Wednesday, 28 October 2009

This week :: Missing my Boy but enjoying the colour!

My garden has gone crazy this week! Spring is here with a vengeance. I'm sure the plants are rejoicing in these perfect conditions, unlike our hot dry summer earlier in the year that just about wiped out gardens everywhere (not to mention what the fires did)
I'm feeling like a bit of a sooky Mum this week, my eldest son Alex has gone on school camp for a week and I really miss him! The house just doesn't feel the same without him and Campbell my 4 yr old boy is following me one moment lost without his big brother and the next relishing his chance to have all the attention :)
I'm sure Alex is having fun, so I will try and be brave ha!
Here are some pics of my crazy garden that needs a good prune!

This is Mr Plod, he has been around for many years, I'm pretty sure my Dad found him for our garden when I was just a kid, anyway I love him!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

My Place and Yours : "Bedside"

I love this Meet me at Mike's meme , last week was "on your shelf" this weeks theme has been chosen by Pottymouthmama "Bedside"
Here's mine...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

On the Shelf

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes is one of my favourite bloggers! Her latest meme is very cool and is called "My Place and Yours" this week's subject is "..on the shelf" and I do love shelves, I love to see what people cram onto them, books, food, toys, collectables!
If you would like to have a look at some lovely things go here.
Here are a couple of my shelves!

Above this post is a picture of the top of my book case, I like to rotate the books around so I can appreciate all my lovely vintagey book covers. It also reminds me of being a child and going to the school library every week. I used to love to see what books the librarian, Mrs Webb, would put out on display, all the titles and cover illustrations made it hard for me to sit patiently and wait until we were permitted to go and explore! On the left is a lovely old scotty dog with a tartan jacket! He was given to me by my cousin when I was pregnant with my first son, it had been her husband's toy as a child and I was really touched that they passed it along to me. This little dog means even more to me now because my cousin passed away suddenly early this year.

The above picture is in my kitchen, an old set of scales that were my Grandma's are now a perch for a little plaster hen, above that is a spice rack with three old milk bottles that belonged to my parents, and a lovely green spotted bowl made by Grindley of England, found in an op shop! Im trying to decide whether to leave the milk bottles empty or fill them with something colourful!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Moss Graffiti

I love the idea of moss graffiti. Im not a fan of your old everyday spraycan tagging type graffiti, but I do admire some of the more artistic stenciled wall art! BUT even better is something non toxic and living.

I might just make me a moss shake and paint my shed wall...see what happens!

I found this recipe on the wonderful


1 can of beer
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Several clumps garden moss

You will also need a plastic container (with lid),
a blender and a paintbrush


To begin the recipe, first of all gather together several clumps of moss (moss can usually be found in moist, shady places) and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Now pour the mixture into a plastic container.

Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design onto the wall (either free-hand or using a stencil). If possible try to return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist. Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant – maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Real Late Starter - Nerina Pallot

This could be my theme song!

Love the clip too :)