Saturday, 8 March 2014

what a bunch

Take a bunch of lovely flowers!

 ... add one curious, contrary cat

(the all too familiar toe of disdain)

... who is a bit sleepy ...

.. and who is never EVER impressed by those who occasionally must work from home!

 ... and chooses to demonstrate this view in the most blatant of ways.

A Mr Darcy endorsement:-

“I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?”
~ Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

it came, it went (sunshine)

We woke last Sunday to a glorious and sunny day!
We all went straight outside to soak it up.

It was lovely to finally get close to the flowers.
Not a raincoat in sight!

I climbed ladders to take down and clean the birdie boxes.
Sadly, there was a Tit skeleton in one.
I moved the box to a much safer 'cat resistant' spot.

We visited family in Cholsey and bought eggs at their local farm...

I loved the colourful ones the best, and they belong to Ben ...

Best of all I loved the gentle cows!
Always have and always will.

But then I returned to work and this happened again

I didn't even fancy opening the office window to take this (I work on a beautiful country estate, well it is when it isn't raining!)

Bingley and Darcy are keeping their paws crossed for more sunshine and respite from the floods.
Take care xx
PS. Shortly after this display of brotherly love, they had a scrap.

Friday, 14 February 2014

6th Gotcha year!

We are Valentines! But more important than this, we are 6 today!
It's lashing down outside so we haven't been out in the garden birdie watching for long, but we have had some treats...

Bingley and Darcy sleeping off their Birthday

Winding back the years!
... Arrival! their first few minutes in their new home...

kittens Bingley and Darcy

settling in ... and exploring ...

Here are shots taken of the River Thames this week, having burst its banks
the lower photo is during part of my commute to work ...
Counting our blessings that our home is on a hill.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

over the rainbow

"Count the rainbows,
not the thunderstorms ..."

These were taken this week .... 
We are having an absolute downpour, day and night!

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The Hoe, Plymouth

Liskeard, Cornwall

Mr Bingley may have done better to search for the pot of treasure, rather than someones tail!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Big Garden Bird Watch

#rspb Big Garden #Birdwatch conducted by Helen, Bingley & Darcy: 

Blackbird 3. 
Blue Tit 2. 
Robin 1. 
Collared Dove 1. 
Wood pigeon 1.

... have you been counting birdies this weekend?
if so, tell us what you saw ...

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Happy New Year 2014

We wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous

We had a special, simple festive period and look forward to visiting you all again soon!


Friday, 8 November 2013

We went out to check on the cobwebs by the greenhouse ...

Bingley and Darcy

It was colder and we didn't see any birdies ...

there were plenty of leaves and some of them the most beautiful shade ...


The garden was SO damp ... and then it began raining again.


... why drink from a clean water bowl, when you can lick rainwater from the terrace!


...eventually I ask to come back inside ...


But my brother had already taken MY spot.
He keeps Mrs H's laptop case warm as much as possible.

Call for information from Mrs H: 
Do any of you dear Bloggers know who makes this fabric and where I can find it?