Monday, 24 August 2015

Snippets

Well I've had a splendid weekend, you? No days out it was just one of those nice easy going weekends! Mike & I had a break away from all this social media - him Facebook me blogging hence I'm a little behind.

Planning a holiday for next year, Cornwall has officially been decided on, even the grown up child wishes to come along & my mother too. What a fun trip that will be 7 hours in a people carrier with my mother, the hound & 14 year old & a 22 year old!

School starts again next week, I bought Harry some beautiful grey trousers a couple of weeks back when uniform shopping & wondered to myself whilst completing said purchase why I hadn't bought him grey trousers for a long time. It's when I got back home & putting his stuff away I realised why, his blazer is black! Hence a little hurrying round Saturday morning to find black trousers!
I rescued a toad from my mothers garden yesterday cue big smiles on my face! My mothers garden is a wilderness desert of flags & stones & mine is a lush paradise of vegetation with slugs & bugs!
Mike found my secret stash of new mugs!
One of Mikes gargoyles which quite frankly scares the bejesus out of me as it's just outside the french doors & I always catch it in the corner of my eye. 
Some sprouting broccoli ready for picking. I think we shall have it for dinner tonight. I know Mike is home & as we are on a slight health kick at the moment it will be served with grilled fish.  Anything goes on a Sunday though & I managed to scoff my way through two chocolate puddings & two flakes yesterday! 

Other news Robs graduation photos have finally arrived - finally - I blame Mike for wanting them framed

Oh & the raspberries are ready, still waiting for the yellow ones though!

Enjoy your day all xx


44 comments:

  1. We have had many a happy holiday in Cornwall, gosh the school holidays seemed to have gone quick, back to school soon, and then comes the cold and miserable weather :-(

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    1. I've never been but I've always wanted to visit Mike has many years ago. Yes school starts next week here & I'm waiting for the first frost tingle on my face! x

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  2. Glad you had a good weekend, and well done on the toad rescue. My next door neighbour's garden is a big expanse of chippings and nothing else - not wildlife friendly at all. We're all about the slugs and frogs over our side. No doubt Mike was thrilled that you have wisely been stashing mugs. Come the revolution he will be very glad to have them. They're lovely by the way, I particularly like the writing around the inside. Wishing you a good week. CJ xx

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    1. Oh yes he was over the moon :) I've been banned from more mugs so I might start on jugs instead! x

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  3. Holidays have flown by, glad you had a good weekend it does make you feel so good to have a couple of lazy days. We spent Sunday morning in the car driving home.

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    1. It does make all the difference having some lazy days, I've really enjoyed this weekend x

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  4. Glad you had a good weekend. Cornwall is a wonderful place for holidays, we love it there and might just be going again ourselves next year, we'll have to see. Love the new mug.

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    1. It was lovely! We won't be booking until November but I'm already looking forward t it x

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    1. I love them but they do tend to sprout runners in the veg beds x

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  6. Oh Dear. Not Good when mug stashes are discovered! I accidentally bought dark blue school trousers instead of black, but L (who enjoys being contrary I think) loves wearing them and pleads colour blindness if any teacher says anything :o) xx

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    1. It isn't at all & the argument about being bargains & getting one free didn't wash either. Onto jugs next I think! Dark blue sounds nice & to be honest I don't think Harry would notice x

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  7. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend Jo :-) Enjoy Cornwall, where abouts are you going? We've had a few trips there and I love it, especially Port Issac. Mr Toad is very cute, he'll love your garden!

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    1. No idea yet, I found a nice cottage one a while back which was dog friendly so I need to find it again. Can't book until Mike has his holidays confirmed in November so I still have time x

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  8. I love the planning of a holiday, its almost as much fun as the actual holiday.

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    1. It is isn't it & secretly I like the travelling too x

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  9. I would love to visit Cornwall someday. I just started reading a novel set in Cornwall. The setting is mostly incidental but it still sounds great to me. Good for you taking a social media break. I do it sometimes too. I would love to be able to keep up with every single blog post on every blog I follow, but I can't always do it. I no longer use Facebook at all; it's been almost two years since I even logged in. I don't even miss it. Sometimes it's best to just step back and be on your own, like with real-life socializing too. Hope you have a good week, Jo.

