Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rainy Day.

Another rainy day! There's been a lot of them recently.....but what better excuse for a tea and biscuit party!

Our usual chocolate walnut cookies and the totally yummy peanut butter cookies.

Some ingredients were tested along the way....

Maybe these rainy days aren't so bad after all!

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's the little things...

.........enjoying the last of the daffodils.

...........loving  the grand stretch in the evenings! Murphy his 'bath'!

.....watching these seedlings grow and looking forward to seeing them bloom...Hugh' favorite flower!

.......exploring and wondering where our beach went after all the recent rain!

.......spotting the first swallows arriving for the summer.

.......eating many many of these muffins due to all the left-over porridge around lately.

.......getting seriously excited about all the new little babies arriving later this Summer and Autumn!

......watching my 'littlest thing' grow bigger by the day!

All these little things are brightening up my days!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Identifriday- where we identify the wildlife we come across on our doorstep and on our travels and get into the habit of noticing and appreciating our local biodiversity!
Lumbricus terrestris- Common Earthworm
Maisie has become fascinated with these guys! This one is in his new 'home' (and is better off than his compatriots who were held in hand a little too long. RIP little wormies.
Lumbricus terrestris does a fantastic job aerating and mixing the soil and improving it for the plants that grow there. In fact Charles Darwin said that no other animal has "played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures".
Happy Friday People!