Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Egg Hunt! ;-)




Savour the flavour!

Pose for photo!


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Garden matters! ;-)

Continuing with the garden theme! ;-)

This was once a really grotty area, way past its sell by date 

and desperately in need of a good sort out.

The trouble was, that in this place stood some

conifers...tall and woody and...horrible.

Anyway, in true Mr S style and with the help

of a new 'toy'  (chainsaw) he soon made quick work

of it all and hey presto!

(I forgot to take 'before' photos...and photos of the man in action!)

Meanwhile...seed sowing continues.

I've scattered some more seeds in Nich's 

old plot...Larkspur, Godetia and a mixture of

wild flowers.

Now I want the rain! Preferably tonight!

 I've sown some more seeds in the greenhouse.

Dahlia 'Bishops Children'...I've always wanted to try this variety...

so was pleased to find it

And, I can't resist more Foxgloves!

Some of the seeds that I sowed last Sunday have already germinated

and made their presence the Gazanias.

Finally,  'Moneymaker' tomato plants...I have to admit that I bought these.

Happy gardening everyone...and a Happy Easter! ;-)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Waking up! ;-)

Woodpeckers is waking up!

At first glance you would think there is little going on...but oh no!

Things are getting ready to spring into action

And the birds are visiting throughout the day.

We've always had Woodpeckers in the garden...hence the name

of where we live.

And the Nuthatches too...such beautiful little birds.

Seeds have been sown... I have an extra patch to tend this year...

Nich's patch....he's flown to pastures new

but I know he will have taken the gardening bug with him.

What better place to whet your appetite

than Woodpeckers! ;-)

Meanwhile...breakfast time!

Friday, 4 April 2014

On the right lines! ;-)

I'm back! ;-)

You might have missed me?!

I had a slight 'mishap' on 5th Feb... (or maybe I should say, 'disaster'),

when I bore the brunt of the severe weather, which battered much of the

south west.

I have to admit that I was somewhat frightened as I bent... I buckled...

 and then I collapsed! ;-(

So many people depend on me, every day, you see.

I felt as sick as a pig, knowing that I had let them down

...big time!

And there I lay.

Injured and out of action;

wrecked, ruined and redundant;

and very, very sad.

An indescribable and miserable melancholy lay over me.

But, thankfully, not for long as my 'saviours'

burst into action!

My importance was too vital to let me lie

unattended for too long!

How grateful I am for that hard work and industry which

aided my recovery!

The constant care and attention, which I received, astounded me...

 and soon brought me back to full recovery!

When the chips are down, in this country we rise to the occasion

and show what can be done to turn  disaster into


I am back !

I am fighting fit and I am raring to go!

The South West is once more on the right lines!

And so, all that remains is to say a massive

'thank you' to that vast workforce; that wonderful team

of people at Network Rail, who worked day in, day out (and not forgetting through night

after night!); who worked over and above

in order to restore me to full health

(in record time, no less!!)

The doctors and nurses of the track have triumphed!

Visiting times are now declared permanently open!! ;-)

Please join me, raise your glasses and shout:

'Three cheers.....!!'


Sunday, 30 March 2014


How could you not want to live here?!

I would really love this to be the pathway to my home!

We're in Shaldon, which is situated across the River Teign from Teignmouth.

First and a snack at The Clipper Cafe...

I highly recommend this lovely cafe.

Clean, good food and good service.

That done,  a mooch along the river's edge, 

looking across to Teignmouth.

LOL..'Orsman'...somewhat apt....or maybe not...

he's the village butcher!

And just in case you fancy a quick trip across the Teign,

here are your ferry times:

Shaldon is an attractive little place; it even has a

Candlestick maker's abode...that is next to...

yes, of course...the butcher's and the baker's!

Spot the oddity... 

A little old Morris 1000.

I reckon it really belongs here:

Delightful...and in Devon!