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May 2010

    Pruned..

    31/05/2010

    Our garden is quite small and isn’t so much a garden but several concrete slabs with pebble borders. When we first moved in the garden was full of crap from the house that the previous owners had left and it was full of weeds. When we first dug the borders up we even found potatoes, didn’t fancy eating them though. So, in preparation for our summer of sun (ahem!) with bbqs and world cup footy, I embarked on a bank holiday garden tidy up. Our next door neighbours have a lovely wild garden which has grown all up their fence and has spread down onto our side. We don’t mind too much as it looks lovely but it was getting a bit wild. Armed with a pair of kitchen scissors (we don’t own a pair secertairs or whatever they’re called) off I hacked and pruned the wild ivy, mint and other green shrubbery to within an inch of its life. It looks good though and we’ve filled the green stuff wheely bin for the first time ever!

    Inspired by how nice the garden looks, we’ve ordered a brand new gas powered bbq and some sun loungers. Tomorrow we’re going to invest in some solar lights for the borders and a few more planters to grow some more seeds in. I’m also on the hunt for a red/orange stripey tablecloth to match our seatpads and some candle holders to keep the pesky insects away. I do envy all these people with gorgeous green and flowery gardens but I think ours will do us just fine at the moment. Bring on the Summer! {sig}

  • Photographs galore…

    So we all love taking photographs don’t we? Yep, unless they are of ourselves of course… Well whilst having a nosey at another couple of blogs, i’ve stumbled across blipfoto. The concept is to…

    30/05/2010
  • ohhhh look what I’ve got..

    The very lovely Mandy has given me a blog award!  Thanks Mandy x When I first set up my blog I never imagined for one second that anyone would ever read it. I thought it…

    30/05/2010
  • The Gallery (1)

    I’m really enjoying my journey around various blogs at the moment and have come across a concept in a blog that I really like…it’s called The Gallery. Each week over at Sticky Fingers, a theme…

    19/05/2010
  • Confession time…

    Oops! After rushing round like a maniac this morning to make sure hubby had an ironed shirt for work, I completely forgot to turn the iron off and left it on all day! I could…

    18/05/2010
  • Pass the parcel…

    As mentioned in my last post, on Saturday I received my Secretpostclub parcel for May and I wasn’t disappointed. My parcel was wrapped up in very trendy stripey tissue paper and I received a lovely…

    17/05/2010
  • Just a quickie…

    I’m taking full advantage of being a passenger in the car on the M6 heading north…I’m twittering, facebooking and blogging away! Well I’m going to try to blog remotely..how techno of me! Anyways, this…

    15/05/2010
  • Miserable cow!

    I’m very sorry to anyone who has read my posts of late….what a miserable cow i’ve been! I’m glad to say that normal service has been resumed and i’m not on cloud misery anymore.…

    13/05/2010
  • Fresh air…

    Don’t you just love it! We’ve had a lovely weekend out in the countryside sleeping under the stars in our ma-hoosive tent. We arrived at the campsite near Kingsbury Water Park early Friday evening and…

    10/05/2010
  • Fed up!

    I don’t know what’s wrong with me at the moment…I’m well and truly fed up. I think it’s got quite a lot to do with how I feel about myself. I saw a photo…

    06/05/2010