I'm a 63year old Mom & Grandmother who wanted a blog of everyday things for everyday people. Please feel free to comment...the sensible opinions of others are always welcome...I also have 2 more blogs, One more serious, and my blog for cat lovers (4cats for cats)

April 28, 2010

I've heard of Chicken in the Basket !!!

Bailey seems to love to lie in this basket of Soft toys, he'll sleep here for hours..or until one of the little ones desides they wants to play with them..then he is off like lightening, i dont think he fancies been picked up and wrapped in a blanket, pushed around in a dolls pram, or fed artificial milk from a toy bottle !!

Prevous Post Removed

I removed my prevous Post, thank you to the kind folk who commented, i am going to keep my Doctors appointment next week..but must pull myself together..i am going out in a few minutes will Blog on the day later.

April 25, 2010

My Rooster

This is just a pic of my 'Door Stop Rooster'. Its especially for my friend Kerry, as she loves Chickens, he lives in my shed nowadays so i can look at him when i can having a cup of tea ( i told you i'm geting a batty old bird myself !! )..He is quite heavy and very colorful. The Rain is torrential here again tonight ..and the winds are raging as i am writing, i can hear them above the T.V. even with the double glazing, which i thought was supposed to eliminate noise ??...I am feeling a little better today, but still not well..i really must force myself to go to the Doctors....I'm not one for doing that, i usually self medicate..or sleep it off until i feel better..but this isn't going to go away,..I think it may be my diabetes acting up again, must make an appointment and show my face and hopefully she will be able to help...anyway have a good day tomorrow anyone who reads this.

April 23, 2010

My Special Offer Garden Set

I am so pleased to have got this little garden table set..It was a real bargain, 4 chairs, Round Table with toughened glass centre, and a black unberella..all for £60( the only thing wrong was damage to the BOX!!) everything else was fine...it as got a rattan look to it....I was thrilled at the price. When i went to the local garden centre, similar ones were costing around £300...i love a bargain..so now i can sit outside if the weather is nice....i'm getting to be a real old biddy, the simplest of things make me happy nowadays.

April 19, 2010

My little Black Panther

I hope i'm not in danger of going 'catty batty'..I just wanted to put this picture of Momo (Moses)in his 'cat tent'..all the cats love it except Lady (wouldn't you know) she just walks past it spitting & hissing' at whoever is inside at the time...I'm not quite sure if its at the tent, or the occupants ?..but she will NOT go inside it for love nor money...The others love it, Vanessa brought it for Momo originally, as he used to love the one she got for her cats..but they all share this one. Jacey sleeps in it each night.
Mo resembles a minature Black Panther now he is growing up, his face as a similar shape, his tail is also very long...and his walk is panther like as well..but thats where the similarity ends..Momo is a gentle cat and very friendly.

April 15, 2010

more pics of Simba the Maine Coon

Thought i'd put another couple of pics of Simba on my blog,(Please see the one below)..he really is a very big boy for his age..and already weighs as much as a fully grown normal cat...but he is such a character..and very 'different' looking isn't he..i can see why they called him Simba..its his ears that make me laugh...and his personality, Ness says he is ugly ( that is cruel)..i just think he's different..but lovely...what do you think ??

I just HAD to put this one on !!

I had to put this picture on as i think it is SO funny..this is Simba..he is Adam & Nessa's..youngest cat,he is only 5 months old..but already HUGE. He is a Maine-Coon and they do grow very large..I think they come fom Maine in the U.S. ??..He has so much personality and is very clever..Ness (my daughter) gets a bit cross with him, as i think he has a mind of his own..and does what he wants to do regardless of what he is told..i think Adam had just brushed his teeth in this picture ( he brushes all the cats teeth every day)and they have got eight !!..
I can just imagine trying to clean my Lady's teeth, she would leave home, after she had drew blood, lots of blood !!!!...So would Bailey..not too sure about Momo, but i am taking him to Ness & Adams with me next week..so no doubt we will find out as Adam is bound to try and clean his as well !!!...LOL..The only one who might let me clean her teeth is Jacey as she is pretty good and tolerant.

April 13, 2010

Celandine ??

I found 3 of these little Celandines growing just outside my shed door...i am having it paved this year so i must try & lift them gently and replant them..i think some of the wild flowers are prettier than the cultivated ones, If they are not Celandines, i hope someone tells me..but i think they are. They are so bright & pretty..why did they have to spring up just outside the shed, there are a four clusters of them there.

