October 2012


I really can’t believe we’re at the end of yet another month and that 10 months of this year have passed already!!!!
We are however and today is Halloween, time for all things spooky. We don’t really do spooky in our house but there are a few pumpkins about and some little autumnal decorations, the little hedgehog in the above photo is from a pattern by Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits which you can find here. We also have nuts and sweets for the Trick-or-Treaters and we’ll have a Halloween pudding later as well.

Next year I’m definitely going to try and grow pumpkins especially a white one as I have seen white pumpkins on so many blogs and I want one!!
Growing and gardening is pretty much over for this year with just a bit more tidying to do as plants come to an end. I did manage to get my tulips planted this week, so I’m looking forward to the time of year when they’ll appear.

As gardening time is reduced, crocheting time has increased and I had a lovely little crochet commission this week which you can see below.

Crocheted Mistletoe

Poppy Red Crocheted Brooch

Crocheted Coloured Acorns

The above Berry Brooch was part of one of my secret giveaways. A couple of posts ago my comment total reached 5000, I had been keeping an eye on it to see who my 5000th commenter would be as I had planned a little giveaway to mark the occasion and the person was the lovely Simone from Linden Grove! So Simone won the brooch plus a little pincushion and a set of needles, the sort you would have found in your granny’s sewing basket which I bought from the gorgeous Avoca shop. Simone has been a very loyal blogging friend over the years.

Well as you can see I’ve been playing around in PicMonkey again! 🙂

I need to stop ‘playing’ now though as I have an Halloween pudding to make, apple sponge I think, with custard of course!!

Happy Halloween!!! 🙂

Garden

It has been a lovely week, weatherwise and I’ve had plenty of opportunity to get outside into the garden. It’s a strange mix at the moment as the leaves are changing colour and the berries are out on the shrubs but at the same time there are still strawberries ripening!

Food

I couldn’t resist taking a pic of these oranges, I love a full fruit basket, I love how it looks however it doesn’t stay like that for very long, it soon gets eaten but then that’s what it’s for! There has been a bit of chocolate cake baking and a bit of toffee apple eating, a bit too much some would say!

Cats

What would a week be without the kits. Clockwise from top left, Charlie, Jessie and Lily.

Flowers

Flowers inside and surprisingly outside too. My cosmos is in full bloom, long may it last.

Nature

I spotted this flock of geese flying over the house yesterday, I might have missed them completely if it hadn’t been for the noise they were making, such a lot of honking!!! The little snail was snoozing in my flower border this afternoon, just as long as he goes somewhere else for his tea! As for the other photo, I have no idea at all what they are. I’m guessing they are eggs of some sort, there were a lot of big slugs round about them but if anyone knows what they are I would love to know.

Crochet

Crochet! A week wouldn’t be a week be without crochet! The bunnies, I know you’ve seen them all before, were out in the garden for a photoshoot for Facebook and I made some new crocheted brooches too.

Well as you will have worked out by now I’ve been having a little play about with PicMonkey today, it was fun sorting out my photos into little groups.

So that was my week, not a lot different to most of my weeks but that’s the way I like it!

I hope you all a lovely weekend, keep warm as it’s going to get a lot colder over the next few days and thanks as always for your much appreciated visits and lovely comments!!! 🙂

It has a been while since we had a little walk in ‘my park’! I took my camera with me yesterday when I went on my Sunday afternoon walk so that I could share with you how beautiful it is at this time of year. We had yet another sunny day, I can’t believe how fortunate we have been with the weather this October.

You can compare the above photo with this one, just to see the change!


There was lots of autumn colour about and Sunday was a good day to visit as the park staff wouldn’t have been sweeping up the leaves over the weekend so there were plenty to kick about and walk through.


Always lots of wildlife no matter what time of the year it is!

It wasn’t all gold, russet and brown though, there was still lots of greenery and plenty of berries for the birds to feast on over the coming months.

