Sunday, 1 February 2009

February-Gardens and Garden centres ...

Hello Everyone ,well thats January gone,quite where ,I dont know ? of course I lost the middle weeks with that 'flue' ,Maurice had some holiday ,which he spent in the garden ,when he was'nt looking after me! He had some paving stones delivered last Autumn ,but couldnt get to do what he wanted then, because he was recovering from his hernia repair operation.
Did you all remember to say 'Rabbits' to greet the month of February ,surely it won't be long now till Spring ,it is what we are all waiting for ,thought I would start by showing you a picture of the cheerful little daffodils that have flowered for me and say Spring is just around the corner ,the snowdrops are out too ,which always makes me happy .
February looks like being a busy month,looking at my calender I have a number of meetings ,for the Residents forum ,and on Wednesday next we have a party for the over sixties group ,the group celebrates sixty years so that should be fun ,we have written to the press ,I will of course let you know how it goes .and this month I have a birthday ,when I will be 68 years old ,for those of you with poor eye sight that says 45 ? (sometimes I lie ! )
The picture below shows Maurice working away in the back garden....

Well thats the paving done

On Wednesday last week ,I was going a bit stir crazy ,so Maurice and I went to the Huntingdon garden and leisure centre ,from the craft section I bought a knitting pattern ,£2.50 arent they expensive now ,I have some old patterns here with 1/6d on them .oh and I bought a spider plant ,and have put it into a macrame' hanging basket I made years ago ,with the garden in mind Maurice bought a frog and a goose for the area near his water feature,

Hmmm ! now what have they bought ?says Kizzie !
Oh yes ! well you already know I'm whappy.but I like to think I'm caring as well ,so since it was raining ,I bought a sou wester and cape for Maurice's goose .......see?

It is trying to snow here ,I hope you are all having a good weekend and managing to keep warm
So as usual ,lots of love and a......

38 comments:

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,Maurice has been busy ,it already looks great and will more so with your various animals,you are a caring sort to buy the goose or duck a rain coat and hat ,certainly need them if he goes out in the snow and rain .Look forward to seeing what you are going to knit next ?Clever girl and so young for your age !!Yes I remembered to say White Rabbits very early this morning .Keep warm ...with love Jeanxxx

Bunny said...

That looks a very methodical job of Maurice's. I,too, like a visit to the garden centre, but know of no other way to dispose of so much money so quickly - unless it's at the chemist!
Bunny xxx

Kath said...

I said White Rabbits Jan.It's an old one that is isn't it? Some folks tell me I'm mad LOL!!My Mother always believed in it He-He.Well Done to Maurice give him a pat on the back for me .He has done a great job.Love the Dick I had one at one time but gave it away when I moved to the coast along with lots more.I love the cape and hat LOL!!Oh! you have abusy week ahead hope the party goes with a swing or should I say you will be flighing high again.He-He.1/6p HE-HE.HAPPY KNITTING" I think Kissy has fallen in love LOL!! Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Joan said...

What a lovely job Maurice has made of you paving send him up to Scotland for a few day I have some jobs need doing. lol. Love you duck especially with here raincoat on you will have to knit her one for cold days. LOve Joan.

Kath said...

Whoops!!!! That should have read DUCK. LOL!!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Hasn't Maurice done a good job with those paving slabs ~ I just Love the Goose and especially the Sou Wester and the cape and don't Kizzie look lovely and soft and cuddly ~ we have had snow here on and off all day hope it dosn't settle ~ Ally x

nancy said...

Did you dress up that goose? lOve the photos. It is nice to see daffodil in Feb. Have a good Sunday.Nancy

Lucy said...

I love the photos and the dressed up goose and the daffodils. I just love to visit your Journal. A little of everything I do believe. Lucy

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

January did fly but the weather here is just awful. It's nice to see a picture with no snow in it. I'm glad ou are feeling better. The flu shots didn't seem too effective this year.

We don't say rabbits to greet February but we do have Groundhog day here tomorrow. LOL...I can't remember if he should so his shadow or not. xx

Lucy said...

I left you a comment on your beautiful blog and it said it registered but I don't see it listed. At any rate I just want you to know I did comment and love your duck.

~~Kath~~ said...

I can't wait for spring to arrive! I hope you don't get too much snow. Love the dressed up goose. ~~Kath~~

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a nice cheerful entry you had today. From the daffodils to the duck it was very welcome. We do need some color to brighten the days of winter for sure. We are being blessed with sunshine and everything is dripping here...snow and ice melting from the rooftops and gutters of our house. It is just heavenly. We've only got about 2 feet on the gound and that will take much longer to melt. Thanks again for all the sunny cheerful things to see! 'On Ya'-ma

Linda's World said...

Hi Jan, love the paving stones that Maurice installed. Good job! I can read your fine print (hehehe). You'll be older than me! Actually we are young...just 21 with 46 (47) years of experience. Or we're only 35 not counting weekends & holidays. Anyway age is just a number, right? So happy February and an early happy birthday. Linda in WA

Sandra said...

Hi Jan, I didn`t even realise it was Feb 1st until I read it in a journal. This Winter seems so long that one day just runs into the next. I`m bored with Winter now and I`m looking forward to Spring...mind you I`m rather looking forward to the snow even though I have to work in it. Maurice has done a really good job with the slabs, will he come and do some for me please ?...lol! I love the duck and the frog, I have a couple of ducks, one in the garden and a wooden Indian Runner duck in the living room. Stay warm. :o)
Love and Hugs

Sandra xxxx

LYN said...

