Thursday, 31 August 2017

Summing up August.

Summing up August with some more garden pictures...and some other brief mutterings...

A beautiful birdbath has been added to my rose garden.  I have been looking for one of these for ages and was delighted to find this one on sale today.

The roses haven't done as well this last month as the weather has been so damp, but there are still a few roses bravely displaying their colours.

A few more dahlia photos.

The bees have  been enjoying the dahlias.

Another spider photo - from underneath it.

A few charity shop finds...

A pretty plate.

A replacement teapot for the one that got its spout broken a few years ago now.  This is almost exactly the same, just a little bigger.

A sweet little blue teapot.

Another 'Old Person' ornament to add to my collection. 

Pretty paint work on the top of her bonnet.

A candlewick bedspread.  I think this is probably a single bedspread, but it fits on this bed okay.  (smaller than a double, bigger than a single)

Some books - one of which I have finished reading - 'The Weather in Africa' which was interesting. 

Plus two books ordered from Amazon Marketplace for my September reading:

If I enjoy these I will get some more.

Oh and I picked up this little donkey from a vintage shop this afternoon - I saw it and it immediately brought back memories of one I had that was exactly the same.  I can't remember if my grandparents sent it to me or whether we got it here when I was a very young child before we moved to NZ.

Other mutterings...

My health saga continues, I have had three MRIs, one of which shows 'poor filling of the subclavian and axillary arteries and I have been referred to someone else for that, although have to wait until the end of September to see him as he is currently away.  I feel very frustrated at the continual delays, especially as I have ended up having to go privately for that very reason!    I have had another load of comprehensive blood tests that I am awaiting the results on.  The pain continues to spread to other parts of my body and I am really fed up with feeling in pain all of the time, but trying hard to be positive and get on with things.  Some days are more manageable than others.


  1. That birdbath is lovely. Great colors! Your roses are so pretty.

    Bummer on the health saga. I hope you can get it addressed soon.

    1. Thank you.

      So do I! It just feels like I am continually going from pillar to post!

  2. Sorry to hear about your health issues. The birdbath was a delight, stunning. You are blessed with a beautiful and colourful array of roses.

    1. Isn't the bird bath wonderful, such a cheerful looking thing. I do love the roses. They haven't been as good this year due to the damp weather, but at least there has been some colour.

  3. Love the peacock birdbath. Your Roses are lovely. I just wish for you a doctor that could actually do something to alleviate the pain you have.

    1. Thank you, it is nice to have some colour in the garden. Oh and so do I, it has been going on far too long!


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