Sunday, June 15, 2014

BBC Gardeners World Live and food show at the NEC, with a very laid back Monty Don

What a couple of days we have had, visiting the BBC Gardeners World live and BBC food show at the NEC.
The photo above is taken at a talk by a very laid back Monty Don, shame to say Nigel did not make an appearance.
Try and work out what Carol Klein is sniffing in one of the photos in the album, link below.
Joe Swift is just the same as when you see him on the TV, top bloke.
Fantastic flower displays, especially the Birmingham Council display, very moving.
We managed to get to see lots of both gardeners and chefs, James Martin was really genuine with his thanks to the large crowd in the super theatre.
We also timed it just right to see the first cookery demonstration from Ping Coombes, the Masterchef 2014 winner, she was a breath of fresh air to cooking displays, well done to her.
Keith managed to win a £20 gift voucher, just for being the first person to stand up at another cooker demonstration.
The link below will take you to Keiths photos from both shows, yes get a cup of tea, Keith took lots of photos, LOL.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Queens birthday fly past

Just a few minutes after they flew over Buckingham Palace, London, we were lucky enough to see some of the planes that took part, and wow, this shows just how low they were over our house.
Great flying, well done to all the pilots.

Friday, June 06, 2014

new back garden look

We have gone for a change this year in our back garden.
Keith messed up part of the lawn in the winter, so we have always wanted a meadow like look and thanks to Adam Henson, ( BBC Countryfile ) new seeds we think we are on the way to having one.
The idea is to help the bees and butterflies, hope there are more butterflies than bees, LOL.
The seed on the front left have been sown for about 5 weeks now, so within the next month some flower should appear.
It is so pleasing when you sow seeds and they actually grow.