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Friday, 24 July 2015

This week's smiles....week 129

Happy Friday to you all.  It's been another busy and eventful week here for me and although a rather messy one it's been exciting.....more of that later.

Last week saw more of you joining in sharing your smiles.  I would like to thank those that regularly take the time to link up and to welcome those joining in for the first time....please come back cos we can never have too many smiles.  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)

I would like to feature Jo[Zart]'s blog this week with her short sighted lion....it made me chuckle and I guess the moral to the story is....be careful where you put your glasses down.  :-)  Thanks for joining in last week Jo.

My smiles this week have been many.  As you will have noticed my back garden is springing up with real treasures and I changed my header picture so you could all share them....aren't my self-seeded poppies just stunning?

I have also snapped a photo of this beauty to share with you...

Isn't it stunning?  I really love poppies and these are some that have grown from some seeds that Janet [Fairythoughts] sent me last year so are rather special.  As many will know Janet has been rather poorly lately so I hope we can all send her our special love so she knows we are thinking of her.

My other photos revolve around the mess that's going on in my life at the mo....

This is what was delivered to my front drive on Wednesday morning....I love the way the builders have used the slope up the side of our bungalow and some rather long planks to barrow the rubbish into the skip.

By the end of Wednesday our two builders had dug out the metre deep footings by hand....and it was heavy clay soil [rather them than me!].

When I got up yesterday morning I went out with my camera to snap a few pics to record the building developments and look what had found it's way into the bottom of the footings....and bless him he couldn't get out so my good deed of the day was to put my washing line prop in so he could use it as a ladder to get out :-)

I couldn't have left him in there because the wooden peg you can see in the pic is marking out for the 9" of concrete that had been ordered for later in the day. [And I didn't want him buried alive!!].

.......and here's the proof.....

Two builders putting the concrete into the footings after we had had the visit of approval from the building inspector.  :-)

I've had soooooooo much to smile about this week as you can see.  I now hope you will snap your smiles and link them up below.  Have a great week.
Annie x


tilly said...

your poppies are beautiful and you will smile when that extension is finished lol.....hope the mouse stayed outside.

Twiglet said...

Bet your little ones will love to see the photo of the mouse! x Jo

Hettie said...

OOoooo! How exciting for you!! Glad you saved the mousey. I know they are a pain in the winter for me in my craft room but I couldn't bear for him to be suffocated!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy Friday to you Annie....and aren't you just smiling from ear to ear...the work has really started...hope it moves along quickly and everything goes smoothly. JUST LOVE you poppies...beeuutiful. Have a wonderful weekend Hugs Robyn

Anne said...

Hello Annie I am happy to have made it here this week. Love your header and that beautiful poppy. So happy your building work has started. I couldn't have left the mouse either. Anne x

mamapez5 said...

Hi Annie. It is good to see the work starting now. Well done for rescuing the mouse. I think our cats would have had him before I got the chance to help him out. It will be a mess for a while but so worth it in the end. I love the poppies. My garden was full of them at one time. Your blog header is beautiful too. Kate x

Michelle Reed said...

Your flowers are so pretty. For the life of me, I can't have a nice garden.
Hubby and I saved a baby mouse this week as well, no pics unfortunately as he was in a panic to rescue the little guy :) Can't wait to see how your build shapes up.
Have a great week!

Laura said...

None of the building inspectors I've met have had such a long tail! :)
Your flowers are beautiful x