Saturday, 28 May 2011

A Blogging Break

I am taking a break from blogging for a while.  I don't have the time to write any new posts or leave comments, though I will endeavour to read as many of yours as I can.  My mum has suffered a severe stroke and I am travelling between home and Cornwall to be with her as much as possible.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


I can't have biscuits in the house whilst I am trying to lose weight so when I was photographing this biscuit barrel for the website I had to improvise.  I actually think it looks really nice with flowers or these shells in it and would look lovely in a bathroom.

I always seem to come back from the beach with pretty shells in my pockets so we have quite a collection (not these ones though).

I bought this Victorian shell purse when I was 10 (many years ago) and have treasured it ever since.


I have a new friend who has been following me all round the garden this week.  This female blackbird is so tame (though a little camera shy) and every time I have found a worm I have given it to her as she is feeding chicks.  As soon as I walk into the garden she appears.


Friday, 13 May 2011

My Garden

It has been a while since my last post.  I had to drive down to Cornwall as my elderly mother was rushed into hospital.  I actually stayed down there for 9 days until she was discharged (and is now on the mend, thank goodness).  This week I have been catching up on sending out all the orders which I hadn't been able to do whilst away.  I have also bought lots more French items and am trying to list these on the website .

Isn't it amazing how much the garden changes over a short period especially with all the sunshine and rain we were having.  My week has also been spent weeding and generally tidying up the garden.  I thought I would share some photos.  My husband created this pond and waterfall recently and it looks lovely now the plants are beginning to grow.  The wood at the back is driftwood from our local beach and we think it to be part of a very old hull.  On the right hand sideyou can just see the air raid shelter and on the left is the summerhouse which is being built.

My birthday present to my husband in March was a course on making a living willow chair, this is it just starting to come into leaf.  And his Christmas present was this pig and piglets.

We had a huge lily which we split and it seems to have survived. I love ferns and these are growing well. Does anyone know the name of this tree which has white pom pom blossom? It looks like snow now the petals are beginning to drop.

And last but not least the roses are going to be wonderful again this year.