Well its been the most gorgeous day here in Suffolk - sunshine, warmth & blue skies after what seems like days of rain & dampness. A perfect Autumn day and it was wonderful to get out & about on my bike this morning - our lane for once was rather busy with a local breast cancer support sponsored walk talking place - just wish I had my camera with me when all the ladies in pink were about.
Last time I blogged I mentioned a parcel that I'd received - would you like to see what was inside?? Well I'm going to show you;
Gingercat - all looking gorgeous in pink & purple with ribbon around. Inside were;
Some CK tissues & notelets, a rosebud heart, gorgeous bath salts (these smell divine) and a bloggy parcel is never complete without chocolate - maltesers, one of my favourites. Thanks Alijane :)
I know that my 2 recent giveaway winners have received their parcels so I can show you what I sent. For my winner Florrie I sent;
and for Serenata, a little runners up parcel;
Thanks to everyone who took part - wish you all could have won.
Oh today's garden surprise? Well just next to our little close is an old house that has been derelict for many years, its been sold several times to different developers but nothing has happened. This means the site has become a haven for wildlife and we regularly see foxes, deer, badgers and squirrels running around there. Well sadly they have in the past week started to demolish the old house and of course this has scared the wildlife away. Many have turned up in gardens nearby - we have a constant battle with the squirrels who insist on trashing bird feeders in the quest for nuts.
This afternoon I went down the garden to collect some washing that for the first time in ages was hung on the line rather than indoors. As I got there, I saw a sudden movement and flash of wriggly green! A snake - it went one way and me the other!! A quick google discovered that this visitor was harmless and just a grass snake - however I'd never seen one before and it was a huge one - over a metre long!! A bit like this one;
I mentioned this to the boys when they came home tonight - apparently they saw one similar in the lane one night after school last week but forgot to tell me!!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx