Saturday, 20 October 2012


This is my 400th post and I don't think there is anything more worthy of taking this mementos post up than our bees!!

I was sent this link from a friend and quickly signed the petition and I am hoping that all of my readers will help in this plight the world over.

We need bees to carry on living...they supply us with a great majority of the food that we eat. If you want to learn a little more about this then check out the links below.

5 animal we need to survive.

Why we need bees.

Having read all this please go over and sign the petition to help protect the bees.

This is something very close to my heart, not just for the bees but also the future of mankind.

Thanks for taking the time to look...I really hope you sign.

Save our bees petition...SIGN HERE.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Friday Forecast...week 42....19/10/12. Where did all that time go???

Well I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last sat and wrote a post...and I can't even say it's because I had nothing to write as there has been plenty going on...I guess maybe a little too much which means come the evenings I have been that exhausted the last thing on my mind has been sitting in front of the computer. I think I need less

So the weather is now very autumnal and the leaves are rap[idly turning and falling form the trees.

The temperatures have took a nose dive and most of the time are in single figures which means the heating has gone on in the Walton household..much to the delight of the children!

We've had a few bright days which I have loved, I don't think you can beat that smell of a crisp autumn morning but as of yet no frosts to speak of, one day last weekend there was a light sprinkling of white on the shed roof but it hadn't covered the ground at all.

Having said that there have been some strong winds at times and quite a bit of heavy rain but this week the rain has mainly been in the evenings after dark and has cleared away before the sun has finished rising in the mornings so that's a blessing.

I have been getting some cleaning up done down the allotment preparing for the winter but as of yet no digging has started though I am still hopeful to get it done before November.

I have also been getting plenty of cooking done and I am waiting patiently for my pumpkins to finish ripening so I can roast the seeds and make some pies and soup. Anybody got any other ideas on what to make with pumpkins?? Besides Jack o' Lanterns that is.

This could be an immensely lengthy post but I think I will keep it short for now and try and figure a little bit of time each day to catch you up gradually.

Here's hoping the weekend is a nice one so I can get some more clearing up done!!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Friday Forecast...week 40...5/10/12

Well we have hit week 40 and the months have become double figures...somewhere along the way we were supposed to get a summer but I don't think it really happened this year!!

The weather has been a little up and down this week but although there have been the heavy bouts of rain and dull skies at times there has also been that glorious blue sky and the air has had that crisp autumn feel to it.

Still hasn't been cold enough to put the heating on indoors but I have taken the time to look out my scarf and gloves. Realised i need a new winter hat too!!

It seems to get dark so early now and on an overcast day the street lamps are lighting up by 6pm and of course the mornings are pitch black when I wake.

Autumn is quite nice with all the wonderful colours but i don't relish the thought of winter!!

Here's hoping we get some decent weather over the weekend so I can get some more done down the allotment ...think it might even be time to get those squash plants up!!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Guest Post from Love The Garden

 A couple of days ago I was sent an email from Love the Garden.It was a lovely email and I have pasted it below.

Hope this message finds you well. My name is Maria and I’m a Spanish girl working at Arena Media in London. I came across your blog, and I thought that you and your readers might be interested in an infographic we just launched about chilli peppers.The infographic “Hotter than the sun” includes tips about how to grow your own chillies and how to put out the fire when a chilli turns out to be hotter than expected. It also represents the heat of 15 types of chilli peppers and answers many other questions about them.

It was such a nice e-mail that I went over to check it out and wanted to share it with all of you so after checking it was OK I went ahead and published it here too. I hope you enjoy it...there is also a link below so you can have a look through the rest of the site if you would like.

Hotter than the Sun
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