Monday, 11 January 2016
Happy New Year
Mr Bingley is taking the start to 2016 slow and easy.
I mean, why change a habit of a lifetime?!
Wishing all our blogging friends a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe new year.
2016; New Year; wood burning stove; relaxing cat
Monday, 23 November 2015
Timeless thoughts of a winter's stare;
eyes gazing over a landscape bare.
After a mild Autumn when I even wore a t-shirt outside once while I gardened,
Jack Frost has arrived!
Mr Darcy navigating the leaf fall and shaking his paws in the cold!
But not for long! In he came to rest a while (actually most of the day - ahem!) on the bed
Mr Bingley knows better than to even venture outside at all!
Keep snug lovely bloggers
(and those of you in hot climes - well, we envy you :-)
Winter; frost; cats;
Saturday, 24 October 2015
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower....”
~ Albert Camus
Haven garden in October...
The yellow rose is from the bush that I managed to save from my late Aunt's Cornish garden, I really thought it might not survive the upheaval, so delighted.
Some of our harvest from the allotment and greenhouse.
Tomatoes were very poor this year though - August was just too cool.
Mr Fred trundled around the garden all Summer, but now he is hibernating (lucky boy -- asleep until Spring)
Rainbows in Oxfordshire
Now, who does that paw belong to...?
Late break in Ibiza was lovely, never been to this 'party' island before and loved it.
Historic, warm and relaxed at this time of year.
My gorgeous little God daughter -- bit like Fred, she can sleep anywhere!
Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy on their 'magic rug'.
Friends, we all wish you a happy Autumn X
#harvest #rose #cats #tortoise #Autumn #Ibiza #rainbow
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Summertime at Haven
A little life spent. While I was watering the tomatoes last night I spotted this Stag beetle at the bottom of one of my plant pots. Dead:(
I felt the loss because they are endangered and also remarkable creatures.
They pupate for 5 whole years underground before they emerge briefly to mate and then they die.
Did this lad even have time to smell the roses?.. let alone get the chance to signal to a female and 'get it together', before he met his untimely end in my pot?! I so hope so.
I was shocked when I saw that I haven't posted anything since January!
Life has robbed me of time and then not posting becomes a habit.
I'm breaking that habit and will be visiting you again soon.
I miss my blogging friends.
The garden has flourished this year and is a riot of colour.
Tortoise Fred is in there somewhere....
... Oh, here he is!
... and here are Mr Darcy and My Bingley..
Tails of greeting.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
2015 moves on ...
Thank you for taking time to visit and leave messages over the festive period and New Year.
We loved them all and thought about you.
Baby Ryliee's very first Christmas
Allow me to introduce you to my gorgeous little God Daughter
the annual 'Cat Conga' around the prezzies has become a tradition...
family gatherings and walks by Old Father Thames
Mr Bingley copes admirably with neighbour Otis's indifference to his festive scarf
Mr Darcy finds a new play mate in Mrs Haven's brother
Over New Year we traveled to Cornwall to clear Aunt's home
The fields looked beautiful in the Winter sun
The orchard green but bare of fruit
I took this film of the view from the orchard with my phone.
Hopefully it will play for you... listen out for the pheasant.
Love to one and all
Christmas; New Year; 2015; God daughter; cats; dressed up cats; Cornwall; countryside; orchard
Friday, 9 January 2015
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
~ Mother Teresa
how better to welcome in 2015 than through a little one expressing freedom in this way (pic taken walking through the central park in Nice)
Bring on the free spirit!
Ephrussi De Rothschild
- a garden to die for.
Hello Mark... a spot of pruning never goes a miss (but this is on a big scale - no house plant in sight!)
Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy are doing what they do best (snooze)
Happy New Year to you all, Take care
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Festive Greetings to You
Long time no see. We have missed you, and perhaps you may have missed us a little too.
(thank you to Brenda for your message X)
We are all well.
Work has been hard. Distractions have been plentiful. And time is always short.
I made myself a snowball,
As perfect as could be,
I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas,
And a pillow for its head,
Then last night it ran away,
But first - it wet the bed!
Bring on 2015 and visiting you all.
Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley and Fred