An Acrostic Brief Reflection on Anglesey

Awesome Anglesey peaceful and calm

Never been touched by pressures and rush

Green fields full of sheep and cows sandy beaches and those with stones

Loads of colour many different shades burial grounds and Roman remains

Each day something new to discover

Special memories to keep for ever

Everyone friendly most with time to chat

Yes Anglesey’s a favourite I will be back 

Night Walk

There is something very special about going out for a walk at night. Tonight was no exception . The night was warm, and apart from a few fishermen there was no one around just Richard, Richie and myself!

No moon and so it was a bit difficult to see in places, but with the aid of a torch app on a phone we managed! A little frog jumped across the path infront of us and another jumped on my foot on its journey towards the lake! I have to admit it made me jump as well.  Unfortunately Richie took a liking to a fisherman’s tent and was breathing heavily just outside with his nose touching the tent. There was obviously some poor unsuspecting fisherman inside as when I went to get Richie I could hear a person  moving around! I hope he didn’t think there was some sort of lake monster or some other creature like the MK Panther waiting to pounce! I took the precaution of attaching Richie’s lead when we came across any other tent like structures.

I did have the thought that Apple are missing out on making their Apple phones with a bright enough torch and then creating a hat that you could place a torch into it. They could even create a cycle helmet with space for the phone and torch.  Another thing would be to have a moving beam light so you could aim it where you were going! You see the possibilities are endless! Apple if you read this please contact me as I have many other ideas and could keep you in novelty features for your phones for a long time to come! 

Now we are back home having managed to creep very quickly down the alleyway, so as to avoid a small dog which rushes out the cat flap and proceeds to bark somewhat territorially so that Richie being a big brave Shepherd moves faster and starts to bark in a rather nervous manner! He is a little wary around some small dogs! Anyway I heard the cat flap so we sped as quietly as we could before the barking started, and on this occasion we won and managed to move to safer ground.

Anyway  enough of my adventures for tonight. So Good night all especially that poor fisherman in his little tent!

A Bits and Pieces Garden (Part2)

Date: 5 September 2016

This long term garden in the making has had some successes as well as some less successful ideas. We planted some vegetables including lettuces and spinach. In the pink and purple squares we also planted some peppers and some kale. Unfortunately we didn’t take into account the neighbours cats plus the fact that having a wildlife garden means that all the plant eating insects think the lettuce etc was provided especially for them! To complete their gourmet meal they also ate the peppers and the spinach and kale! We do have 2 sweet potato plants but again the leaves are a bit like string vests.  
On the other hand we planted some hanging cherry tomato plants, which although seemed to have forgotten about the hanging part did produce a large amount of very flavoursome and tender tomatoes. These were put attached to the fence plus strawberries were planted and put on a shelf! This cured the problem of the insects plus the cats but the strawberry plants provided only a minimal supply.
Flowers were much more successful and encouraged ladybirds, butterflies and even a few bees. Four frogs now live in the garden under half a large pipe full of sticks and earth, fronted by some feathery grasses. Two were very small when they arrived but probably enjoy the fact they can have all the insects they want! They lived in some compost for a while but seem more content living under the pipe. I thought they would leave to find a pond but they seem happy with the stone dish of water with a stone in the middle! 

So, as a consequence of such mixed success we are not growing to grow veg but concentrate on flowers and the bits and pieces! Over the months I have visited charity shops plus market stalls and we are slowly gaining some different pieces! 

We picked up this dragon from a stall in the local shopping centre! He sits at his post keeping watch over what goes on! I believe he would have some stories to tell if only he could talk.; maybe of the fairies who live behind the fairy doors, or what the frogs get up to when they visit their favourite places in the garden. My bits and pieces garden is a growing changing place; a place to create and let your imagination run wild and a peaceful place where frogs and other little creatures can live relatively safe from harm!