Race for Life.

This lovely man here is my granddad.  Without this man, I wouldn’t be who I am today.  He was the most kindest person I have ever come across, ever.  Every day he filled my life with sunshine, happiness and lots of giggles.  I feel so lucky to have had someone as precious as him in my life.

In 1992 he passed away.
I miss him terribly.

This year I am running the Race for Life in his memory.
The event takes place on the 4th July.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring me and helping me raise my £200 target then please check out my Fundraising Page.

Every little helps! xx

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Garden Blooms.

I promised an update and here it is:


My cucumbers, coming on strong.

The Forget-Me-Nots, I forgot all about loving their doorstep home.

Iceberg Lettuce.

Lobelia Crystal Palace.

New peas sprouting in my fab new pea planter.  Also showing a pea pod after flowering.

Peppers.

Rocket.

My one and only Rosemary seedling.  It seems that this year is not my year for growing Rosemary from seed.

Tomato.

My winter hanging basket my Mum did for me last year, blooming right into summer!

And finally some shop bought Lobelia Bush Blue.  Bought just incase the Crystal Palace didn’t germinate. I have also just bought some Lobelia Trailing White, thought they would look super pretty together in my brick trench in the back garden.

More digging planned for the next few days.  I aim to have the back garden veg space sorted before my trip to Paris.  7 weeks and counting….


New Camera

You’ll be pleased to know I will soon be the owner of a sparkly new Samsung.  Bought this afternoon, so should be with us in a few days.  The reason for buying it so soon after the Kodak died was that we just couldn’t deal with the way the old Samsung loved power.   We took the kids to the Zoo yesterday and after about 30 minutes the freshly charged batteries died.

I know this new one is only a 10.2 Megapixel, but that’s all we really need.

The Zoo yesterday was amazing, we managed to see most of the animals, the weather was lovely and the kids had a lovely time.  We’re all still pretty tired after all the walking we did.  We managed to get a little family pic in too 🙂

Lunch time, I’m starved! – Update on the greens tomorrow, I have lots of exciting things to show.

Seeds in.

Today I’ve managed to sow:

Morning Glory (Heavenly Blue)
Sweet Pea (Old Spice Mix)
Lobelia (Crystal Palace)

I must remember to sow my Beans.

I’ve also bought a garden arch, which I plan to grow the sweet pea’s and morning glories on.  Hopefully it’ll make a nice display.

I’m waiting for some stocks and flox seeds now.

….. Time for the Edible Garden me thinks.

Old ‘faithful’ works.

Today I put the Samsung to the test.  It took me a good 20 minutes to figure out each setting again, but I think I’m there.  Now, these are not 10 mega pixel quality, but hopefully the 5.1 mega pixel has captured my beautiful greens as my eyes did this morning.

Last years Strawberries, starting to flower!

How beautiful please??

Cucumber babies, still growing strong.

Herbs.

….. And finally, my Forget-Me-Nots…… The ones that I forgot all about!  Now pride of place by my front door. 😀

No photo updates for a while.

I’m camera-less 😦

Our beach outing yesterday resulted in my camera being dropped in the sand and now it won’t work.  So you might not see any photo updates for a while.  Well, unless it gets fixed…. Which as it stands at the moment, might be a while as I can’t seem to find the warranty to send it back to be repaired.  Balls.

I might still have my old ‘I like batteries’ Samsung floating around, so all might not be so bad.

I’ve been out in the back garden again this afternoon.  I pulled back some of the plastic sheeting and had another attempt at digging over my herb/salad bed and I have to say it’s made a massive difference.  The lawn and weeds came up no problems, the ground all moist and earthy smelling.  Whilst digging more up and turning over the soil I’ve discovered an oblong trench that runs just below the herb/salad bed.  Maybe my landlord used this trench as a in-built flower planter.  I’ve highlighted the area in red on the pic:

Now to explain our garden.  This top bit is built up, about 6 bricks from the normal garden.  So I’m thinking (because the bricks look ugly) of digging out the trench and planting some lovely flowers that will compliment the Lavender beds and also the herbs/salads.  I’m not very big on flowers really, so I’ll probably opt for something trailing but pretty.  Any suggestions? Keeping in with my blue/purple/white theme of course.

Hopefully the weather will be nice tomorrow so I can get back out and dig some more.  I’m getting there…. Slowly.