Monday, 1 May 2017

The First of May!

The First of May already!  The year seems to be going past far too quickly, and I am not getting the things done that I want to get done.  My achievement is directly related to my pain levels at the moment which have been pretty extreme:  High Pain = Low Achievement.  

But a new day, a new month and onward we go.

We have a family of Dunnocks in the garden and I love to watch them.

This afternoon they delighted in playing in the bird bath

A splish and a splash.

Heads down, tails down

Just how they like it.

What a sweet young Dunnock.

Our first Rhododendron is almost out...

Tulips with rain drops


My first rose of the year!

Fresh clean sheets 

Hanging on my line yesterday:

This blanket was left at our house we rented out to some was put in the pile of stuff to go to the tip which seemed like sacrilege to us.  Someone went to a lot of work to make this.  I washed it and left it to air on the line for a few days and it now smells clean and fresh and will make an ideal rug for the car, or picnics.  It isn't perfect, but it is definitely too good to throw away.

Have a good week!


  1. Such a beautiful crochet blanket/throw so glad you saved it from the tip. Beautiful photos, hope you are feeling a bit better.

    1. Seems crazy to throw such a thing away doesn't it? There were also loads of books that were destined for the tip, so we rescued those as well and I am taking them to the local charity shops.

      I have had quite a good day, but the pain levels increase throughout the day. Hoping to get some help and relief soon but struggling...

  2. Such sweet little visitors to your garden. Clean sheets are just wonderful,wish I could have fresh sheets every day! So glad you saved that blanket, absolute sacrilege to take it to the tip!
    Well done rescuing it!

  3. What a colourful throw!! It's great that you rescued it and also the books. I hate to see books going to the dump (tip).
    I hope you will soon be feeling better.

  4. I have Dunnocks too at the house although they are outnumbered many times by the House Sparrows. The crocheted blanket reminds me of my youth and the amount of work that has gone into it is remarkable.


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