Monthly Archives: June 2010

Come Into The Garden!

As I have some film left in the camera, due to having to dash back unexpectedly from ‘our’ honeymoon, I have decided to take you on a special guided tour round a bit of my garden.

First stop is our Clubhouse. It is fitted out with a gigantic fridge, containing the worlds largest Salad Crisper department. The Club House combines state of the art Piggy-o-matic cumfortatory devices – cuddle cups, huts and tunnels a’ plenty. A place to meet, eat, sleep and play (but mostly eat). Can you see me? I am atop Big Mavis!

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On to one of the most important bits now – The Vegetable and Salad Bed. We grow our own sweetcorn, parsley and lettuce and other smelly herb like things. We also have raspberries and apples. A small area is set aside for potato growing – goodness knows why because I can’t stand them myself. Waste of good salad growing space if you ask me . . .

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These are the extra tasty baby sweetcorn plants. Not very big, are they? Hardly worth the effort! Mummy says they will grow big in time (not if I can get to have a go at them first they won’t).

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That is Daddy’s garden spade propped up against the cow shed wall. He says he gets a bad back digging, I wonder why?

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  That is the way into the cow shed, where we go on hot days – it is very cool in there. The beehive doesn’t have bees IN it . . .

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. . . although we DO have lots of buzzy bees dotted around the plants. This one is finding pollen in the lupins.

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That is Big Wilma tucking into a helping of fresh chives behind me. And her carrot is against the wall. Tastes a bit woody if you ask me.

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Here I am in front of the Pig Sty now, in a very special place. It is Mavis’s Memorial Garden. We keep it filled with pretty flowers all year round.

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No! We don’t have a REAL porky-pig! We have Percy! Mummy, don’t I look brave?

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This is the flower border.

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It goes all the way along the back of the lawned area of the garden.

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We like to romp here when it is nice and warm and sunny! But not when it is wet or too hot.

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Sometimes Albert the blackbird joins us! Mummy feeds him by hand – good job he doesn’t like salad.

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This is me on the lawn looking very small and extra cute. This photo was taken from the far end of the garden which is very high up.

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I love this bit – I can hide from Marigold and Mariella here and eat my mid morning snack.

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Meet Gordon! Daddy trims his fur even more often than mummy trims Marigold’s curly locks. Looks like he is due another short back and sides soon!

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The back of the house is interesting. The walls have . . .

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. . . pigs fitted in!

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I am going to meet up with the rest of the gang in the Clubhouse now – it is well past my lunch time!


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Honeymoon cut short – shock!

We have had such a lovely honeymoon. I have kept an eye on the newly weds and we have gone everywhere together. I will be sending more pics soon so everyone can see what we’ve been up to. However, it seems we are returning home a bit early though, ready for my Big Birthday on Friday. Minty and Monty say that Mummy has arranged a big party for me with lots of presents and tasty nibbles; so I am really sorry Minty and Monty but the honeymoon will just have to finish early!

Now then where are those pesky love-mice? They sent me along early to reserve the seat but they will have to hurry otherwise they might miss the bus. I can’t imagine how they would cope without me to organise everything for them!

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Oh dear! They are leaving it a bit late, the driver has started the engine. Lucky I managed to get a nice comfy seat. When do they come around with the snacks?

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Bye bye Fairy – see you back in Appleby! Right Minty – it’s just you and me now – at last!

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Wish You Were Here! The Honeymoon – Part 1

As you know, I am accompanying Minty and Monty on their honeymoon. I am taking the important role of Chief Photographer and Reporter. ! I knew I would come in useful.

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Here are the happy couple! Minty and Monty have packed their bag and are off on the holiday of a lifetime! Smile, say ‘cheese’!

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That is our hotel for the night. We will book in later.

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We are going sightseeing this morning. This is a nice street!

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Yummy! Those chocs look rather tempting, Minty, and is that a chunk of cheese on the right? We won’t go in though – there doesn’t appear to be any salad for sale!

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Wow! The Cathedral is so tall!

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After a scrumptious lunch of cheese toasties and salad, off we went to the park to climb some trees. I was in charge of the camera so you can’t actually see me in action! Careful, Minty, hold on tight!

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Well done! You are almost at the top!

Hang on Minty, I’ll reach a paw down and help you. I’ll just put my camera down.

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Minty and Monty enjoyed the tree climb so much they went in for some ‘free climbing’. Look – no rope! They are so brave. I didn’t fancy taking part but it was good fun watching.

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Careful you two! It’s very high indeed.

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After a snack we went for a tour round the gardens. Minty! Monty! Smile please!

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What gorgeous flowers.

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Pretty yellow ones, too.

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Oops!I This isn’t right – I  seem to have lost the knack of using the camera.

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Oh, crikey . . . I seem to have too many Minty and Monty’s.

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Flippin’ camera . . . did anyone think to bring the instruction book do you know?

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Is this any better? I just can’t quite get the right angle.

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Oh dear me, it’s facing the wrong way round now.

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Phew! That’s better! Sorry about that!

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Come on then, it is time to go to the hotel. And supper!

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