Monday, 13 October 2008

scenes from our sunny days...




Some photos of Minnie painting. What started as leaf printing moved onto hand printing and then onto big hand prints on my trousers...

We have more weeds than grass in our lawn. On the weekend we bought a lawnmower. A house and now a lawnmower - no mistaking that we have reached middle age.

The chair was a roadside rubbish find from a house just around the corner. Well actually 2 wooden chairs were. I was 'caught' taking the chairs by the owner, Jan. After chatting to me for a few minutes she took me into the house to see if I would like to have this orange chair. Jan's mother had just entered a care home and she was cleaning out 50 years of her parents life from the house. Jan knew our new house well as she played here as a child 50 years ago. 'Shame you weren't here yesterday, she said, as I had an art deco sideboard and some cupboards that you would have loved.'

Another day, another roadside rubbish pile perhaps...

8 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Nice chair. Nice neighbor.

Hugs to you.

Mama de Saga said...

What a great find at your neighbors. Yes buying a lawn mower can make you feel that way.
You girl looks quite proud of herself.

Jo said...

That is an awesome chair! great find. Pity about the sideboard..
Minnie looks like she is having fun.

tiff said...

Minnie looks happy. (Love your photos)
Nice chair and I think the even better find was the nice neighbour!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Nice chair - goes well in your space. Minnie looks as cute as a button in her painting outfit!

Melissa said...

lovely pictures- minnie looks happy. hugs to you. x

melissa said...

Oh I love the chair! What a lucky find, especially given that it was free.

Poppy and Mei said...

Yay! I love a smudgey apron...XXxx