Monthly Archives: April 2014

Run run, as fast as you can.

Big sister is chasing you.
Nothing more terrifying and exhilarating!

run run run

Can I go to bed yet?

bed yet

Angel with a scowly face.

Mr grumpy pants it’s been a delightful day, thank you so much.
Start again tomorrow eh?
angel with a scowly face

The feline invader.

Oi you! Get away from my ladies!
feline invader

Hanging out with a friend.

Is boy mirroring dog or is dog mirroring boy?
Either way, they both look comfortable!
hanging out

Come on in, the water’s lovely…

…first paddle of the year and no it’s freezing!
first paddle

The picnic basket.

I have an old wicker basket and today I filled it up with sandwiches, drinks and crisps and gave it to the kids to take out into the garden.
There’s nothing more pleasing than lifting your food out of a basket, I’m sure it tastes better too.
the picnic basket

Princess Evie…

…has pinched all my scarves and is now Princess Elsa the Ice Queen.
frozen evie


Matilda has been sat on three eggs for five days now so I have moved her to a separate little house as it looks as though she means business. I moved her and her eggs at night on Saturday and she hasn’t left them since. She moves them around her little house as she’s always sitting in a different spot when I check in on her.
Once a day she’s let out for about ten minutes or so to stretch her legs, she clucks hysterically while she’s scratching around like she can’t wait to get back to her eggs.
There are still three under her so we are looking at around the 8th of May for our due date if all goes well. It’s not quite the number of I would have chosen but Matilda seemed quite certain that these three eggs were quite perfect for her.

Stating the impossible.

Millie has kindly pointed out to me that this is unachievable. She can of course oblige but that would result in her being frozen to the spot and that would get us no where either. The wisdom of my ten year old knows no bounds…
body language

Happy Easter.

Chocolate chickens and a chocolate bunny for breakfast!
easter 2014-1


Less than a week after losing our cockerel, He-man, Matilda has decided to brood some eggs.
She’s currently been sat on three eggs for two days now. She seems to know that it’s now or never!
We’re going to let her try to hatch them out, she’s been waiting for this opportunity for years now.
Over to you Matilda, best of luck.

End your day on a hug…

go to bed on a hug

Artistic license.

Yes we did see a waterfall today and yes the dog did get this close to the edge but do you think for a second that my kids went that close too?
Not on your nelly!


Daisy chains.

We love daisies, so small and dainty but a field full of them can make a girl go running towards them squealing with glee.
Gather them up and place them in an egg-cup.
A mini-vase full of spring.

daisie chain

Only a cat…

…could sleep hanging off the edge of the bed. Comfy Arnie?
only a acat


…He-Man. You had a great name and you lived up to it with your beady eyed stare and your enormous loud presence.
We will all miss you.

rip he man

An audience.

A very appreciative audience that knows that if they wait long enough, there will be spillages…
waiting for ice crea


He-man is not himself, in fact he is currently very very ill. I’m hoping the antibiotics the vet has given me will help him but I’m not sure how I’ll find him in the morning. He’s currently in isolation as he is struggling for every breath.
Poor boy.
poor rooster

Fall stopped play.

A quick knee check just in case a plaster is needed!
fall stopped play

Where did you get that hat?

Gruff’s new to this Easter Bonnet thing so Evie’s been giving him some pointers on how to look cool with a giant chicken on your head.
Oh and by the way, big thanks to our chickens for the generous donations of lovely feathers!


Even superheroes need baths.


A moment with the cat.

You’re never alone with your thoughts with a cat are you?
a moment

Chicken hat.

It’s finished! Bet the suspense was killing you…
chicken hat


We have been painting out Easter creations today…they’re going to sit on top of our Easter Bonnets for the big parade in school later on this week.
sticky 2

A sticky situation.

For Easter, Evie is creating something out of paper mache this year, actually so are Millie and Gruff, it’s just Evie who is managing to glue herself to her project…

Getting comfy.

I’m typing this post while Bonnie is snoring happily in her crate, surrounded by a large blanket that she dragged in there today while my back was turned….

Spots darling…

…they are so in.



Treasure hunting in the woods.

Treasure found:
A lit bonfire, five sticks, seven assorted stones, one leaf.
Treasure taken home in bag;
Assorted stones
No sticks (all chewed by dog), no bonfire, (too big and fire safety hazard to move and transport in car), no leaf (too boring).

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