Friday, 12 July 2013

Gardening Inspiration

On Thursday as P had a day off work we got up early to head off for a day out.  A simple picnic was packed with lots of drinks and fruit.  And we were off before nine.  We decided to head over to the Wirral, where we lived for nearly eight years, to the Ness Botanic Gardens which are affiliated to the University of Liverpool and located near Neston on the Wirral.

It was a glorious day, little L loved the freedom of running around, collecting stones was a favourite of hers forget all the flowers she just focused on the stones.  

Some beautiful plants and trees, plus chickens, a play park and of course a Lambana.

We had a great day out and it certainly gave me some ideas for our garden but probably not for this year but I can dream can't I.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

New pets??

On Friday evening my other half spotted a yellow bird in one of our leylandii trees and dragged me outside to look.  And yes it was full yellow with some red on its head.  On Saturday morning it flew into the the front room window, concussed itself and then disappeared .... thew .... I don't like worrying about birds what with having a dog ourselves and a cat next door and well being very soft.  So I was glad it had gone really.

But then mid afternoon I spotted it again in the leylandii and thought gosh it looks much bigger now ..... no there are two of them!  After some googling I think they are a pair of lovebirds.

See definitely two one near top and one further down!

Not sure what to do and don't know of anyone who has tropical birds around here. 

Friday, 5 July 2013

Cinnamon buns and other things

Long time no blog ...... Been busy with all sorts but mainly running around after a two year old. 

So lots has happened since I last blogged.  We have had days out a plenty, sunny weather, lots of hayfever, our first camping trip of the year, lots of DIY, Ebay, general house maintenance, tennis and more hayfever. 

But today we did a bit of baking.  These caught my eye the other day when we went to Ikea, they have recipe cards and had the recipe for the cinnamon buns they sell in the cafe which I love.  So I thought I would give them a try.

Don't look very appealing before cooking do they

Wow they actually look like the picture, that never happens with my baking.

I will definitely be making these again very easy and yummy.  Might add raisins before I roll the swirls or chocolate chips.  So fueled by several cinnamon buns I managed to re-do some pots - out with the pansies and in with the geraniums.

Anyway must get back to the tennis, come on Murray
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