Home countryside hi october


So here we are in October already….I’m not even going to say “how on earth did we get here so quickly”! 😉


My garden is beginning to close down although there are still quite a few blooms but it was quite pretty during September.






I had some lovely garden visitors during September……


……and perhaps some not-so-welcome ones but to be honest I left them alone as it was the almost the end of the season and we’d had the best of the nasturtiums and if we want lovely garden visitors then we have to accommodate their alto egos!


This past month saw us celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary……



……which we did in lovely County Fermanagh!


Of course there have been some girls produced during the past few weeks.

First up is Ashlee, her name means ‘meadow of ash trees’ which I think is rather lovely. She has little ash leaves all over her dress.


Next is a little seasonal and fruity girl called Damson.


This little one is September…..she’s a little celebration of the last flowers of summer.


The final animal in this batch is Frond the fox, her name means ‘the leaf or leaf-like part of a palm or fern’.

All these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Tuesday 4th October at 9pm (BST).

More information about my animals can be found here.

Thanks as always for your visits……wishing you all a very happy October! 🙂

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Helen October 2, 2016 - 11:13 am

Congratulations on the anniversary . 32 for us this year . Where do the years go ? September seems to have been a lovely month in the garden for yiu . The caterpillars look very pretty . Maybe the birds will sort them out . There’s room for all of us apart from rats and mice !

Ali October 2, 2016 - 11:42 am

What a gorgeous gang of girls….you never run out of new ideas. Congrats on your anniversary and a lovely place to celebrate. October hasn’t been too bad so far anyway.

Simone October 2, 2016 - 12:39 pm

The flowers in your garden still look blooming lovely Vivienne! I hope you had an enjoyable time away celebrating your 35th wedding anniversary!! The new girls are as lovely as always. x

Mia October 2, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Hello Vivienne,

LOVE your September pics, so blooming and beautiful at yours! Even those hairy caterpillars look cheery! And your girls are just adorable, perfectly showing September’s best sides. And once again: Happy anniversary, quite an achievement (following somewhat behind, 5th coming up!), here’s to next 35 more !

Happy October, made of sunshine, bunnying and baby-kissing, to you!


Anne October 2, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Hi Vivienne, Happy Anniversary (again). Lots to celebrate….. I still have hydrangea and pansies here, too. My newest faves. are Ashlee and Frond. Our last week of September was rain-soaked. Here’s to more sun, creations, Autumn leaves in October!!

Anne D.T. xx

Marilyn F. October 2, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Your bunnies just get cuter and cuter all the time. Its a treat to open your blog and look at them.

pat October 2, 2016 - 3:45 pm

Happy Anniversary Vivienne. Love all your photos , and the flora, fruits and fauna that are part of your wonderful makes. Gorgeous XXX

Robin October 2, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Hello to October! You had a lovely September and all your photos say so! Happy Anniversary, 35 years is really celebration xoxoxo

Jane's Journal October 2, 2016 - 4:19 pm

What a wonderful celebration Vivienne..1981 was obviously a good year for happy marriages:-) Such lovely flowers ….nearly the end of our gardening year. Lovely new girls too…..just wonderfull designs. Happy October my friend x

Helen October 2, 2016 - 10:09 pm

My second comment today , see I still read blogs ! Is the prehistory statue nendrum? I have been meaning to visit Fermanagh . Hotel good?

Elizabeth.Campdell October 3, 2016 - 12:29 am

Congratulation Vivienne on your 35 anniversary. Our flowers are beginning to open up in this part of the world. Your flowers are beautiful. Bunnies and fox all new again don’t know how you do it I think the garden enspires you. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x x

Helen Philipps October 3, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Congratulations on your 35th wedding anniversary Vivienne! What a lovely place you went to celebrate! Your flowers this month are looking so beautiful and colourful, and I even liked the caterpillars! (I recently saw one moving along the ground in a country lane going surprisingly fast!) Your girls for September are as gorgeous as ever, such cute little makes inspired by the season. Wishing you a wonderful October.
Helen xox

Pam October 4, 2016 - 7:26 am

Stunning photographs as always Vivienne! It’s our anniversary today and the sun is already shining. Happy days xxx

handmade by amalia October 4, 2016 - 8:12 am

I love the last flowers of summer. Like the last best guests staying a bit longer after a party.

Susan October 8, 2016 - 9:56 am

Happy Anniversary dear Vivienne…such a lovely place to celebrate! Your garden is still looking beautiful…I can’t imagine it ever being without flowers and your latest girls are gorgeous as always (I see your little button elf has been busy too making extra pretty buttons!)
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

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