Saturday, 15 January 2011

oscars well almost a girl can dream!!

I feel like one lucky lady, this week i have been given 2, yes 2 awards. I mean how fab is that. I have to admit though one of these awards left a  little note. My dear friend at scented sweetpeas  nearly made me cry, she is just a lovely person that always put other people first and she always makes me laugh everytime we see each other. Mind we are so much alike in so many ways we other think the same, as they say two great minds do think alike.
As for emma bear forever, you must go and visit her as her blog is just a joy to read.
Anyway one thing that i have to do is to put 7 things on my blog that you prehaps dont know about me so here it goes.
  • 1.  one thing that is very close to my heart that iam willing to share with you all and that i dont really mention in my normal life away from blogland is that for a long time now my husband has suffered from a disabillitating illness called depression. It can be so hard for him  to get by every single day but he does and i have so much respect for him. He has lost alot of friends over the years which has been very hard on him. So one thing that we have decided to do is do another blog called The good the bad and the ugly, so we can both have a say on how depression affects our normal daily life.
  • 2.   i now have  a few more additions to the family which i havent mentioned yet, and these are 2 new little gerbils called toffee and fudge, and also two russian hamsters called britney and oh gosh ive forgotten the other ones name nevermind it will come back to me eventually, oh yes my daughter has just told me elenor. we were only going to get the gerbils but my daughter presuaded me to get the hamsters too. well what difference will two hamsters make.
  • 3.   When i was a little girl  i just loved to sit in the garden and make daisy chains. 
  • 4.   I also remember once stapling my thumb, which was very silly i know but i still nearly fainted as i had to pull it out myself as no one else was home at that time.
  • 5.   I have only ever been abroad once, but im not too bothered as i enjoy camping in the united kingdom. You know im sure but there is so many beautiful places to see and do here so why go abroad.... anyway i like to try and be as green as possible in so many different ways so this is my bit.
  • 6.  I have a very very sweet tooth,  savoury not bothered about give me a slice of chocolate cake any day.
  • 7.   Back in 2008 we had a film crew come to our village, to film a film called wreckers. We had the delights of having claire foy who played little dorit or more recently upstairs and downstairs and benedict cumberbatch who played sherlock, and who was in the film atonement. Anyway the locals all  got asked if they wanted to be extras or if you were very lucky you even got asked if you could lend you house to the film crew. Well my in laws had their house taken over by the film crew for a couple of days and even had their beloved cat mozart who sadly is not with us anymore as an extra in the film. The post office, one of our 3 pubs, the social centre, the priory all become used. At the moment we are still waiting for the filmed to be released but im really looking forward to it. If you wanted to get a preveiw of what the film is going to like then have a look here and click on wreckers.
Oh yes i now have to nominate 15 more blogs for this award so here it goes
1.  Scented sweetpeas
2. The pea pod
3. Little green shed
4.  emma bear forever
5. poppy cottage
6. supercutetilly
7. paper and string
8. dee dee's vintage retro delights
9. diary of a tinyholder
10. my life diet
11. flora and purl
12. buttons, ribbons and other things
13. victoria plums homegrown blog
14. sew obsessed
15. through the keyhole

Anyway i guessed i have rambled on for a while now so i hope you have all enjoyed reading this post and please do go and look at the other blogs that i have nominated,  now iam going to catch up with some more blogging x x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

one of my new years to do list

today i had a morning to do whatever i wanted which was very nice, as bear was having a morning with nain ( like the number nine), and i can hear you all say nain, well nain is the welsh for nana as hubbys parents are both welsh so its nice to keep abit of family tradition in there. Bear was going out with nain to the local village coffee morning where all the lovely ladies down there all fuss about him and feed him lots of biscuits and juice, so not spoilt at all!
Well my morning was completely different to bears, i decided to do one of my keepsakes for the new year, which one was to sort out my veg plots at the end of the garden. To be honest for the last 4 months it hasnt really been touched shameful i know, but at least today i have made a start. The 3 main plots are all cleared apart from the carrots and parsnips i have left, but the parsnips are the size of sugarbeet oops. We were planning to have them as lovely little sweet parsnips but with everything happening here im afraid they have been forgotten about.
As my hubby has just reminded me  the veg plot is ours, but as i have mentioned to him this year as he isnt able to get down there the veg plot is mine, all mine he he.
Any suggestions what  i should plant this year!!   Potatoes are a must, spring onions and radishes as these are just sooo easy to grow. carrots i always do as likewise they are easy to grow and very nice to munch on they help you see in the dark you know!
Last year i tryed sweetcorn but they took ages to shoot and the cobs were not very well established so they were not edible to us but the chickens enjoyed them.
I was thinking about sprouts too but that never happened.
In the greenhouse iam going to hopefully grow cucumbers again the drawf ones were lovely last year, oh and peppers i would love to try again .
One little plot which i have yet to clear is going to be saved for the strawberries that i have planted near the house. Last year i had no idea  they would spread as much as what they have, so they need a bit more space to grow and this year i must remember netting as the naughty little blackbirds kept picking them and not leaving any for us!

Oh another job that needs to be done that i wasnt expecting to do and that is to refelt part of our shed roof as the wind has taken some away to oz.
You know i really enjoyed being outside today turning the soil on our beds, hearing the birds singing  was just a joy, but you know tommorrow i know that iam going to be feeling it as my lower back is already letting me know that i have done something different today.