Sunday, 24 May 2015

May Time Nature

 Hello again! I hope you are well. This week we have been out and about to our favourite local beauty spots. We finally managed to get back over to the Manor pond and see how the ducklings were getting on. 
Through the long grass
Down the hill
Up again!

Where are you duckys'?
 We seem to have left it a little long in between as these ducklings are more like teenager ducks now! Still, we enjoyed watching them zooming about and diving under the water.

View across the pond.
Wild Rhodedendron.
Sunset canopy.

Bluebell path.
 On Saturday we visited Lepe Beach and found these gorgeous yellow Iris flowers, or Flags.

 Little Sparkle enjoyed walking through them. And sitting in them...

 We enjoyed the water views, the ponies across in the nature reserve and the sunshine through the clouds.

 I have been working on a little something in my craft room, but as it's a present I can't show you just yet. Hopefully next week it will be with its new owner and I will be able to share it with you!

See you soon,

Amber x x x

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Day at the Donkey Derby

 Hello again! It's starting to feel a bit more summery now. The flowers are opening in the garden and this weekend we enjoyed a family day out at the Donkey Derby in Totton.
Strawberries are coming.
Hover fly on strawberry flowers.
 My rhododendron has come out too, and is looking very colourful.

Bees enjoying the Lily of the Valley flowers.


Little Sparkle has been helping me water the garden.

 Big Sparkle has made herself another pretty headband (find the whole story and tutorial here.)

Sparkly golden stars!
Pretty oriental blossoms in spring time pastel colours.
Happy starry Sparkle.
The weather was brilliant for the Donkey Derby and had a lovely atmosphere.

Waiting for the race to start.
The winning ticket!
On your marks...
Get set....
Uh oh!
There were a few thrills and spills along the way.

We had a few goes on the bouncy castles and slides before visiting the donkeys.
Lollipops make it better when the bouncy castle time has finished.

Rollie pollies!
 Later it was still a gorgeous sunny evening so we went to the park then had a little wander.

Calshot Beach.

I hope you had a lovely fun filled weekend too! See you again soon,

Amber x x x