When I find something I really like, I always take a
photo. Then on a quiet evening I can go through the
pictures and remember them all.
Here is my solar powered butterfly light. I
always have a look at it through the kitchen window before I go to
This musical box plays Teddy Bears Picnic,
except it misses out the last few notes because there was not enough
room on the cylinder. It was in an old toy that fell apart. In the
middle picture, you can see the pin-cylinder at bottom right and the
picking comb at bottom left. The spring is in the round compartment
at top right.
The music is the chorus and words go like this:
Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
This is a little piece of wrapping paper we
have had for years and years. The picture on it is of some
embroidery. I would like a blanket like this on my bed but it would
take too long to make. Instead I have it as desktop wallpaper and it is just the
right size to have the icons all around the edges.
Dino has donated a picture of his marbles and says please use it
as desktop wallpaper if you like it. Dino can type with a total of
four claws but the result is still illegible!
This rainbow came from a mirror with shaped
edges in the bedroom. The sun comes in at one angle and the rainbow
came out the room at another angle. You have to be quick with the
camera in case the sun goes in. The second picture is another rainbow
climbing the wall.
I like wearing rainbows! Here is the mirror
with the edges that are making the rainbow. I stood in the rainbow
and walked back to the mirror until I got to where it was coming
Look at this fantastic present from Mr
Webmaster! It is a miniature aquarium that plugs into the
computer. It has two plastic jellyfish that go round and round in
the water. When we have finished reading our books in bed, we watch
Jelly (blue) and Jolly (yellow) until our eyes get sleepy and then
someone turns it off. It reminds me of lovely holidays and rock pools
with shrimps and crabs.
At first I thought this road sign meant Go Both
Ways! I think it really means Go Left Or Right But Not Middle.
This is the stump of my old apple tree with
fungus growing. It looks like an owl's feathers and I really like
the pattern. The pieces are very hard and the good news is that they are
rotting down the stump which makes it easier to get out.
We replaced the old tree with a new one a few
metres away. It is called Spartan and every year it has loads of dark
red apples on it. It fruited the first year after planting and we did
not have to wait years for the apples to start coming. There are no chemicals on my
apples and there were no bugs either. Well done Spartan!
P.S. Brown Teddy likes Russet apples because
they are brown and sweet like him!
Cox are next best to Spartan for me.
This is a waymarker in Rochester High Street for
the National Cycle Route. As the river is not far away, I thought it
was supposed to be a fish. The second one is in Gravesend and says
that Inverness is 1,111 miles away. They would be very handy to lean your bike
against while reading them. Cyclists need to know how far it is to the
next town, so that they can decide if their legs have enough energy
get there before teatime.
This is a bike shelter at St Mary Cray Railway
Station. The sloping window part keeps people dry while they are
locking their bikes. If I had space, I would really like to have one
of these in my garden. I would fill in the end sections with tomato
plants in grow-bags and put a giant sunflower by each of the four
big posts. We could all sit out in the warm summer rain and have a
picnic without getting wet.
I saw this wind vane in the shopping arcade in Maidstone. The
central part with the circles and face goes round in the wind and powers the light underneath. Wouldn't
it be wonderful to have a smaller one in the garden, to put with my
solar powered butterfly light. Of course, it would need a friendlier
face and more colours!
My goldfish like to settle in the green weed
and get warm in the sun. When they have finished wriggling to get
comfortable, they all lie still. If the shadows move round, they
find another sunny bit. The never argue or fuss over who gets to go
in the middle. As they are good friends, they always share what they
have got. Dino thinks they are practising waiting for a bus!
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