Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rain in January

So .. January is coming to an end.  What a month it’s been! Firstly, our little Maxie passed away suddenly and completely unexpected.  I miss him. I miss him terribly 😦  We all miss him so very much. Secondly, we had … Continue reading

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Ladybird books are 100 years old

2015 saw the centenary anniversary of the Ladybird books.  I was under the impression that it was this year as I’ve recently seen related posts on Facebook and elsewhere, but in fact the first book was published in 1915.  “In 1940 … Continue reading

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Papilio demoleus – common lime butterfly

.. or lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail butterfly, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail, citrus swallowtail or a beautiful butterfly !! …

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Reunion with my cousins in Somerset West

My apologies for being a little quiet on my blog. Hubby and I returned a week ago, from six days in Somerset West, visiting my Mum and having the most amazing time reuniting with my cousins Barry and Gavin.   Unfortunately we only … Continue reading

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Our little Max : 27.03.2015 – 08.01.2016

It is with really, really, really heavy hearts hubby and I have to share the passing of our little Maxie-poo 😦 In his short little life, he crept into everyone’s hearts.  We will all miss him so very much.  I … Continue reading

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Max and the garbage collection

For some time Max has not been well.  We put it down to the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing.  Time after time, visits to the Vet end up with a clean bill of health.  Even at puppy training we were … Continue reading

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Bathed in a golden glow

There is a moment … just a moment …  in the evening when everything is bathed in a golden glow.  It usually happens quite regularly in summer but this evening was the first time this summer (that I had noticed … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Flame lily flowering in my garden : 01.01.2016 …

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