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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - 14/52

Hello Everyone, sorry it's been yet another week before I could get back here to talk to you all.
Its been a busy old week here at Hobbit House. Loads of work and then taking advantage of some milder weather to get some gardening done, but here I am now. 

My #1 of happy for this week is this fabulous book by a new author Joanna Gray. If you have children or grandchildren I recommend you go buy it. My copy arrived this week, for keeping here for when Little Lady visits, and I immediately set to to order a further 2 copies for our Scottish contingents in the Grandchild field.
I urge you to give it a try.

My #2 of Happy is the fact I was able to get loads of gardening done this weekend, even after working part of yesterday. Below is the upper tier prepared ready for the seed potatoes. I had to laugh when I realised hubby's work had created what looked like a burial ground.

#3 is the fantastic find I discovered after removing loads of dead and overgrown foliage from the far top of the garden.
Now, personally I think this could be a fairy's den but I didn't want to pry to far just in case I disturbed one.....

But then..... how about this space??? Defo a fairy tunnel. This is just the opening but it goes far deeper than I wanted to take my camera for fear of scaring the little fairies. I also found quite a few pieces of broken china. Now am I right in thinking that fairies like to collect bright, shiny things???

Well of course opening up this area brought the birds in to investigate which meant that we at last had a huge selection of beautiful birds feeding from our bird feeder and my new bird table. No photos yet but watch this space.
Also, watch this space for any fairy developments. Next door has a little fairy guarding their front garden and I'm sure she moves when she thinks no-one is looking.....

Finally, #4 of Happy has to be the yummy Bara Brith I made this morning and got great satisfaction in eating a modest slice. I think it was well deserved after all the gardening. For the eagle eyed amongst you, there is also another fresh loaf of bread.

Just to give you a brief summary of what's growing/planted/sown (on the eating front) in the garden at the moment...we have potatoes, onions, leeks, carrots, gooseberries, blackberries, rhubarb, herbs, broad beans, tomatoes, and yellow peppers. I will keep you up to date with progress.

For now I'm off to do some fairy research, x

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are having a wonderful week.


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