Monday, 26 April 2010

New Life Amongst The Allsorts Doings!

Hello folks!
Hope you all had a good weekend - we had a nice couple of days.
Saturday evening saw our little community coming together to witness new life emerging in the field just across from our cottage.

One of the children had seen 'something sticking out of the horse' - Stuart (next door - all round 'good egg sort'a guy) rang the horses owner and he came along to see all was well. Good job he did - she struggled a little, and he had to give a helping hand.
By this time we - as in the neighbours from our little huddle of houses and anyone and everyone passing by, were standing in a an encouraging huddle Oohing and Haring - and willing mum and baby on - riveting Saturday night stuff!

All was well and baby was/is a girl - a little mare, with the most amazingly long legs!

Eventually she managed to get on her feet and we all gave a collective Cheer!

Just a pretty picture of the old windmill in the same field as the horses.
Photo's By Stuart (good egg) Kirkham!!

Not a lot of Treasure to be found at the carboot - but it was nice to have a mooch about.

I did manage to pick up this little house - very shabby, but with a certain charm - maybe someone will take a liking to it.

Its only small, and rather 'basic', I've fastened it to the trellis 'along the street' from the other houses. We thought this was rather more 'affordable - a starter home - ideal for youngsters wanting to get on the property ladder' kinda housing!
Rooting around in an old box at the carboot - something that I must say I do, do rather well - I came across an old paper bag. now paper bags always excite me - for one thing nowadays no one ever gives you paper bags, they are just not used - so my reasoning is - anything in a paper bag must be old and therefore interesting (at least a little interesting anyway - worth a look!)
This bag was full of oddments of vintage-y fabric. Someone had made something and saved all the offcuts and stored them safely in the bag for future projects - a nice thrifty sort of woman no doubt - wonder what she made?
Anyway nice pretty bits of fabric to be used on some project or other - it cost me pennies.

You can see on the bag the 'New Development' in the Geoffrey Fan club, Hubby P desperately wanted a Geoffrey Badge - and it was mooted that it would be nice to have a Fanzine - but that would be just too much work for me (I'm no journalist) and anyway- I pointed out to him - people have Facebook page nowadays!
Anyway - just to keep him happy I made him a badge - we haven't yet had feedback from the Geoffrey's on the Badge - I just hope its to their liking and they don't feel their personal life/space is being compromised - or indeed exploited in some way.

Not to disappoint Hubby P I gave him the choice of two - very similar badges - but slightly different colours. He has made his choice - and wears it with pride.

Sssoooooooooo that leaves the other badge without a Geoffrey Fan to wear it!

How do you fancy a Geoffrey Giveaway?
Leave me a little comment - something I can discuss/relate with the Geoffrey's - they always like feedback, and I will put your names in a hat - draw the names next Monday.

xxx Take care for now - bedtime for me! xxxx


  1. Excuse me while I faint – is that an umbilical cord hanging from the horse’s rear?
    I’m needing gas and air just to look at these photos!

    Did you ‘wet’ the fouls head?

  2. Gigibird,
    You made my day. Still holding my sides.

    Excuse me while I fan - but I thought Stuart was the horse's name and wondered who the heck would name a mare Stuart?

    Let moi, Decadent Housewife, be your first official fan, you cute impish little mouse you. And leave be that old mother horse and her baby. I am quite sure there is All Sorts of mischief you can be getting into at the cottage. :)

  3. wonderful! - I remember going past a field of horses when baby fig really was small, she pointed out there was something sticking out of one of those horses too, but it certainly wasn't a foal!

    Oh, please let me into the geoffrey fan club - I swear I won't wear my "I know Borwick the Cat" badge anymore!!!


  4. If I know you, you'll be using those bits of fabric you found very soon by turning them into something wonderful! I loved your green bag with the bamboo handles from the other day.


  5. I always love the fabric you find - I'm always looking for this kind of thing in the charity shops but can never find anything cool or retro like this. Seems like Anglesey is the place to go. My partner is from Anglesey so I'll have to plan a car boot visit next time we visit the in-laws. Do you mind me asking where the car boots are around there - I've only ever been to the large one at Rhyl. Thanks.

  6. Hi pavlovapalaver - can't seem to leave you a message on your blog! it must be me doing something wrong! Anyway emaail me, then I can email back and give you all the info on the carboots.


  7. Juicy fig :) tee hee. Hooray for a new life and hooray for Geoffrey and his fan club, will there be a secret password and everything ?
    Twiggy x

  8. Yes Twiggy of course! but its secret! haha
    I'll get Hubby P to sort out the finer details an let you know!

    Vicky x

  9. How beautiful, nature at its finest. I had a good giggle at the Geoffrey badges! ... :0)

    Shirl x

  10. Is this going to be like the Tufty Club? LOL

    How wonderful getting to see the foal being born :)

  11. most wonderful pictures of horses, and oh that windmill

  12. How wonderful to witness the birth of a foal! Nothing quite like new life unfolding!

    I like the 'newest' first step on the housing ladder! You certainly must have quite a collection now. What is the street called? ;-)

    Lovely badge, you are clever.

  13. Thanks for sharing those incredible photos. Now birthing my son doesn't seem like such a big deal.


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