A day of foul, wintry weather in these parts; rain, sleet, hail, strong wind and cold temperatures.
A day for staying in with my new diary, new notebook and new iPad cover 😄
A day for looking for music for my pupils
A day for snuggling up on the sofa with a cuddly cat
A day to plan and prepare, and to look forward to what’s ahead!
October has been a beautiful month; mild weather, harvesting fruit and vegetables, turning leaves of golden and russet hues, and wonderful skies filled with pink and orange clouds. I made several flavours of gin based liqueur for Christmas, in the photo, you can see raspberry and blueberry. I decided to crochet myself something to wear, there’s a glimpse of it above and I will reveal more soon. It’s been busy at work too, but happily with enough time to enjoy all of the above 😄
September was a great month for weather, still warm and dry, so there was much gardening; new potatoes were dug up and I harvested the first fruits from my plum tree. I made plum gin, ready for Christmas with luck! Earlier this summer, I had laid my hook down for a short break but I got back into the swing of crochet again, with restful afternoons in the sun hooking away. Tara is so changed now from the timid, chubby little indoor cat who came here last December – she has lost 1.3 kilos and adores being outside. It’s lovely to see her so being so confident and healthy.
Goodbye September, you were grand!
The end of September, the beginning of autumn, Indian summer days with chilly nights, the season has changed here in Scotland.
The garden has some beautiful shades of deep pink, red and green just now
A fantastic crop of apples are ripening nicely, ready in a couple of weeks methinks!
Blackberries, a present from next door’s overgrown hedge 🙂
I dug up some of my potatoes today, even they match the pink tones in the garden
Someone loves being out and about!
Enjoying the blue sky days while we still can.
Days to cherish and remember when the dark, gloomy winter clouds come.
Good times 🙂
Real life gets in the way sometimes. At the start of this year, I resolved to do a photo collage at the end of every month, but I never posted April or May. Too busy. So here they are, better late than never.
April, spring flowers and blossom, getting back into my shed after a winter break and Tara continues to enjoy living here and being thoroughly spoilt.
May, the garden coming to life, some interesting skylines and colourful crochet.
Hiya,it’s Tara here. I’m so excited to be speaking to you today. I love it here in my new home, 6 months here and it’s brilliant!
Here is the place outside the back door, big and green – the “garden” ! Before I came to live here, I stayed inside all the time so I’d never seen anywhere like it before – it’s brilliant!
I love being outdoors. Lovely soft green grass to lie on, flowers to smell and all kinds of places to explore. I sometimes sneak into next door’s garden too!
This is my mum’s latest addition, a greenhouse, nice plants to sniff in here and it’s good for taking shelter from showers
And, I even have my own little purple shed, brilliant!
I love running around outside, it’s great fun and I have lost loads of weight too, almost 1kg. It’s important to make the most of oneself, don’t you think, especially when one is a pretty cat lady!
I’ll be coming back here to let you know what I’m up to soon. More garden antics and slimming tips for sure, it’ll be brilliant! Bye for now x
I can’t quite believe another month has flown by, it only seems like last week that I wrote my February review! But March is already over, a hectic month for me with lots of work and not much play at all, the weather played tricks with blue sky and sun in the middle of the month and then returned to grey, foggy and cold. Here in the UK, it was Mothers Day and the clocks went forward during the last weekend of March, so at last, we have longer days and there was a bit of partying and making a fuss of my mum. Every day in March there were more and more things growing in the garden, bringing beautiful splashes of colour to the post-winter landscape and I managed to find a few welcome moments to crochet. It’s been tiring and busy, in a good, fulfilling way, but I’m glad March is over and a new month with a more relaxed feel is underway!
Another month has flown by, and already 2 months of 2014 have passed by. February seems to me to be a transitional month, heralding the change from winter to spring, here in the UK. Snowdrops and crocuses have appeared, birds sing in the garden and the air is fresher and clearer. It’s great to be able to garden again, even in small spates. Tara is enjoying the garden too: it’s lovely to watch her becoming confident and at ease outside, discovering the great outdoors for the first time in her life.
I’ve done lots of crocheting, the grey winter days have needed to be balanced with colourful yarns makings!
Bring it on, March, I’m ready for whatever you have in store.
It’s good to look back over the month just passed and reflect on what has happened. January was busy but full of good friends, food and laughter. It was my birthday, Tara made herself at home and seems very happy here, the garden has had a little attention between the many bouts of rain, there’s been lots of music and I even had time for some crochet too.
Not just for Christmas, but for always, a new cat in residence! Its been 6 months since my beloved Oliver died. I knew I would get another cat at some point, but I needed a little time to get used to Oliver not being here. A couple of weeks ago, a friend posted some photos on Facebook of a gorgeous little lady cat who needed a home, I was smitten and she came to live with me a week ago.
Her name is Tara and she has made herself completely at home 🙂
She has been an indoor cat up till now, but she is fascinated by the garden and sits for ages looking out especially when there are birds or other cats to stare at – once spring is here, I’m certain she will venture outside;even though she is timid, she’s also very inquisitive!
Here she is giving the kitchen and the strange and wonderful gadgets in it her full examination! Tara will make an appearance on this blog from time to time of course, maybe she will show a flair for writing posts herself like Oliver did 🙂 Wait and see!