Friday 25 April 2014

take away

i worry about my favourite window those faded blinds that glorious yellow that string hung treasure... one day soon i'm sure i'll turn the corner onto clerkenwell green and oh i don't think i could bear it...

on a cheerier  note having sworn at crappy tecnology far too much these last weeks i thought it'd be handy to be able to take some of the magic mix thingies that've been popping out like i don't know what  home or out or any gosh darned where funny signal whatsit be damned starting with this weeks gardening records...

so take away and enjoy sweet pals

let's go outside - dustysevens


Tuesday 22 April 2014

step outside

a bank holiday trying to convince myself that gardening is a revolutionary act with a break from the bottle just long enough to cobble together a new mess of records for the don't they grow up fast cooking up a quiet storm darlings... head on over for an earful of back yard smashers...

i forgot about this one so let's have it now while the drizzle drizzles...

beau williams - outside love 


Wednesday 16 April 2014

some dusty

happy birthday dear dusty... i wish you could still feel the love...

an eternal favourite

dusty - where am i going

and a soul sensation

dusty - ooh child


Tuesday 8 April 2014


my i miss the ghost of electricity ever so much so i've gone and started again from the beginning... thank heavens it's all still there (do keep it safe dear davy). i thought it might be nice to bring some of the lovely things i found there back with me so we can all have another go on them and keep the ghosty warm... step inside loves...

sandy denny - no end


Monday 7 April 2014

up and out

what i really want to do is sit by the window and watch the seedlings grow the two lots of tomatoes the peas the basil the nasturtiums all poking out in their pots now the sage still needing a bit more encouraging some growing songs played low but needs must and that whatever it is needs doing won't whatever it is needs doing with/to by it's self so rowdy me up lovely shirley and away we go...

shirley nanette - all of my life

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Friday 4 April 2014

paradise gardens

here it's ducks on the roof crash landing eating me out of house and home then daredevil taking off again treat this place like a bleedin caff (which is fine by me) the first bats chasing the first bugs goldfinches greenfinches bulfinches blackcaps galore since the new niger/sunflower heart/black sunflower seed mix went up long tailed tits nesting in the bamboo parrots on the peanuts starlings in the bath woodpeckers on the buggy nibbles squirrels bouncing off of everything bounceoffable... soon it'll be grunting hedgehogs grunting up the night (which is fine by me)... and the magnolia is glorious and the peas are sprouting and the rocket is still rocketing like it has all year through... and we can't have spring without blossom...

blossom dearie - days of wine and roses

and what with missing a day let's have another...

quartette tres bien - days of wine and roses


Thursday 3 April 2014

dig deep

still destroyed by that tom paxton dears my it really does get me cornball as it is and the blackbirds are doing their very finest from their very highest spots and the gulls are following the river and blimey hold really really tight here comes dolly...

dolly parton - the grass is blue


Tuesday 1 April 2014

torment tuesday

gardening edition...

i've heard the news and it all sounds bad

but how i'd love a record of breezes...

tom paxton - whose garden was this