Monday, 23 September 2013

As I was saying...

Lots of stuff going on over the last wee while... Bugs and things around the house and in the garden, and bees ending their days amongst the lavender. This one barely moved as I turned it around to get a better look. Poor thing appeared completely exhausted.

It's the time of year to start tidying up, and the rose round the front door has been cut back, showering me with little green caterpillars in the process, and revealing the handsome caterpillar of the Grey Dagger moth.

Tucked in one corner was the abandoned blackbird's nest which, sadly, I don't think ever had eggs - and a Robin's Pincushion Gall which is much less pretty once you know that it's a wasp nursery!

We had some unexpected late summer colour thanks to my chucking a whole load of Californian poppy seeds everywhere, and the happy discovery that I had accidentally dug up and planted some Crocosmia in the front garden. Gorgeous fiery orange popping up all over the place!

In contrast to all this 'country garden' stuff, C went into London where the Gorgeous Girl was part of F.A.D. She designed and made this very chic jumpsuit, which was shown as part of London Fashion week, using proper models in front of proud families and friends, as well as the press, photographers, and a whole load of good-looking industry types. Fancy!

A seriously huge deal for her, and we're all immensely proud of her - even those of us whose fashion sense is an unfortunate product of the 1970s...

C's pictures - the camera still hasn't recovered from all the excitement

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