september already

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I truly find it hard to believe that it’s September already, maybe its because I’m still waiting for the rest of summer to arrive!!

August in this part of the UK was still quite damp but the flowers did keep blooming, all except the sweetpeas that is and I’m happy to report my tomatoes are now ripening.

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A little quiet spot to sit when the sun did shine.

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And a little home grown posy.

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Trips out over the past couple of weeks included a day to the seaside for my Hb’s birthday….it looked almost Meditteranean (almost)!

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And a visit to the beautiful Ballyrobert Cottage Garden.

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This is how I would love my garden to look.

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We also paid a visit to the fantastic Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

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So much lovely vintage there.

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All in all not a bad end to August despite the rain…you’d think we’d be used to it by now!!

So here we are in September (still summer according to the GRD calendar), the month when I become another year older and we celebrate 35 years of marriage!!

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I’ll just you leave with the next batch of animals!

This is Helia, her name means ‘of the sun’ and she certainly brings her own sunshine with her.

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Next is Anthea and her name means ‘flowery’.

Zinnia Collage

Zinnia is a celebration of those beautiful flowers that I cannot get to grow in my garden as the slugs and snails eat them all.

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And finally this little mouse in her mossy green outfit is of course…. Moss.

All these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Tuesday 6th September at 9pm (BST).

More information about my animals can be found here.

And finally, finally, just before I go I would like to thank the lovely Micheline for nominating me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’, thank you so much Micheline, you’re very kind.

Have a great September folks!

summer days

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It is extremely hard to believe that we are half way through August, I am convinced that a week is much shorter now than it used to be!!

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It is also extremely hard to believe that despite the title of this post that it is actually summer, certainly up here in the northern parts of the UK there has been a distinct lack of sunshine.

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The garden has suffered as a result of the poor weather, my tomatoes are plentiful but still green and the rain has only encouraged more slugs and snails who have helped themselves to quite a lot of things including all my courgettes!

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This is my first sweet pea and it only bloomed last week and I’m still waiting on my pink cosmos!!

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Despite the weather we have still tried to get out and about and we enjoyed a lovely trip to the seaside to watch an air display.

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Making so far this month has included a crocheted blanket for a new baby girl…..

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…..and the beginnings of a new cardi for my little princess.

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My animals this month include Bay the little blue bear, who is a seaside, sailing sort of girl.

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A little red and white check girl called Gingham.

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Eglantina whose name means ‘wild rose’.

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And finally Thistle!

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All four of these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Monday 15th August at 9pm (BST).

More information about them can be found here.

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Thanks as always for dropping by and for taking the time to read and comment, it is much appreciated!

Wishing you all a good week, fingers crossed for some sunshine to ripen those tomatoes. 🙂

july days

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There have been sunny days…..

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…..and rainy days!

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There have been away days…..

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…..and garden days.

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I received a beautiful package during the month from a very lovely blog friend…thank you so much Pat for your kindness, I love it all!

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Even though there have been lots of outings during July, I’ve been making too…..a pear for my little princess, from this lovely book,

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…..and crocheting squares for a very good cause.

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Of course there have been some new animals too!

This is Sandia, as I’m sure you know, her name is Spanish for watermelon.

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Fraise is a little strawberry-loving fox.

Harriet Collage

This is Harriet the hare, I love the combination of mauve and mustard.

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And the final girl of this batch is Petunia, named after the flowers on her dress!

Sandia, Fraise, Harriet and Petunia will all be listed in my Etsy shop on Tuesday 26th July at 9pm (BST).

More information about my animals can be found here.

So July is coming to an end, its been good here with lots of days out and family time.

Thanks as always for taking the time to drop by.

Wishing you all a happy August! 🙂