Wednesday, 17 September 2014


If your favourite little tree dies.....

.... paint it blue to match your favourite little garden potting shed.

Seen on a recent garden tour.
This is a scheduled post while I'm away.... please leave me a comment. I'll be back to read it in a couple of days.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Junque by any other name

On my way back from the cottage in the summer, I drove by a fascinating brick Victorian house on a street corner in a quiet country village, and I just had to turn round and investigate.
It wasn't the house that caught my eye, it was this!

This was the outside, right on the street. I think it used to be the back yard.

And this was the inside.

There was hardly room to move between the stacks and stacks of assorted "antiques". I wonder how long it took to amass this huge collection of "stuff"?  I spent a happy half hour, or perhaps it was more, just wandering round. I resisted temptation and didn't buy anything, but I really need to go back and have another look!
This is a scheduled post while I'm away for a few days. Leave me a comment, I'll be back soon.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Bike in a Garden

Encountered on a recent garden tour....

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." John F Kennedy.
Pre-scheduled post - I'm away from home for a short break. But leave me a comment anyway!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Too Much Lego?

The Lego Army..... and this is just a small part of it!

There's never a problem deciding what to get Callum for his birthday! 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sears Free Gift!

A couple of weeks ago, I needed new passport photos, and I knew the local SEARS had a photographic studio, so off I went.

Sears girl: Yes, of course we take passport photos. Please fill out this form with your name, phone number and email.

So I filled out my name and number, but I don't want them cluttering up my inbox with sales rubbish, so no email.

Sears girl, with an encouraging smile: Oh.... If you fill out your email, you'll get a Free Gift worth $45.00!

Me: Thanks, but I don't want a Free Gift.

Sears girl: Well, I'm going to give you a Free Gift anyway for being a good customer!

So after the photography session, (BTW the result didn't look anything like me, they must have swapped the photo with some sad old wrinkly with a saggy face and a baggy neck) the smiling Sears girl presented me with my Free Gift - a coupon for a set of Free 8x10 portraits, no sitting fee etc etc..... how generous......

.... Expiry date 31 December 2012. er....Thanks, Sears! Only almost 2 years out of date!