Monthly Archives: August 2015

Photo a Day – week twenty two

Here we go with another week. Gav tinkering with the watering system and Bud just sat watching. Mow time. I love this tree. It’s round the corner and Bud and I walk under it almost every day. It is huge … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – Veggie chorizo and red pepper omelete bagel

There was some Quorn chorizo in the fridge so I could not resist trying it in a breakfast bagel. Gav came up with the idea to add red pepper and he wanted mushrooms too but I cooked those separately. Fry … Continue reading

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Sunflower watch

We are growing a new sunflower this year. Helianthus ‘helios flame.’ I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to sunflowers and didn’t fancy growing this bi-coloured variety but Gav wanted to try it so we did. So far … Continue reading

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Bloom 2015 – sweet snaps

I look forward to all flowers that I grow starting to bloom but snapdragons always make me smile just that bit more. I have struggled to grow them in years past so getting success is all the sweeter. And speaking … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – week twenty one

Something different this week. Looking down….. The bright orange of Calendula flowers. Coffee and socks and rain outside. Dry washing. Crossroads. Favourite shoes and shadows. Foxglove seeds and flop flops. His and mine. (How uninterested in this is he?) I … Continue reading

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The Garden – planting combinations

If you are a gardener or a lover of plants I’m sure you have leafed through books or wandered around other gardens and thought how wonderful the planting combinations are that they have created. Over the years I have been … Continue reading

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Read 2015 – Erased by Jennifer Rush

Here is another book I read on the Kindle and again when we were away in the US. I thought it was the second in a trilogy but from my point of view the first on along with this one … Continue reading

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Bloom 2015 – Orange and Purple

Although I dream of having great big long elegant stems of flowers to arrange I am (almost) satisfied with short little ones. And really who am I to complain when I can make arrangements as pretty as this? Simple jam … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – week twenty

On the train headed for London. Yes, I still say Alex if asked for my name in Starbucks. H is used to it as her Mum started the deception…… At the Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Great fun place to … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – Mushroom omelette with hollandaise

After last weekends trip to London and an over indulgence on the breakfast front I didn’t think I’d be ready for anything more than cereal for a few weeks. Turns out that the jar of hollandaise in the back of … Continue reading

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