Saturday 29 October 2022

Mixed Up Saturday

🎉🎈🎂🥂Happy Birthday Karen🍹🎂🎈🎉

 Good Saturday Morning Ladies, 

Ladies please join me in wishing Our Lovely Karen the Very Best Birthday ever!  Your lunch out with family sounds a perfect way to celebrate your special day XXX

Today is going to be 20°c, which seems crazy for the end of October,  I think we might be dodging rain showers though.  I have some more bulbs to put in but I'm not doing it in the rain!  

Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight, thst means you can have extra hour celebrating your birthday Karen!! 

Wasp Update....

 Now I wanted to give you a little update on the small wasp nest beside the loft hatch in Sophie's room, it was about the size of small loaf of bread, there are no live wasps around it anymore, much to Paul's relief!! ...... BUT ...... I asked him to open up the hatch and have a look around and it would seem that the little nest Paul has been treating is maybe a piece that fell off of this MONSTER.....

He hadn't noticed the huge!  The girls both had a look and said its enormous,  they estimate thats its double size of a watermelon, or the size of a huge pumpkin.  So we need to rethink our strategy!.  I did wonder if wasps die off in the colder weather?! That would be the perfect solution. I will keep you updated,  I would love for this to stay whole so that we can look inside it. 

Some of your Garden Photos

Lilian .

Lilian has shared a photo of the last two planters that are still full of flowers!  They look amazing,  gorgeous colours and they look like they have a few more weeks on them yet.  I took the last of the tender summer bedding plants out of ours last weekend,  any plants that would last we have put in pots in greenhouse. I imagine you can leave yours out Lilian, unless you have hard winter.  Thank you so much for sharing your garden pics with us XXX


This is for Saturday if you want to use it. The rose is called Margaret and Chris bought it for me when Mum passed away. It is an old fashioned beautifully scented rose. You don’t have to use the next one that are Monkey Orchids but I thought they are was amazing. I only saw them online a few weeks ago. Take care my lovely xxxx

Your Mum's rose is beautiful Sue,  I bet it smells incredible too, what a thoughtful gift from Chris, it looks so different in an open bud than it does open, it looks so perfect when its fully open.  Even better seeing something so beautiful is a perfect reminder of your Amazing Mum. 

Now I will be honest I thought that those Monkey Orchids weren't real, but I had a quick 'google' and they are real! How cute are they? They actually look like little monkey faces!  I wonder how easy they are to grow!  
Sue thank you so much for sharing your very special rose with us and making us smile with the Monkey Orchids XXX

Ladies I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love & Hugs to all of you, 



  1. Morning Everyone
    Have the best of days with all your celebrations. Hope the weather is kind to you too.

    Off on our usual Saturday shopping to M&S foodhall ane then it's going to be a 'who knows what' day.

    Afternoon Tea will be in the CAFE for all who wish.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.
    Take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. Thank you SANDRA and thank you ladies for the beautiful cards
    I did smile at today’s saying How true is that and our children probably have no idea of some of their original meanings!
    We are going to a pub/restaurant later that has a proper soft play area which the grandkids love They will be entertained whilst we sit and chat So much more healthy than sitting with phones in their hand!
    Take care everyone xx

  3. Happy birthday Karen 🎈🎉🎂 have a great day 🎈
    Like the saying, how much easier it was in some ways.
    Pretty flowers still out at end of October. This milder weather is just confusing them and then the frost hits.
    The monkey orchids are funny.
    Have a good day everyone and take care . Many hugs Xxx

  4. Many happy returns of the day Karen, hope you have a lovely birthday with family and friends.

    Another rainy day here, but still very mild, I can’t remember a winter that we haven’t turned the heating on by the end of October, still at least it keeps the bills down.

    Love you rose Sue, what a lovely present, can’t say I like the orchids though, as I don’t like monkeys, for some reason they give me the shivers.

    Love that saying, how true it is. Not doing much here today, made a huge saucepan of soup this morning, takes ages chopping everything up, but it’s enough for a few days.

    Sorry I missed yesterday, I’m only getting 2-3 hours of sleep these days, so I think it’s affecting my brain.

    Have a lovely weekend , Lilian

  5. Hi everyone.
    Happy Birthday wishes Karen, hope you're having a lovely day xx
    Sorry, I've not popped in the last couple of days. Love next week's challenge. Beautiful flower pictures today.
    Hope you manage to get rid of the wasp nest - that would be one of my worst fears finding that.
    Enjoy the evening everyone.
    Sending hugs to you all.
    Love Sonia xx

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN I hope you have had a lovely day and your meal was a lovely relaxing celebration with your family.
    Lovely garden photos ladies, thank you for sharing xx
    Gosh Sandra that wasps nest is BIG. I hope Paul manage to remove it safely. We have had them before. John once he thought it safe (he had sprayed it about a week before) smashed it and packed it into a black sack before bringing it down from the loft. He has also removed one from our daughters loft. It’s amazing how many wasps you see nipping in and out of your roof. I’m always pleased to see them go.
    We have been blessed with a lovely day. This morning I sorted out the washing and John pegged it out for me. After that I slept until late afternoon.
    Hope everyone is having a good weekend, take care.
    Love and hugs, Brenda xxx