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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.






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


And a little home grown posy.


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


And a visit to the beautiful Ballyrobert Cottage Garden.


This is how I would love my garden to look.


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


So much lovely vintage there.


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!!

Helia Collage

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.


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.


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!

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Jane's Journal September 4, 2016 - 9:50 pm

I’m glad your tomatoes are finally ripening my dear. Your flowers are beautiful. Good to hear your have enjoyed some lovely days out. Enjoy your Coral anniversary and yes there is a birthday coming up very soon indeed ;0) xx

Robin September 4, 2016 - 10:49 pm

Wonderful post with so many brilliant flowers! Love your little vacation photos. Happy Anniversary dear Vivienne.

Helen September 5, 2016 - 12:22 am

Interesting you went to ballyrobert nursery, I thought that was a secret !
As always your photos are beautiful . The Palm reminds me so much of Nice. Wish I was back there !

Lynda Smith September 5, 2016 - 9:23 am

Happy Anniversary loving your beautiful flowers Summer was a washout x

Elizabeth September 5, 2016 - 9:47 am

Happy Anniversary Vivienne and happy birthday too. ❤️ Yes it is One Lovely Blob. I am going to have another long look at the flowers and the lovely rabbets and mouse with a good name Moss. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth.x x

Ali September 5, 2016 - 12:05 pm

A lovely collection of animals and floral photos. Yes indeed September. ..the night’s are starting to get darker already…oh well !

Mia September 5, 2016 - 4:01 pm

September, ha? August was so brief this year, I could not get hold to it and then it was gone. But if September looks anything like at yours, all that bloom&green, I do not mind at all! And September is such happy month for you, congratulations on your anniversary (35 years? Wow I say, wow!) and your birthdays soon. Enjoy, dear friend!


Helen Philipps September 5, 2016 - 8:22 pm

So much to celebrate and a lovely post too! Your flower pictures are amazing, and I loved seeing the museum photos…especially the beautiful antique quilts! Your new animals are as cute as ever….how sweet is Moss in her little green outfit! Congratulations on your anniversary, dear Vivienne…and wishing you a wonderful September.
Helen xox

Susan September 5, 2016 - 11:14 pm

Happy anniversary lovely Vivienne!…(we have crossed paths several times today, haven’t we? 😉 ) I can’t imagine you ever not having a garden full of blooms whatever the weather! The museum looks wonderful and your latest batch of girls are lovely as always x
Happy September!
Susan x

Simone September 6, 2016 - 6:32 pm

You have a lovely selection of flowers Vivienne. The days out look like something I would have enjoyed. Good luck with the sale of your ‘girls’ tonight. I bet you miss them when they are gone! x

Anne Toprak September 6, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Hi Vivienne, I knew your birthday was coming up but forgot about your wedding anniversary. Ahhhh, Happiest Anniversary to you and Mr B!!
Enjoying all of the latest group and their Greek names.
See you later and fingers crossed for some warm Sept. days!!
Anne and all xx

Pam September 12, 2016 - 6:36 pm

Well your blooms definitely did better than mine this year! A disappointing garden but totally down to me. Hey ho. Next year is already in the planning xxx and I adore Zinnia xx

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