Sunday, 24 September 2017

There is a moron and then a total moron

Hello all,how are you today?
Well i for one am so glad we are all still here..apparently the world was coming to an end yesterday.I saw no sign in the sky and never even saw the mysterious planet that was going to coming crashing down to earth and wipe us out.
This has to be a total fail..all the conspiracy theorists this morning are probably feeling stupid and all those people that believed this junk and sold their possesions and gave away their money are no doubt feeling let down as well..still there is always another moron waiting in the wings to predict the doom of the world.
The particular moron for this total fail is this man David Meade..
Apparently now he has changed his mind and that people who bought his book(which by the way has left him sitting pretty) misread it..the world is not going to end on the 23rd September but the world as we know it will..convinient to blame it on the reader.Maybe he should have made that particular part clearer..still not to worry he now says that the bible verse and a date that can be found somewhere in Pyramids and i say somewhere..is the date for our end..no one has found this date yet?

This kind of thing gets on my nerves..there are many conspiracy theorists,cult leaders,religious fanatics out there in the world who have no doubt made a huge profit from this..gullible and vulnerable people are persuaded to believe this stuff day  in and day out.Then when it doesn't happen its a long list of reasons why.Mostly the reasons are
1,you are not worthy
2,you still have money left
3,you haven't worshipped me enough yet
4,the aliens gave us one last chance
5,i haven't made enough money from this
6,you got the date wrong
so and so on..never an apology even when its totally obvious its a failure.
I for one do not want the world to end and i think people like this man should be investigated for allowing panic to spread..how much did he make from it i wonder?
Or take him to trading standards and say he failed to deliver on his promise and you want your money back.Thats a joke by the way...
I feel so sorry for the people who actually believed him and his kind..liars,rumour mongers,false prophets and users.
There are certain words i use for people like this ..only they are not family friendly and i wouldn't lower the tone of my blog to publish them.
What do you think folks..do you believe or like me have to actually see it to believe it?
ftm👱





Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Happy Birthday..

Happy birthday Fionna..we all hope you have a wonderful day.
l u t e.
mum
xx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Do you dither????

Hello all, how are you?
Well i have decided that i am a ditherer..is that a word?
I never have any quibbles or second thoughts about buying things for my family or the home,but buying things for myself i dither. Even purchasing large items i never give it a second thought and just do it..obviously making sure its all correct and the price is good.I need a new pair of boots for Winter and i have seen a few pairs that are exactly what i need..i have the money and yet i am putting off buying them..why is that? I do it all the time when it comes to buying things for myself.Am i the only one or are we all secret ditherers..there's that word again 😕.
ftm👱

Friday, 15 September 2017

Life is just busy..

Hello all,how are you?
Firstly i want to say how deeply sorry i am that innocent people have yet again been hurt by a bunch of *******,*****,****.My heart goes out to the innocents who were caught up in the awful incident this morning.💗
My life is busy,busy,busy.
The allotment is all caught up and so is the garden..we have tidied up and put away the furniture and bits for Winter..good job we did it as we had strong winds and plenty of rain.
The girls are back to school and working hard,Fern asked if she could learn German and Iris wants to learn French..so i am swotting up on both subjects.
Our reading time has increased for both girls and Iris now does a short story about the book she has read and changes it to suit her life and surroundings or something relevant to her..its good for her.Fern is doing a short novel study on Anne Frank which is certainly opening her eyes to the world.
They are both doing Handwriting in a lovely style which i can't remember at the moment..both have been doing Art and Fern wants to learn more about different styles of Art and also the masters and sculptures..so i have been on the Library website to find books..i will have a read of them so i don't make a fool of myself lol.Its quite nice that she has found something she loves to learn about and to be honest she can draw..she does some really nice pieces for herself and Iris.so i am hoping the books inspire her more.
 Iris listening to her French
Fern listening to her German.
We have been conker picking..not many at the moment but it was nice to just go and walk and chat..


 We picked the Apples on our tree..got quite a few and they are delicious..
 Hopefully next year we have more

 Our Melons have finally given up but not before we managed to get 3 more from them.
They are perhaps the best Melons i have ever had..they maybe small but they certainly have a lovely taste and never last long at snack time.

 All thats left of one Melon.
My hubby has out done himself again..i saw a brilliant idea on Pinterest..wasn't sure if it was possible for us to do but it turns out it was..a few days of measuring ,cutting and painting and bingo i have this.




A built in pantry door..and the best thing is it was totally free..we had the wood left over from other projects and the paint we already had.Its amazing and has freed up quite a bit of shelf space in my Pantry..We made the shelves to fit all the things that i use often.I couldn't get the whole door in the picture becaus of the kitchen wall...but i think you get the idea
My evenings have been taken up with listing on Ebay and also packing and wrapping parcels.
My spare room is slowly emptying which is looking better and better..we were going to turn it into a sewing room but after chatting to Fern we are going to wait a while to see if she wants a room of her own in year or so.I would hate to get it done then have to change it back again but we will see.
We have been to the Library and raided it for books.It was a lovely hour to just sit and look for books until the Mum's and Tot's arrived then we beat a hasty retreat..totally out numbered by little ones, but so cute.
The air conditioner and fans have been cleaned and put away and the dehumidifiers are out of storage.
We are so looking forward to the dark nights and being inside all cosy.I have got my slow cooker out and will be making some chunky soups and big hearty stews for teatimes..also the puddings..rice pudding, bread and butter pudding..treacle sponge and custard..ooh i am hungry just thinking of them.
Right ladies i am off to have a cuppa and then off to bed with my book.
ftm👱

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

This little fella caused joy then worry..

