Tuesday, 5 June 2018

It has taken weeks to get this photo . . .

We are well; excluding mother-in-law's broken hip (from which she is recovering extremely rapidly) we are all very well and have for the most part been absolutely loving the recent weather.

It has barely rained here for over a month and I can finally no longer complain that the weather stops me from getting into the garden.  If I were to complain about anything right now (surely not, ha ha?) it would be that I need a couple of rain days inside to catch up on housework and cleaning (and the water butts are getting low, thank crunchy for 4,000 litres in IBC tanks!)  Since I last blogged there has been a humungous amount of outdoor activity - furniture painting, house painting, general gardening, all lovely stuff which I must document at some point before I forget it all.

Daisy has been enjoying our tremendous Spring.  We seem to have her Apoquel dose right and she's not itching and scratching despite being in the garden a lot.  When she's not in the garden she curls up in her soft crate next to my desk, or takes herself out onto the balcony.  Every morning I pop a old carpet/mat thingy outside where it warms up in the sun and if I cannot see Daisy indoors, she's probably laying in the sun, observing birds and passing cars.  It has been a devil's job to get a picture of her relaxing like this.  She has a 6th sense and as soon as I creep to the patio door with a camera in hand, she turns round to look at me.

But I got her this morning, finally!







There were more photos - the ones taken seconds later when she turned round and I get that 'look' reminiscent of a supercilious teenager saying "Mum, REALLY, do you have to?"  The only thing she's not doing is rolling her eyes before she strops off 🙂





14 comments:

  1. Hahaha! 'rolling her eyes before she strops off !'
    We have had some rain a couple of days ago (over night which is only to be encouraged) and my already expanding garden has exploded - so now need to find time with some shears or a machete to go in and find the back of the garden and the hen pen!

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    1. Thanks Kate. We had a bit of a shower on Saturday night, but not nearly enough. I've used up a couple of the IBC tanks watering things which have been planted this year but everything else has got to take it's chances. Please send some of your surplus up here. We'll have a ruddy hose pipe ban next!

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  2. Lovely Jayne & I was starting to think maybe you were overdoing it, but it sounds like you're enjoying & making hay while the sun shines (hee, hee). Look forward to seeing more.
    Take care & enjoy the warmth.

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    1. Cheers Susan. I know it won't be long before we return to the glooming grey which is our norm - so yes, I am absolutely loving this and taking advantage.
      "The legs are out" - I haven't worn shorts this much since I was a kid :-)

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  3. Lovely Jayne & I was starting to think maybe you were overdoing it, but it sounds like you're enjoying & making hay while the sun shines (hee, hee). Look forward to seeing more.
    Take care & enjoy the warmth.

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  4. Great photos of Daisy, I can just imagine here rolling her eyes and going off in a strop :) With no recent posts from you I had an idea that you'd be making the most of the good weather and attending to the garden - we had a couple of hours heavy rain here early evening last Friday, topped off by half a dozen rumbles of thunder but nothing since and we're back to sun again.

    The gardeners are now in the process of clearing my back garden so no effort involved on my part and it's all free - I didn't realise the size of it until all the trees and bushes were cut down. I hate losing greenery but it had to be done - will email you about the front (fuschias) when I know exactly what's happening - thanks for the advice so far :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, we had a couple of flashes of lightening late Monday night but I don't think it came to anything (I went to sleep).

      I shall await your blog with interest to see what's happened in your garden.

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  5. PS - the comment notification emails have gone AWOL again . . .

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  6. The picture was worth the wait. The weather is fab isn't it? X

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    1. Hi Jules, and thank you. It is so lovely to see her completely relaxed, but watching what's going on.

      Really enjoying the weather, I can't help wondering how 'bad' the rest of the summer will be to make us pay for this!

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  7. I know what you mean with Daisy, I have deleted more photo's of my cat Grace's bum than any other part of her, they just know when you have camera in hand.
    We have loads of thunder storms last week so my small water but is almost full again, I must admit in the summer when the garden requires watering is the only time I don't regret buy our lovely house with such a small garden.
    Can't wait to see your catch up in your lovely garden.

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    1. There have been hundreds of "does my bum look big in this" photos over the years - I explained to Daisy that ticking the 'no publicity' box was not an option open to her, so deal with it!

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  8. Beautiful sunshine here too. Lovely to see Daisy enjoying the warmth of the sun. Annie likes to lie outside too but yet at night she is very restless with the heat and likes the fan blowing onto her.
    P.S. My comment notification emails never did return :(

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    1. Sorry Annie is finding night times difficult. It's not been so warm overnight that we've had that problem.

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