Saturday, 30 April 2011
'Thank gawd that's over, Liz,
It cost us too much lolly!
I'll tell you what we'll do today...
Let's go on a little jolly!''
''In Charles' Aston Martin,
I'll take you for a zoom!
I know a little place,
Goes by the name of Frome!''
''Where the fox hat, Philip ?''
'' Now watch yer language, Liz!''
You fink yesterday was good...well..
This place is the biz !''
''Cheese and Grain, eh Phil?'
Now that's a funny name!
But wait! It's full of vintage stuff!
I'm so very glad we came!''
'' I've seen Charles and Diana mugs, Liz,
The design so very pleasant.
I recognised the faces...
Would they make great presents?''
''And vintage ear muffs, Philip!
Do we know someone they'd fit?
They come in extra large!
And they do look a good knit!''
'Oooh hats galore here, Philip!
I think one will buy the lot
One will give them to dear Beatrice so
She no longer looks a clot!
'I've seen upholstered chairs!
You'll find nothing finer!
They're almost as good as our...
Parker Bowles recliner!!
''I'm loving every minute of
This extra special day!
Do you think, Liz, we could transform Buck House
In a very vintage way?''
''We've mingled very well, Liz
Now let's do the town!
I don't think we've been recognised!
Even though you wore your crown!''
''So many lovely things,
One could easily afford
I simply have to give my
Duke of Edinburgh Award!''
Next time you visit Frome, for the
Vintage Bazaar ... or St Catherine's Hill
Keep your eyes and ears open... cos
You might bump into Liz and Phil!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Come on...get yer glad rags on...you're invited!
I did this on my Facebook page after Nich told me about it... and it is hilarious!! ;-)
This is what you do...
1.Take your mother's first name2.Then take the name of your first pet3.Finally,the name of the road in which you first lived.
(Or, if you are a bloke, then do your father's name)
Put them all together and put 'Lady' (or 'Lord') at the front!
That's your royal invitation name!
Lady Muriel Nibbles Hilton!!! LOL ;-)
And my friends who joined in so far:
Lord Christopher Smudge Castlewood
Lord Cyril Binky Wishings
Lady Margaret Hoppity South
Lord David Dinky Berwood
Lady Susanne Purdy Alton
Lady Barbara Bella Cheyne
Lady Winifred Sally Sutherland
Lady Barbara Hammyhotfeet Binden
Lady Grace Lenny Beaconsfield
Lady Vivien Blackie Elsiedene
Lady Margery Tinker Northcote
Lady Catherine Snowy Kingsmill
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
How beautiful is this Wisteria!
I think the best since we've lived here!
And the scent!
Anyone can enjoy our wonderful Wisteria, as beside our property
is a footpath leading to the church.
I keep saying that things in the garden are 3 to 4 weeks early!
And here's the proof from last year!
What a lovely day!
Hope you're getting this gorgeous weather, wherever you are!
Posted by Sal at Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
We've had such a lovely day!
'Homespun' Fair in full swing... and very busy!
There were gorgeous goodies from Gertie and her daughter.
Kirsty's lovely handmade items.
Jane's wonderful array of vintage toys, books, homewares etc
Amanda's lovely displays
And then we took a break... and went walkies!!!
Just roll down the hill and you'll find
Christine's stunning shop, 'The Sea Garden'.
I could not get inside; it was sooo busy!
So, we decided to have an early lunch and then, 'walk it off!'
We lunched here...
We took the coastal path and admired the views
but it wasn't long before I spotted..
I have not seen Orchids growing wild for quite a while...
until last week. Lo and behold, on the grass verge near to where I live,
there they were.
And now here as well...so a bit like buses really!
Made my day!!
This walk is a treat!
Next up...along the hedgerow we found many patches of these...
We're still not too sure which caterpillars these are.
Wild Arum..I have not see that for ages either.
The duck, rooted to the spot and not real of course ...but fun!
There was so much more..Pink and Red Valerian ;
Thrift ; Lilac; Wild Strawberry.
It all made me very happy
..as you can see!
I really hadn't expected a nature walk as well as a vintage fair!!
But that's what I got!
We went back to the fair, for a second bite at the goodies!
All in all, a fabulous day!
Thanks to Christine, Jane and Gertie for organising another
lovely Homespun fair!
And finally, thanks to Mr S for such a great day!
Posted by Sal at Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, 24 April 2011
If my mum is going to make an unplanned hospital visit,
you can bank on it being at Christmas, her birthday or ...
And so 'downline' didn't happen... and
we didn't make it to St Ives! ;-(
That said , we don't ever complain if we have to stay around at home
for some reason, especially in this weather and especially
in these beautiful surroundings!
The Woodpeckers are now regular visitors once more
and for the first time since we lived here ,we have Bullfinches
coming to the bird table, very close to the house.
These pleasures are all free!
This year, I am sharing my greenhouse with one said son who
has the gardening bug . He must get his green fingers from me!!
And my mum...she's ok and they 'released' her this morning
So she was able to enjoy Easter lunch with us all.
Mr S has very kindly said that he will take me on a jolly tomorrow...
I can't wait ... and I know where I am going!!
So watch this space!!
Hope you are all having a good Easter!