Sunday, May 7, 2023


We got outside into the garden on Saturday to cut the grass and I did some weeding.

This is part of our front garden.  We are on a corner lot so have quite a lot of grass to cut.  Although you can't see it on this photos there are so many dandelions in our grass.  So this year despite getting a company in to weed and feed our lawns, I am going to overseed each time I cut the grass, and/or at least once a week.  A guy who lives around the corner does that and his grass is lovely.

I don't have a veggie patch, so only grow a few veggies in tubs, so this year I am planning on putting a few tubs on my front patio area, as that is where we get a lot of sun.
Our house is well guarded by these two below, my Molly dog and  my flying pig!
I bought two footstools for the chairs out front.  I prefer to have my feet up when sitting down so these work a treat.

So I can say now that garden season has officially started.  Although it will be at least two more weeks before the risk of frost is over with.

Are you full into gardening mode now?  Or do you not have a garden or are interested in gardening?

Saturday, May 6, 2023

New King

(photo credit Daily Mail UK)

Newly crowned King Charles and Queen Camilla are cheered by crowds as they leave Westminster Abbey | Daily Mail Online

I wish him luck, not sure how he'll manage everything; or how long he will be on the throne, but I am sure he'll do his best.

The British in the main love the royals; or at least some of them.  I didn't get up early to watch the whole ceremony, but did see a lot of it.

My favourite were the kids, Charlotte's outfit was stunning and she is such a calming influence to her younger brother.  Seeing that many people in London was inspiring.  Such a shame about the weather though.

Did you watch the coronation? 

Friday, May 5, 2023

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Weather for ducks..........

We have been having a spell of wet weather this past week or so.  You know the sort of weather that only ducks love?  Which made me remember something I saw in the UK last time round.  In the garden centres we visited they all have lovely gift shops and super cafes.  We were particularly fond of the Dobie's garden centres.

One of the many things I fell in love with there were these ducks from the DCUK Company UK.

Each one was so different and all had lovely names.  I should have picked up a couple, but the price put me off.  This one is a little one so is 21.99 GBP, the larger ones are closer to 40 GBP.  

I have suggested to our local garden centre to put a cafe in as it would make a great addition.  It never came to fruition which is a shame, something to do with the septic systems.  I love to wander around the garden centre, and having a cup of coffee after would make a great finish to a trip there.

Meanwhile I will be putting my wellies/rainboots on when I pop out today.  The good news is the weekend has a decent forecast.  Our grass desperately needs cutting and as yet I have not been in the garden this year.  So fingers crossed this weekend will be the start of gardening season for me!!

Do you have a good garden centre close to where you live?  If you have a blog write about it, as I would love to read about it?

Monday, May 1, 2023

Not in the mood......

I haven't been in the mood to do a blog post these last few days.  You know when you don't have much to say and what you could say wouldn't be of any interest to anyone but yourself?  It's been a bit like that.

However though we have been busy with bits and bobs.  Got all the bathroom put back together and it looks nice and clean.  We have had a lot of wet weather which is making the bathroom look dark and not ideal for taking photos.

The battery in our sump pump stopped working so its been a bit of a process trying to find another one.  Got that sorted now though.  As when the hydro goes off the sump pump has a battery back up, which is essential, as where our house is situated we could easily flood.  Now have a water leak at the water meter in the basement.  Luckily it's only a slow drip, so a bucket underneath the drip will suffice for now.  Talked to the water board and it's their problem and they will come by on the 9th to repair it.  I told them it wasn't a huge thing, so no rush.

Still using the Dyson, and still loving it.  My cross stitch should have been finished and back from the framers, but still waiting on a phone call from them🤨 I haven't started another cross stich project, but did finish off this one:

I finished off my puzzle.  Noah's Ark Under the Sea.
I am going to be busy with hubby these next couple of days, so will check back in by Wednesday or Thursday.  Have a super week.

Sunday Song

Doris Day is a favourite singer of a family member.  So this song is for them.