PINCH PUNCH.NO RETURNS...;-)

mortonlake said...

great pics jan,and no ty,i really dont want a goose,lol.snowdrops out now,but tonight its snowing,wind frost,viciously cold east wind.roll on spring,take care,love mort xxx

Stuart said...

I love the frog!
I agree about knitting patterns and lots of place won't sell you one without buying the wool!

Yasmin said...

You do have a busy month ahead, and Maurice was very brave working out in the cold. February here at last bringing snow, it's so cold, spring fells like along way away yet.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Eileen said...

Maurice has done a great job of the paving stones, love them! Glad you are feeling better. Eileen x

Missie said...

The stones look great. Enjoy your week.

Coelha :B said...

Happy February!! What a cute goose! :) Julie

Marie said...

Happy February Jan! Looks like Maurice has gotten your garden off to a good start! I love the little goose with her cape and hat! Oh, and Kizzy, so sweet checking things out! I would never have believed you would be 68 this month!! You are ever such a youthful 68 I say! I hope I can say that about myself when I get to that age! There is a house in the village that has had a long row of early variety daffodils blooming for several weeks now. They look so pretty and are a beautiful reminder of the spring that really is just around the corner!! XXOO

madcobug said...

That Garden is sure going to look pretty when he gets it all finished. A few spring flowers have popped out here but I haven't felt like taking any pictures and when I think of doing it the wind is blowing their little heads around, Of course you can't take pictures of flowers with bobbing heads LOL. Have a nice week.
Hugs, Helen

Jeannette said...

I never remember to say pinch punch or white rabbits. I love your duck. The patio is nice and will look great when the better weather comes. I suppose it is covered in snow right now xxxxxx

Lucy said...

Just stopped in to say a quick hi. That was the first perm I had in years and I won't do it again. I should have known better. Never to old to learn. Lucy

Jenny said...

Doesn't the goose look happy.
Jenny <><

Sybil said...

Wonder how I missed your journal ysterday...anyway better late than never. Bet Maurice is glad he got all the garden work done before this snow we have had today.
Thank you for the lovley photo's It's always such a pleaseure to read all about what's going on in your neck of the woods...Yes I did remember the white rabbits yesterday !!
Keep well wrapped up,
Much Love sybil x

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I said pinch punch but dont think the boys were very impressed, they were more interested in listening to the radio to see if the school was closed due to the snow. I love the goose and frog. You are as whappy as me aren't you? I think the goose would look nice in my garden too! You take care and keep warm. Love you for today and always. Kate

Dawn said...

Glad you are feeling better. I never heard that saying, "Rabbits" to greet the month of February, that's interesting. Maurice's paving looks great and I hope your little duck doesn't need that rain outfit very often. Dawn
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Pamela said...

I love the things you bought. So cute! Never heard of saying Rabbits when Feb starts. That's news to me. LOL!
hugs to you

Angie said...

I completely forgot about "rabbits"! I'm worried now - you don't come out in spots or anything I hope!

Feb is a busy month for birthdays in this family. there are 7, which doesn't sound much but there are only 4 weeks and they are spread throughout so I better get myself orgnised

love, Angie, xx

Lucy said...

Hi Jan, You are always such a happy person when you make a commwent on my blog. You alkways make me feel better when I am down. I think when a cold is comming on I get a bit cranky and the words don't come right on my blog. Lucy

Lucy said...

Hey Jan, My cold is much better and I think my computer may live a while longer. So life is looking up. Orchid looks good. It will be a week Thursday since it has been watered so I can't wait for Thursday so I can water it. I am blaming the lack of water on Mort when I talk to mt plant. That is one thing that does not talk back.lol. Lucy

Jeanie said...

What a delightful surprise to see your daffodils Jan! Roll on spring!
Well done to your Maurice for attacking those flagstones in this weather. What a handy man to have around. He sounds stir crazy because of this weather, just like my husband is too by the way. They like to be busy...don't they?
You definitely don't look your age! And I'm not telling porkies either...lol!
Loved the little ducky duddle in its mackintosh and sou'wester. Billiant! You are as 'daft' as my sister who lives in Kent.
She has a menagerie of ornaments bought from thrift shops out in her garden. hahahahaha!
Glad you have got over that awful flu'.
Take care and roll on SPRING!
Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

Karen said...

You are a very lucky young lady, young lady! Enjoy the new garden, and happy birthday!

Lucy said...

I love your new Picture you have. The full image was nice but now we can see that happy face up close and I like that. You are a joy to hear from. Lucy

lunarossa said...

Hi Jan, I cannot help noticing that you've got dear Maurice completely under your thumb! Well done, that's the way to treay men! Joking aside, I think it is really nice of him to devote his pare time to sort out your patio! Looks great. I love the goose, Jan, and gorgeous Kizzie seems to like it too! Keep warm. Ciao. Antonella

Lucy said...

Thank you Jan for compliments on my Orchid. I have alwAYS SHIED AWAY FROM THEM BECAUSE THE ONES WITH BIG WHITE BLOOMS are really big. I could not have nor would not have bought it for 28.98.. I love watching it cause it is my first, and only one I will ever have. Mort says it is a heALTHY PLANT , Maybe they sold it to me so cheap thinking I would come back for more but its leaves were very yellow. Have a good day.