Friday, 10 February 2012

Well hello lovely bloggers :o)
Hope this post finds you all fine and dandy this cold Friday evening ?

Apologies for not getting out and around to you all the past couple of weeks, but things a been a bit down here at Little Tiny Towers.
Hopefully things will pick up a bit now a few problems have been sorted out, but next wednesday is a BIG DAY for us as we go back up to Kings college London to get the results of all my eldest daughters tests from last October! Remember?
But I'm hoping it won't bring on more stress! So keep your fingers crossed for us my dears won't you?

Anyway, I'm here now, so I shall make the most of it:o)

Guess what?
Go on guess!

Okay, I'll tell you...

We had SNOW last night !!!  WOOOHOOOO!
I got seriously over-excited when it started snowing, and when I was up at 3am this morning, I wanted to go out in it!!

This was our garden at about midnight....

This was 7.30 ish this morning...seee it's going already!

I always love the way that the snow or frost stay on this little tree, it always makes me think of a mountain :o)   (See how many real-life mountains I've seen? lol)

Well, that was my most exciting piece of news!

We had an un-expected visitor to the garden this week too..

No, not Mr Blackbird, he was one of the unfortunate casualties from our visitors visit..

We've recently been having a Kestrel come and visit us :o(
Whilst he is a most handsome bird, it does make me sad to see all the little (and big!) birds flying everywhere in panic.
Mr Kestrel sits on our fence, and picks off the little birds from over next doors garden as they eat from their feeders :o(
Mr Blackbird ended up a casualty as in his panic, he flew straight into out conservatory window. A load of feathers came out of his head which means in this weather he's going to have rather a cold head, as well as a massive headache from the bang he got.
He sat there on the window ledge recovering for about half an hour bless him.....

Alas peoples, Mr Kestrel was a bit too quick to take a picture for you......But I have my eye on him.....


I really haven't been up to much you know, other than stressing!  I have several wips...I have lots of thrifted bits still waiting to shine on my Etsy shop shelves, and I have a couple of presents to send out, which I'm sure are going to sprout their own legs if they have to wait any longer!!


But I have got one thrity find from a good few weeks back now.
Whilst visiting one of my local charity shops a while back, I came across this little paperback type book..
Called 'Flower Festivals'....

It's the most charming little work of art I've seen in a while, and I think what's so nice about it, is it's just *so* English and 'olde fashionde'.

It was originally a handmade book from a lady to her friend who was celebrating an anniversary. 

The page above reads :
This book was created for me by my friend Meriel Hodgetts for a special anniversary present.
It is too beautiful to keep to myself, so together we offer it to a wider circle.
May it bring much pleasure to many people is the wish of Marion Cadbury.

I just think is is so delightful and beautiful..
With the most detailed drawings.

There are twelve pages in all, one for each month of the year with the flaura, fauna and little celebratory festival for that month.

What a thoughtful and precious present it must have been to receive!

Have you ever found any books that you think are just so special?

Well, that's it from me this week my dears.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Be you having a mini holiday, (:o)  or snuggling up out of the cold, take care now won't you?

Love Donna xx


  1. Im keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed for the results hun. We had a good sprinkling of snow too - my boy loved it, even when he fell face first into fresh pile of it!
    The book is so lovely :o) Scarlett x

  2. I've got my fingers crossed for you too!

    It's minus 10 here this morning which must be the coldest it's been all Winter. I won't be venturing out very far today.

    The little book is lovely.

  3. Hi Donna
    What a really beautiful book, but they had so much more spare time then to create these lovely things.
    We were in Mc Donalds the other day and a lovely young lady was having a fit, it immediately reminded me of you and your daughter.
    I do hope you get some good news when you go to London.
    Sad that you have been stressed I hope it wasn't too bad for you but the winter really gets you down doesn't it. I really have to fight to keep my spirits up sometimes.
    Not very happy with that kestrel, such a shame but I guess that's nature isn't it.
    Well keep warm and good luck with your daughter.
    Love and hugs

  4. I hope you get some good news on Wednesday - I'll be thinking of you xxx

    Poor MrBlackbird - hope his headache is better and he's managed to avoid the Kestrel!!

  5. I love that little book, what beautiful words and illustrations.
    What a shame that the kestrel has to come and hunt your garden birds, maybe as the cold weather abates, he will find other food sources.
    I am hoping for good news for you on Wednesday too, fingers crossed xx


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