Saturday, 4 May 2013

Ten things ...

  • I have been drooling over tiny bowls in a heavenly shop. Alas, they didn't come home with me.

  • I had the most amazing massage.

  • No2 and I went to the zoo. Seven years. To say I was thrilled that Molly the giraffe approached the new bridge feature is an understatement. But, yes, that is a carrot on the right of the picture. Sadly not proffered by me though.

  • No2 now wants a lizard. Possibly a bearded one ...

  • My auriclas are jostling with my love of tulips as my favourite flower. The tulips need to be careful - I am fickle.

  • I have been busy sewing a wonderful custom order for some kitchen accessories. Who knew double oven gloves and simple running stitches could give me (and hopefully my customer) so much pleasure.

  • There are parts of my garden that are swathed in blue - some that I have planted intentionally ...

  • ... and some that I have not.

  • I have been enjoying other people's gardens. It looked very different from my last visit in September.
  • My own garden and new allotment are keeping me busy and this gorgeous sunshine is renewing my energy in leaps and bounds. Have a great weekend - you'll find me outside!


  1. What a transformation the sunshine has made?! Enjoy your gardening.

    Aren't Forget-me-nots beautiful close up! xx

  2. Lovely list T! Am drooling over that custom order. Isn't ths weather heavenly? Enjoy the long weekend! D x

  3. Such gorgeous photos--particularly love the auricula. And your double oven gloves have been bringing me much happiness too! Happy gardening! xx

  4. Shall I confess than that I have been drooling over similar bowls with a red flower and Tiffany stripe? They did come home, I love them :-)
    Beautiful garden shots.

  5. It looks like Spring has definitely arrived in your corner of the world. Your flower photos are gorgeous!

  6. For a brief moment I was terrified that that giraffe had given you your amazing massage.

    Different, er, strokes for different folks...

  7. Ten things of loveliness - thanks for sharing Tracy and for reminding me how much I want some forget-me-nots in my garden once it's all done. It is perfect weather for being outside again, hope you're enjoying your garden today x

  8. I think this post should be titled Ten Good Things !

    I love auriculas too, and grape hyacinths, and forget-me-nots :)

  9. Such lovely photos! Looking back over your list, I can't help but think how the best things in life are all very simple; beautiful plants, friendly animals, well crafted and useful things for our homes. They are all very simple things but precious at the same time. We must take time to enjoy them all. Gorgeous photos!!

  10. All great (though I'm not too sure about a pet lizard). Bits of gardening going on here, too. Just need to divert the Boo from, erm, assisting with watering.


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