Well, another week has ended and I'm pleased it's Friday with a (hopefully) sunny weekend stretching out in front of us.
Reasons to be cheerful -1,2, 3, and 4
1 - An opportunity to do some gardening - actually I'm in the naughty corner as I've got some overgrown boundaries at the allotment and have had a "sort it or else" letter. So, named and shamed, I need to spend more time weeding and less time planting and harvesting - (I think they're missing something here but perhaps its just me!) So I shall don my hair shirt and a smile and do battle with the nettles suitably armed and protected probably with a white forensic suit (if I can find one) and green wellies. I'll post a picture! Has anyone actually tasted nettle soup - is it worth the effort as I shall have a bumper harvest?
2 - today I found that I have passed the 1000 mark in terms of different visitors to this blog. Not a lot compared with some who have hundreds of thousands of visitors and hits but enough to make me happy. When I started blogging in April I really had no idea how much I would get out of this fabulous community and how much I would enjoy posting.
This photo of warm newly laid eggs being given to me by my special friend M represents "the hand of friendship" that I have found is held out in blogland. Blogging has also made me get out and about with my camera something I'd neglected for years - so thanks to everyone who visits - I appreciate your visits and your comments so much.
3 - Oooh I've just won a giveaway from "Linden Grove" - (I really must sort out the hyperlink thing). Thank you so much Simone!
4 - Beautiful fern picture - because I love them. Simple. Looking lovely at the moment - not long before they turn from green into lovely autumnal shades
5 - Its Heritage Open Weekend here in the UK - 10th to 13th September
This "celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties usually closed to the public or normally charging for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It's a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture." Check out the website www.heritageopendays.org.uk to see what's going on in your area and make the most of it!
Hope you're inspired to find something in your area!
Enjoy your weekend