Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Since the Friday Eighth June

...................Well apart from letting the air get blue edging on purple because the post which this is a repeat of, more or less of, (now a copy of because I copied and saved it!)  I spent an hour typing and sorting photographs and adding links at 8.30am Friday morning when I published all I got was the title and the comment box!  I did this three times in all!  I gave up in the end feeling extremely frustrated, three hours wasted trying to blog! I gave up in the end went and watched a DVD and did some knitting watched the DVD but got frustrated with the knitting undoing more rows than knitting them! Why change things that work?

Now I would like to thank my wonderful husband who sorted me out!  You won't believe how grateful I am

Anyway  "What Have I Done This Week.............

On Friday the first my friend Jackie had a day in Minehead after she milked the cows on her farm.  We had lunch and then we went to my local nursery where she bought some herbs for her herb patch.  Saturday we didn't venture far.  After doing the mundane things like washing and ironing, we cut the back lawn.  In the afternoon we went to a boot fair.  We hadn't been to this particular boot fair for while but quite honestly there wasn't much there for me!

Sunday I sat and watch the River Pageant and did some more knitting.

On Monday I made a Fruit cake and Victoria Sponge and some Scones.  Our good friends David and Jane came for the afternoon which was lovely.  Peter rang during the afternoon asking us to pop over to reconnect his cooker, and to help hang some curtain poles.  Any excuse to see Caitlin and Liam!  

Stonehenge in the rain taken from inside the car
(taken by the passenger not the driver)

Our journey to Salisbury was wet!  It rained all the way there, the whole time we were there and all the way home!  Glad we weren't going towards London at five O'Clock the queue was right back from Stonehenge on the A303 to the motorway at Taunton - I wonder what time those people got home?

Wednesday I added to my collection of vintage magazines.  I received my recent purchases from Milly & Dottie Two more magazines.  My mum had a few of these which I loved reading from a very early age.  It was these magazines that gave me my enjoyment of needlework, knitting and crochet.  I have added a few more since this photo was taken

I started making the banner for our Vintage Fayre.  I will show everyone when Sally has seen it.

Can you see the pigeon in amongst the leaves?
When I took a few crumbs down to the bird feeder him and his Sparrow friends were all squawking at me, jumping around from branch to branch!  It wasn't me I didn't do it! 

My neighbour is chopping down the Lelandei Trees to plant Clematis.  My poor little Bay Tree is wondering what is happening after all these years of growing quietly beneath the canopy. I bought it for 10p. sell by date was up, in Tesco about fifteen or so years ago.  The greenery was the backdrop for our family photos!

Saturday and Sunday was spent sorting the stuff we have here for the fayre.   Its an excuse to get the conservatory-cum-shed sorted YET again but this time we have a date!  Normally we say put that to one side for a boot fair but either we don't feel like doing one - or weather is against us - or we are just not ready because the stuff that has been sorted is buried again!

Yesterday we went to Taunton for a few bits and pieces for the fayre.  So this is my catch-up since the first of June!


  1. Don't you find it always your very best writing that gets lost when blogger goes loopy? Your stand of cakes looks delicious! I don't think I have ever made a sponge cake that actually looks moist!


  2. Thank goodness! I think we've all had our problems with Blogger and especially since the 'new improved' version. When I checked my post list recently I found several part written 'drafts' that I'd had to abandon out of frustration trying to get photos added or the script in a readable font size. Loving your cakes - wish I could have a piece with my coffee to cheer up the dreary weather here. cx

  3. Blogger has the ability to turn me from being calm and happy to demented, angry and cursing at my laptop! Almost glad I'm not the only one it happens to ... sorry! Your cakes look delish. M x

  4. Glad to see you've beaten blogger! It doesn't do the old BP a lot of good does it?
    Hopefully your clematis won't be too downhearted the leylandii no longer offers its support. Perhaps it will get a new lease of life and run rampant!
    I do love the birds in the garden, the "oldies" have been bringing their young, it is so brilliant to watch them being fed. Today we had a young starling, he looked so shiny and new and Mum looked thin and frazzled - 'twas ever thus!
    Carol xx

  5. Yummy cakes.
    Pigeons so make me smile, they are so daft sometimes.

  6. Wow, you have had a busy time. Like you I have also been having problems with blogger! I have been struggling (and giving up!) Good luck with your fair on the 23rd. lizzie

  7. Ooh, scrummy looking cakes... drool!

    Looking forward to the Fayre... we are coming by steam train I hope... yay!

  8. The Jubilee was so much fun!
    The cakes looks yummy!xx

  9. What a lovely post..wow you have been busy. I hate blogger some times it can take ages. Your banner looks brilliant will it go outside your fair? bet your getting excited now. Your cake looked yummy. dee xx

  10. Your cake stand looks so yummy. I could just tuck in now with a nice pot of tea! Hope the fayre goes well.


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