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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Glorious Weather


We woke up to the first frost on Sunday. I put the heating on for the first time yesterday morning, just for an hour whilst we got up, this bungalow is a drafty old place and in the winter it gets extremely cold. I love getting up in the mornings and putting on the fairy lights. Fairy lights and candles are one thing I love as the weather turns colder.






Today has been a really glorious day, much of it has been spent doing some gardening jobs. There is still a little colour to be seen. 












My husband bought four Chrysanthemums at this weeks car boot for £5, I think we will get some more next time.





The only other thing I bought for us was three solar lights.

They were brand new as the lady had just done her garden and bought too many, they were only £5 anyway in the shop, but I had the three for £3 each.




A few more garden pics.








 The Pigeon has been enjoying the berries in next door's garden.



My favourite bird the Robin, but I think you have guessed that from my header.

Singing away and then came over to visit me.





Beautiful little bird.



Doris has been continuing to give us an egg everyday and sweet little Chuck laid her first egg yesterday.






The butternut squash has appeared, I have four so far.



Still picking the tomatoes.



The girls love them so I am happy to share.




Some apples have been picked, we only have one tree but it has produced a good crop, still a few left on there.



Finally I shall leave you with a picture of the plaque I bought from the boot sale the other day.

This is the before, it was nice as it was.



After.

I gave it two coats of antique white chalk paint, and just added some gold detail in places, I am very pleased with how it looks now. There was a screw sticking out of the tiles in the bathroom so I thought I would hang it there.




32 comments:

  1. What a glorious day where you are. The garden is still lovely. Let's hope the flowers stay a while longer.
    xx

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    1. Yes hopefully they will last a bit longer before the hard frosts arrive.xx

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  2. Your garden still looks very colourful (and SO tidy!!) Mine, alas, is not!

    Your plaque looks lovely now you've painted it - that touch of gold made such a difference. Love your little Silkies - we used to have some too, along with our main flock of Marans, Warrens and Black Rocks.

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    1. Thankyou, it's only a smallish garden so easy to maintain.
      I love a bit of gold detail, I am not very arty but I do enjoy painting things.The silkies are adorable, first time we have had chickens ever this year, couldn't be without them now.

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  3. Your garden looks amazing Marlene and I love the Chrysanths you got...beautiful colours.

    Those little chickies get cuter by the day.

    Great transformation of your plaque.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thankyou Shelia, I shall pick up some more next time, very cheery colours, the Chickie's are so adorable, great little pets.xx

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  4. I especially love your hens! Your photography is rather good too - a truly lovely way to start my day with these beautiful visuals now in my mind's eye.

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    1. Thankyou for your kind words Phil. I couldn't live without my gorgeous hens, I will be a chicken mumma for ever now.

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  5. Some lovely photographs Marlene, and the garden is still full of gorgeous colour.
    The fairy lights are making your home look cosy now that the seasons are changing. X

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    1. Hi Jules yes the fairy lights for give a more cosy feel as do candles, which I have all around in the evenings.xx

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  6. You have a lovely garden, Marlene. Lots of colourful flowers. The garden here is bursting in to colour after all the rain we've had of late which is just lovely for the Spring. Meg:)

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    1. I am happiest when outside in the garden Meg, would love to see more of what's happening in your garden.

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  7. Your garden is beautiful. I love the way your painted the plaque. It's simple, yet stunning.

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    1. Thankyou Nil I am happy with how it turned out, I enjoyed painting it.

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  8. Great photos and what a handsome chap that Robin is. They are my favourite bird too. The plaque looms great.

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    1. Thanks Tania, it is meant to be a garden plaque, pleased with the new look. The Robin is such a friendly little bird.

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  9. What lovely produce - the tomatoes look fantastic!
    xx

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  10. Your lovely garden is beautiful and very tidy, I do love a tidy garden, having the chucks must be wonderful. I am doing jobs outside each day, making the most of the last warm weather, I can't cut too much back as like you I have loads of blooms. No frost here along the south coast, but I keep watch as I have a couple of pots which are not hardy. I did not like the plaque, but after your makeover it's beautiful.

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    1. Yes we have to make the most of this nice weather don't we. Thankyou for your kind comment on the plaque.

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  11. You have a beautiful garden, its so nice to see so much colour around. What a joy to have your first egg from Doris, she is a stunner. I love the idea of fairy lights, I have just bought some battery operated ones so that we have light if/when we have a power cut.

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  12. The eggs are so good, you will soon find that out.

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  13. Your garden is lovely and the plaque looks amazing xxx

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  14. Your little chickens are so sweet! And your garden looks as if it's still in the middle of summer! I spent half an hour this afternoon in the middle of our rosemary bush; it's grown enormous and I have managed to cut it down to about a quarter of the size and it's still pretty big! At least I smelt nice when I'd finished LOL. Jane :)

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    1. The chickens really are so sweet, I so love my little girls. It was a nice day for gardening wasn't it, I did a little myself. I like to grow herbs, love the smell of rosemary.

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  15. Oh, fantastic! Somehow I missed this post. What beautiful birds. Our robins here in California look totally different than yours. I love what you did with the plaque!

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    1. Hello Stephanie, I love seeing birds all around the world, we have a programme on at the moment called Autumn Watch they usually do it in the UK but this year they have gone to New England, so I have learnt about and seen many new beautiful birds. Thankyou on the plaque I am pleased with how it turned out, I am not crafty really but I enjoy painting.

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