Monday, 4 July 2016

This and that, that and this

The sun was shining yesterday with blue sky accompanying it. Honestly I'm not lying.
We celebrated by sitting in the garden with tea and biscuits. 


Admired the bees and flowers and unfinished patio I also ignored the dust and muddy floors in the house too. Mike is able to permanently ignore such things. 

Rocky hound had a nose over the fence into the field. 


I did a spot of crocheting and finished my knitted dishcloth for a swap

I've been scaring the neighbours by gathering soft fruit every morning for my breakfast shake. I add a sprig of mint too.

Tayberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, mint, spinach, banana, chia seeds and some strange cereal stuff from Holland and Barrett, It looks like pureed liver. 

Mike decided on a sort out the other week and sent me disapproving looks after stacking my craft bits in one place. 


Disclaimer golf clubs and ladder are not mine nor are the curtains - Mike is decorating Harry's room. I got more disapproving looks when he took delivery of more yarn. In my defence it was for a project. 

Mike mowed the lawn yesterday and went over an anthill. In all honestly the grass had shot up with all the rain we have had. I'm surprised he didn't mow down a tribe of pygmies. I spent a fascinating half hour kneeling on the lawn watching the ants move the eggs and repair the nest. 

I'm trying to catch up with your posts I have been avidly reading whilst in work so am up to date with your news.  I've mostly stayed away from the fall out after the referendum. It wasnt my choice to leave Europe but living in an area which has been overwhelmed with immigration the result wasnt all too surprising. Are you all well I do hope so. xx




25 comments:

  1. Good to hear about a nice day to spend outside and your breakfast drink sounds "interesting". I hate trying to sort out stuff & I still can't find bits & bobs since we moved. Have a good week and take care.

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  2. Glad you had a lovely day yesterday and were able to sit outside it wasn't that nice here but today is lovely. Your breakfast smoothie sounds interesting I hope you enjoyed it.
    Jackie

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  3. I hope that you didn't kneel too near the ants. One once got up my trouser leg and I suffered for it.

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  4. Nice to get into the garden, do you think you should have a little craft shed for your boxes?

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  5. We managed to get into the garden too yesterday, I am hoping for a little sunshine to last as we have visitors throughout the summer and it is easier if you can get out.

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  6. We had good enough weather to get into the garden yesterday and today, so far, the weather is glorious here. I always watch the ants moving the eggs if I disturb a nest, I find it fascinating. Have a lovely week x

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  7. Glad you enjoyed the sunshine too Jo! Love seeing all of your craft bits stacked up, mine would look very similar and I too get disapproving looks every time something arrives through the post... :) Cute Rocky Hound! x

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  8. Sun out here again too...that's two days on the trot, a record perhaps?! ;) xxx

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  9. A sunny day is a very good thing isn't it, especially one spent in the garden. The trick with craft stuff is never to pile it all up in one place if you can help it. A bit tucked away in every room... The soft fruit is brilliant at the moment isn't it. Although I'm going to take out the allotment strawberries, the mice have had almost the whole lot. Hope you have a good week. CJ xx

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  10. It seems that you made the most of the weekend and good weather. have a good week. Flighty xx

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  11. I, too, get disapproving looks. I'm good at hiding things though.
    xx

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  12. I can't tell you how pleased I am to see your boxes of yarn, it makes me fell better about mine.
    We could do with some sunshine, I'm fed up with the grey days.
    Briony
    x

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  13. You deserve that yarn, really what does he know? You can have loads of yarn an amazingly not have the right yarn for a project.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. The sun's gone again here, rubbish! Your breakfast looks delicious. Watch out for the ants - too tickly x

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  15. You should never put your stash all in one place, it makes it look more than it is, I spread mine around. I'm with Mike when the sun shines I can't see dust.

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  16. I was going to say that surely the golf clubs couldn't be yours and I am also sure that they must have cost a lot more than yarn!!

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  17. Are you living with my husband ? Lol.
    Permanently ignoring certain things. Disapproving looks at the nice and lovely things I 'collect'
    You gave me a right giggle with the pygmy tribe and anthill. Haha. Thanks. xxx...x

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  18. Every year I intend to plant some soft fruit, and every year I forget. Apart from Olly's strawberries, a tradition since he was two. I must remedy this. And I'd like some rhubarb too. Your yarn stash reminds me of my teetering book stash. Thirteen in a pile by the bed. Marc is appalled!
    Leanne xx

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  19. Celebrating sun with tea sounds grand :-). Send mike round here - he'd be appalled at the amount of fabric currently filling every available surface! Love your smoothly - I have similar with carrot, blueberries, celery, hemp seeds and mint. Yum! Xx

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  20. Jo, sounds wonderful! I'd love to join you for tea and biscuits in your beautiful garden.

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  21. Sitting in the garden with tea and biscuits may well be the nicest way to celebrate life.
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. Lovely post :) I love those mugs! My husband is also hankering after a crafty clear out... Your crochet looks lovely :) x

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  23. I love the mugs too, especially the ones with the robins on them! I'm in Australia, and I so wish the end of winter was nigh.... but it's not. Freezing and icy winds where I am. The garden is just going wild with weeds at the moment! Mowing over an anthill doesn't sound good! Linda. xox

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  24. I've discovered ant nests on a couple of occasions - luckily from a safe distance - and know to leave well alone! Love the mugs and tray and I hope you've had a few more sunny days in the garden since. Bizarrely, I've usually got no strawberries and lots of raspberries by now but this year it's the other way round. Still, I managed to get a punnet of blackcurrants from my plot neighbour at the allotments so all is well :) - love the idea of a fruit salad or smoothie for breakfast! Very healthy! xx

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  25. I like that little tray your mugs sit on, it's gorgeous. I am reassured that you have a lot more yarn than me - I may show that photo to my husband when he starts making comments about my stash. ;-)

    I hope you're well and enjoying the summer. xx

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