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A new addition

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Oh look what happening!!! The eggs are beginning to hatch!

You can just see the first chick emerging from its shell (bottom left)

 

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Poor thing is exhausted

 

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First glimpse of the cutie

 

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OMG!!!!! its beautiful

 

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Looking fluffier this morning

 

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Having a little business while mum keeps focus on hatching brothers and sisters

 

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My week

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It’s all quiet in the house at this precise moment, its a Saturday morning and I can hear Hubby snoring in the room above (I know I said quiet but that gentle sound makes everything seem good in the world, but only when I’m not hitting him over the head cos I CAN’T GET TO SLEEP!!!!!) Son and heir is at work and Shopaholic is also asleep after Hubby and I picked her up from a hen party at 1am this morning those girls sure looked as though they’d had a great time!

I’m not sure but I seem to have had rather a busy week, do you know the feeling you have when you seem to have achieved loads but don’t really know how it all got done?

I continued on my upcycling mission and managed to finish this…….

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Yes I know the picture is upside down, but you get the idea this tray was one of my charity shop finds a whole £1.50 was paid!

And I got quite a way with this…….

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I think its really starting to look good, I need to treat it with something to protect it but don’t want to change the colour so a little web surfing is in order. It did cause me a little bit of concern as it was M-I-L’s pride and joy but now I can’t wait for her to see it when its finished.

By midweek I was on a roll and decided to start on a yarn bombing project…….

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I love these little hexagon flowers, I want a sort of 3 dimensional feel to the project and found this pattern over on Karen’s blog Colour in a simple life they are so simple and quick to do and I have a bag of yarn that I’m taking with me everywhere I go so that when I get a few minutes, like when waiting for Shopaholic on various outings for her floristry appointments (I will point out that she has written he car off so I am her taxi until she gets another car) I can do a bit of quick hooky.

As the summer break from college draws to a close I thought I’d have a little wander across the road, follow the public footpath and do a spot of blackberry picking……

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I meandered along with my little bag looking in the hedgerows, I think I had been beaten to the ripe fruits as they were few and far between, then I happened upon this wonderfully summery sight!

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I wandered a little further taking in the surroundings and still hunting for blackberries

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Can you Brinsley Headstocks peeping through the trees?

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finally along the path home I spied some ripe fruits and began to pop them in my bag and realised that they were nestling alongside a beautiful but potentially poisonous plant Deadly Nightshade!

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I have to admit my haul was pretty poor!

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We have an expectant mother in the house, Emily our Red Pyle Bantam has gathered together a clutch of eggs and has now been sitting on them for around 21 days….

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As the time for hatching is imminent we have her in a box in the house, she’s very intense and seems trance like, not even moving from her position of keeping the eggs warm, there are 10 eggs in total but only 2 are Emily’s (see the small white egg) the others belong to various members of our brood.

The Dark Destroyer is fascinated by proceedings!!!

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Its a hard life for a cat!

It was decided that we needed chocolate cake to keep our strength up for the lengthy wait.

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A HA the chocolate cake! I tried this recipe but added a little Amaretto to the ganache and sandwiched it together with cherry jam, satisfied with my creation I popped it in the fridge, a while later in comes the Dark Destroyer demanding his daily quota of milk! OH NO! the cake was stuck to the fridge door! and as I opened it out it shot! but with the reactions of a ninja I managed to catch it, yes I was covered in chocolate ganache and I had to do a bit of patching up and scraping some ganache of my arm but no one is any the wiser. I found the little jelly mould on one of my little mooches round my local charity shop (I was dropping off some stuff so just had to have a little look)

Vinnie is losing his feathers and being the kleptomaniac that I am I’m picking his beautiful feathers from all over the garden….

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Shopaholic bought me a pressie I was soooo thrilled how much of my stash can I get in this?

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I see a little bit of a crochet decoration for this too!

 

Dreaming

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OH the realisation that I have a 2 week break from college puts a great big smile on my face, although I have woken with a stinking cold and the memory of the strangest dream involving Florence aka Flo-Jo (one of my beautiful chooks)

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and Vinnie our strutting cockerel….

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Both had decided to take a little walk over the road into the farmers field after the gate had been left open, anyway after a terrible panic and a frantic couple of minutes which resulted in the capture of Flo-Jo I crossed back into the garden followed by the posturing Vinnie who clearly had plenty more to say about having to come home early, as I was closing the gate and ensuring they were both well and truly reprimanded the cocky Vinnie answered me back!!!!! “We would just like to cross the road without our motives being questioned”. I’m sure somewhere out there a clever dream analyst person would have a perfectly reasonable explanation for this bonkers dream but let’s just say it’s a long line of many!

Easter sunshine

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I’m back to the blog after a few days of what I can only describe as a combination of writers block and a lack of faith in myself. It’s the Easter weekend and as myself and hubby no longer have little people in our lives (our children now being 22 & 23) it seems a little like the world has stopped and we are aimlessly wandering and wondering what to do with ourselves. It’s a very rare moment that I feel stuck to what to do so whilst hubby has ensconced himself watching War of the worlds I have returned to the BLOG!! I had a plan of action for what to do today but as I had a very long lie in after going back to bed after letting the chooks out and topping up the ‘Dark Destroyer’s’ supplies the plan has been shelved!

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The sun is doing its best to shine and my girls are happily rootling and tootling in the garden.

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List
Bake bread
Bake cake
Do crochet birdhouse- a cute little pattern I downloaded from Etsy
Finish off the happy flower.
Clean out chooks
Make dinner
Well the list is not exhaustive as you can imagine so I’m off to make a start.

Hello World!!

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Well this is a new experience, it was my daughter’s idea and after a few weeks of thinking whatever would I write about I am finally putting fingers to keyboard. After signing up to a blog spot I dutifully read through all the tips – What’s your blog going to be about?, what is your passion? Are a couple of the questions posed umm I’m thinking to myself I have so many passions but I’ll narrow them down I thought, so in no particular order I compose a list – family, crafts, gardening, reading, chicken keeping (my girls & Vinnie), my contrary cat, cooking, baking, crochet, knitting the list seemed to go on and on…..