My TIDY Garden shed

I have given my garden shed a much needed clean up..it was a bit of a mess (what an understatement)..i actually think i will keep this little table and chairs in here, and get a new bigger set for the garden itself..then i can still eat in the garden even if its raining or cold..am i gettting to be a batty old biddy !!..answers on a postcard please !! When anyone comes to visit this little table isn't big enough anyway..I do have a couple of old garden chairs..but i gave my old garden table & chairs set away.
I think all this shed tidying and planning is just another sign of me going Spring Crazy !!!....i NEED sunshine and fresh air !!

Dream Catcher

This is my lovely Dreamcatcher that i bought in Llangollen..I am kicking myself now because i should have brought two (at least)..there were so many to choose from and i didn't want to be carrying them all day.. but i SO wish i had gone back before we came home..you can not buy these anywhere around this area..and i have always loved them. This one will go in my bedroom...well where else would you put a dreamcatcher.

April 11, 2010

Seb & Moses

Moses & Seb were such good friends..they spent ages cuddled up to each other, and Momo would even go into Sebs indoor (and outdoor) cages...I still miss Sebby he was a very huge,very clever rabbit.

Victor and Tinkerbell

I just thought i would put this picture of Victor my daughters Bassett Hound..and Tinkerbell the Cat..they are another unlikely friendship,very good pals..We used to say that because of the identical colour she could have been his baby...with THOSE ears..on second thoughts now way.LOL.


Just testing the close-up function on my camera, not too many flowers out in my garden as yet..i do love the bright yellows and blues when they are in bloom..but there aren't any yet, only a few daffodils that are starting to wither and this lonely little primula. I hope the weather warms up soon, i want to put Oliver rabbit in his outside hutch..i'm sure he will like it more than his indoor cage..Seb used to love his hutch..even when he had the run of the garden,he would keep going in and out having a rest in there..Moses(cat) used to love to share it with him..he loved Moses they were good friends..must put some pics of them on my blog again. Oliver is very timid and seems much more of a loner..but i'm sure he will grow to love his outdoor house..it is bigger and had got 2 levels with a ramp up to the top floor.

April 10, 2010

More Welsh Pics

Two more pics of our day out in Wales..the white houses are the typical houses in this part of the country,very pretty,but quite small..they always look lovely and clean..the package Les is holing is a Dream Catcher that i brought for myself. I have wanted one for a long time..i'll hang it in my bedroom...The other picture was a Sewerage (dirty water) treatment plant in Llangollen..we are looking at it from the top of the Aquaduct..just think all the sewerage from the area goes into this and is then purified and comes out the other end..travels a short distance down the valley..into the river..then a little further down it is scooped up again and is taken to a Clean water treament works..from there it is completely purified and comes back out in huge pipes and is then pumped to all the homes in the area..pure clean water....i hope i'm not waffling here..but i learned all this from a friend of mine who worked in the Industry for 50 years and used to love to talk about it..i suppose its something i would never really give a second thought to...but it does make you think when you look at a simple plant like this one here..that the water/sewage is almost black when it goes in..and totally PURE when filtration is complete...HHHHmmm perhaps its better NOT to think about it...must go and get myself a BOTTLE of water..think i'll give the tap a miss tonught..LoL.

More Wales Pictures.

This is the railway station that was over the river, from the restaurant. It was lovely to watch the steam train come in while we were eating outside..i LOVE steam, even the smell brings back so many happy memories of when i was a child, and Mom used to take me to visit my aunty on the big old steam trains in The Stations in Birmingham...the other picture is Les..looking very windblown..we were up on the Aquaduct and the sign there tells us that it was built by Thomas Telford and was completed in 1805, after 10 years under construction !!..It amazes me how they must have been able to build these Huge structures so many years ago..they hadn't got the machinery we have today..and the Gorge that it runs across is so deep...i had to hold onto the rails as we walked across..i'm really not very good with heights..but i so wanted to see the wonderful scenery below..the Pictures dont do it justice though..it is much better to actually be there..a wonderful day out...more pics tomorrow

