Monday, 31 March 2008

More Yellow

Yet another Daffodil!

Sunday, 30 March 2008

My Lawn!

Normal people have Daisies growing in their lawn.
I get Celendine!
A few nice white Daisies would make a change!

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Did you know.............?

29th March 1886
Coca Cola was introduced as a patent medicine.
It was later mass-produced as a popular soft drink.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Taraxacum officinale

I have more weeds than flowers in my garden!
But........... "A weed is only a flower in the wrong place"
so they say - but they seem to like my garden the best!

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Second stage of Spring!

The Tulips have started to appear!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Whatever I do.........

.......................I do half make a mess!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

How much...................

.............if they think I'm paying that!
And they say we should save the planet!
Well in my opinion this is waste of paper!

Monday, 24 March 2008

I'm just one big complaint!

Yesterday I was going to do some gardening but the weather was against me so instead I thought I would iron. Not a job I relish, but the ironing was not going to iron itself so I set up the ironing board put the washing next to it and reached for the Radio Times. Watching a film whilst ironing you don't notice the job in hand. Easter Sunday, a bank holiday I thought, a few films to watch? Well I thought wrong! Yes there were films on "In Which We Serve" 1942. This film although very interesting and a great classic is over sixty years old. "Columbo - Ransom for the Dead" 1971, "The Slipper and the Rose" 1976 and "The Wizard of Oz" 1939 another classic film of its time is nearly seventy years old! Sport on for the rest of the day. Hmmm.........not much of a choice. We don't all have Sky or Digital. Some of us do not like sport, or believe it or not Eastenders, Coronation Street or Emmerdale, so the off knob stayed off till "Larkrise to Candleford" in my opinion the best programme on any television at the moment. Easter Monday is not much better. When I was a child the highlight of the Easter weekend was the little half an hour programme called "Disney Time" which I was allowed to watch whatever the weather if I was good. Surely the television schedulers can do better. All the programming for Easter Monday is what is shown every other day on day time television!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Easter Day

Easter day falls between 21st March and 25th April, the date depending on the first full moon of spring. It is calculated at the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the 21st March, but is the full moon falls on a Sunday, then Easter in the following Sunday.

Eggs which are popular at Easter are ancient symbols of spring and rebirth - the renewal of life

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Meet Wilson

He walked into my dads house and stayed!
He should really live down the road from dad but his owners bought a puppy - well he decided enough was enough.
When Wilson goes for a walk, he walks up to the road to one house before his owners house
crosses the road and walks to one house past then crosses back over, and repeats the journey on the way back to dads.
Wilson is a Polydactyl cat. He has six claws on each of his four paws!

Friday, 21 March 2008

Good Friday

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny two a penny - Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters, give them to your sons
One a penny two a penny - Hot cross buns
a children's rhyme
The buns are generally sold at Easter. They commemorate the religious significant of the Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection following the crucifixion on the cross.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

First day of Spring.............

...........and its freezing.
These bright yellow Primulas are very cheery though.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

2001 A Space Odessey

Arthur C Clarke who died yesterday lived in this house in Minehead Somerset

Tuesday, 18 March 2008


My Forsythia is just coming into bloom

Monday, 17 March 2008

This time last week..........

............there were gale warnings, flood warnings
and ships were warned to take shelter in the nearest safe harbours.
I wonder what this summer will bring weatherwise?

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Answer to yesterday's quiz..............

The answer to yesterday's quiz is...............

Jack Warner he played Dixon on Dock Green
The longest running police series from 1955 - 1976


I hope the customer will be pleased with this!
She wanted a "simple old fashioned style sampler".

Saturday, 15 March 2008

A Little Quiz!

These two ladies were very popular on the radio in the 1930's and 1940's.
They had a very famous brother -
he played a policeman in the days of black and white television..............
Answers on a Postcard!
Tell you the answer tomorrow

Friday, 14 March 2008

Definitely not a Snowdrop!

This is a Three Cornered Leek (Triquetrum) or Wild Garlic.
It grows wild in my garden!

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Little Flowers

Just bunches of little paper flowers

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Look Up!

The Crows Nest!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008


Even Mrs Beeton did 5-a-day!

Monday, 10 March 2008

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Not saying it is damp round here but......

This was a real surprise when I went to feed the birds with some stale bread.
Not sure how this amphibian got here,
I think it may have been dropped by the position of the poor thing's leg

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Apple Blossom

This was stitiched by my mother 1995.
The gold thread is real gold.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Farmers Market

Farmers Market held every Friday morning in Minehead

Thursday, 6 March 2008

From this..........

To this..................
To this.....................

My tea!

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Fish & Chips...............

................Well this saves on the cooking and washing-up!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Pots of Flowers

Spring is most definitely on its way!

Monday, 3 March 2008

How the weather changes!

These clouds were in the sky at 7.30am this morning.
Now it is icy cold, grey and trying to rain and may even snow
and it is only 12.45pm

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Mothering Sunday

In medieval times people visited the 'mother' church the Cathedral.
On Mothering Sunday it was a practice to visit your mother and give her gifts of flowers usually Violets or Primroses and cake traditionally a Simnel Cake decorated with crystallised flowers. (if this cake is eaten at Easter it is decorated with eleven marzipan balls to represent the apostles - Judas not being included).
People who worked in service i.e live-in servants were given the day off.
Now I know why I had three sons - it gives me a sporting chance of getting at least one Mothers day card!

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Look what I saw today!

I was looking for a picture on the blustery first day of March and this Bumble Bee was basking in the early spring sunshine on the shed door. I took the picture and then the Bumble Bee buzzed away. Don't think he/she liked the flash of the camera very much!