Thursday, 19 January 2012

The return of the blogger who time forgot!

Hello is there anyone there?
Once upon a time I had over 40 followers on this poor abandoned blog and now I've gone and started another:

If any of you would like to join me there you'd be very welcome.

Thursday, 30 June 2011


3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days, the gestation period for pigs, and Lucy gave birth to a healthy litter of 6 piglets, this is the first picture, the other two followed a few minutes later.

More pics over at my pet pig blog - Little Pet Pigs - if you like piglets as much as we do you might want to follow Little Pet Pigs as there will be lots and lots of piglet photographs to follow.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Friday Finds

I thought I'd share this beautiful vintage book with you as a Friday Finds post, Friday Finds is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Every Friday you can share a book that you've

heard about / discovered with other book lovers. I thought it a lovely idea which is why I'm joining in this week. I also thought it would be a super idea for us to develop into a sort of vintage Friday Finds but I digress.

What do you think of The Dukes Own by Col. Groves, it has a beautiful cover doesn't it?

A rather splendid frontispiece,

and lovely illustations marking the beginning and end of each chapter.

All in all a rather wonderful book that was awarded to Harold Williams for attendance of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School.

I wonder who Harold Williams was and what he did in his lifetime? I'm assuming he is no longer with us as I believe that this book was published in 1887. At least that is when the book was first published, the authour Colonel Groves wrote lots of regimental histories and adventure stories and was once librarian of the Priaulx Library, Guernsey so I've been able to find out a bit about him.

I love books like this, ones that have been kept for years and years, though sadly I have to admit that I am unlikely to read this one I think it's probably more of a "Boys Own" type adventure.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Wordle: Untitled

Been playing with Wordle

Just entered my blogs URL and this is what it came up with.

I'm thinking it will be interesting to do this from time to time to see what comes up.

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Royal Wedding and I

Truth be told I missed the Royal Wedding and I'm grateful to all of you who posted about it, it would seem that I missed out on a very lovely Royal occasion.

So what was I doing as the nation settled itself in front of the telly (or indeed the Mall)?

The clue is in the picture below.

No not reading, gardening and not just gardening in my own garden but gardening for someone else. I now officially have a little gardening job on a Friday morning. As if I didn't have enough to do already with horses and pigs etc...

And you know what? It was fun. Really easy as well, these people have raised beds full of compost and all I had to do was plant a few bedding plants and water them in. Now thats what I call relaxing gardening.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Easter

Golly has it really been 2 weeks since I last posted? Time goes so fast doesn't it? But then it has been an incredibly busy two weeks. You see we decided that it was time to move the horses to our own yard and that involved getting electric fencing up and running which took ages as I was the only one working on it due to Madeline having bitten through Edward's finger...

Anyway you can read all about the move and how the horses have settled in, if you're interested that is, on Edward's blog My Equestrian World. I'm going to sign off for the weekend now with all good wishes for a lovely, happy Easter to you all.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Weekend Flowers For You

Pretty Spring flowers from my garden to wish you all a wonderful weekend,

whatever your plans are I hope you get the chance to enjoy some of the glorious weather we've been forecast.