Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Blue Tits In The Box .. All Is Well In The Garden World...

Hello there .. 
hope Spring is springing in your part of the world .. or Autumn .. is it autumn down under?

All is well in the garden here .. 
the little Blue Tits have returned to the nest box that Will made for us some years ago  ..
 doesn't it fill you with hope to see (hopefully) the beginnings of new life.
They are so busy flitting back and forth.
This pic isn't the best ..
I took it out of the kitchen window .. 
and I had to 'zoom' a lot ..
 .. and 
.. well ... perhaps I should clean the windows!

 All is blooming ... just lovely!

 I don't know if you remember these
 Bleeding Hearts .. 
but they were planted on Fly's resting place
 (Fly .. our old dog .. bless her).
Well they are pushing up through the earth ..
 and unfurling .. 
reaching for the sunshine .. 
they even have a flower or two. 
I do hope we don't get a late frost.
Such pretty colours.

 Whilst I was out and about the garden ..
 filling the bird tables with tasty seed and tit bits for our busy little birds ..
 I gathered some green stuff for the Girls.
They enjoy a good mix of grass .. 
young Borage leaves .. Goose grass ..and any other 'weeds' I can find.
Not that its hard to find weeds .. 
the garden is full of them ..
 but I don't mind ..
10 minutes weeding and its a feed for the chickens.
Good bit of greenery .. 
lots of iron and whatnot to enrich the eggs ... make those yolks nice and sunshiny yellow.

What else this week ... well ..
 a few little Easter treats for the 'children' .. 
think the eldest is 33yrs now .. 
but still they like an Easter egg!

I usually make some of these chocolate bunnies .. I have had the same mould for a few years. 
I find its cheaper than paying for Eggs .. 
I can buy a few bars of chocolate over the weeks from Christmas to Easter then I don't notice the expense.
 And these little bunny lollipops are easier to post.

Not a lot really .. just a little something .. 
little sweet treat to say Happy Easter
 .. and we're thinking of you.

An odd Thrifty day too.
I had a bit of a wind fall with a 20% discount on my catalogue .. I think its because I just pay anything off as soon as possible .. so they want to encourage me to keep buying.
Well I don't mind .. 
I keep an eye on their sale department .. 
only really buy .. On Sale
... clothes are so expensive. 
Anyway .. I needed some new nighties and my dressing gown was rather shabby
 .. you know how it is .. you think .. 
my Goodness
 .. if ever I have to go into hospital 'what a shabby mess I would look' .. lol!

So I got a couple of new nighties and a new dressing gown .. posh or what!

Now these came packed up to the hilt .. 
lots of tissue paper and plastic bags.
So .. not to waste anything (of course!) ..
I got a pile of tissue for wrapping ..
 plastic bags for bagging up knitting wool for selling on the stall.
A pile of good soft rags from the old 'past it' nighties .. 
so useful for Hubby P .. painting and polishing and whatnot.
A few buttons off the old nighties and dressing gown. 

And the old dressing gown .. 
well it still had some useful fabric in it .. 
it was the sleeve/cuffs that were really grim
 .. so the nice fleecy fabric made some new cuddly hot water bottle covers.
Just a quick functional simple bag shape .. quick and easy .. and no waste.

So that's been my week so far ... 
been listing more vintage goodies on the dreaded eBay today ...
 Gosh its boring .. but it buys the tins of beans .. an all that!

What have you been up too .. 
anything Thrifty to share?