Tuesday 30 September 2008

The Red Berries..........

...............of the Honeysuckle

Monday 29 September 2008

I don't know what this............

...........little flower is called.
but it grows in patches on my grass!
I always thought it was called Speedwell, but
that flowers in sringtime!
It is really tiny!

Sunday 28 September 2008

Biscuit anyone...........

My freind gave me this book as a gift for feeding the cats
as the title says they are very easy to make
and are very tasty to eat

Saturday 27 September 2008

Bijou and Compact!

A new craze in Roof-Gardens!
But weeding could be a bit of a problem

Friday 26 September 2008

My Little Collection!

Some of these Half Dolls belonged to my Grandmother.
She used to pay 1s.0d (5 new pence)
then when they went up to 1s.6d (7 new pence)
she stopped buying them!
I added to the collection over the years

Thursday 25 September 2008

And todays blog is.............

The seed head of my Parsley!

No Blog today..............!

Well actually no BLOG yesterday. I turned on the computer, went straight to my blog, up came a screen which said SORRY unable to connect - or something like that, can't quite remember what it actually said just remember the SORRY bit! So I called the person who could help, but he made the situation worse - I blame the two day Migraine he was having, but by this time I was getting frustrated! I tried to get on to the blog about three times during the afternoon and evening but to no avail so I gave up hopeing things would change today. It nearly went the same way as yesterday but I was determined not to give in this time! So hopefully todays blog will get posted!

Tuesday 23 September 2008

Where do you keep yours............?

I found my mother's
1950's slender glass vase
to be the perfect place
to keep my favourite
knitting needles.

Monday 22 September 2008

Flying high?

I think this spider fancies himself as a high flyer
or maybe the higher flying flies
are just that much tastier!

Sunday 21 September 2008

No Meat today!

Maybe the snails thought 'Meatloaf' was real
and they thought they were getting to the tasty bit!

Saturday 20 September 2008


Saw him whilst out shopping this morning
underneath the spreading Chestnut tree

Friday 19 September 2008

They don't package things like they use to!

Now they come in horrible plastic containers!

Thursday 18 September 2008

I don't know what it is............

...............but it is GREEN!
And it is on my bathroom wall!

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Knitting Circles!

Ever since I could remember and could hold a pair of knitting needles I have always wanted to knit circles - why - I don't know............... I think it was because it was a challenge for me. I found knitting on four needles too much of a challenge, either the needle would fall out of the stitches or it would twist before I managed to even start! A couple of years ago I was told how to knit socks by Jan http://wibbo.typepad.com/wibbos_words on two circular needles and I thought then, I couldn't see why I couldn't knit circles this way...........this afternoon I discovered it could be done! I started with eight stitches and put four on one set of needles and four on the other............and proceeded as if knitting socks but following and circular lace pattern increasing stitches as and when! The only draw back is that stitches may have to be shuffled around, but after speaking to Jan she said change to one long needle. I will have to purchase one tomorrow to finish this project! But I have managed to achieve what I set out to do many moons ago and I am very pleased with myself!

Tuesday 16 September 2008

This little twig...........

I wonder what it will turn into.................?

Monday 15 September 2008

Autumn is on the way...........

The Sweet Chestnuts will soon be ready for eating.

Sunday 14 September 2008

Scrapbook - 1

This is the first two pages of my Scrapbook to go the Crazy Quilt.

Saturday 13 September 2008

It was FREE!

Dunster Castle was open free to the public today,
normally you would have to pay to get in to see the house.

Friday 12 September 2008

A Nothing Day!

The sky at 6.15pm!

I haven't done much today!

Worked this morning!

Shopped this afternoon!

Thursday 11 September 2008

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Robert the Bruce

That's what I'm calling him!
I watched him repair his web many times
because of the wind and rain
It took me a few times to capture this picture
because the sun and shadows were wrong
either that or it was raining!

Tuesday 9 September 2008

Monday 8 September 2008

Quick Lunch!

Open Sandwich - Layer in this order
1 Slice of Bread spread with Butter
2 Lettuce Leaves
3 Slices of Cucumber
1 Small Sliced Tomato
Suggested Toppings
Finely Grated Cheese & Boiled Egg & Mayonaise
Tuna & Sweetcorn & Mayonaise
Coronation Chicken
Anything you like really!

Sunday 7 September 2008

Bakewell Tart.........

..................Or Bakewell Pudding as it should be known.

Pastry - 4 ozs (100 grms) Flour, 2 ozs (50 grms) Butter, Water

Rub the butter into the flour till it resembles breadcrumbs, add spoonfuls of water and mix till the flour mixture gathers up. Leave to rest for about 15minutes, then roll out to fit dish (I use the lid of a casserole dish) and cook blind for about 20 minutes 180 degrees, gas 4. Leave to cool for a few minutes then line the bottom with Jam.

Top - weigh two Eggs and then weigh, Butter, Sugar and Ground Almonds to the same weight.

Beat the Butter and Sugar together till pale in colour, beat the eggs then add gradually till all mixed in, fold in the Ground Almonds. Put the Almond mixture on top of the jam Sprinkle a few Flaked Almonds on the top (I didn't have any) and cook again for about 30 to 40 mins 180 degrees Gas 4.

Leave to cool, then enjoy with custard, cream or as it is!

Saturday 6 September 2008

2012 Olympics?

This slug's middle is hanging in mid-air!

Friday 5 September 2008


.............they are as bad as Slugs!
They always seem to have an air of
determination about them.
This one is no different as it is gliding down
the front wall towards my flowers!

Thursday 4 September 2008


This Fungus was found growing in the gutter!
It is ashame someone has already tried to barbeque it
I'm sure it wouldn't have tasted nice at all!

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Orange Pom Poms?

Tanacetum vulgare

Tuesday 2 September 2008

All my own work!

This is one of my earliest pieces of needlework.
I must have been about twelve when I did this.
It is stitched on felt and designed by me!

Monday 1 September 2008

Another one for the pot!

We must plant this rose soon.
This time it should be pale pink!