Sunday, 22 June 2014

Versatile Blogger Award Nomination

Hello you lovely lot!! How are we all doing??

So I've been nominated for the above award by (I cant believe through the powers of social media I don't know real names!!) haptonmeadow, which frankly, amazes me, because it still amuses me that people still read about 'a northern lass who hasn't got a clue of what to do'!!  So thank you very much.

I apparently have to nominate 15 others people and their blogs, which is going to be tricky because im not even sure I read that many blogs!!  Before I do however, I must say there are so many people who I am in contact with on Twitter on a regular basis who though they don't have blogs, sometimes their twitter feeds are like mini blogs.  But anyway, here goes:

1.  Gnowangerup Cottage

2. lavenderandleeks 

3. lottielandgirl 

4. plot16

5. gagiesgreatgardenadventure

6. maddisallotment

7. countryskillsblog

8. allotment65

9. talesofmrsh

10. attic24

11. realmensow

12. flightplot

13. losttheplot235

So... I managed 13.

Next apparently I have to tell you 7 things about myself:

1.  I have personal space issues - my friends sent me this picture to try and put on a t-shirt:

2.  I am a trained hairdresser - but due to reason number 1 I don't go near hair or people (It wasn't my best career path choice)

3.  I have a terrible potty mouth,  thankfully the children know never ever to swear and don't copy me!

4.  I play the ukulele - not well but I play it!  (here is a little rendition for you, if you get to the end of it you'll notice point number 3 above come into play):

5.  I have 5 tattoos  they can all be covered, you'd never know I had them.

6.  I'm 33 and I have a dolls house that I wont let my 7 year old daughter anywhere near! 

7.  and Mr husband is my one and only. He is my kiteflyer who keeps me grounded when my head is flighting around in the clouds. He brought me back from the ashes of bad times and I love that man beyond words (you may now be sick if you wish):

Bye for now & happy planting xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

My Apologies...

..It's ages since I've posted!!  I do apologies,  I cant even really give a good enough excuse other than I've been mega busy with work or sleeping because I've been mega busy.

Anyway, here we go.  Honestly, the allotment at the moment, sometimes in the summer its like fighting a losing battle it was, until last weekend a big overgrown mess, with an allotment owner who was too tired to do anything, other than sit and watch the hens.  I'm really only managing to get down there at the weekends, i go down during the week to sort then hens out but other than being a place for the hens its a nothing at the moment.  Last year, I sectioned off all my plants so the hens couldn't get to them but this year, a combination of working and M.E has just meant that I haven't had the energy to do anything.  (I know what you're thinking - suck it up and get on with it! - its what i'm thinking too!).  So last weekend I went down to the allotment and who did I find?  Papa O and Tracy (my stepmum),  Papa O was working on his Tracy was cutting the grass on mine:

And I'm pleased to report it looking much better:

So here we go:

After transporting the blueberry bush down there last year and not getting anything off it,  this year, its doing great!:

The Gooseberry bush is full of fruits, to the point where I actually managed to pick some a couple of weeks ago, and some Rhubarb:

And I made the most delicious rhubarb and gooseberry tart (which frankly looked like a big pile of jewels!):

(thats a great picture isnt it!)

The tomatoes are starting to flower:

And the peas are getting bigger:

I have so many strawberries its unbelievable!!:

Especially when I'm putting the hens away I find Martha missing and she in the Strawberry patch:


And tonight I even got my first strawberry (I ate it before I told anyone!):

At home the home hens are getting cheeky they have no taken to flying on to shoulders as Mr husband found out on Saturday:

The next photo pretty much summed up my weekend 
(hens and wine!):

And finally, my latest creation - Buxom Betty for Papa O's village scarecrow competition:

 I promise not to leave it so long next time!  I have a (too) long awaited appointment with the M.E service in Liverpool at the beginning of July hopefully I'll get some answers.

Bye for now and happy planting xx