Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas breakfast.

Sarah's cat

Pete made this table.

Brita gave me this little bird for my birthday.

I made this afgan rug.

Our new chair covered in 'Dr Dolittle' fabric.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Homage to my favourite eclectic French person

A busy weekend

I have had a good go in my garden this weekend. I am trying to get it ALL weeded before the 20th when our daughter comes home for Christmas. Life has been really busy and stressful lately but there's nothing like gardening to soothe my frassled nerves!

Tangy lemon cake I made for Pete and our wonderful crutcher Glenn.

Alberine has been particularly lovely this year.

My new cushion covers from the community aid abroad shop, they are made from old saris and I just love them.

My roses have been glorious this year after all our lovely rain.

Lemons from Balfour Street in my beautiful trug my darling Sar gave me for my birthday.

Here is Chloe in her new bed.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My hippiestrum, photo does not do it justice.

Tropolium, which is a species of nasturtium.

I had a lovely time a few weeks ago attacking my vines covering this fireplace with all its objects d'art....

Pete made me this lovely little coop for my broody chooks to hatch their eggs in but unfortunately, either our chooks or our rooster are too old. Someone gave me a lovely little broody hen and she sat for over three weeks. We then broke the eggs and they were all rotten. We put another setting under her and the result was the same. Very disappointing. She is now happily running around with the others, she is a pretty little brown speckly thing. Next we are going to try and capture and black and white speckly rooster up with some wild chooks up the road.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

UK July 13 &14

The beautiful village of West Dean.

The Tower of London.

The ravens at the Tower of London.

84 Charing Cross Road!

Breaky Bottom, champagne vineyard, Sussex, Beautiful secluded very old farm house and buildings. Superb champagne.

I had a Stilton Ploughmans here, at the West Dean village pub in Sussex.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wet August

What is normally a trickle has become a raging torrent into the ocean.

After drought for five years it has been so fantastic to have nearly seven inches of rain in August. The water table has risen and the grass is growing.

We had nearly seven inches of rain in August.

Quilt and cauliflower

Quilt made from Kim(?) Porter patches I bought in a celophane packet from Liberty in London. When I got home and unwrapped them I found they were from lots of old sheets which were in this house when we bought it! No wonder I could afford them in Liberty!! But I love them just the same!!!

I grew this cauli!!!