Monday, 23 August 2010

August Break #23 Boot Camp

Whose boots are these shoes?

Sunday, 22 August 2010

August Break #22 The One That Got Away

My picture of the day is in my head!

It will be with me forever and is more a video than still photo.
It should've been a picture of this glorious plane.
(Picture above from
The Avro Lancaster Bomber
From the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
(Picture above from BBMF)
It was on its way to here.

Which I didn't know anything about.

But it flew over our house 2 and a half times.

Really, really low.

I very nearly burst with excitement.

You see, sadly I am a bit of a plane freak/geek. I blame growing up in the shadow of Gatwick Airport. I am especially interested in Military planes and have a very large pile of books about them! That was one of the added extras of my Technical Librarian job, a lot of aviation-related stuff.

Honestly, I cannot believe what has happened; I even sent a little 'thank you' to Him upstairs! It was that special.

So, yes, a bit of a cheat with the photo, but hey-ho, there you go.

And she really is the one that got away. She is one of only two airworthy Lancasters, the other being in Canada apparently. So, I feel even more lucky.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

August Break #21 They're grrreat!

One freakishly large Frostie in my morning bowl of cereal.
And for those hip, young, texting fans out there...
Tony the Tiger says
"They're gr8!"

Thursday, 19 August 2010

August Break # (I've lost track) Pride

A scary-arse, (to use Kims' phrase), lion painted as a clown.

We found him and a 'mermaid' lion in Becketts Park yesterday afternoon. In the rain.

We'd actually wandered over from the Opticians in the hospital, which is across the road, to go and have a look at the new marina they are building.

Leo the Clown had to be the picture for yesterdays August Break. Especially as it was Wednesday and Kim tends to do 'Way-Out-Wednesday' which started the ongoing scary-arse clown thing in the first place. (Oh, Kim, you have a lot to answer for!!!!)

Here's 2 more lions, photographed the other week in Abington Park, when I went to the dentist.

The checkered one is sponsored by Park Inn, hence its' colour scheme.

Can't remember what this one is about. St George maybe, with the suit of armour and the England flag?

Here is a link to all the details

I'm pretty sure they are going up for a charity auction in September.


And the marina? It's looking lovely. Berths for narrowboats wanting to stay over and some residential moorings too. Want one!!

We arrived just as a boat was using the lock.

In 12 years, that is the first time I have ever seen the lock used!

Hopefully, next year when the marina opens it will get lots more use.


You may of noticed I've done a bit of blog 'housekeeping'. I seemed to be in a bit of a muddle with who I did and didn't follow, so I think I've got that sorted now. (Basketweave and Bombshell!)

Also, a big welcome to Lesley from that wonderful shop in Totnes, This'n'That,

and also to Vanessa, of Coco Rose,

Sorry to be so slow in giving you a shout. Anyhow, welcome!

Another W/E looms and then Mr B returns to work after his Summer break. (Boo!)

Have a good 'un!

Z xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

August Break #15

Tabby and Rene enjoying a bit of warm weather this afternoon.

August Break #14

Scary-weird 'ladybird'.
I think it is one of those bugs that looks like a ladybird, but isn't.

Friday, 13 August 2010

August Break #13 - Who Will Buy?

Anyone fancy buying one of the greatest home accessories ever?

No cool home is complete without a glorious 1960s bar!

And, of course, a view of its' behind.

Sadly, we just don't have the room for it anymore and it is now sitting in a lock up.

It's not lonely as it has a cousin there too. A boat bar, no less. Sorry no photo at the moment, but it's the one shaped like the front of a boat. (You know, it does what it says on the tin, as the advert goes!)

Seriously, if it's just what you're looking for, do contact me!

Z xx

A Glut...

...of August Break pictures.

August Break #12

(My first ever tall sunflower, about 8ft high )

August Break #11

("Tufty" up on the obelisk, eyeing up "mum" on the next door neighbours' fence and, eventually flying over to her)

August Break #10

("Tufty" hopping around, barely above ground level)

Monday, 9 August 2010

August Break #9

Grow your own wine, anyone?

August Break #8

Just a little bit late!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

August Break #7 pt2

August Break #7

August Break #6

August Break #5 pt2

Bit late in downloading this one.
Taken in the garden, Thursday afternoon, with our new plinth from Homesense.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

August Break #5

Let Mr B lead you down the garden path...

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

August Break #3

Lady B for Little Miss B

Monday, 2 August 2010

My Photo 2/08/10

Mr Blossom posted the picture below, but this is my pic of the day.
Items bought earlier in the year when I went to Totnes, but not captured for posterity until this afternoon.
All from Gazebo, and my first 2 items from Greengate.
Z xx

August Break #2

Sunday, 1 August 2010

August Break #1

Little Miss B (, posted that she was going to follow this,
and we thought "what a good idea!".
So, without further ado, may I present the first picture in a series, hopefully, of August, in picture form, day-by-day.
This picture is presented by guest blogger, Mr Blossom, taken on his phone.