Sunday, 18 August 2013

We Have Twins

You remember I showed you our house martins nest?
 Well there was ever so much chattering going on that we decided to watch the nest  to see if we could get any  photo's of the parents.
They made trip after trip to the cemetery and come back with  mouths full of food for  baby martin,
then, mammy flew off,
and two babies popped their heads out of the nest,,,,
We have twins!!!
Ahhhh bless them....
Lucey xx 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

House Martins

I'm enjoying these long sunny days and bright blue skies, it's proper "get out and do things" weather isn't it, a  couple of weeks ago our Town was hosting a vintage fair so  we pedalled down on our bikes for a look round.
It was lovely to see some of the sellers dressed up and everywhere was decked out in bunting
all the wooden huts were set around the church in the square and these gorgeous girls were singing
"what shall we do with a drunken sailor"
 anyone who happened to pass them with a bald head got a polishing with their great yellow dusters!!
There was a fabulous 1950's ice cream van selling ices and lots of vintage cars on display (sorry no photos) and a stall selling homemade lemonade and strawberries and cream and  rugs on the grass to sit on.
Last weekend we had a ride to Corbridge and found a lovely shop called RE...recycle, reuse etc.
it was one of those shops filled with a bit of everything and well worth a visit in fact I didn't want to leave as there was so much to see,
a lady in the village hand sews these gorgeous cushions made from blankets.
Opposite was an antique shop with lovely garden things displayed outside,
love this bench and the buddleia was full of butterflies,
we passed some cute houses on the way to the tea shop, this one just needs some roses growing round the door and it would be the perfect country cottage...
Out in the garden our  hostas have done really well this year with not a slug in sight,
  and we have a family of house martins built a nest under the eaves, you can hear the little ones chirping away as  mum and dad flying to and fro with food for them.
 It was amazing to watch them build the nest it started off a clump of mud on the wall and within a couple of days and hundreds of trips later there it was "home sweet home"
Lucey xx