Wednesday 15th August

Dear Mr. Tesco

Is there any chance you could start stocking some food on your shelves please or is that too much to ask? Harassed working Mums with hyper active kids sometimes like to shop at unusual times. Obviously my last visit did not coincide with your last delivery.

Once more had to pop into M&S where I came back with every flavour of tea cake available (note to self: leave ASD child at home as decision making is not his forte).

Hugs and kisses


Sunday 12th August

Sat by my pond at lunchtime watching iridescent blue dragonfly waggling it’s tail at me. Also bought more pond clobber; 2 mini bulrushes, gravel, stone caves and tub of pond moss. The latter has probably come from the pond in the village up the road. Lady let me have it for half price so only charged me two quid. These pond accessories are costing me a fortune! Lovely to see magpies this morning drinking from it though. One then flew onto the bird table and the other onto the bird feeder.

Friday 10th August

Right….have watered the frog for the day… care of small animals knows no bounds. He’s a bit reluctant to vacate the grow bag for his new pond. I’ve even provided tasteful looking frog home but to no avail. Perhaps he’s no longer in the grow bag…I wonder….perhaps he never recovered from the shock of me trying to plant him in the lavender ….how was I to know he was hiding in the compost…..

Froggy Friend

Tuesday 7th August

Am having a “fat day” today. Hate my c-section scar on days like this as it always feels uncomfortable. Wearing lovely big pants that go over my scar and favourite, oldest pair of leggings. They are at least 20 years old but I love them…not ready to part with them just yet…although they may be “parting” from me on their own accord as the elastic is going…..

Monday 6th August

It rained last night and the body count in the pond is steadily growing. The tally so far is 6 beetles, 1 spider, 2 earwigs and a woodlouse! Backfilled the pond this evening with sand and filled it with water. Decanted most of the water from the container pond. I shall use the container as a plant pot – just need husband to drill drainage holes in it…in the same place where he blocked the holes with sealant! I’m not winning in the popularity stakes at the moment….he thinks he’s on to a promise….he’s mistaken tee hee hee

Bugs….by Little Miss age 7