Friday, 30 May 2008


Just a reminder about my giveaway. All you have to do is suggest a name for Mr. Cat ( already had some great ones) and we will put them all in a hat and pull one out. You have until tomorrow.
And this is what you will win. I hope you are all into vintage things we have a shopping bag made from the cut offs from the study curtains,an old linen traycloth, a needle kit for emergencies,a French linen teacloth, an old tablecloth with lavender flowers and 2 little handmade broches( made by Sarah!).
My operation has been postponed for a while as they want me to have more physio and get more movement before I have to have it stabilised in a sling for several weeks. I have had a second opinion who agrees so am to have some time exercising and some holiday and the go back on July 1st. Not much happening here The garden is looking lovely I love this time of the year in the garden. All the veggies are doing well but the tomatoes need more sun as do I!! Good luck with the cats names.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Fifty posts

Hi to everyone. Sorry I have been away from doing the blog for a while. No excuses really but have been ongoing problems with my shoulder and I seem to have spent so much time either at Docs. physiotherapy and X-ray departments in last few weeks. I have a fractured humerus( upper arm bone) with a torn tendon. I am to see the Doc again on Tuesday who will decide what surgery I need and this is to be done next Thursday. On top of that I had a little trip last week, just a stumble not a fall, and hurt my knee which is still painful to walk on!!! Oh the joys of getting older and more clumsy. So now I can't walk well and cannot do much with left arm. Despite this and with much help from big Si we have done quite a bit in the garden as I shall now show you.
Firstly we have the superior Hamish who is ensuring we get it right. You cannot be out in the garden without him.

Potatoes in bags.

Potatoes in an old tin bath.

Flowers in abundance

The weather has been so good over the last week or so that everything has sprung into life so quickly making up for a very poor Spring. Not as warm or sunny today but still very nice. Good gardening weather and I hope to get out and do a little more later.

As this is my 50th post I decided that it would have to be a giveaway! Not decided exactly what yet but have some ideas. I won a beautiful cat from Annie at a Saucerful of Secrets not so long ago and decided he needs a name. Here he is.

I've decided he is a he and not a her so if you want to leave me a comment with a suggested name for him I will pull a name out of what I hope will be a hatful of comments. I will get my act together with the giveaway stuff and post again with picture before I go to have my op next week but will not be drawing until May 31st as not sure how long I will be in hospital. Hope all have a wonderful weekend and the weather is good no matter where you are.