2020

Sept 2019

Claims MI6, all Intelligent services and our Army will be controlled by Brussels.

Seems we missed August, in truth, we here were so busy enjoying the sunshine and garden.

New smart fencing around the bottom. We were given a good deal, yet still what an expense. Looks great. A fantastic guy called Darren worked his socks of clearing the area (after the birds finished nesting- all fledged), cutting back,  removing hedges and trees that bothered the neighbours , removed the old fences and replaced with new.  Looks like we’ve gained a lot of extra space for our ‘wild area’.

Kev added new barrels (for plants)  that were being thrown out by a shopping centre. They will need adapting (cut to size), painting etc. New plants,some bought, some giving by friends. New plans for the garden. It’s all in upheaval, not looking so good just ,now as part are being ripped out, ready for changes. Many plants in  pots, waiting for the right time to be put in new bedding’s.

Kev’s been building draws for indoors, draws for his workshop. Removing old damaged doors from storage cupboard and old out house. Replacing or making new ones. Painting the ceilings, walls, floor white. Green doors. Will add photos soon. Looks crisp and clean. He’s building shelves and having a sort out. I love it when we throw old stuff out. A good clear out of the cupboards once a year, out with the old, unused. broken, the things we wondered why we were saving that?

There has been a district lack of photos of so many projects. Must do better. I’ve been sewing most days or spray painting. In between bouts of ill health. It’s a battle, and progress at times feels slow, nope nope, not ‘feels’, IS ludicrously slow. But hey plodding along, is better than giving up.

Hope you all had a productive, fun summer. See you on the other side of Autumn. …with photos.

July

Well done George. Come on Boris Johnson time to make a difference.

June

Beautiful and wet. Our little corner is under going a bit of an upheaval, as we are replacing old fencing, removing hedges to get to the fencing, which is a shame, but they will be replaced. Probably with something that we can manage better, with my disabilities and in our not so distant future..ie old age. Those joints are creaking already.

Lil June 2019

We have a pair of blackbirds nesting quarter way up, one of our trees. Will try to get better photos this week. For now here’s one enjoying some live meal-worms.

Blackbird

Once again we’ve been busy with many project and no time to actually add them here. We must do better! Procrastination is not a talent, even if you are good

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January

Still up-cycling.  Will soon be adding several small projects.  At cold brier, it’s an end to a beautiful January.  This year we have new plans to over haul the garden. A lot of changes this year.

Just ordered a couple of wildlife cameras , fingers crossed will be adding some local bird pics soon.  Looking forward to catching some pics of our regular visitors and sharing them here.

Summer time and the …

Whew! We have weather, lots of lovely sunny days. A time for spending time outside. We had a beautiful garden, but this year we’ve been ripping it up and re-planning it. So at the moment it’s a working site and doesn’t look so good. We have a dog that allergic to grass and most plant life. He breaks out in terrible rashes. So part of the garden is fake grass, temporarily. It’s not a good look, but dog is happy. We even tore down the old bird feeder, and putting a new one in the front garden. In the hopes of getting a handle on the infestation of  harvest mites in the back garden.

We’ve been busy making and mending, but sadly not keeping up with this site or our photos. Kev’s been making a rising chair for the patio, from parts of an old riser. Pictures to follow.

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Happy New Year – 2018

Looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings. It’s been a busy 2017, one of the best in many years. A productive year.

Wishing you reader, a wonderful year ahead. May all your artistic and craft endeavours please your spirit and your up-cycling efforts, bring you joy.

Christmas 2017 was the best it’s been in years. Though by the time we had the fourth Christmas dinner in just under two weeks, we knew you could have too much of a good thing!

One of this years goals- I’m going to take more photo’s and add them, while they are still in the planning, making stages, before the enthusiasm has moved onto another task. There has been too many projects, that never made it to this site.

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Caleb hates getting water in his ears. So we tried shower caps. They aren’t amused, but no one’s piddled in our shoes yet. So we may get away with it.

Pups Shower mednoname

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