Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Evil scum...

No words can ever describe the pure horror or heart break these poor families are going through.

The evil scum who did this should rot in hell..and as for twitter letting all those tweets go up from ISIS bragging..well how about they get shut down for a week or 2...i cannot believe that they won't hand over information or even inform the authorities about tweets supporting or proposing terrorist acts.And as for saying it breaches the persons human rights..well tough..what about those poor children..where are their human rights.
My heart goes out to all the families who have lost loved ones..

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Better than any you could buy...

Just look at that beautiful Devonshire Split..
All homemade apart from the cream..

It was delicious .

Friday, 12 May 2017

New plants..

Hello all..as you may know i love House plants..but by crikey they can be expensive to buy.
I try to get cuttings if i can but its hit and miss if they take or not.
One of my favourite plants is the Spider Plant..its almost indestructable and can be moved all over with no ill effects,in my experience.It also grows huge if you look after it properly.. i love to see them with the leaves hanging down.
Today we had to remove some of the babies off the mother plants..instead of just stcking them in a jar we decided to pretty them up a bit..the deal is this..if and its a BIG IF..if the girls can look after them and then pot them on they can have them in their bedroom..both love the house plants we have and help me to look after them but they have never done it by themselves..so its a tester really.
I had some little jars in a crate ..small but big enough to take the babies..they popped labels on the bottles so no mix ups happen..and then put the plants in.

So fingers crossed i can hopefully inspire the girls to look after them and grow their own.
take care

Have you seen my hubby's buns...Don't be dirty

My husband has a true gift of being a great bread maker..its light and fluffy and they taste so flippin good. Far superior to any i could make..
Look at these beauties.
 He takes his time and he enjoys doing it which i think is half the secret to his bread making.The house always smells amazing when he baking.Makes my mouth water to be honest.
 The bottom ones are Devon Splits..we will fill them with homemade jam and some whipped cream..yummy.
take care

Out for the day..

Hello all, how are you?
Hasn't the weather been glorious for the last few days,unfortunately it rained today but i do think the gardens and allotment needed it.
We went out for the day to Belton House yesterday..it was sunny but cool..we went all over the woodland and then around to the coffee shop for a quick drink then off again. This time we went all around the lakes and i got some amazing pictures..well i got 265 of them but won't put them up just a few.
We had our picnic lunch in the little stone house we always do..so lovely.
We went off the pathway and around the overgrown part..Fern bless her came very close to an Adder,,it was long and brown..she didn't panic but stopped walking and very slowly backed away and went to her dad,we were only a few steps behind but it was a scare.After that we stayed on the pathway.
Unfortunately it moved real fast and i couldn't get a picture but i did see it, so i know what it was.I was proud of Fern for not screaming and running..she was very calm and now cannot wait to tell her friends.
So be warned this is a picture heavy post

It was a wonderful day..we got home and literally devoured our Dinner..the girls were worn out and went to bed quite early.
I am so glad we chose yesterday to go.It was a truly welcome break for us all..i never take my phone and hubby couldn't get a signal thankfully. The peace and quiet of it all was just what we all needed.

Monday, 8 May 2017


Hello all,how are you today?
I am dumbfounded and quite annoyed.
My son bought me a very nice watch for Christmas..i wear it all the time its a big chunky red one..can't miss it.
I took it off on Friday night ,put it on the bed before my bath..between then and bedtime it vanished.
Hubby hasn't moved it..i have had the bedroom to bits looking for it..its not under the bed,in the bed or somehow got mixed up in the duvet.its completely gone.
The girls haven't moved it neither has my son..so where is it?
I have been trying to remember if i moved it after my bath but nope i am sure i didn't.
It will turn up i hope as i really like it..
Have you ever had stuff go missing only to turn up somewhere completely different to where you think you left it?

Bad Grandma..

I owe an apology to my little grandson Sam..i am so sorry i didnt pop this up last week.
It was your birthday and i totally forgot to put a little post for you..
We hope you loved your present and also the lovely cake you mum and dad made for you..an Emoji cake.
Sorry little samsam
love grandma

Monday, 1 May 2017

The final straw..

I am fuming..absolutely livid.
In the front garden we have a little border that is full of lovely flowers and little plants..in the Winter when they have all died back its literally a Cat poo paradise. It stinks to high heaven and we have to clean it up..the neighbours look sheepish but never say anything.
So yesterday i was sweeping the front porch and caught a whiff..i could not believe it..my flowers have grown quite well and the border is filled with them..not a bit of dirt can be seen..so where did they poop..only on top of them..totally covered them in poo..thats it..am sick and tired of opening my door to the smell and bloody fed up of cleaning it up.
The border will be emptied and then either concreted or slate tiles will be put down.so they can't poo on it..it makes my blood boil..they are not my bloody cats yet i have to clean up the crap..i want to swear and say something else but i won't ..i think you catch my drift.
Its quite infuriating when your outside almost being sick cleaning it away and the neighbours can see you but always say "my cat uses a litter tray"..really..do you think i fell out the stupid tree.
And god help us from the dirty looks if we dare to shoo them away out the garden.
I am not a cat hater by any means but i hate what they leave behind.

It's May already..

Good morning all..how are you on this wet Bank Holiday?
Well i have had a few blogger problems but they seem to have sorted it now..flipping posts kept disappearing on me.
Its been busy here in the last few weeks..we have been to the allotments and started to sort them out..we have the greenhouse all tidied and emptied and ready for action..our little seedlings are coming along nicely.
The girls and i went through their wardrobes and sorted some nice little bundles for selling.And also found what needs to be replaced..mainly Fern's tops but apart from them she is ok for clothes.I will replace Ferns with money i make selling the bundles.

We did make a lovely Easter cake but we never got the chance to put the picture up so here it is..
It was delicious..

We have been busy doing some little craft items..Fern and i did these..

They are old Cigar boxes that have been hanging around for years..we painted them then Lacquered the tops so no scuff marks..all our school pens,pencils,crayons and felt tips fit nicely..and will look nice stacked up ..

We had a lovely visit from our Daughter Fionna along with little Nora..who is growing wonderfully..she was smiling and cooing at us all..such a happy little thing.
 Aunty Iris in action..she adores the baby..
I bought myself a new book..something unheard of in this house..but i could not resist it and the price was just £2..
I love it and have been avidly reading it and making little notes for what i would like to do..

It has lots of old style recipes and storage ideas and also how to plan your pantry to make it more efficient..needless to say i feel a little revamp of my pantry coming on..also Season by Season ideas.

I bought this little beauty for a £1..i love it and it looks really good above my little bookcases in the living room.

This chair was given to me many years ago and i never bothered to paint it or fix it as it suited at the time..now the girls are too big for it i have decided this is our next craft and make over project..any ideas ladies..its very small and i did think of making it in to a book chair..sit in the corner with our Library books on it so they are all in one place..maybe a little stencilling on it..all ideas will be gratefully recieved.
I hope that your all good and enjoying the day..
take care