Sunday, 3 May 2009

Blossom and the weekend

Well its back to work today, after the long weekend. I had a great weekend but have woken with neck ache and a bad head this morning.............................that taxman has a lots to answer for!!!! I swear its the stress of it, I checked the website but its the same as it was last week, so I have a horrible feeling that the tech guys didn't fix the problem.
Anyway summer is on the way, this is the cherry blossom tree in the front of the garden and the other picture is of our mad rampant Clemetis that covers our sewage system.

Isn't it fabulous

If ever you need a fast going pretty climber to cover something unsightly then a Clemetis is your gal.

I have revamped my blog this weekend, do you like it? I also spent an age trying to match my website to it, boy was that fustrating. Webs is great but it does have its limits, especially when you are not that computer savvyed. Hubs eventually fell out with me, well it did take most of Saturday and Sunday morning !!!! oops ;) I do hope the lady who made the graphics doesn't mind but I did put a link to her blog on the front of my home page, her designs are very beautiful.

Speaking of family, my baby has finally grown up, NO not my daughter, Hubs, I mean.
We didn't go to the truck festival, he decided that it wasn't worth it and we couldn't really afford it. I was so shocked I nearly fainted, a few years ago, he would have sulked and stamped a few feet, but not know, I am so proud of him. He was disappointed but very adult about it!!!!
I finished a little bear, who is patiently waiting a name and also work on a little blue bear for a commission, so very busy as ususal.
Yesterday we went to a caravan shop, we had a nice look round, it was a "what I would do if I won the lottery" trip. For second hand vans, they were a bit expensive but a lot had sold stickers on and times of collection. I am sure you could get a good deal on a brand new van right now, as these were about the £10,000 mark. We had a look at, I really don't think they are for me though, I just imagined myself cooking on a camp stove, with the dog running around and my blood pressure rose instantly.

To finish off, I thought you might like to see this, it was taken with my camera and I have never used the video facility before, so its very short but here is Dixie enjoying the water.
Funny she hated it as a puppy, we had to make crazy patterns in the air to entice careful what you wish for, this is now her favourite toy and it does cause problems when you are trying to water the plants that you have just lovingly planted, hehe!!!!!!!! She tramples everywhere to get to the hose pipe.


Pauline said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely garden, I've tried to grow clematis a few times but they get the wilt thing and die, must be our clay soil. Nice to hear your baby has grown, still waiting for mine to!!!. Love Dixie he he he.


Southern Bears said...

Dixie and the clematis - love them both!

Pat xx

FenBeary Folk said...

Hi Pat and Pauline, I am so glad you like Dixie and the Clematis. Dixie just adores the water now and will get between hubby and the car, very very funny at times. Sorry to hear you can't grow Clematis Pauline, do you plant it about 2 inches lower than the pot level??? Clematises do suffer from wilt if you don't.
Sue xxx

customteddys said...

Yes, I do love your new blog design. And I could actually hear sound from the video. Makes me feel like I'm right there with you (and the dog, of course). Glad hubby grew mine just came in and wanted to know if I could use an old car seat...(we creative types use just about anything, don't we?) I love him. Take care and don't let the tax man get to you! Hugs, Vicki

Peng Peng said...

what a lovely garden! We just had our first attempt growing clematis, but they aren't doing so well.. the soil is heavy and clay-like. your blog looks great by the way!