Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A bit of help needed from the 'Garden Fairies'

Just a bit of help needed from this 'Garden Fairy', it's been so wet and our building work in the kitchen has revealed a 'damp' problem. . . . . . .

No matter, it's all fixed now, just had to dig up half the garden and lower it down a bit. Why does fixing one problem often lead to making another?

So . . . . being a bit horticulturaly challenged anyway, help from this fairy is definitely needed!

She's not finished yet, whatever she's sprinkling has yet to materialise!

Last week I went to Stroud Embroiderers Guild , we had a lovely day while it poured with rain and blew gales outside , we got down and messy inside.

The workshop was making 'A book in a Box' and here are a few of the marvellous things that appeared

Rowan has been taking me on loads of long walks, she loves the wind and the rain. Just as well really!
Her favourite trick just lately is to roll in fox poo or something else equally stinky, just before we get home. Try as I will, I can't see what the attraction is???

This is a favourite walk at Malvern, the hills in the background and Mum's house just around the corner.

Remember I said Rachael and her family were going to have some new additions?
Well here they are, two delightful Welsh ponies.

Lots of hard work and fun ahead, methinks!

They're doing really well, after just two weeks , coming up to us and wanting a fuss! Phoebe is so excited, three kids together .

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The last few plums.

My daughter and her family have purchased some land, about 3 acres in all, mostly old orchard.
It's wonderful, so quiet and peaceful, with evidence all around of little creatures and feathered things. . .
I found these last few plums, still good to eat.

There's quite a lot of work to be done, dead wood to be burnt, wonderful bonfire fuel. . . .

In a week or so, two new additions to the family will move into their new home.Two Welsh pony foals. . . . I can hardly wait and Phoebe has already chosen their names.
I promised some pictures of some of my students work and here they are.
Some are from Hereford and some from Bromsgrove 'Bookwraps' workshops, all, are I'm sure you will agree, fascinating and original work.

I hope that these talented ladies will send some pictures of the finished articles!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Autumn Mirrors.

I've spent a lot of time lately with reflections, both in my head and my camera.
What a wonderful Autumn we're having here in the U.K., and to make it even better, my dear friend came to visit for a few days, she drove all the way from the Jura region in France, bless her!
We walked in the Forest of Dean with the birds and the sunshine.

Rowan swam in the ponds and tried her best to spoil my mirror pictures.

I cheated with this one, it's upside down of course. . . . .

I love this bright and watery world.

In Bath we strolled around , window shopped , ate afternoon tea and talked. We had a years worth of talking to catch up on. . . . . . .

Some more reflections . . .

In the Rococo gardens at Painswick. A birthday walk with friends.

Beautiful babies at Forde Abbey in Somerset.

My early morning stroll with Rowan , along the river Avon.
I must try to get back into a routine with my blog, I've got some lovely pictures of my students work for next time ....... x