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  10. Good to see that you had a good weekend. Have a good week. Flighty xx

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  11. I have a toad in my garden too which keeps scaring me ....but I hadn't thought about its usefulness in eating slugs and snails, of which I have an unwelcome abundance! Cornwall is so lovely....though I'm already wincing on your behalf at the idea of 7 hours in the car! Xx

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  12. So glad you rescued the toad.

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  13. Those raspberries look fantastic! 7 hours in a car... sounds quite long.

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  14. A packed weekend! Cornwall sounds lovely for your holiday next year. We were hoping to have a camping weekend there at the end of the holidays, but we've almost timed out now. Yellow raspberries sound good - I'll look froward to seeing them.
    Cathy x

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  15. Always enjoying a chuckle when I stop over here Jo! And Mike only found two mugs in your hoard?! weird. Your holiday sounds like it's going to be a wild and crazy time with all of you squashed in a car together! Good job in saving the toad btw ;) Wendy

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  16. Good luck with that trip to Cornwall! I've been known to buy the odd Emma Bridgewater mug and hide it in the cupboard too! I rather like the gargoyle. Enjoy the last bit of the holidays. xx

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  17. Good luck with that trip to Cornwall! I've been known to buy the odd Emma Bridgewater mug and hide it in the cupboard too! I rather like the gargoyle. Enjoy the last bit of the holidays. xx

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  18. Your weekend sounded perfect! Well done on the Sunday chocolate efforts! I wonder how the toad ended up at your mums? I'm loving our holiday down here too and as the drive wasn't actually as horrific as anticipated, we will def come back!

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  19. Wow, I like your broccoli and rasberries! So lovely, so healthy!

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  20. Oh I would love to go to Cornwall! Your new mug is pretty...my husband has banned me from buying more mugs too but I do manage to sneak the odd one in too.
    Marianne x

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  21. Like the Gargoyle - I'm going to post!

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  22. I love Cornwall but we don't go very often because of the long drive. Your raspberries look fab, enjoy them. Hx

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  23. You can never have to many pairs of trousers, especially if you are a young boy. Hugs,
    Meredith

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  24. Sounds like a perfect weekend. I love staying home and pottering :)

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  25. Sounds as though it is all good at your house! Love your new mug!! Not so sure about Mike's garden ornament though! xx

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  26. Two chocolate puddings and two flakes? Respect!

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  27. Cornwall sounds good, I'd love to go down there and see the Eden Project one day. Our broccoli is hanging on by a thread, the butterflies and caterpillars had a feast this summer xx

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  28. The trouser incident sounds like the sort of thing I would have done :) We went to Cornwall in May, my husbands family come from there. Unfortunately it was a slightly sad occasion because we were burying his Grandparent's ashes. At least they're back in the part of the country the loved

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  29. Cornwall is a place I haven't been to in ages!! And the children have never been at all!
    And the secret stash of mugs.... are there many of them? And are they all so pretty?

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  30. I'm still trying to catch up with everyone after my time offline earlier in the month.

    I'm envious you have home grown raspberries. There's no room for them in the garden here and I do love them!

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  31. Oops! I'm a little late catching your post. I do so enjoy the things you write about and the way you write. I love rescuing frogs too. Poor things. There is always something catch a frog.

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  32. I'd love a few toads in the garden here but it's unlikely to happen with the railway on one side and the veg bed surrounded by concrete paving stones! I saw a huge orange slug in broad daylight yesterday (well, I suppose it has been a bit wet recently). First big one I've seen this year so I confess I let him slither away (probably under the strawberries.) My autumn raspberries have been fruiting since June, slowly at first but now I'm picking a bowlful a day from around 8 canes. The runners can be a nuisance but I either dig them out or pot them up for friends (or next year's expansion plan!!) #always-hopeful

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    1. PS. love the blog change! Had to think if I'd landed in the right place! xx

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  33. A break from the internet and social media is a good thing, now and then. I'm always amazed at how much time it frees up! Cornwall will be amazing, it's such a beautiful and special county.

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