Wednesday, 20 October 2010

I Have found the Cable!

I made a concerted effort to find the cable this morning and after much digging and delving I found it!!!

My sister and her husband came to stay for the weekend at the beginning of October, for two reasons, 1. it was her birthday and she deserved to be spoilt, 2. they where having our small greenhouse. They brought their dog along,

and as you can see Darcy and Daisy are now very good friends!!

I then did a spot of chutney making

this is Red Pepper and Chilli Jam, I also made, Hot 'n' Spicy Tomato Chutney and more Date and Banana Chutney!!

Then we sold our Dresser, which meant that the contents have been scattered around the house on any available surface

K, had to downsize from 2 bed flat to house share

so her bits and pieces are slowly being packed away or freecycled!!

I have been up to visit my mum, nieces and great niece

she is not yet 4, and is so much fun!

Came back and the first night back we where hit by a bad frost

so what normally takes a weekend was in fact done in a day. The greenhouse was bubble wrapped, plants dug up and placed in my remaining greenhouse.

Fortunately they fitted. This year I have even fitted my tree ferns in, I lost them all last year!

If 'Folklore' is anything to go by, we are in for another bad winter as the holly trees and bushes are laden with berries!!!!

The tiling round the Rayburn is now finished and sealed, and we are thrilled to bits.

In between all of this we are fighting a proposal to have a sand quarry built about 400yds away. If you double click on the pic, at the bottom you can see Stockley, just to the right of the word about 2 cms is dark outline of trees around gardens, this is where we live!! The black holes are the closest proposed sand quarries.

Sadly not the only ones that will affect us. Out of 35 proposed for this county, 18 are around the town of Calne. Most of these belong to Lord Lansdowne, of Bowood House. If you live in the country it is still very 'feudal' everyone tugging there forlock to the Lord!!!! We are fighting, with banners, posters, leaflets and car stickers. We are reguarly in the paper, provided it passes the Estate Managers say, yes he appears to have a hold over the local paper too!!! We have a website its worth a look.If anyone has any further ideas on what we can do, please let me know!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Thats what my house looks like at the moment!! The Welsh dresser went and the contents, glasses, china etc is spread through out the downstairs on any available surface!!!!!!!!!!! The new dresser will be with us either the first or second week of November.

My eldest daughter K then had to downsize from flat to shared house, so we had a load of stuff brought back here, most of which has been stored or Freecycled!

I have been to mums and got back at the weekend..... she has been having a hard time financially wish, a new roof, new oven which then blew up, so was replaced under guarentee, new radiators but the heating is still not sorted... then when I got back the weather had changed and a hard frost was due that night so had to dig up all the tropicals and get them in in under a day!!!!!

The tiling round the Rayburn is done and looks fab!

Somewhere in the house is the cable that attaches the camera to the computer so I can download pics, hence no pics, cos I can't find the flippin cable!!!!!!!!!!!!


I will try and find the cable cos I have some super pics, back again soon.