April 09, 2010

Day Out in Wales

My friend Leslie, who lives in Germany is over in the U.K. for a few days visiting her Dad & friends. We had a lovely day out in Wales yesterday, went to Llangollen, where she was born, and lived for many years of her life. Leslie wanted to get a new Kayak..as she goes kayaking all over the World and they have a special Sports shop there that sells them, along with all the clothing that you need as well, wet suits etc.
Then we went to the Aquaducts..(will put some pics of those in the next post)..These 2 pics are of the whitewater repids...we had lunch in that old building that runs along the side of them..its a lovely restaurant and there are outside gardens to eat in the warm weather,(although you cant see them from this angle)....It was packed yesterday as it WAS a lovely warm day in Wales..so we had dinner overlooking the river...Leslie as kayaked down these rapids...but she said they are not as strong as some in other parts of the World..on the opposite side of the river was the railway station..it was like stepping back in time, as most of the trains where the old Steam trains..i loved them..we watched those as we ate our meal as well.I came home feeling so much better than i have lately..its amazing what just getting out in the sunshine and fresh air can do...it was colder back home though, even though its less than two hours away, although probably its because it was fairly late when we got back...cant wait to go again when the trees and flowers are out, its even nicer then. At least the rain as stopped now..,am going to hopefully get into the garden today.

April 06, 2010

Some Spring Colour at Last.

Spring at long last !!...i have been whining about how depressing my garden is for the last couple of weeks ( with just a couple of colourful blooms but NO bright yellows, that always say spring to me) :)......I dont know if its a combination of all the rain and then some recent sunshine..but my Forsythia as obliged by giving some much needed bright colour, and i now also have a FEW mini Daffodils and Polyanthus etc showing off their pretty faces (more to come hopefully)..so i feel as if my garden is at last waking up !!...I love it when all the, blues come out along with the yellows.... The Aquilegia's (grannies Bonnets) and Campanula's..and now my Dicentra (bleeding heart) have started poking their little heads through as well..hopefully in the next few weeks my small garden will have awoke from its Winter slumber....Spring is my favourite Season, I like it better than Summer, early Summer is nice, but when it gets too hot and we need to get the hose pipes out, i sometimes find it very tiring...but Spring is a sign of 'New Life' and i always start to feel a little better about things at this time....does that make me fickle ??..i hope not..but i do have to admit to been a bit on the 'grumpy' side when the weather is cold & grey..especially after we have had a long winter that seemed to drag on....The weather forcast for the next week ahead seems very good too...apparently it will be very warm on Thursday & that will herald a brighter season hopefully..cant wait !!

April 04, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to anyone who stumbles upon my blog today..i hope you have a peaceful and happy Day.
And if you love chocolate..i hope you have lots of eggs or chocolate bunnies...but i will remember the real reason we celebrate this day as well.

Its lovely and sunny today..a real spring day at long last...i just hope it lasts, i feel so much better when the sun is shining..My daughter reckons i suffer from that illness S.A.D. (seasonally affected Disorder)..i think i just dislike the cold & rain.

April 01, 2010

My New Family Member.

The cold & rain is back again today...it was lovely to have a little bit of sunshine yesterday, but its the Easter holidays this weekend..and the weather is always bad in the holidays (or so it seems)..
I dont know if its the weather or not but the big old boy who as been hanging around for several weeks as come into the house today..and made himself at home..in Baileys bed !!!.I dont know who owns him (if anyone) as the neighbours say he calls to visit a few of them, but nobody knows where he comes from....he often sleeps in my shed when it's open. He was a little afraid at first..but as gradually grown to trust me..and is really quite sweet now he as come indoors...he is quite grey in the face (although you cant see it on here)..and walks a bit stiff..so i know he is fairly old.... my cats just sniff him and go and lie down...Bailey as opted for the rug in front of the fire....been as he has lost his bed for a while.
I have asked around the village and i dont think he belongs to anyone...i would hate to take in someones beloved pet...but a couple of families have moved out in the past few months, i wonder if they left him behind ..that seems horrible, but it would explain his been around all the time..he is in the garden when i get up in the mornings..so i started to give him some food..but a few other folk feed him as well because they feel sorry for him..i will put an ad in the local shop to say he is here, then i won't feel so bad..but i couldn't stand seeing him outside in all weathers..soaked to the skin...my friend came to visit yesterday..and she told him he had really fell on his feet..sorry Paws..now he was in here..my cats seem fine with him so..i'll have him here until someone either claims him..or he goes off to join his own family again

Dee You are clever !!

Dee i came back today and you have already fixed it..you are an angel..thank you sweetheart..i didn't expect you to do it this quick.... This could be me in the picture..apart from the cigarette !!