Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Some Recent Arty Stuff

I belong to a forum and often draw banners for current events which are shown at the top of the Clubhouse page.

Here are some from this year, working backwards

olympics

WIMBLEDON 12

ascot 2012

BSTIDF

chelsea 2011

DROUGHT

hydrangeas

aliums at eden

I have also done some collages of the kids, two for Emma and one for Mike for Fathers Day  and had them put on canvas..

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collage kids 1 300 red

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Blessed with such lovely grand children.

JJ

Friday, 6 July 2012

Sent from JJ's Ipad­čĺÉ Mary has left a new comment on your post "OLLI": AAAH! I remember how he was all those years, growing from a cutie pie to this handsome guy! The years fly by so fast and our grandbabies suddenly appear to be adults just like us, quite scary!!!! Jasmin is the same and we don't even get to see her much - life for her is busy now she has a boyfriend, grandparents seem to be near the bottom of the list! Tell Olli hello from us - hope to see him and the others when home. Love and hugs - Mary Mary, I deleted comment by mistake so posting here instead. Xxxx

OLLI

Where have the years gone?

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Ollie deck 2

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ollie medal

ollie passport

oli skim

 

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PROM NIGHT

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WHERE HAVE THOSE 16 YEARS GONE? OUR BLOND BLUE EYED BABY HAS BECOME A HANDSOME YOUNG MAN.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Our Garden

One of the reasons we decided to move was that our garden was far too large and needed a lot of upkeep. A smaller garden will be lovely, we thought, just enough for a bit of colour and some where to sit when it eventually stops raining but what a mess we inherited.

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Above and below you can see the broken down fence , the untidy shrubs and the rotten decking.

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But, we do have a sea view

 

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The front steps were dangerously steep so they were turned around -

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The finished result

ashleigh 005That was in March – fast forward to May The new patio and new summer house / shed.

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The potting area table made by our good friend Paul.011

The gold fish pond

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Fishes thriving in their home made from a water tank normally found in the roof.

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Some Little gems found amongst the weeds some stunning roses

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I also discovered two peonies, one right behind the shed. The photos are on the iPad so will have to post them later.

JJ