Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June Round-up

Just a quick post from me tonight.  Hasn't it been glorious today - but I'm worn out by the heat now!

So it's time to sit down with a glass of wine and some crochet and catch up with Wimbledon.

Another good month - some lovely walks, meeting a fellow blogger, my puppy has been born and plenty of cricket for Matt, and not forgetting Matt went to his first music festival and is in the photo which was in the newspaper.

Let's hope July is good too.


Friday, 26 June 2015

Hi again

Yesterday morning Matt was grumpy.  He's not prone to typical teenage grumpiness, but yesterday had it in spades!  Sadly, I stooped to his level, shouted and told him to get himself to school!  I needed a walk in the fresh air to clear my head, and start the day on a positive note.  

I'm so lucky to live with this literally on my doorstep.

By the time I walked back through my door, calm had been restored!  

Wishing everyone a happy weekend.  Sports Day tomorrow, and then a day in the garden and crochet on Sunday for me.


Monday, 22 June 2015

Hatchlands Park


Sorry, I've not been around much.  Life has tended to get in the way, and both a lack of photo opportunities and happy things to share have meant that there hasn't been much to write here.  I suspect that the same will be true over the next few months.  But I will pop by and share the pretty bits!  :)

Last Tuesday I took a day away from the office to meet up with a fellow blogger.  We have emailed each other regularly over the last 18 months and have become good friends - in the virtual world.  So it was really nice to finally meet up and see each other.  I'm glad to say we got on just as well in the real world as in the virtual.  And we have promised that we will meet again soon.  No photos of us - although we both like taking photos, the idea of photos of ourselves didn't appeal!  Just in case you are wondering who I met - it was the lovely Amy at Love Made my Home.  :) 

Both being members of the National Trust - it made sense to meet at a NT property in the middle. Hatchlands Park fitted the bill and was a great place to visit.  I'd not been before but will certainly go back.  Especially as dogs are welcome and I am getting a puppy!

Wishing everyone a happy week.

Take care.


As you know - I love Aliums and bees on Aliums!

Trying to be creative!

Made me wonder what happened to my foxgloves.

More "trying to be creative".  This is actually a ball left over from a children's activity I think!

Stunning views and beautiful shades of green wherever you looked.

You can see more balls and space hoppers here!  

And peonies for Amy!  :)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Hi there

I am still here - just in case you missed me.

Matt finished his exams on Friday - goodness they seem to have gone on forever again.  He tells me that some papers were tough, so now we put it out of our minds until results day as nothing more can be done.  Next we move on to looking at universities.

Home life has been tricky - I won't bore you with details, but suffice to say it has been quite draining on me, and I haven't had the energy to do much at the end of the day.

However, I did grab my camera on Friday.  This cheeky fellow was in the garden.  I don't often get squirrels in my garden - although there are loads around.  I'm quite glad really as they are so destructive - but it was quite fun to watch him.  I just hope he doesn't visit too often!

Wishing everyone a happy Sunday.