Friday, 25 March 2011
Highs and lows ......
Hi everyone, I do hope you have been enjoying the last week and have had some sunshine where you are. After another week of grey the sun is finally shining and the flowers are showing their lovely faces :-) Little Sweetpea above has been wearing a little daisy chain I made her as she wanted to be a princess in the flowers - oh the joys of being 3!
I have really enjoyed taking photos of flowers again this week, I have missed it during the winter months. I took this photo in our local grave yard, I am not sure what flower it is (does anyone know?), but it is stunning with it's tissue paper like petals. It is such a simple looking flower but it captures my heart every morning when I walk past it, there is a whole group of them clumped together. When I took this photo I did scare another local mum on her walk to school as I popped up out of the flowers in the grave yard - luckily she knows I am slightly bonkers lol.
I have also ventured out in a skirt this week :-) I found a lovely 'White Stuff' skirt in a Charity shop and have been wearing it this week, I only knew who 'White Stuff' were when a mate told me, it looks like I got a real bargain! I am not sure however if I am very good at being a skirt wearing girl, around 30 minutes after putting my new skirt on I decided to go to the allotment to cut some dafs and as you can see from the photo below I ended up with mud everywhere lol. A friend of mine also joked that I would have to invest in an iron if I were to wear skirts, I can however confirm that with a slow spin and my shake and hang method it did pretty well on the wrinkle front - bonus !
I wore it out with a long spring coat I have, I was feeling pretty good until my middle Sweetpea said 'Mum, you look like Mary Poppins in that coat' , I smiled, feeling happy that I looked like her, I like her style, but then she said 'or .... a witch!' to which I replied 'hhhmm, I think I will go for the Mary Poppins option'.
Also this week I have been busy cutting felt and creating things, oh how I love felt, buttons and thread, you can create such pretty things with simple items.
I also did a swap with the lovely Kazzy recently, she sent me one of her gorgeous drawings, a lovely little robin for little Sweetpea, a gorgeous rose scented pillow and also a little notepad, it was such a lovely parcel! I feel very honoured to have one of Kazzy's amazing works or art.
In return I sent her some little flower hair clips for her little Sweetpea, a button heart, a vintage pill box and a Little Bear Lost book (I love the illustrations in those books).
Pets, Highs and Lows :-(
We are all rather excited in the Sweetpea household as our lovely cockerel went off on holiday to my Father-in-Laws recently to meet the Light Sussex ladies there :-) Well we have popped the eggs they have laid in an incubator, the eggs are turned 3 times a day, the temperature has to be kept between 37.5 - 37.7 deg C and the humidity at 45 - 50 with a little water trough (wow those hens do more work than we think when sitting on eggs!). We checked the eggs by looking through them with a strong light and they are all dark so look fertile :-) It takes roughly 21 days for them to incubate, the kids can't wait for next week :-)
On a sad note one of our African Greys escaped this week. My husband has had him for around 24 years so he is really upset and we are also worried for his mate who he left behind. He had eaten his way through a wooden door frame and some wire, walked through to the chicken run where we saw him when we returned from the school run. We tried to catch him in a net but he then escaped and flew to a nearby tree. What was really sad is that then a couple of crows started to mob him and call their friends in, then over 50 crow mobbed him until he flew away, you could see him trying to fly back towards us but they scared him away :-( He still hasn't returned ......