Friday, 13 August 2010

101 Followers! A HUGE Thank you and Giveaway

My 101st follower snook up on me and so I am celebrating with a giveaway
I had a little play with moviemaker so being my first time it is verrrry amateur!
I am sure I will get lots of comments about the Vid I made anyway but all comments left will be added to my giveaway.  I wish I could have included you all in my video but it would have been an epic! 
So to ALL my followers YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!
So many of you have been there sharing my silly stuff, joining the fun swaps and shining a light to guide me out of dark murky holes.  I can never express enough how much this has meant to me.

It will be a surprise gift for my giveaway as I am unorganised but it will be special!
I will draw the lucky winner at the end of the month ok
Love and Lazy Hazy Summer Days to you all!
xxx

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Polite request.....

Im crocheting hats for flips sake!!!!
But just in the nick of time (before I go TOTALLY insane)
XXX

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Ribbit!

Just a silly little post whilst taking a break from clearing more overgrowness from the bottom of the garden....This little fella was trapped inside an old plant pot and was looking up to me saying "come on set me free will ya"
So I tilted the pot and he rest for a while on the edge
He stayed for a chat... he said that he had been there for quite some time and was a little tired from trying to climb up the sides

He thanked me very kindly for helping him and just as I was pursing my lips he let me in on a little secret......
"Kissing me would not turn me into a handsome prince and I really must dash as Mrs Froggy will be wondering where I have been all night"!
Ok back to the digging then....
HOPPY TUESDAY MY FRIENDS!
XXX

Saturday, 7 August 2010

New adventures in gardening

Ha what a title!  I have been working my wellies off this week digging, weeding, digging, pruning and sowing a few seeds too.  My garden was so overgrown and very neglected.  I have decided to use the space for growing my own veggies and fruit.  Of course this decision comes a little late in the year and should have got my backside into gear in the spring but with one thing and another.....Anyway I am surprised how much I am enjoying getting stuck in (literally).  My Friend Jules (check out her new summerhouse!) is so right when telling me how good gardening is for the soul.  It is definitely a labour of love with lots of blood, sweat and tears and when I find myself thinking "is it worth it"? I take a break with a milky coffee and visit all the lovely gardening blogs and forums to gain inspiration and motivation.  Lots of my readers and the blogs I follow have been through the process of planning and digging and have established gardens with romantic blooms and relaxing seating areas often shown in their posts.  This is what keeps me going, one day I will post pics here of my lovely blooms and big veggie yields! teehee!  I love browsing seed and plant catalogues (sad I know) but find them sooo expensive so I keep my eyes open on forums etc as a lot of gardeners are very generous when they have excess seeds.  My sister also begged me to go and dig up her rhubarb...do any of you green fingered bloggist know the best time to do this?  I am very new to "grow your own" and I am greedy for knowledge for what to sew/grow at this time of year.
Anyway here are a few pics of work so far
Getting there, you should have seen it a few weeks ago!
One raised bed waiting to be filled
Next doors hydrangea ....I'm sure she dyes them in the night they are the most vibrant blue!
My rocket seedlings in an old shower tray!
this sapling is 4ft high but have no idea what it is...anyone?
I also have ONE tomato, ONE sweet pepper and ONE white strawberry Hehehe!
Its not much but it feels GREAT!
Happy Gardening my friends x

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Quick post

the sun did shine on two beautiful boys for their christening
Cody & Zack

With lots of love to you both
One small hand to hold in yours,
One small face to smile,
One wet kiss as he says "good-night"
One small child.

Catch the moment, put it in your heart
The years too soon will fly.
These are precious moments,
more than money can buy.

Two small arms to hold you tight,
Two small feet to run,
Two small eyes full of love for you,
One small son.

Catch the moment and put it in your heart
and never let it go.
Save it for the years to come
when he, too, will know.

One small hand to hold in his
One small face to smile.
One small kiss and he says "Good Night"
One small child.