Thursday, April 26, 2012

What a lovely Spring...

Hello, there...
I'm still here. I've just been a busy bee finishing off projects (and starting new ones) around this old place... I tell you what, your work is never done when you're living in an old rickety house like this one! I have to say, though, while the sun has been shining, I have been neglecting the old indoors and spending as much time as possible in the garden. Now that, my dears, is food for the soul!

I don't think I am ever happier than when there's dirt under my nails, the sun on my face, and a nice cuppa in my hand (the best reward after grafting all day in the garden).

So, "What have you been up to?" I hear you ask... well, let me tell you, we have shifted three tonne of gravel, laid umpteen stepping stones, cleared a zillion tree roots and finally have a path which leads us all the way from the front gate to the back door! This is a huge deal in this little old house, as it now means I can get from the front door to the back without the need for wellies... Thank you for small mercies.

I was hoping to pop a picture up on the old blog showing the spoils of our labour, but alas it was raining, so you will have to wait... I promise, I will get some up here (pinky promise)... I also owe you some bathroom shots... yep, I did eventually finish that, too... I'm just so behind on pictures... You know, I find that with this blogging malarkey, it's not the writing which takes up my time (writing's like talking for me; I always have plenty to say), it's the pictures I struggle with. I have a million and one things I want to share with you, but never have the pictures to back it up!

 Anyhoo, hopefully I'll get better, as the hubby bought a new DSLR camera (I dropped the old DSLR and smashed the screen)... he has (cautiously) said I can use his, so, with this new gadget, I might finally get around to getting those piccies (weather permitting).

Meanwhile, here are some Spring shots taken a couple of weeks ago, when everything was just starting to bud... the garden now looks like it's mid-May... Oh, and it has a lovely path leading to the front of the house... Did I mention that?

Right-o, I best be off... it's getting late and I'm sure a gal that needs her beauty sleep!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Laura,
    Good to see you back, it's always a balancing act isn't, family life and blogging, enjoy your garden, love the first photo,
    Maureen x

  2. I can't wait to see the goods! Your photos are just stunning. I always thought the bleeding heart was a traditional English flower, yet I haven't seen one since I've lived here - go figure! Have a lovely weekend, dirty nails and all :) XOL

  3. Hey there Laura, it's lovely to hear from you...and I do agree, there is nothing better than dirt under my fingernails after a day in the garden. My mother used to tell me to wear gloves....but Dad understood the need to use my bare hands and smell that dirt! Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labour. Robx
    p.s. I'm in Oz at the moment, and it hasn't stopped raining here either (also in England my hubby tells me).

  4. Hello Sweetheart It's just brilliant to have your cheery self back here - I have missed you! I'm mightily impressed at your labours, having just started something similar on Planet Baby. Looking forward to the photos ☺. J x

  5. Your posts just make me smile. It's like having a quick catch up chat with a friend. Hope that gorgeous pup wasn't too much mischief in the garden.

  6. The weather has been terrible over here but even that couldn't keep me from being busy in the garden. Hope more springlike weather soon arrives here.

  7. It is lovely when you work hard in the garden and can see the results, I totally agree there is nothing better than dirt under your nails and being totally absorbed! The only thing I am doing at the moment is rescuing plants from torrential rain and wind, some spring!!!

  8. Beautiful garden pictures! It is so wonderful to have time in the garden, enjoy every minute, it all looks fabulous! X

  9. I started garden myself this year and I can tell you it's one of the most relaxing and fun things to do. Do you grow any vegetables?

    -Zane of ontario honey


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