I do love the colours of autumn, they are my favourite colours of all.


I don’t think I would ever tire of this place and I feel so lucky that it’s only a ten minute walk from my front door.

The sky was beautiful yesterday too, blue with white whispy clouds. Autumn has definitely won me over this year!!

I do hope you enjoyed your autumn walk in my park!

It was still dry and mild today although no sun to speak off, I managed a day in the garden (always good), apparently though it’s going to get quite cold by the end of the week.

Have a great week, whatever you get up to! 🙂

The light has been amazing recently, due of course to the wonderful sunshine we’ve been having (I’m not going to mention today though)!!

Although there is a special light at this time of year too and the remaining flowers in the garden just seem to soak it up!

Still so much beautiful colour in the garden.

Even my yarn choice has been inspired by the season and this is what or should I say who I’ve been turning it into……………..

This is Annie Apple, who just loves the autumn and all the lovely apples it brings! 🙂

I have to say I’m never happy when summer comes to an end but so far I have been enjoying this autumn, I’ll never be an autumn/winter person but it’s lovely to search out the good things of the season.

Well as expected the good weather we’ve been having for the past week ended yesterday with a grey, wet and miserable day. It was a day where the lights had to be on all day! Thankfully the lovely weather has returned today and I hope it continues over the weekend, autumn looks so much better in the sunshine.

Yesterday however was a day where the only thing for it was to light the fire, cosy in and get the crochet out.

I’m still working on my ‘Autumn Colours’ blanket, looking at the photo it looks like I have pink in it but it really is a coral shade, I don’t do pink. It’s a mix of browns, coral, peach, rust, mustard, beige and cream.

I’m also working on a third little autumn inspired bunny, you can see her here putting her feet up, hopefully I’ll get her finished over the weekend. She follows on from Autumn and this little lady …………………..

This is Penny Pumpkin, just finished this week and off to live in Buckinghamshire!

So from Penny and myself, have yourselves a wonderful weekend and thanks as always for your visits and lovely comments!

Oh and if you need some advice on how to chill out and relax, just see this fellow, he’s an expert…………..

Happy weekend from RJ too !!! 🙂

This really is my kind of October, the weather here these past few days has been beautiful. I know I probably shouldn’t speak too soon as it could all change very quickly and I think I heard something on the weather forecast last night about rain but I really didn’t pay too much heed to it! I’m in denial!!

This was the sky here this morning and apart from the slight autumnal chill in the air it did seem like a summer’s day. You have no idea how much that makes me happy. If only we could get through the end of the year like this! Wishful thinking, I know!

My garden is very happy too, it’s still producing ‘summer’ flowers.


I spent most of yesterday afternoon preening and tidying in the garden, definitely good for the soul!

The bright days certainly make it much easier photographing items for my my shop too.

Just some little autumn brooches that I’ve finished!

Well I hope wherever you are you get to see some sunshine today.

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

We have had a variety of weather today, I suppose that’s autumn for you!

This morning it was all very Keats with it’s ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’.

It actually was very misty and every cobweb ever spun by a spider was on display.

There’s something very pretty about a misty morning but it was a bit chilly for taking photographs!

However as is quite usually the norm after a misty start, the sun came out and the afternoon was beautiful, warm even in the sunshine. I even managed a quick read and a cup of tea outside, in October, brilliant.

I then did a bit of garden tidying assisted as always by my constant companion …

Charlie! 🙂

Gardening finished and washing collected from the line I went inside to get tea started, next thing the sky turned black, the heavens opened and the rain bounced off the road all accompanied by thunder and lightning!!!!

Three different types of weather in the one day!

Well they do say variety is the spice of life but I still think I prefer the sunshine best and I think so does Charlie!

I leave you with a little lady I finished this week, her name surprisingly enough, is Autumn and she’s off to live in France. I wonder if I could sneak into the package with her!

Have a wonderful autumnal weekend everyone, thanks as always for visiting. 🙂

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