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Around here and a sunset

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I thought I’d just pop in and say hello.

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I have been absent from this space for a week or so and I was thinking how to delve back into the blogging thing….

What better way than with a few words about what my brain is up to and a new favourite photo.

Pondering the Tulip order. I say this every year but next year will be the year for Tulips in our garden.

Waiting for the new season of Elementary. Actually I’m waiting for the new season of Elementary, Big Bang Theory, NCIS LA…. well several of my guilty pleasures in the t.v department.

Planning to do lots of sewing in an attempt to finish three quilting projects.

Catching up on scrapbooking. Or at least thinking about it.

Buying new jeans! This is big, huge. I hate that first few weeks getting to know a new pair. I like my old comfy worn in pair. However, I have bought some new and need to get wearing them.

Thinking about the changing of the seasons. That switch from light nights, garden photography, spending time outside to cosy evenings, winter crafting projects, no photography!

Hoping to be inspired and get back on the blog highway soon.

A nature scavenger hunt

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This idea had been bubbling around for weeks ever since the success of the London scavenger hunt. Didn’t have time to print pretty pictures this time so I just searched the wonder that is Pinterest for nature hunt items and wrote them, in fancy colours, on a sheet of A4 paper.

H was thrilled at this idea and when I told her she only had ten minutes to find them or photograph them she was off down the garden.

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I knew her enthusiasm would wain and she’d resort to her usual tactic… getting Gav to help her cheat!

Here they are conspiring.

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Really think I need to teach her how to focus……

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Still looking for a ladybird.

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And finally all her bounty.

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Then the two of them set me one…….

Such fun and not to sound v.boring but teaching her a little something along the way. Definitely be doing this one again.

 

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It was Pancake Day!

Snipping out stuff for my OLW

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Oh! cheesecake, coffee and a little quilting.

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How old must these be? Maybe it is time to get them developed?

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Nothing beats taking a coffee into the garden or in this case the greenhouse.

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We had a lovely weekend here and spent lots of time outside preparing.

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Like I said. Coffee outside = heaven.

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Gav’s winter pansies are coming into their own.

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Sneaking my breakfast before work on a Wednesday…..

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Ugh. Shredding hell. But we were all clear of the piles of the stuff for about 20 minutes anyway and then the post arrived….

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Pasta salad for lunch.

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Planning which gardens to see this year.

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Brie and grape anyone?

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A box of onion sets. We are still eating last years onions by the way. It was a bumper harvest.

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I caught this rainbow the other day. By the time I walked to the end of the street it was gone.

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Shh… don’t tell anyone we let him on the bed!

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Just a glimpse of life going on.

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A few photos recently snapped.

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The weather has been terrible and glorious but no snow. Buddy wasn’t bothered about the rain lashing down and was desperate to go out. I’m trying to finish a little quilt I started several years ago by hand quilting it as I couldn’t get it through my sewing machine with any consistency. It’s a challenge. But coffee makes it easier!

Plants and bulbs are liking the rain. Gav and H playing the piano. The start of the Olympics, scrummy French toast with a free large coffee and a tug of war.

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Everyday kinds of things.

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