Friday, August 18, 2006

HELLO! Blimey, it's nearly the end of August and REVEAL time for Secret Pal 8 (my first ever) and I've been sooooo lucky with my secret pal, even though I've not 'spoken' to her as often as I might, I hope she'll forgive me - I've not got a clue who she is.
Here's a bunch of flowers for her!

It's not my photo, I might add.

What have I been up to? Working. Also fantasising about the vegetable plot that WILL be at the bottom of the garden in place of the chickens that are no more. Am going to have raised beds and plant lots of salads and courgettes and strawberries and tommytoes. Did I tell you about the chicken's demise? The fox (or badger) got them. Nature red in tooth and claw. They were getting very old for chickens - I appear to be a heartless woman but I like badgers and foxes too. Will take some pics next week of the garden to be as I'm on holiday then and should have more time to update this blog. Might have some time to do some knitting too!

I called in our new local yarn store this afternoon - got some goodies for MY secret pal (shh!) - The yarns from New Zealand are really very special, soft and luscious. Am going to join in the 'knitting club' next Tuesday morning, meet some more local knit-wits.

A giggle from a fellow 'deafie':

"I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me two thousand pounds, but it's state of the art."

"Really? What kind is it?"

"Twelve thirty."



nanatoo said...

Hehe, I like it ;)
Enjoy knitting club!

Rain said...

Lol. My Mum came out of her appointment to have her hearing aids fitted and I started talking to her but was only mouthing the words. It took her a moment to realise and we were doubled up laughing in the waiting room - nobody else there found it funny.

It's a shame about the chickens, but nature does as it does.

sp8_pal said...

Thanks for the flowers, sorry about the chickens, enjoy your holiday and watch out for the postman!

Dan said...

Mmmm, can't beat home-grown tommytoes. Looking forward to hearing about your progress.

Anonymous said...

They be your tommytoes then? DH

TutleyMutley said...

Well certainly not lady's fingers!
I always pronounce 'em that way - never mind ToMAHtoes or ToMAYtoes - tommytoes it be. Though who the devil tommy is remains to be seen.

Ewa said...

Oooh - another new yarn store? Do tell where it is! I'm stranded in East Devon with little to buy (apart from Ottery St Mary and central Exeter) so I'd be glad of another suggestion!

ewa said...

Found it! I hadn't read your blog for a week or two so hadn't read about Bovey Tracey... will head out there next weekend!

Wye Sue said...

Good to meet you at Westpoint.
Hope you pc problems are sorted soon, let me know your email address...
Sorry about the photo ;-)