Thursday, 18 November 2010

Margy's Surprise

I was tickled pink to read this post by Margy at Powell River Books Blog:

Margy and her husband live in a floating cabin in remotest Canada surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.  They have a floating garden and a floating log store.  It is certainly somewhere that I would really love to visit.

Her blog is well worth a trip to learn more about their fascinating lives and surroundings.  She also does a regular Friday Sky Watch post that I find really interesting, as I love the fact that our skies can be so different at the same time.  But there is something there to please everyone:  some recipes, book reviews, boat trips etc etc.

Margy says that she is constantly learning new 'English' words when she reads my blog but I also learn new words from her.  It is strange that we both speak the same language yet some words are so different.  She recently blogged about her  burpless cukes, which I had to google to realise she meant cucumbers!  Well Margy, right now I am dead on my plates of meat, so I'll just have a quick butchers at some of the blogs I follow, then climb the apple and pears for a good night's kip!!

Hi to everyone who pops over from Margy's blog.  Please don't be shy to say hello.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

It Gets Worse!!

Yesterday the kitchen disappeared and today the floor has gone!  All these joists are having to be replaced due to a leak over a long period of  time which we didn't discover until the worktops seriously parted company with the tiled splashback.  Although I joke about the upheavel, I do appreciate that I am one lucky girl to have a husband who can do all this type of work.  Heaven knows what it would cost to have to pay builders to come in, but I am sure Pete could tell me exactly!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Look What He's Done !

This morning I went to work without a care in the world, but look what I came home to!  A few weeks ago the kitchen collapsed due to a long standing leak under the cabinets, so this had to be done.  However, I didn't expect it to be quite so drastic!  The floor has got to be replaced and then the entire kitchen.  I did ask what we were going to have for dinner, but Pete had already been to the chip shop at lunchtime so I popped up to the chip van for a portion of chips and a curry sauce.  Not good for my waistline or purse!  Tomorrow we are going out kitchen shopping, if we cannot get one on ebay first.  Watch this space! 

Friday, 12 November 2010

Happy Birthday!

This is my favourite middle son Stuart and his lovely girlfriend Kerry.  Yesterday, for my birthday, Stuart treated me to a surprise night in London.  We had a lovely meal at TGIFs (their veggie burgers are wonderful!) and then we went to see Love Never Dies.  The show was fantastic and the effects are absolutely amazing.  He took me last year to see  the Phantom of the Opera, so it was great to see this sequel.  Thank you Stuart, I had a really lovely time.  But today is Stuart's birthday.  (See even as a baby he was considerate enough to hang on long enough for me to enjoy my birthday first!)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stuart, I am very proud to have such a special and considerate son like you. xxx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Some Girls Get Diamonds.....

Some girls get diamonds for their birthdays, others get chocolate and flowers.  This is my birthday present.....

Now, do not get me wrong, I am absolutely chuffed with it.  I did originally want a pink one, but Pete said he would not be seen dead ever wheeling a pink one!  As it was, he got some serious stick at Doe's, where he is a regular customer, when he went to buy this!  On a practical note, I wanted a wheelbarrow that was light and yet sturdy and this definitely meets that criteria.  As well as using it on the allotment, I can use it to carry stuff, such as shopping, from the carpark to the barge.  On top of that, Pete got me a load of horse manure for my two new raised beds.  Oh, I am so spoilt, bless him!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Look What I Won....

I am really excited!  I won this beautiful cushion cover from and just in time for my birthday.

It is hand screen printed and sewn by Formosa Design.  It really is lovely and will look great on the barge.  Sarah at La Maison Boheme has some really lovely design inspirations and is well worth a visit.  Thank you Sarah.