Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Humbug anyone...






  
March is an eagerly awaited month in Prunella's Patch due to the welcome arrival of the flowers from her Magnolia Stellata bush. 
They burst open on bare branches, heralding the start of Spring. 
It has pride of place by her kitchen patio door. Being sited so, she doesn't miss a moment of its spectacular display.



 The prunus trees are at their best this time of year covered in a profusion of beautiful blossom...



The birds are happy to sit in their branches singing their hearts out for all to hear...


 The little Robin sings his song late into the evening as the sun goes down...


 Prunella has been entertained by the antics of a pair of  Long-tailed Tits. They are so incredibally cute especially when flying...


Checking on her shrubs Prunella noticed an abundance of garden snails. 
They reminded her of some colourful humbug sweets her gran used to eat...



Prunella is sure they will make a tasty treat for her small army of hungry frogs. 
Perhaps she should pick them and pop them into Freddie's Diner...


Until the next time,
 stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
xXx


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Friday, 24 February 2017

Daffodil Yellow...






Storm Doris skipped over Prunella's Patch with fortunately no damage.


 
This very morning when Prunella was pottering around her garden she was delighted to spot her first daffodil of the season...





Yellow is such a happy uplifting colour.
It's bright colour attracting the bees and hover flies buzzing around...









One even decided to do a little wire walking... 



 What could be more enjoyable than just hanging around enjoying the Sun's warm rays.

 ♥ Spring is just around the corner
 
Until the next time,
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Hugs to all.
xXx
 


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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Down in the Dumps...





Prunella was feeling rather glum. The Winter had been so depressingly long, exceptionally chilly, and very damp.
Prunella had a severe case of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or a case of the winter blues. 
There had been far too many grey dismal days that she hid herself away in an old shoe box and wallowed in her own self pity feeling thoroughly miserable.




So unlike Prunella Pepperpot as she was normally such a cheerful little soul exuding a warm glow from within that would brighten even the dullest of days and warm the cockles of your heart.
Believe it or not, what bothered Prunella most was the fact that in Prunella's Patch there had been no significant snowfall. The odd snowflake yes of course, but nothing that settled to give her garden that special magical glistening carpet of crisp white snow she so longed for. 
 Why you may ask?
She had long dreamt of lying down flat on her back on top of soft powdery snow, arms outstretched creating her very own snow angel.
Her grass was covered in ice, far too hard to make any impression, much as she tried!



 
 On this particular day in February, Prunella was sat gazing out of her kitchen window wondering what today had in store, when out of the blue flew her friend Hermon Heron.
He landed rather clumsily in Ed the Red Kite's favourite conifer tree overlooking Prunella's garden.
He knew there were tasty pickings to be had in the neighbours' pond!
Ed was unmoved.

 

 


This was indeed a pleasant surprise, enough in fact to make Prunella smile widely, dust off the cobwebs and go outside to enjoy some invigorating fresh air.
She may not have the snow drifts she wished for but her garden was carpeted in beautiful drifts of pure white snowdrops.






If that wasn't enough to lift her spirits she was delighted to see her Christmas Rose in full bloom.







Suddenly a little light bulb went off in her head and she rushed indoors muttering to herself,
"If I can't make my very own snow angel I shall create my very own flour fairy!" 




 Feeling much happier she decided to bake a cake since the flour was already close to hand.
Staying on a garden theme what could be more fitting than a deliciously moist Carrot Cake...





Cake anyone?



Until the next time, 
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Hugs to all.

xXx  



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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Prunella's First Blog for 2017...





Prunella would like to wish all of her dear readers a very Happy New Year.
May you and your family and friends be blessed with boundless energy and good health.

Here in the UK we have had some very cold starts to our mornings...



...but this morning brought a broad smile to Prunella's face and her little eyes lit up with joy.
She was greeted by a beautiful blue sky. 
Even the clouds were uplifting...



Enjoying her breakfast she was joined by Ed the redkite. He was perched high above in the neighbour's conifer tree devouring his very own breakfast...





On mornings like these Prunella likes to jump for joy and is now eagerly awaiting her first 2017 garden snowdrop. It wont be long!







Until the next time, 
stay safe, happy and healthy. 
Hugs to all.

xXx  



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Thursday, 22 December 2016

A Mouse's Tale...




''Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...''
Well pondered Prunella, that was not strictly true. She was reading her favourite Christmas Poem out loud to her best buddy Griff. 


She knew that Christmas eve was one of Santa Mouse's busiest nights delivering gifts to all of God's wondrous woodland creatures big and small. 
Set deep in the foundations of Father Christmas's workshop in the North Pole lives Santa Mouse a tall jolly mouse with bright red ears and a happy squeaky voice. Under Father Christmas's large workshop, are the warren of tiny tunnels that Santa Mouse shares with his close mice family and friends.
All through the year they busily create and craft precious presents made from the left over wood thrown on a huge wood pile by Father Christmas's elves. The discarded wood is used to fuel the large roaring fire burning bright in Father Christmas's homely workshop above. It keeps all who live at the North Pole cosy and warm.
Last year Prunella had received a beautifully wrapped gift topped with a tartan bow from Santa Mouse. To her delight, unwrapping revealed a pretty pale pink birdhouse decorated with a delicate butterfly. It now has pride of place on her new fence at the bottom of her garden.


Prunella's friend Bertram is one of the ten bats who pull Santa Mouse's sleigh silently through the starlit and moonlit night sky high above. The other nine bats are Bertram's cousins, Borace, Beatrix, Benny, Bernadette, Baldric, Bertha, Berthold, Belinda and Barclay.
Just like Father Christmas, Santa Mouse has a naughty and nice list. On his nice list every creature had been exceptionally good this year. There was sadly one name on his naughty list and unfortunately the same name appears year after year without fail, Wendy the wicked Witch of Wessex. Even though she had been particularly evil, Santa Mouse could not forget her, so for Wendy he wrapped some cooled wooden embers from the roaring fire above. They were everlasting magical embers and would only burn bright for good. If Wendy tried using them in mischief to heat her cauldron for a nasty potion they would remain cold and black, her fire would remain unlit.



For Bertram's friend Willamina the Wise Witch from Ballymena Santa Mouse had crafted a wooden spoon with a small heart hand cut into it's centre to stir her magical potions for good. He also included a matching wooden chopping board to use when chopping her herbs.


Prunella's gift will remain a surprise.

 As Prunella settles down in her comfortable trug bed her stocking hung in the chimney opening she wonders what delights will come her way on Christmas day.




Prunella Pepperpot wishes you all a wonderful Christmas and may your life be filled with joy and happiness, may each new day bring you moments to cherish.


Until the next time in 2017, stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
  

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