Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chickens, Noodles and Paddling Pools

Chickens (Mary found her way to the highest perch - think she's the leader), Noodles (for tea), ice creams (for lunch), Lucy's rather splendid paper chains, paddling pools... high points from today!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

scale mite again

Yucky scale mites on the magnolia. I've just wiped them them off and sprayed the tree. Eddie has picked them out of my hair. Yeuch yeuch yeuch.

Coop photos


Coop is up but the garden is a terrible mess from the pampas and ceanothus. Photos to follow

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chicken Coop

Chicken coop arrived today. Now to order some chickens!

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Finally got round to planting some tomato seeds today.

Jan & Ted are back next door - a relief as we don't have to look after their patio anymore.

And Tommy likes curry. He had Korma with Lucy and thought it was great. Lottie was less keen. We made meringues for pudding and they all liked them!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010


6 showing so far. 12 seeds planted.

repeat prescriptions

The pharmacist told me I can get repeat prescriptions for Lottie's eczema stuff which makes life much easier. Going to collect that next Friday then.

Lucy & I have been sweeping up Ted's front yard as they're still on holiday and the Magnolia makes a terrible mess. We swept for the 5th time today. Hopefully nearly all the petals have gone now.

Sarah's potential new jobs have been phoning in the week for references. I forgot whilst at work, that I haven't handed my notice in at work yet and started talking about why I was leaving. Ha ha - woops. I left the building quickly and carried on outside.

Twins had blackcurrant jam on toast dunked in their ready brek for breakfast this morning. They've been helping me with my brutalities in the garden as I hack more plants to pieces. Lucy just found a wasp building a next in her play house so Eddie walloped that and removed the nest.

Bank holiday weekend. Hurray!