Today is my granddaughter Izzy’s tenth birthday, where do the years go? Childhood seems to be over so quick nowadays, they cannot wait to grow up. Izzy wanted a video camera so she can make a video diary……that will be good to watch in a few years time. I think she will be starting her own blog pretty soon as she loves writing stories in fact she has written a piece for my blog so I will get it and put on here this week.

I have been walking about like a cripple today, I did not think I had done too much gardening yesterday as sat down quiet a bit between doing jobs. My back obviously did not think so as it has been hurting a lot all day, just hope I can get up in the morning for the Creative Writing Class as I do not want to miss that. I need to put my ten minute play on here so you can all have a read, I can feel a list coming on as I have also received two more blogging awards so will have to sit and answer all the questions and think up new ones for those people that I nominate.

My daughter had some good news today so I would like to say congratulations to her as she so deserves it. I had a free sample of cocoa butter in a magazine so thought I would try it tonight, I was expecting cream so it was a surprise when oil came out and then it went everywhere so now all I can smell is chocolate, still I guess it is better to smell like it than eat it! Lol

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What a lovely day it’s been, I have spent all day in the garden doing a bit of work and a lot of sitting down. You cannot work too hard on a bank holiday! I have planted lots of flowers and I have planted my vegetables in pots with copper tape round them this year so hopefully the slugs will……..go away I think is the polite term. Cleaned my little greenhouse out so that looks better, I am going to get some sticky back plastic we used to call it, you can get it in hardware shops. I am going to cover some of my pots, big and small so they look a bit prettier in the greenhouse or dotted round the garden. I think I will get some little tubs of paint and get the grandchildren to paint some too as it will brighten up dull brown or black pots. I have a couple of old tyres that I have sprayed pink and going to put Lavender in one and I thought Lilly of The Valley in the other one. All my herbs are by the door so easy to get at all year. I think I will get some purple pansies in the week as I only seem to have one pot of those and they look nice and cheerful.

I saw this picture in my gardening magazine and just had to put on here! What a lovely plant.

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Lets hope the sun keeps shining all week, mind you I am pretty tired after being out side all day. I cannot wait until I have got a couple of the big jobs I want done out there as then it will be on the way to looking really nice. Hope you all had a good Bank Holiday Weekend, what was your best bit of the weekend?


Alfie turned five today and told everybody he had grown, as he was now five. He does come out with some funny things at times. He was helping me to plant seeds a while ago and I said to him “have you got plants in the greenhouse at school?” He replied “we have a blue house in the playground”

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He has had a lovely day, keeping very fit with all the bouncing and he has his party tomorrow to look forward to as it’s at one of those big ball parks. Then Tuesday it is his sisters birthday so I will see her after school, this is a busy month for birthdays in our family.

I have sorted my plants and seeds so will be doing some gardening tomorrow as it is supposed to be very nice, so I think a sit in the garden with a book or even doing some writing in the sun will be in order.

Do not forget the sun cream tomorrow folks, that feels good to say that lol x

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I was looking forward to this weekend and some nice weather but again it has let us down and it really is quiet cold. I am going to sound really old but it is really getting to my arthritis and every winter it seems to go to another joint, I really, really need some heat on these old bones. So, instead of doing anything in the garden I have read a book and sorted a bit of paperwork. I have been a bit lazy really but sometimes you just need to turn off. I did go through about four lists and condensed them down into one list, I felt good as I did cross some things off, honestly.

I really do not know what is wrong with the cat today as she is constantly sitting on me and not liking it if I move, perhaps she is feeling the cold too.

Seeing that picture of the old typewriter made me realise how much easier we have it now as correcting mistakes is very easy on a computer and some publishers you can just email your work to them so you do not even have to print it out. Then I started to wonder how many authors print out their work as they go and read, correct or alter it before they then change it on screen. I tend to write and write while it is all fresh in my head and then go back and make corrections, then read it through and change bits or add more. I think I will hunt out some stories I wrote about fifteen years ago and see what I think when I read them now, will I still like like them?

I am off to watch The Voice now on the sofa with chocolate, have a good evening xx


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I have to have a list but sometimes it goes a bit far and I end up with so many lists I do not know if I am coming or going and then the lists turn into a book of lists. I know, it’s a bit over the top but I seem to forget just about everything these days but I am sure it is not due to age it is because I have so much going on in my head. That’s what I keep telling myself and my daughters write lists too, so if we are ever stumped for a present there is always a list book. My granddaughter made me laugh as she said she had written her birthday list but had too much on it so she started her Christmas list! Sometimes it is not just things to buy but stuff to do like today I should of had a chauffeur hat on as I was going from schools to dentist to shops to doctors and chemist, one daughter not very well so had baby and other daughter wanted shopping and grandson had dentist. Yes, yes, I know, I am a good Mum and Nanny. I just hope I do not get their bug or I will be telling them not to share the bugs. Anyway, today I could of done with a list as I had it all going round in my head where I was supposed to be next and at what time. I am very organised and got the presents for the birthdays on Sunday and Tuesday so they will be wrapped and ready tomorrow. The sun is supposed to be shining all weekend so I will be in the garden as have to plant my tomatoes and do a bit of weeding. I will put up my pink solar lights and have a nice cold glass of rosΓ¨ Monday evening as that is supposed to be the hottest day. I intend to write a good few pages of the novel over the weekend too, the to-do list is getting longer as there is always hoovering, dusting and washing on it, I really do not like housework so that is another good reason for living alone as you do not make any mess and put things away so it is always tidy. I do not read that list very often lol have a fun weekend everyone xx

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