Hello all,how are you doing?
The other day Iris and Fern came running down stairs to tell me that a squirrel was being chased in the garden and it had gone up the telegraph pole..i seriously thought they were pulling my leg..not the case as there he was sitting up there. He was up there and safe and sound..the cat gave up and went home..we spent ages just watching him and he was watching us as well. It was lovely to watch him and we all felt quite lucky that we could see him. I was concerned at one point as a Kite flew over..i kept thinking how flipping ironic it would be for the squirrel to escape the clutches of a cat only to be swooped upon by a Kite and snatched up.Thankfully it didn't happen.
But then as the hours ticked by and he was showing no sign of moving at all..he was up there about 5 hours  and only came down as it got dark... i kept thinking what if he is hurt and can't get down,who do you call? I never had to find out as he went all on his own.We will be keeping an eye out for him and hoping he comes back now and again.






He is a cutie..
ftm👱

Saturday, 2 September 2017

We need a rest..

Hello all, how are you all?
After having a blog break i think we need a break totally,our lives are a whirl of activity.We are both shattered and whatever Iris and Fern are on, we need some.
We have been at the allotment daily and bringing home the bounty of it. I have frozen about 20lb of Raspberries,ate about 6 lb and given away 3lb.I have made sauces with our tomato crop,frozen some roasted tomatoes and eaten a lot but still have 2 big bowls to go.
Hubby has been fixing his shed roof..it sprung a leak in an unlikely spot..see if you can spot him.
Or try this one a bit closer..
You can just make out his blue shirt. Finally he found where the water was coming in and sorted it.
 We have had to remove 2 of our Apple trees..they were not happy and one was dying..i think where we had put them wasn't the right place for them..we took them out and the roots were almost dead. So we had a big space on the fence..i had visited my daughter a few days before and saw what her neighbours had done.They had used old pallets to build a flower bed against the fence.I thought it was brilliant and told hubby..next thing you know we have built our own..and it did not cost one penny.We had some really crappy looking pallets just hanging around the back of the green houses..we had the paint already and also the plastic to line it..
 I had to brush them and some of the spiders were huge..eww, but i got them away and the girls would help once they had gone.



 This is what is now filling up the space
 We have filled it with old compost and it will get more from the chicken pen and also the allotment..it will be having some manure too..in the meantime we found this wire to cover it to stop the cats pooping in it.

I think it looks brilliant and for free its even better..we have decided to plant lettuces,spring onions and flowers in it next year.As for the missing trees ,i am hoping to replace them and keep these ones in pots that i can move around the garden as the weather dictates. Hubby has been reading the Harry Dodson books and has been inspired by them as have i..we are going to have a go at growing our fruit in a fruit house..we can make one i hope and keep it warm if we position it correctly..also having a go at growing Peas in the greenhouse through the winter so they are ready for spring.I love the Harry Dodson books..they are amazing with the hints and ideas at how to grow and make the most of every spare bit of land you have.
 We had another Melon ripen..gosh its delicious and this is whats left after we had some for pudding.The last of it went the next morning at breakfast.
 I have been frantically making pom poms..i would love to have the rug made by christmas but its not urgent and i do them in the evening..i find it relaxing.
I have put my conversion charts on the inside of the kitchen cupboard where we bake..a lot of the recipes i use are American and this chart converts its all to ounces and fluid ounces..so much easier than having to keep getting out my folder and flicking through it.
I have been busy selling on Ebay..quite surprising really that all the summer clothes went especially with summer coming to an end..but glad they did.next on the selling list will be the Sylvanian Houses..i have about 8-9 so hoping they sell.
I have had my older girls and grand children around..i have also been to my daughters for lunch which is lovely as i don't have to make it.My littlest girls love seeing their neices and nephew and its so great that they all play together and get along .
I cleaned out the washing machine drawer yuk..it got doused with white vinegar and scrubbed out then i did a hot wash and added soda crystals to the machine..it looks sparkling now.
I have made more toilet bombs and some lavender bags.
We have had the sewing machine out to fix small items and i caught up with replacing buttons and mending very small tears.
We have made all our own bread and cobs and eaten from the pantry and freezer..no unnecesary trips to town unless we had to.
And in between i have baked and just spent time with the girls..caught up with my own reading..you know the books that you get but put on the book case and forget about them..well i have now read them all..apart from one which i am waiting for it to arrive..the library didn't have it so i gave in and bought a copy..it was £2.80 and i am like a cat on a hot tin roof waiting for it.
I made this on Friday and now can't wait to make more like it..i didn't think it would work as i didn't have the correct stuff to do it but i read a few commets on it and found out i could do it with Modge Podge..which is bloody expensive to buy..but i found a way to make my own..PVA glue and water simple..what do you think?


I found it on Pinterest and the lady herself has a blog..sincerelysarad .com..i can't get the link to work so just google it.
This lady is amazing and so is her blog.
take care all
ftm👱

Monday, 28 August 2017

Happy birthday Heather

Happy birthday to our lovely daughter Heather..that o so tiny yet precious little pink bundle is now all grown up. living your life and married and a mum to 2 of your own girls...you will always be our little girl.
love you always
mum,dad,sam,fern and iris
ftm👱