Monday, April 23, 2012


What a rainy day today! A typical April day and great for the garden but not the best for gardening.  Everything is growing in my garden (including the weeds!) and needs attention but I have been working in the brighter intervals.  We have managed to cut back the laurels and chip the big branches and now have used as a mulch around newly planted trees and other flower beds - anything to keep the weeds at bay!  

The new hens, Daphne and Hilary are settling in well.  Our remaining hen, Tallulah, was a bit bossy when they arrived on Saturday but every day she seems more accepting.  So much so they have already started to lay eggs which is unexpected so early in their new home but it is looking good!

Hoping to do some stamping and colouring this evening but need to fetch my stamps from my crafty workshop - not possible at the moment as it is pouring down again.  Hopefully I will have some images to share with you tomorrow.  Happy days!  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Beginnings and Endings

Have spent a productive day in the garden today sowing more seeds - peppers, tomatoes, lemon grass, peas and beans.  I love this time of year, planting and watching things grow.  My lovely assistant (aka Stuart my hubbie) has been helping me clear and sort out the polytunnel ready for the growing season ahead!  The day ended on a sad note however as our hen, Esmerelda, passed away.  She has been poorly for a few days but we couldn't help her.  So we will be off to market tomorrow to buy another two so that we are back up to full egg producing strength!  They already have names - Hilary and Daphne! - don't ask me why those names as they are courtesy of my two lovely nieces!  I will have to question them closer to find out where they came from (I suspect it could be something to do with Friday night wine drinking but I will tell more when I find out!)  I didnt manage to fit in any cardmaking today but I am hoping to get more photos of my cards onto these pages but I hope you will bear with me as I am new to blogging and it is a bit of a learning curve!  Any hints, tips and comments will be gratefully received.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Just Us Girls Challenge

This morning I read the Just Us Girls challenge, watched the video and really liked the sponged technique so when I realised I needed to make two birthday cards quickly to post to some fishing friends I thought I would try this new technique.  I managed to make these two in about an hour and I am quite pleased with the results.  See what you think ....

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Just a quick post to say "hi" to all you fellow bloggers out there.  This is my first blog and only set up the account this evening so apologies for any mistakes.  Any insights to the do's and don'ts of blogging would be gratefully received.  Will be adding and updating over the next few days and hopefully achieving a something that other's will want to stop by and read!