Tuesday 24 January 2012

Boys can do Pink

On the colour PINK
It should be noted that as late as 1950's, it was still considered a "boy" colour.
So let us see ...
... Mr Bingley ...

... Mr Darcy ...

... and the two going pink together...

In this household pink is for the boys in 2012!

(we know it doesn't look like it in these shots, but Mrs H actually loves green best!)

Sunday 22 January 2012

Easy like Sunday

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired" ~ Jules Renard


Thursday 19 January 2012

Thursday in the garden ~ and no further

Twice when under a year old, Darcy wondered off and lost himself. Then he settled and for two years, as a shy little boy, he stayed near the back of the house. He is only let out when we are home and never at night. But then one unusual morning over Christmas he had a scatty turn and went walk about which involved dashing with tail held high, across a main road! Mrs H witnessed this (in her dressing gown from a window) and was nauseous for days and days afterwards. She kept him inside and fixed up a fence. She is exploring the possibility of a freedom fence if Mr Darcy looks like he might consider doing that again...


... the unpredictable explorer who is risking all.


... and the brother who just potters, give him a wall and a view and why want for more?

The rubber sensor frog! (from the pound shop).. croaks at Darcy who runs away from the access to the escape point, for the time being, anyway.
(someone or something has since chewed froggies foot but he still croaks)

... the plastic wire is on top of the fence where Darcy jumps over; a mere deterrent perhaps, but the first 'health and safety' measure.


 ... if you can't go outwards, go upwards!

And then to end on a positive note, there is our Winter Daphne outside our front door!
Positively pungent, it feels like it grabs your face in its petal hands and covers you in its fragrance. Wonderful. And why shouldn't our lovely Postman have joy at our door!
We recommend it.

Saturday 14 January 2012

for the love of a rug



"snug as a bug in a rug"

Bingley plays 'peek-a-boo'

Darcy and Bingley say ...
"hug a rug today"

Monday 9 January 2012

Darcy’s New Year resolution

So the New Year has arrived, and perhaps moderation is now the key?

This is my approach... my own special 'Mr Darcy' one ...

"work a certain amount of time and then take a certain amount of time off..."

irrefutable Darcy at work

... try it dear friends....

Thursday 5 January 2012

siamese twins

Not double trouble, but twice blessed!

Monday 2 January 2012

The Merry Year is Born

"The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn" ~ Hartley Coleridge
2012 Greetings to you all dear bloggers...

We have been up to SO much... how about you?

.. the 'afterwards' of celebrating Christmas!

... the important job of warming our dear visitors bed linen.. (why have a hot water bottle, eh?)

.. visiting Saville Gardens in Windsor, with friends and family ..

Then travelling to Bath to celebate New Year eve lunch eating at Tilleys Bistro

Darcy (disrupting play)

Board games at home with the Haven Seniors...
(Mrs H came last, but let us not dwell on that)

.. introducing the attic to Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley
sniff, sniff... poke.. poke
.. 2 hours later...

... food, festivities and champagne to welcome in 2012!

New Year Day

Stepping out into the garden..
sniffing in abundance
(these shots don't capture all, because Mr Bingley ended up plunging inadvertently into the pond and required immediate towel attention and cuddles and extra time by the fire)

A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”

We can't wait to visit you all again.... cheers to 2012