Monday, 7 January 2013

Little green shoots

Good evening

Little green shoots represent something new;

Uncovered in the garden this weekend - lots of signs that the bulbs are growing again.

Oh yes, MrVV & I did some gardening - together! I was even allowed to use sharp things AND I still have all my fingers attached! 2 trailer loads of stuff later and you could (a) see where we'd been and (b) could see lots of signs of new growth.

I love looking for these signs - anything to hurry through the dark, damp days of January & February. At least we've plenty of birthdays in the coming weeks to look forward too - just 6 this month! Thank goodness I've only got to bake 2 cakes!

I've been playing with my new camera and trying to get the hang of it - lots of options to play around with - doesn't help that the light hasn't been ideal for photo taking. We headed to Southwold yesterday afternoon and I'd hoped to make a start on the Scavenger Hunt list but the sea mist put paid to that - instead we ended up having a hot chocolate in the cafe on the Pier and then heading into the silly photo booth - were we even ended up reincarnated as teenage Emo's!! (I'll show you that pic next time - by the time I remembered the daylight had faded). Oh we did have a lovely long walk to despite the cold.

Anyhow my new toy - a Samsung WB101 which I'd been to choose a while ago - I wanted something that wasn't too heavy but also felt right - this ticked all the boxes - well there was another a loved by the price tag was just too much!!

As I tidied the front room and dusted today I though perhaps one pic of me & it was in order!!

One new thing for me for 2013 is to try to read more - not magazines or craft books but actual proper books - not even in e-book form. Real paper books - mainly bought from the charity shops, borrowed from the library or given as pressies.

Here's my first 3 for this year;

 The Sue Townsend one I started just before Christmas and managed to finish in the bit in the middle - I love her writing. I've been meaning to read the Help for ages - have been told by so many that it was a good read - when a copy appeared in the shop I thought I'd give it a go - I really enjoyed this and it gave me a better understanding of the whole civil rights situation - I now need to borrow the film.

This is my current read - a pressie from my Mum - I've seen this on other blogs and Instagram feeds. Again I am liking this - not too complicated and I'd love to go teacup shopping with the 3 main characters :)

One last thing for tonight - the first swap of 2013 - hosted by Lisa over at Bobo Bun;

See you soon 

xxx Vicki xxx


Anonymous said...

Oooh, the sight of those green things makes me smile. Spring is coming! I must do bulbs this autumn. Heather x

shabbied up grannie said...

Hi Vicki ,

ditto ,with reading the Vintage Teacup Club a prezzie from my sister - oh how I would like to be one of those main characters too
Bev xx

**Anne** said...

Oh aren't those first green shoots so exciting?! The promise of spring and more light.
Your books look very interesting, enjoy!
Anne xx

greenthumb said...

Your new camera looks great, I have been trying to work my new one out also, you will love the book The help.

harmony and rosie said...

It's so gloomy and damp over here too, good to know I'm not missing out in anything. Have fun playing with the camera, very exciting days ahead for you.

Josie-Mary said...

I have primroses in my garden! I've signed up for the 50 books a year challenge, look at for my post soon. I've just finished The Vintage Teacup Club, I really enjoyed it. The Help was the book that stopped me reading! I got half way through & just stopped, I loved the film tho x

delia hornbook said...

I love seeing the bulbs shotting up it means that lighter days and brighter weather is on the way :-) Good luck and enjoy your camera and happy reading, dee x

thriftwood said...

Hello Vucki, lovely to see the green shoots! The Help is o of my favourite books, I wasn't keen on the Sue Townsend one, but like the look f the teacup one, so thans for sharing!

Love Claire xxx

thriftwood said...

Sorry ... Vicki! 💕💕💕

Sheila said...

I love the bulb pictures, they are so pretty and bring lots of hope.

The woman who went to bed for a year is a great read. I saw a bit about it in Woman and Home and i already love adrian mole so had to order it up, i hope you enjoy it!

Dawn said...

You'll love The Help - it is an excellent read. I would have loaned it to you but mine is on my Kindle, I'm afraid!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Yes, there is a little movement in the garden! Yay! :) x

topchelseagirl said...

Your camera looks great. My friend lent me The Help months back, must get around to reading it.

Crafty Helen said...

Oh, you're so good getting out into the garden. I am such a fair weather gardener ;-) X

Crafty in the Med said...

Hi Vicki,

Parcel on its way. I sent it this morning.


Amanda :-)

Winging It - Vicky said...

hope the cold snap this weekend doesn't scupper the growth spurt: I have a pot with bulbs in by my back door that seems to be sprouting, I don't actually know what's in it though!

ALoadofOldTat said...

I haven't stepped into my garden for weeks, really naughty I know but post October tidy the next visit is due February. Good luck with the new camera.