Friday, 15 February 2008

Can never resist...........

............pretty china! I got these saucers at the tip recently - two each of the daisies and teacups, and one little jade green Wedgewood. I use them under houseplants, etc, nice details.

Meet Larry and Mr Speckles

Two of my Muscovy drakes - the third one Nathan was off doing ducky things at the time, so missed the photo opportunity!

Where's it going?

Just over half way through the month, seems to be going fast, hurtling towards spring..........chilly and windy, dull and overcast hare this morning, might be mizzling too. Forecast for weekend is dry at least, though. Celebrated St Valentine's day with OTT card, expensive chocolates, take-away curry and a new mattress!! usual Friday goings on here today, and really must get on with some neglected housework. Having given my intention to stand down from teh ahll commitee, that will take a lot of work and responsibility away, so should have more time for home things. Still umming and ahing about the Parish Council, though, needs more thought. I really want to get on of house and garden by the spring, but not sure if that would be possible for anyone, let alone me, bad housewife that I am. Ah well, more tea.

Monday, 11 February 2008


I have the house to myself for now; Bean has gone into town on the bus (first time by herself), and EJ is off round the lanes on his bike, so I'm eating cheesecake and skiving on the computer............Have done a bit this morning, though! Such a beautiful day out there, I hope to get out for a bit later on. Bed made, soap on the go (waiting to trace), eggs boiling, washing in and out and away. Hoping to get the marmalade under way and clean the bathroom too, then the walls in EJ's room prior to painting it this week.
My books arrived from the wonderful Aphrohead books - Distributis perspectives (essays on the economics of justice and charity) and Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth by Andrew Simms and Joe Smith. Looking forward to them both, it's all Tom Hodgkinson's fault :0)