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Sunday, July 05, 2015

Meet Lily

 Lily is a tiny owl ( still very young ) . She is as big as she is going to get . Natalie was gifted her adoption on her 30th Birthday by my sister and BIL at the end of April. Natalie was over joyed to finally be going to visit her. Unfortunately when we arrived at  her cage, she was hiding under a large plant. A kind attendant popped her on the perch for us to see her.

 It was a very hot day yesterday , but thankfully there was a lot of shade in there.

After breakfast and a look at all the other birds, we watch a few displays ( photos on hubbies camera) before we went shopping.
If you are in the area, Stonham Barns is a lovely place to visit.

Love Soojay xx

Thursday, July 02, 2015


Miss you dad xx

Wednesday, July 01, 2015


Twenty five years ago today, my heart broke.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Year 11 Prom and Year 13 Prom

 So last Thursday was the year 13 Prom - held at Brome Grange. It was nice a close and the food was fab.

Hubby came with me and had a great time ( And that's all I am saying about That!!)

 Last Night (Mon) was Year 11 prom - Held in the middle of no where - sorry somewhere near Lavenham. it took over a hour to get there!

 The barn where the meal and dance was , was fab.
I have no idea why the four poster beds where there!!

Anyway after all that partying , bit tired today!

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, June 28, 2015

First Bar B que

 First Bar B Que of the year .
Please excuse the garden next door - the house has been sold but no one is living there at the moment so it is all overgrown.

 I made pimms ( strawberry) and everyone liked it INCLUDING Dan ( I had to take the fruit etc out of course). by the way , Dan was Sort of with us but took his to his room - don't boy dissolve in sunlight nowadays ??!

 Some of the pot plants and the little ones are tomatoe plants grown from seed .

 Just a few of Derek's sunflowers

 We had to buy new tomatoe plants as Derek managed to kill the last three !!

 The next bit of the garden to be sorted. The clematis has to go - there is a garage door behind all that AND an old unused coal bunker.

We want to put a lean to green house in its place .

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Look who managed to get his hands dirty!

 finally got Dexy to plant something- He is or WAS not a fan of gardening and will mow our weeds at a push. I have dragged him round loads of garden centres over the years and this year , he was listening as I was chatting about what plants I wanted. he even had a few opinions too.

 He loves sunflowers and bought a packet of seeds along with three tomatoe plants and another packet of tomatoe seeds. here he is re potting the sunflowers - They are coming along nicely but we will have LOADS!!

Ii didn't think the tomatoe seeds would take outside but they are just starting to grow - they will be the next to re pot.

Love Soojay xx

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gardening - The Before photos

 Firstly , let me say that I do like gardening and growing things- I do NOT like cold wet weather though  and am definitely a fair weather gardener.
My dad put the patio down years ago  and although it needs a good scrub- I am still happy with it. Unfortunately the furniture in the garden, although treated - has rotted but has probably been there for 10 years or more.
The fence between our house and next door fell down (twice) - There is a small amount of plastic fencing up at the moment. I asked the council if it could be replaced but they said it is the responsibility of the people next door. The house has just sold - so hopefully they will  replace it for some privacy.

 The plant stand I have had for about 20 years and is on its last legs. I have only just potted up the tubs. Hubby wanted to grow some sunflowers and tomatoes. We are growing some Toms by seed ( hopefully) and also bought a few plants - we will see.

 A new passion flower - I did have some but they got strangled by the climbers on the back wall.

 Speaking of which- OMG!! these walls were over grown with climbers!! There was a very over grown honeysuckle all along the back wall - and clematis, climbing hydrangea, Jasmin and others. Hubby was very fed up with it so took drastic action. As I type , it is already a bit tidier as he has cut everything right back- none of it is dead and it will grow back. I may take some out completely though and add more flowering plants. 
I WOULD quite like some raised boarders or at least more definite boarders as that silly plastic edging is no good.

 If you look closely at the right hand side of the wall, my son found some paint when he was about 10 yrs old ( he probably wanted to move) and painted "for sale" on the flippin wall- try as i can , I cannot get rid of that paint- Any ideas?
 This is the side wall and the garage wall- I bought two plants years ago and just look at that clematis! It has been cut right back at least twice- at the moment it is all over the garage roof and looks stunning. again out of control and is covering up orange blossom plants. When it has finished flowering, hubby and I have decided that it is all being removed to make way for a lean to green house .

 A weeded patio , awaiting a new table and chairs- and a scrub!

 You can see next doors garden - no privacy.

 Also next to the gate under the pant is an old coal bunker that also has to go to make way for a greenhouse. 

 The lawn will need to be reseeded and I have LOADS of wood chips for the Chimera in the evenings.

Well I have my work cut out for me and I need to get it done before Winter( or most of it anyway ).

I will update when it looks a bit better 

Soojay xx