Thursday, 14 May 2009

Magical May


Jack was up with the lark this morning. It's hubby's birthday today "Happy Birthday to you, tra la la la la la" so Jack was in full crafty mode making and sticking before he went to school. Unfortunately the pop up balloon card photo doesn't do it justice. I don't know how he does them but he's really good at pop up cards.


Both boys thought daddy would be off work today but alas not. I made him a marmalade cake yesterday which went horribly wrong. Stupid me decided to pour the marmalade syrup onto the cake before getting it out of the cake tin - you can imagine what happened next...............I turned it over, it got stuck to the plate face down, when I tried to lift it up the cake fell apart. However, it does apparently taste nice.

Moving on..........the boys trundled off to school with their lift share so I took a walk round the garden, camera in tow. Despite the fact it's rained heavily, there was something rather magical about the garden this morning. The cloud was low so was making it hazy, the smell of the rain on the plants and the fragrance from the flowers was heavenly. I wish I could bottle it. It was so still and quiet apart from the birds singing - blissful.........
Anyway enjoy the photo's, I can't name the plants as I either don't know what they're called or I can't spell them, ha ha.

14 comments:

Floss said...

Happy Birthday to Jack! It's our birthday month coming up in June...

Thanks very much for entering my giveaway and becoming a 'follower' - I've got you down for two entries now. I'll also add you to my blog list - what fun! Now it's time to have a bit more of a read through your older posts. Thanks again and best of luck.

Shabby Chick said...

Hope your hubby has a great birthday (well, the bits he's not at work!). I think that card is really sweet. I love the flower pictures, the big daisies (marguerites???) are gorgeous!

Mel xxx

LissyLou said...

Happy Birthday to the hubby!!

noelle said...

hi Sarah, your garden is lokking lovely. I have some of my houses for sale in my Folksy shop, there is a link to it on my blog if you are interested. x xnoelle

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Happy birthday to your Hubby! Your little boys birthday card is really cute, he is very clever.

What a pretty garden you have. We really must get some plants in ours all these lovely blogs with pretty gardens are putting ours to shame! lol.


MBBx

comfortstitching said...

So much loveliness here, the flowers, the £2 ladybird haul of wonder and that sweet little treasure of a sewing machine...I am jealous..

Sal said...

Hope your hubby has a great time.
I love your garden photos...so pretty!
;-)

bex said...

Happy birthday to mr blueberry patch!! i love the pictures of the flowers in your garden...im patiently waiting for some flowers to appear from the huge green plants weve been growing (from a meadow batch of seeds..)

Melanie said...

HI Sarah, thank you so much for your kind words on my site, they mean alot to me. xxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Sarah! Just thought I'd have a nosy at your blog as we share the same name and I keep coming across yours. Wish your husband a happy birthday from NZ. Hope he enjoyed the after work part of the day. Lovely garden by the way. Lovely to appreciate the beauty outside isn't it?

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Happy B-day to your hubs. Great pics of your flowers. Very pretty.

Sarah said...

Thanks for dropping by yesterday and enjoying a coffee! Always nice when someone pops in for a gander. Have a great day!

Kitschen Pink said...

Taste is the thing with cakes! My hubby's fave is marmalade cake too! Do you have a flickr account? I'd love to have your Beryl cup and saucer pic added to my new group! Beautiful picture!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/utilitychina/
t.x

Floss said...

Hi and thanks for your comment. Yes, our weather is good now, after a week of rain...