Sunday, June 09, 2013

Feeling a little sunburnt!

This is what the sky has looked like all week! I can't remember the last time we had sunshine for this long & it's made me soooo super duper happy! Summer seems to be in full swing here! We've spent a fair bit of the week outside.

The beginning of the week started with a bit of playtime! My dad was on night-shift this week and just before he left for his first night of the week the kittens decided it was time to play! They love playing with glittery pom balls so we usually end up having to throw balls up & down the stairs for them to chase after. They also have a tent they play in. Vinnie prefers it upside down!

Moe had his first adventure outside this week! The weather was so warm on Thursday that we were sat on the kitchen floor, with the door slightly open, enjoying the breeze. He kept showing an interest in the door and so we thought it'd be a good time to try out the leash. I think he enjoyed it but he was still a bit unsure of this strange world (and the leash)! His mother kept a close eye on him! I took him out for a little bit again today and he manged to get himself completely covered in grass!

I did loads of crochet this week. Mainly on my father's blanket. I'm trying to stick to a schedule with it but I'm struggling. I volunteered to do an event for our volunteer centre on Saturday. Sadly, it didn't go very well. I was there to teach crochet and only taught a bit to my friends daughter. I helped her make the little flower in the corner. (It's a very simple pattern.) I brought a few samples along but didn't have much room to display much of it. 
My fiance helped keep the kids entertained with some drawing on his android tablet. We left early as it was quiet and we had a lot of gardening to do!

The birds (as usual) have been rather busy. We've had our regulars (doves, magpie, crows, chats, thrush and bullfinch) and some new ones visiting lately. I haven't got a clue what they are yet apart from one that I don't have a photo of. That one was a woodpecker. Sadly, my camera wasn't ready! They certainly are getting very friendly though. While we've been out in the garden, they've been running around digging up warms and eating seeds.

After being so busy on Saturday and being in the sun for so long doing the gardening, I actually fell asleep before 9pm! I slept for nearly 10hrs, apart from waking up for water. So by 8am the next morning, I was sat in the garden with my camera and a cup of coffee while the older cats got a bit of fresh air. It was lovely & breezy! I even squeezed in a bit of reading.

We've spent the whole weekend sorting out the garden. This was a 2 day job and that was only the back garden. The front will have to wait a little while. My dad did all the mowing & strimming while we raked up the grass & bagged it! I took some before and after photos for you.

I had to include these photos for you. This blackbird was so funny. While my dad was mowing the lawn, he was running behind him looking for worms. I came out to ask my dad if he'd noticed & he said he'd been watching the little bird. Even after I'd walked down the path, he still carried on. He didn't seem concerned that we were around, he just wanted his grub!

Here is the after. I didn't get a chance to take another after photo (it's even shorter now). I baked a chocolate cake as a reward for all the hard work! After enjoying his slice of cake, my dad decided it was time to have a short rest before going back out into the sunshine! We are all pretty sunburnt now (due to the lack of sun in the UK, we don't actually have any suncream in the house. Not clever!) and ready for bed!

As usual, we are about to start another busy week! I hope you've all had a good one and I wish you all the best for the week ahead! Thanks for reading my blog & for the lovely comments.
Take care & hopefully I'll see you here in a weeks time!


  1. It looks like you've had a lovely week! Moe certainly seemed to be enjoying himself. How nice to such great photos of the bird, I have never been able to do that. Take care of that sunburn, I've had a couple of very bad ones and they're no fun at all. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! I was one of the lucky ones but I can't say the same for my fiance & father. They definitely had far too much sun!