Tuesday, 11 July 2017

sleepy head


... "Don't give up on your dreams so soon, sleep longer..."

[Mr Bingley shares advice]


Cat Wisdom


"Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who actually do .."

.. So says Mr Darcy ..

[Cat wisdom - ahem!]


Monday, 3 July 2017

Tortoise Romance

Fred has really come out of his shell this Summer!

He has found romance with a local beauty.
Below is their very first meeting which proved a great success.
She isn't living with us but with a friend nearby; she visits when the weather is fine to 'hang out' with Fred.


Hadrienne - Left | Fred - Right

Friday, 22 April 2016

How to Relax

Mr Darcy is not dead. 
He is relaxing. 
He likes this pose when the sun shines, and lies just where I'm planning to place my laptop. 

It's his thing.



Monday, 11 January 2016

Happy New Year


Mr Bingley is taking the start to 2016 slow and easy.
I mean, why change a habit of a lifetime?!


Wishing all our blogging friends a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe new year.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Jack Frost


Timeless thoughts of a winter's stare;
eyes gazing over a landscape bare.



After a mild Autumn when I even wore a t-shirt outside once while I gardened, 
Jack Frost has arrived!


Mr Darcy navigating the leaf fall and shaking his paws in the cold!


But not for long! In he came to rest a while (actually most of the day - ahem!) on the bed


Mr Bingley knows better than to even venture outside at all!

Keep snug lovely bloggers 
(and those of you in hot climes - well, we envy you :-)


Saturday, 24 October 2015

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower....” 

~ Albert Camus 


Haven garden in October...
The yellow rose is from the bush that I managed to save from my late Aunt's Cornish garden, I really thought it might not survive the upheaval, so delighted.

Some of our harvest from the allotment and greenhouse.
Tomatoes were very poor this year though - August was just too cool.

Mr Fred trundled around the garden all Summer, but now he is hibernating (lucky boy -- asleep until Spring)
Rainbows in Oxfordshire

Now, who does that paw belong to...?

Late break in Ibiza was lovely, never been to this 'party' island before and loved it. 
Historic, warm and relaxed at this time of year.

My gorgeous little God daughter -- bit like Fred, she can sleep anywhere!

Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy on their 'magic rug'.

Friends, we all wish you a happy Autumn X

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Summertime at Haven

A little life spent. While I was watering the tomatoes last night I spotted this Stag beetle at the bottom of one of my plant pots. Dead:(

I felt the loss because they are endangered and also remarkable creatures.
They pupate for 5 whole years underground before they emerge briefly to mate and then they die.

Did this lad even have time to smell the roses?.. let alone get the chance to signal to a female and 'get it together', before he met his untimely end in my pot?! I so hope so.


I was shocked when I saw that I haven't posted anything since January! 
Life has robbed me of time and then not posting becomes a habit.
I'm breaking that habit and will be visiting you again soon.
I miss my blogging friends.

The garden has flourished this year and is a riot of colour.


Tortoise Fred is in there somewhere....
... Oh, here he is!

... and here are Mr Darcy and My Bingley..
Tails of greeting.