Wednesday 14 May 2014

a game of tag

Give an inch and he takes a mile!
A lesson for Mr Darcy when he discovered Elwood from next door playing in H I S tub.

Elwood enjoying wriggle time

Mr Darcy attempts an inspection but is ignored (and is too shy to push it)

But he deploys a spot of cunning ...

 ...and hides in the big trug ...
surely he cannot be seen from in there while he monitors the situation!

... surely?

... ears flat, just the odd whisker poking up ...

But then reinforcements arrive in the fluffy shape of brother Bingley!
The take-over is complete, with Bingley and Darcy encamped.
Elwood is banished to the shrubs.

 Darcy and Bingley wallow in victory

But as the sun goes in, and the brothers go inside for their tea...
Elwood claims a prize for his persistence!

and relaxes in the trophy seat!

Thursday 1 May 2014

Springing forward (Tempus Fugit)

My, how time flies! 
We have been working, gardening, travelling, celebrating and exercising .... oh, and Bingley and Darcy have been generally lazing around, as usual!

Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy on their wriggle rug

Tomatoes, leeks, chard, trailing sweet pea... to name a few.
The allotment is ready and awaits the produce (we just require the time to get down there to plant!).

Cornwall at my late Aunt's home over Easter, gardening, burning and preparing the place for sale :-(
End of an era.

Elwood and Otis, Diana's cats next door who I am looking after for 3 weeks. 
Here they are going forth from the upstairs bathroom window this morning (fairly safe from the aggressive ginger Tom that comes to get them). When I get home from work, if they aren't in they nearly always come to the hand bell rung solidly in the garden!

Aloof Otis

Onwards and upward with my Pilates class (knackering)

Our front terrace I missed the opportunity to clip the ivy hedge and now the birds are nesting in there. Will have to wait until Autumn.

Haven back garden, lush with Spring growth.

We all wish our fellow bloggers a happy day.