Garden Diary #1

Our garden has been developing for a number of years and to be honest, we still haven’t finally decided what we want from it. I do like to see colour especially in the spring and summer months but having a lot of pots which need planting up can be a bit daunting.

We have decided to go for a ‘mix and match’ approach this year so I have put in some perennial plants together with some seeds that should attract bees and butterflies. I’ve decided to try to log the progress of my efforts, so here is #1.

I do like ‘new’soil but will be impatient to see green shoots!



Do pop back & see how they grow. I have been down this morning (4 days later) but not much action yet!!  


100 word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#149


I can’t believe how quickly the year is rushing by. I really don’t remember the end of March and here we are with  the end of April waving to us. I’m not keen on April usually for all sorts of historical reasons. This year hasn’t been too bad and as it has sped by I haven’t really noticed it. What do you think of it as a month? Has it always been good for you with spring, sun and blossoms? Let me know in a creative piece.

This week’s prompt is:


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  1. A Dirge for April fools
  2. Magic fertilizer
  3. Roses
  4. Like grizzlies that wake
  5. April
  6. April remembered
  7. The dancing wind
  8. April
  9. Got Meghan’s blog
  10. April
  11. April showers
  12. The cruelest month – Kate Loveton

You’re having a heart attack!

A friend who often emails me jokes sent me this and rather than forwarding it, I’m sharing it here!

1 Let’s say it’s 7.25 pm and you’re going
home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2 You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4  Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5 You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7 However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8 Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9 Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10 A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail, kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

A friend via Face Book has sent me this which has a bit of a warning to the above advice. It seems a quickly taken asprin may be safer. Cough CPR

Triple Beauty


Once daffodils appear in the shops I always make sure I have a bunch in the house. They are my favourite flower because of their brightness, scent and the fact that when they die they don’t make a mess everywhere! I don’t take much notice of the type of flower – whether they are actually of the narcissus or white variety. I enjoy the surprise I get when they bloom.

My last bunch however has really stunned me! Each flower seems to be a triple!

I just had to share them with you, so that apart from anything else, I will have a record of them on my blog. Are you a daffodil fan?

On the flight path

I don’t know anything about bird habits in terms of where they fly although I did live next door to a pigeon fancier and when he let his birds out, they seemed to fly in the same sort of circles. Anyway, I’m not sure they have ‘flight paths’ but I think they might and it is pretty mucky to live below it!

This mess greeted us in the road outside the house this morning.

This is not the first time this has happened. The bags always contain egg shells, tea bags and Chinese food among other rotting items. We have decided that the culprits are sea gulls. They pick up the bags a few streets away but because they are too heavy, they drop them in the road right outside our house. We did consider foxes but from the pattern across the road, it looks like it has been dropped from a height rather than be pulled apart.

Grumbling about ‘blasted seagulls’ as we shovelled the detritus up into a bag before the traffic could spread it all down the road, we realised that actually our anger should be directed at the Chinese-takeaway-eating human being who put the bag out rather than in the dustbin provided!



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Here is some information that I picked up  from a Colorado news station

In 2013, there were 679,000 victims of child abuse and neglect throughout the United States; more than 10,000 were child victims from Colorado, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. In 2014, the Kempe Children’s Center at Children’s Hospital treated 1,306 children for abuse, served 641 parents and caregivers and trained 9,605 child welfare professionals.

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