Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Decorating Helper and Garden in May

Any of you with pets will know that certain animals just can't help themselves and have to be involved in everything you do. My new desk arrived flat packed and fluffy cat turned up to investigate.....and help of course. Reading the instructions was obviously too much for him!

Desk fully assembled, but I still have to decorate the office. I also bought blinds for some of the rooms and put these up, they do like very nice. Fluffy cat has inspected my efforts and is now having a lie down after all his hard work.

The decorating continues

A Blackbird family with two chicks visit the garden everyday

The garden is coming along nicely-part of the courtyard area


The terraces-starting to look a little better with plants and flowers


Lots of lovely old favourites and unexpected plants in the garden

A new member of CT's Pigeon Watching Club

Now Teddy and Poppy, I'm just showing off, here I am having a chat with a herring gull which is why I think I'm a suitable member even though I'm feline.


Hello to Monika and family who have just moved to Brixham, we had a great Sunday morning eating pastries, drinking tea and looking round their beautiful new house and spectacular garden.

I also have to say hello to Trevor and Anita who we met last week, we haven't seen them since we moved.....hello!

Brixham News

This Saturday is the start of a five day festival celebrating Brixham and its heritage. Come along to Brixfest if you can. You can find out more about it here

Bring your swimming costumes-The beautiful Shoalstone Seawater Pool opens this weekend-congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to keep this unique place open-here's hoping you have a wonderful season ahead.

Whilst I get back to the decorating, I wish you all a happy and safe holiday week ahead.
Until next time
SeagullSuzie

23 comments:

  1. Ah Griffin, T and P say you are Very Beautiful, just as they had expected, and they are VERY impressed with your Gull Watching Skills as well as pigeon watching ones!

    Everything looks like it's coming along nicely, some super blooms in the garden and the baby birds are so lovely xx

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    1. PS- saw some wonderful seagull embroidered bits and bobs on Poppy Treffry's shop this week and thought of you. http://www.poppytreffry.co.uk and look under accessories xx

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    2. Many thanks CT, the baby birds are just wonderful to watch and I've spend a fortune of bird feed for them....so worth it though. Thanks for the link.

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  2. I think I feel like fluffy cat when I try to read all those intructions on flat pack furniture. Decorating does take time doesn't it and the upset it causes is unsettling but it is all worth it when you see the completed work. Your garden looks lovely. Enjoy your local festival and have a happy week:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie, the desk was really easy to put up and is great. Oh how I hate decorating...still so much to do. The new garden is full of surprises, but some parts need a lot of work.

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  3. Looking good SS, it looks like the house is coming along really well, no doubt thanks to your feline assistant whom obviously deserves a good rest after all their hard work ;-) The garden is also coming along a treat by the looks of it with plenty of colour to enjoy as well as acting as a nursery for your local blackbirds :-)

    Best wishes and kindest regards to all :-)

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    1. Thank you David. I do love to have wildlife and birds visiting the garden, so to have a Blackbird family has been a real treat for me. My feline assistant will no doubt get his fluffy tail covered in paint when we get round to that pleasure!

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  4. You're doing a great job! I love the courtyard area, but the whole garden is looking so colourful already.
    As for that last pic... lol!

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    1. Thank you Jessica. I've never had a courtyard area before and I have to say I'm loving it. I'm going to paint the walls and pergola and cover the rust brown fence....eventually!

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  5. I do admire you for doing all that decorating - I am ashamed to admit that we have never done any ourselves, and am full of admiration for our sons who do.
    Is that yellow rose Canary Bird - it is one of my favourites.

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    1. I'm not sure Rosemary about that rose. It was a complete surprise to me, as that part of the garden is a bit wild. It is an amazing colour though. If I had the money I'd pay someone to do all the decorating!

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  6. I love the last picture! I think it needs a caption.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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    1. You are quite right Julie...may be a caption competition?

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  7. The house and garden look as though they are coming along really nicely :) It must be exciting to see what plants come up in the new garden - its looking very pretty and lovely to see the young blackbirds :)

    Thanks so much for the information re: camera book. I haven't been able to find one specific to the Canon Bridge but I have found a forum with pages and pages of discussion (mainly on bird photography!!).

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Many thanks Caroline, unfortunately along with exciting plants are weeds.....and some which I have never come across before. I'll have to photograph them for an ID, bind weed too seems to be popping up everywhere. I have bought that gel weed killer to tackle the growth...I hope it works it was very expensive.
      I hope you get to grips with the bridge camera soon.

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  8. Love that fluffy grey moggie!
    Margaret P across the Bay

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    1. Oh Margaret he's a real character and an absolute joy to own.

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  9. I can honestly say I love all your photos but the one of your kitty staring at the seagull made me laugh. She's a real beauty! I also love the look of your garden,would love to get some big planters like that, and your painting projects reminded me that we have to start doing some ourselves sometime.

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    1. Thanks Denise. I have a guy coming to help me clear the top part of the garden next week-if the weather is OK. That seagull was a real character-photo taken in my previous beautiful garden, which is alas no longer mine.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos! I, like Denise, love the one of your cat staring at the seagull. Priceless. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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    1. Hello Linda from Montreal, thank you for stopping by. I'm sorry my reply is so late.....see my next post to find out why. He's a super cat and a joy to know, he's always full of fun and gets into trouble in a matter of seconds!

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  11. Your cat has got the right idea of reading those instructions! I love the way the cat is watching the sea gull too. It must be so exciting discovering new plants in the garden, it is looking lovely already. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, the garden is coming on and I had someone in to help clear out the heavy stuff at the back so there's a bit more room to move. The cat and the seagull photo was just one of those lucky breaks you get sometimes. I just had my camera on hand when it happened, although that seagull was always back for more and a very cheeky chap. It was taken in my previous house which had a very big back garden.

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