Today dawned all dull and grey and there was hardly a breath of wind and I had a slight headache - uh oh I thought - thunder is around. So I decided not to go out because with that kind of weather I didn't really want to be out and about on my own.

My new printer inks arrived and I wanted to print off some photos for my photo frames and hang them up on the stair wall. So today seemed to be the ideal time to get on and do that. Also I knew that Mandi would be skyping me around 12ish so the computer would have to be switched on then, which isn't usual for me.

That decided, I thought I'd nip out [nip - huh not a good description of how I went out LOL] and see if any new flowers had arrived in the garden.......




Well the 'Love in a Mist' had started to flower - I do like this flower. I know the correct word for it is Nigella, but I think the other title is lovelier...........

I turned the corner and was greeted with a sea of orange............




I could hardly believe my eyes - the mombretia had just exploded everywhere - what a wonderful sight. If only it had a scent - I would be in heaven................

Of course I was accompanied by my faithful companions, who just skirted around each other............



The Japanese Anemone is also on its way to blooming. I noticed that there are lots of advice on how to grow this plant - I don't have any problem - it just decides where it wants to grow and then does exactly that. It's so prolific and I really don't have to do anything about it. The same with the mombretia - people are actually selling plants, I've got so much of the stuff.


Going along the driveway - there infront of me was the 'Triffid', the Great Mullen. There are actually 5 of these plants in sight - they just don't seem to stop growing. Amazing.......

Then I saw my lovely little Spirea - I do like this tiny plant...........

It's so beautiful............

Then............ guess what I spotted................


APPLES.............. for a small tree, it has certainly got itself laden with fruit. So that'll mean some apple crumbles coming along and I might just make some apple sauce and freeze it for roast pork days. LOL

It started to drizzle so I came indoors and started to decide what photos I was going to print off and hooray - the new inks are perfect. I've got an Epsom printer and to buy actual Epsom inks is absolutely horrendously expensive - £15 [$18] for just one colour and I need 4. So that's just way too much for me. So going on E-Bay I find compatibles are just as good. I forgot where I'd bought the last lot of inks from and they'd come with black included but I don't seem to use much of my black, so I've got loads and loads of spare black inks. Then I spotted a company who allowed you to buy whatever colour you wanted to and at a price that I couldn't believe........... they were selling 4 of each colour for £2.99 [$4], so I ordered 4 of each of the three colours, cyan, yellow and magenta and asit was free postage - it only cost me £8.97 [$11] for 4 sets!!!!! A slight difference from Epsom's £180 [$200] if I'd got the same number of inks.!!!!

I also was catching up with the Tour de France and the scenery is just gorgeous where they were cycling so I was having to stop every now and then and watch the tv and then go back to the computer to find what flowers I wanted to print off. I found some lovely ones and started to print them off. Then I found this one..........


Now if only I could remember what camera I was using at the time, it was in 2011 so it may have been my Canon, but there again it may have been my Vivitar, or even the Fujifilm. It doesn't say when I put my cursor over the picture which camera is used - damn.

So I just wanted to bring a bit of normality to our site after such awful news being shown of this plane being brought down over Ukraine. What is inside these people's minds when they do this sort of thing? Then there's the situation in Gaza, 300 killed here too. What is happening to our world?