Baby Bird Rescue

Well Monday afternoon was interesting…! I got a knock at the door, standing there was my friend looking frantic and relieved I was in.  She had a box in her hand full of cotton wool and paper towels.  Inside was a baby bird :O he was tiny, wriggling and looking rather sorry for himself.  He…

RSPB Garden Bird Watch

Last weekend I took part in the Big Garden Bird Watch.  I had such a nice relaxing hour gazing out of the window with a cup of tea and some choccie biscuits. On the Friday evening, I made some seed cakes in preparation, and hung them in the tree at the bottom of the garden……

A Special Place

It was a great surprise when Stew told me how we were going to celebrate our first wedding anniversary… GIamping in Northumberland. We stayed in a quirky, vintage Shepherds Hut –  it was absolutely amazing! Vicky and Rob from Wild Northumbrian have created a beautiful, peaceful haven in the middle of Northumberland National Park.  There…

Sunflower Surgery

Me and Jassy got absolutely soaking wet through on our walk before.  We thought we’d planned it perfectly… have a run on the field, then take a nice picturesque walk back though the allotment… the timing was all wrong! 😀 We found the weather has battered our sunflowers.  Blustery autumn winds and harsh downpours of…

The Bugs of ‘Bug Lane’

I’m really chuffed about how well my cheap packet of wildflower seeds did this year.  I wasn’t very hopeful that they would do anything, how wrong I was! 🙂 The wild flowers have brought a big boost of life on our plot. It’s been great being on bug watch, I spy… ladybirds, bumble bees, honey…

Sunny Sunflowers

The first sunflower of the season popped open today 🙂 Ours seem to have opened very late this year! We’ve still got quite a few on the plot ready to open.  A lot of other people’s sunflowers are already in full bloom! Fingers crossed they grace us with their presence very soon 🙂 Here’s what…