Look what greeted me this morning - all pretty and pink!
This is my wonderful PIF gift from Josie at Sykesssillysite.Blogspot.com/
I knew she made Pegbags - Oh what wonderfully pretty pegbags, I am so thrilled - Thankyou Josie Ssoo much! Of course it is far too pretty for mere pegs - and it might get grubby if its taken outside, so I think I might keep my Vintage lace in it, hang it somewhere where it can look pretty!
And the little heart pomander smells Davine - now we know what you did with all that scrummy lavender you grew last year. I do so love lavender - its so Lavender and Lace-y if you know what I mean.
I have put the pretty little watering can amongst my orchids - so cute, You really have spoiled me!
Phew - what a day! - before I even start my daily doings!
The sun was shining - a bit so I thought I would take the camera with me as I did my outside chores, the garden is awakening and profusion of the different shades of green always refreshes my senses.
This is my little outdoors fireplace I built it from some random stone we had lying around, I banked the soil up around the back, so the big garden bed backs right on to it. It is part of a sort of sunken circle in which I have my lounger - in summer - to sit in the sun, and in the evening we can light the fire and enjoy a glass of wine, toasting our toes!
We had a little fire to Bring in the New Year - we needed coats on as well but it was a nice quiet, special time to share with my loved one.
On an ordinary boring day I use the fireplace (as today) to burn all the stuff that can't go in the Recycling - old bank statements, anything with addresses on and whatnot. It seems its so easy to get caught out and ripped off with these fraudsters. Only last week someone had a free holiday on Hubbys credit card - somehow they had used his details to book a holiday - He nearly fell off his chair when he saw his Statement (Quite funny really! - him having a rant! - and the air was blue!). Its sorted now and he got his money back, but it just shows how easy it is. So needless to say I am more vigilant than ever - many bonfires!!
This purple broccoli is almost too pretty to eat, and I love the baby blue of the Forget me Nots!
The first Bluebells in a damp woody part of the garden - I always think there is something magical about them - truly faerie flowers!
Meet the 'Ladies' a motley crew of misfits! Who eat me out of house and home!
We have a gang of seven at the moment, they come to us from allsorts of people and places, some have just wandered into the garden, or been an unwanted nuisance.
They live happily (I think!) with us - producing an egg when they are in the mood! Untill they fall off their perch - literally and we bury them in the garden. Not a bad life! If they have any worries its got to be - not getting enough Chinese Take-a-ways ! They absolutely love Chinese food! ( maybe its all the additives - I've just thought Hyperactive Chickens!!)
They have 'obliged' with a few eggs today!