Saturday, 8 June 2013

Classic!!! ;-)




In Newton Abbot this morning.. a fab display of classic cars!

My knowledge of cars is not vast but as we walked

through the crowds, Mr S said words like:


MGB Roadster;  Triumph Herald;  Morris Minor ;  Wolseley... etc 






Austin; Ford Cortina mark 2; Rover 3.5 coupe;  etc etc





Mini; Morris 1100;  etc etc




Riley ; Austin ; Triumph etc etc





Triumph ; Rover etc etc etc etc!! etc

A very fine sight....and just another example of how


Newton Abbot town centre is thriving!!

Well done to all those who help to make the town

a very fine place!

;-)


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sacre Coeur!!! ;-)



Here I am...during one of my rare appearances abroad!! LOL!

Paris ...probably 1973!

And that 'lovely' Afghan coat.


I discovered this photo on the World Wide Web, this week !

Nich is studying his family history and he obviously

deems this photo to be worthy of a place

in his fascinating collection of memories!

Note how I stood aside to allow the main subject of the photo

to take pride of place!!


Memories eh?


;-)



Sunday, 2 June 2013

A perfect weekend ;-)





Nich and I went for a walk, earlier today.

It was a lovely walk and, as I

strolled, I paid particular attention

to the hedgerow and verges, which fascinate me.


When I was around 6 years old,  I used to have

short holidays with my Grandma.

She would take me for walks, around the lanes of Kingskerswell.

She would teach me the names of all the wild flowers

in the hedgerow.



I sat and thought about this, earlier... for, as I type, there is a

bloomin' great by-pass being built near that very place, which no doubt

cuts right through those very lanes where I used to wander.


At what cost progress eh?  T'is sad.

During my walk, today, I found:


Ivy (various types)  
Herb Robert 
 Speedwell
Daisies 
Dandelion
 Ground Ivy
 Periwinkle, 
Scarlet Pimpernel
Vetch (two types)
   Field Poppy
 Buttercup
Hedge Parsley
Pink Campion
 Red Campion 
Dandelion
Potentilla
 Clover 
Cranesbill,
 Groundsel
Persicaria 
Stitchwort
Wild Arum
Bugle


I know that there are nowhere near the variety of wild flowers that

there once were in the hedgerow and verges

 but I was heartened to find all of the above

in a very small area, near to where I live.

And it was all for free and a joy to find!



Meanwhile...in our garden...






We've spent most of the weekend ... gardening!









And tonight, as I was walking around the garden, I realised that our first Rose

has quietly made its entrance, when I wasn't looking!






I've also been dead heading and collecting seed heads

as we now have a lovely woodland patch at the bottom of the garden, which

we want to keep as natural as possible.


More about that at a later date.







We called in at Toby Buckland's Plant Centre, at the weekend,

and just when you think that it couldn't get any better,

there it was, in its prime, bursting with colour and so alive with

lush and lovely plants.

This lovely place is such a source of

inspiration...my gardening mojo has now returned!;-)







And finally...







I managed to hang out of the car window to snap this, on Friday ...

looking across to the River Teign.

Beautiful.

And then yesterday as we drove into Shaldon:

(Spot the camper van...wish it was mine!)



Devon at its best!! ;-)