Thursday, 31 May 2012

A swarm in May

My mum called us at 8 last night to say that they'd just collected a swarm of bees - so we raced over to their beehives to watch them introduce the bees to one of their empty hives...

My dad emptied the bees onto a white sheet which slopes upwards into the hive- the bees are supposed to automatically start walking upwards - don't know why..

A few of them started going into the hive and then the rest followed in a very organised fashion - no pushing or arguing!

Within about half an hour nearly all the bees were inside - job done!

 (Junior beekeepers!)

Monday, 28 May 2012

On the fence

Don't look too closely - I need to get the sensor cleaned on my camera...

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Lovely May

I do love May - invariably sunny, leaves sprouting, bees buzzing, pollen floating, flowers ...flowering..
And of course, because it's my birthday month - today in fact!
After a less then fun trip to the dentist, we went to The Fleece for tea.

 It was good -

Cider for me....

Beer for him...

And a good climbing tree for them - perfect!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Acorn & Will

Just treated myself to a pair of earrings from Acorn & Will - they've got loads of lovely vintage goodies on their website here

May Garden


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Pox

I have a small person home from school today with chicken pox.

All I can say is Thank God for Lego..

And a new card design I managed to finish while he was watching Kunf Fu Panda 2..

Thursday, 10 May 2012

On the wall

I love this mural - it's a numbat - painted in Fremantle, Western Australia by Roa, a Belgian street artist. I can't believe it but it only took him a day to finish... quick work!

And some less famous artwork in Weston Super Mare ;)...

Friday, 4 May 2012

Blueberry Paper

Blueberry PaperImage of Blue Flowers Greeting Card

Bought a couple of these cards today from Blueberry Paper - they're lovely quality and 10% of each on-line purchase goes to Medecins SansFrontieres