completely exhausted, and will just be pottering and drinking tea for a week lol  Hope all are well, and big hello to my new followers  x


Monday, 14 April 2014

Saturday, 12 April 2014

New coos...............

Belted Galloways are probably my favourite cows, and this lovely mum and her new  calf appeared in the wee field beside my garden for the first time this morning


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wonderful day


Monday, 7 April 2014

Small treasures for a new home

Took some stuff for recycling yesterday and had a look around the sales tables at the tip; came home with some new wee things for my new home when I get there.  Sunning shiny bronze  glass bowl, little cube candlesticks in glorious rich colours, made in India, and a pair of  glass containers for floating candles, but I'll use them as vases probably. About 20p per item, so was very pleased.  I also picked up a glass chess/draughts board and se, but I need to get it out and looked at and see if it's complete, not sure what I'll end up doing with that yet!


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Popeye pasties

I made these for supper tonight ;  mashed potato was mixed with spinach and French Chaource soft cheese, sprinkling of dried thyme.  Buttery short pastry trimmed into squares, filling placed on and folded over to make triangles.  Into a hot oven for 10 - 15 minutes. Were lovely, served with braised spiced red cabbage.