Thursday, July 06, 2006

hot hot hot

it is the hottest of days today - over 30 degrees - and the grass has to be cut !! So I have done it - started at 8.00 am this morning and just finished ..................phew!!!

But what looks lovely in the garden are my collection of acer trees ! I love these and there is no way I am leaving them behind.

The dry hot weather seems to really suit them and their colours are magnificent in the sunlight.

Zaz ;-)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

new photo

yup - as you can see I have (yet again) changed my photo on my profile and yes! that is a Chippendale t shirt I am sporting!!!

Oh the memories - that magical evening in 1994 when I went to see the Chippendales ................I have never never laughed so much in my life (or since )¨ and the Tshirt still brings back those memories sweetly ;-)

I went with a group of women - some of the most boring women I have ever met in my life ( ex neighbours of mine from a previous life ) - and I was so glad to lose most of them during the show!

It was a great evening .............the Tshirt was well worth the £5 I paid for it ...............and as you can see - 12 years on............ it still raises a smile !! Heady days of divorce proceedings, girly night outs and being a teenager again at 40!

I will never grow up :0)


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

felt slippers in a heatwave


know this is strange to make felt slippers when the temperature is above 30 degrees - but purely because it is above 30 degrees we had no customers in the shop today! Hence I could make 2 pairs of slippers - one pair for my friend Sue in England .......................... they are in the post , Sue ;-)

and I also needle felted a little bear - dont laugh as its my first attempt - and I know he looks like he is wearing specs ! rather becoming - dont you think?

off to do some serious art now ............................


Monday, July 03, 2006

brush up on my Shakespeare

''Eye of Newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adders fork and blind worms sting,
Lizards leg and howlets wing ---
For a charm of powerful trouble
like a hell broth boil and bubble''

from Macbeth (1V , i, 14-15)

Beside my house - guess what I found
a treasure that is very sound!
A Swede who loves to read and write,
whose music taste is certain right.
He reads the classics - and discuss
the meanings of the phrases, thus.

He loves to cook and try anew
the recipes that trial a few.

His music taste is jazz and blues
and classic chantings, soul filled news.
He knows the seasons, plants and weeds
around the garden , gentle deeds.
His vision is not far away
from Santa Claus - and to this day
my joy at having such a friend
beside my house, is wishfull end.

I garden busy in the shrubs
and up he turns amongst the tubs.
First, blueberry pie, then made ice cream
home grown potatoes - waking dream.

We talk about the plants and things
like dipping pens and birds that sing.
We talk on art and then we view
his gallery of art - so true!

He collects all sorts of art, this man
enjoying art that artists can.
I cant express my sheer delight
that right next door, and to the right,
A man whose soul has reached to mine,
whose love of life and all divine
lives just next door, beside the track
that runs along the hen house back.

Zaz ;-)