Sunday, September 10, 2006

Tomatoes

Well this year my vegetable plot hasn't done as well in previous years, I don't think I put enough effort into it, both in upkeep and planting more plants, and the weather meant that it should have been watered more often.

However I have managed to have my normal bumper crop of tomatoes! A few of the skins have blemishes on them which I guess may have been down to the dryness and then the rain that followed...but this is a picture of my crop that I have picked over the last 5 days, less some that we have eaten.

Next year I will have to find a few more things to grow as I do like the 'harvesting' and it is lovely to be able to eat your own grown produce.

Well this week has certainly passed by quickly, it was back to work as usual and Wednesday I painted 5 internal doors, did my craft orders and made a card order too. On Thursday I was intending to do my tax return. But my friend phoned up and persuaded me to have lunch out at a local pub in Flitwick, after much dithering of where to meet we ended up at the Blackbirds....I felt I deserved the rest...tee hee

I also got an email from someone that I had traced through genes Reunited that is a second cousin to my Dad, which was very exciting as we don;'t really know any of his relatives, she is actually out in Australia - so I don't think we will be meeting up! She has sent some photos of what would have been Dad's gret Aunt and Uncle - so very exciting.
Lythan has tagged me....

I am no good at these type of things and I don't think I shall name names as I just can't think of individuals but have gone for the genre
1. Which famous person would you most like to learn that you are descended from?
....someone that had done an amazing invention like electricity or the telephone...
2. Which famous person would you hate to learn that you are descended from?
No idea - but I guess a murderer
3. If you could be ancestor to any living famous person, who would it be and why?
Sadly I think I would go for a film star, maybe
4. If you could go back in time and meet any known ancestor(s) of yours, who would it be?
I wouldn't go back too far - maybe my Grandads brother that was killed in WW1, or one of my Mother's family from Cornwall.
5. Tag five others:

  • Dawnb

  • Lisa

  • RachelB

  • Maggie B

  • Turtlestres
  • Saturday, September 02, 2006

    Short tour of the South!

    Owen and I went to visit friends in the New Forest on Wednesday, they have moved there from around these parts and are in a lovely thatched cottage with a big (and I mean big) garden. It has a lovely orchard and we tested the apples and greengages that were ripening in abundance.



    Their dog Harvey was dying to have his photo taken too as I was wandering around with my camera.

    We also went for a walk around the forest, Harvey found every piece of water around - luckily that didn't amount to much, although what was there was rather stagnant! Owen had a lovely time, and we saw some baby donkeys and foals along with loads of ponies.

    I then drove from the New Forest to Mum and Dad's in Bognor where we spent the next couple of nights. The weather could have been better but we still enjoyed ourselves. We had a trip out to Rustington, as I had seen an advert for the Bay Print Copy Shop that had a craft section. Although we seemed to spend more time in the shop with a large selection of joke toys and the extreme water sports shop.....I did actually get to the craft shop and bought some paper. They don't have a large selection but worth popping along if you are local.

    We then went over to the local park and Owen had his first go at flying a stunt kite. I have to say for a first attempt he didn't do bad. Although I did find it quite tiring tearing around after this kite unravelling the string and then throwing it back in the air, and having to duck everytime it came near me fearing for my life!