Saturday, 10 June 2006

Sunshine all the way

The continuing saga of Maurices days off ....On Thursday morning he had a meeting (his day off !! 7 am !!) I got up too ,I hoovered ,and did all the ironing,before it got too hot...On Maurices return ,we went to Springfields in Spalding Lincs ..where Pete my Brother in law told me of a very good display /presentation  of the history of the Fens ..and they are an outlet shopping centre too !....I bought a very nice M&S tee shirt ,and a per una ,lace shrug,both brown ,(brown must be my new black this season )...We walked through the gardens designed by Charley Dimmock (a TV gardener ) I had seen them about two years ago when it was first done have to admit they are looking so much better now things have grown and matured ....then into the exhibition which was well worth the trip, full of facts about the Fens ,which since moveing here I am reseaching avidly...you will see from the pictures how interesting it was ...we came away armed with lots of books and brochures ,next we went to Baytree,nurseries a big garden centre also in Spalding,and continued our search for THE water feature....and then back via Crowland to Wyevale ,another garden centre ! more water features ...we have come to the conclusion they are so similar ,the cheaper ones are all cheap and nasty or the expensive are best in stately homes or even cemetarys ,,The out come is ...Maurice is now going to make his own !  .....Yesterday he went back to work I washed the lounge curtains,and did some gardening ...Oh and the other day at the club my present contained 'Sweet pea showercreme'and a flannel, This afternoon I plan to go to the junior school fete ,it starts at two pm the same time as you know what ,COME ON ENGLAND ....

So on that happy note have a lovely day every one with Love

            

19 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

Lovely photos Jan, the pond looked beautiful. Can't think why Maurice wouldn't want that big spade! Can't think why the guzunder was there either unless they've had a lot of people visiting with bladder problems! Clever Maurice, doing his own water feature! My neighbour did one once with a lovely waterfall running over rocks, it looked so natural. Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  

aniracj said...

I know what you mean about the wf's in the shops!! Knowing Maurice (well as well as I can know him, LOL) he will do you the best water feature ever!!! Looking forward to seeing the end result!!

oddb0dkins said...

Lol at Maurice and that shovel. Good for him building his own water feature. It'll be unique and more enjoyable when it's done.
Enjoy the fete, shouldn't be too many people there, so you might even win the tombola. B. x

franboyd20 said...

Lovely Read Jan , I don't Know the Fens at all but lovely Pics . Andy did our water Feature himself and it looks nice , He's just building A Bridge to go across our 13" Circular Pond we dug that out ourselves !!!! could have done with that Shovel Then lol . Enjoy the Fete , and the Footie Come on England !!!!!

ally123130585918 said...

Jan Photographs are lovely ~ Glad Maurice has decided to make his own water feature ~ look forward to seeing it when he finishes it ~ it will give you much more pleasure knowing Maurice made it ~ enjoy the fete hope lots of people turn up ~ Ally

salonrose123 said...

Great photos Jan....you've been busy!  I know what you mean about water-features, we're wanting one for the front garden but they're all out of our price range - and the ones we can afford just look cheap and nasty.  The majority of my clothes are brown...or beige...or cream!
Enjoy the fete!

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan lovely photos ,glad you enjoyed the display of the Fens at Springfields.Pete said he would like to go again for another look,that was good you were able to buy some clothes at M&S.I bet the water feature Maurice is going to make will be better than you can buy in the garden centres and will be different too.I bet you were able to wash your louge curtains and get them dry and back up in the same day  didn't you ?Reading this back I am saying "I bet " alot never mind you know  what I'm like !!!!Enjoy the school fete,I plan to watch ENGLAND.........Love Jeanxxxxx

madcobug said...

Your pictures were great. Those gardens are very pretty. Come on England! Helen

plieck30 said...

You ladies from England go to lovely places. It is so nice to read about them. Paula

jaymact1 said...

The gardens looked lovely and the exibition very interesting.  Hope you enjoy your shower gel. Love Joan.

lsfp1960 said...

The pictures are great.  Can't imagine why Maurice wouldn't want that big shovel.  We had a "water feature" in our back yard back in the 70's before it became fashionable.  My then husband & the neighbor built one in our yard and then one in their yard.   My son was little at the time, he loved it.  He washed the dog in it, sat in it  and/or peed in it frequently.  We had gold fish in it for awhile but the local racoons kept snacking on them so we gave up.  Linda in Washington

sarajanesmiles said...

The gardens are beautiful aren't they, wish Charley Dimmock could come and design something nice for my postage stamp sized garden ;o)  Sounds like you had a lovely day!
Sara   x

tillywooat62 said...

Some beautiful photos Jan, you certainly live in a nice part of the country,I didnt get round to reading yesterdays entry from you so just read it, you have a lovely dog, hope you enjoyed your barbi,

take care
Lynne xx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, well good for Maurice, why pay £££s for something if you can make a good job of it yourself.  He made a good job of the fireplace so why not have a go, I`ve seen just how expensive some of them are.  Our boys won the footie then, though Jim wasn`t impressed by their performance!  The weather`s been gorgeous here so I expect you have the same there, have a lovely evening. :o)

Sandra xxxx

cacklinrosie101 said...

I can't wait to see the water feature Maurice makes.  You are right; either far too expensive or just not made properly.  Sounds like a very good day of shopping.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  xxxx  Chris

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

Love the Graphic...You have been busy Jan! can't wait to see the water feature...have a great weekend!

Astra
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wobblymoo said...

Too hot for us lol, and computers lol

jacksj989 said...

Love the photos.

I checked with my wife, thinking that we had been to the place you photographed but, once again, I was wrong.

Having said that, we used to have friends that lived in Gedney

By for now,

John.

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siennastarr said...

Love the pics!  Now, you know what I'm going to do?  Go and research FENS because I had no idea what they were until you mentioned them here.  But, I am a true Gemini!  I question everything, and love to learn new things.. so I'm off to read about Fens.

Hope you and Maurice have a lovely weekend, Jan!

Hugs,
Jackie