Friday, 31 August 2012

Monthly Mosaic & Monthly 'Makes' - August

Good evening

The end of another month is upon us - Autumn starts tomorrow! Not surprisingly the weather forecasters tell us that this summer has been the wettest for 100 years - I think we've all sported the drowned rat look at some point since 'summer'  began in June!

Here's this months mosaic picture - as you can see there were plenty of lovely days;

Ice-creams in Southwold, Campsite donkeys, trips in Bertie, Stunning sunsets in Yorkshire, August blooms, Steam train rides, Exam celebrations, Festival time and the hint of Autumnal colour change on the cherry tree leaves - that's my August - how was yours?

Now I've failed yet again to produce anything crafted for the Monthly Makes group - I promise to try harder in September! However there a few things to show - things that I've grown! Now I'm not the most green-fingered person so I was thrilled when my first lot of chillies not only grew but are producing loads of fruits which should see us through the winter months;

I've also had some tomato success too - no greenhouse growing and carefully fussing here. Just planted out, watered, side-shooted and fed and left to get on with it! Here are the first ripe ones (they tasted wonderful);

More have since followed and any that haven't ripened in a few weeks will be picked and turned into Green Tomato Chutney.

Have a good weekend all - here's hoping September starts with some sunshine. Its been a rough few days here for me - I've been rather unwell with the most awful migraine / dizzy spells and have spent today at the hospital being prodded and poked and generally checked over. Seems I might have a problem with my inner-ears and need to go back for more poking on Tuesday! The good news - the CT scan showed I have a brain! Nothing untoward has been found but the ENT people should be able to help me more next week. 

Hoping the weather is kind enough and I feel well enough to watch my menfolk play a brass concert on Sunday afternoon - its in a lovely location.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


minibreakfast said...

Aw, Vik, I heard you were suffering. Good luck on Tuesday and congrats for the confirmation of a brain!

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well, hopefully you'll get some help and advice next week.
I heard on Gardener's Question time today that tomatoes shouldn't be mollycoddled so you probably have treated them well enough!
Lisa x

Jewel said...

Looks like you had a lovely August! I hope they can help and you feel much better soon! Have a relaxing weekend! xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

The mosaics look great, sorry you are feeling poorly, hopefully they will find out the cause and fix it! Take care Ada :) x

Magic Bean said...

I love that donkey.
Just noticed earlier that my tomato plant has taken a dive and broken halfway down the stem. I think that I should have mollycoddled it a bit by staking it properly...
Get well soon, Ax

**Anne** said...

Your August mosaic is lovely. Sorry to hear you've been unwell. Migraine headaches are horrible and I hope the cause of your problem is found and treated very soon. Such a relief to know we actually have brain in there! :) Take care.
Anne xx

Josie-Mary said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope they can sort you out soon! Love the ice cream picture :) x

Pomona said...

I hope that they can sort you out soon. And lovely to see your sunshine - I seem to have missed ours!

Pomona x

Floss said...

Oh, Vicki, get well soon! I love your chillis - you have as many (per plant), as we do in France! I made the most stunning rainbow chard with chilli side dish last night - chillis seem to make everything more delicious.

Thanks for your comment. Son 1 still wears his bike helmet too - I couldn't bear to let him out without it, to be honest, and he hasn't put up a fight - yet. Also, French law says he needs to wear a reflective gillet cycling at night, and I feel good about that. He has quite a cool, 'serious cyclist' one, rather than the cheap ones people wear when their car breaks down, so he puts up with it.