Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day Of The Triffids Weather...

Hi folks...what's with the weather...can't make up it's mind one way or the other...a few seconds of sun followed by hours of torrential monsoon have scuppered any chance of me heading outdoors for a little break from the DIY and crivvens all that rain has caused absolute about a growth spurt...The Mile A Minute climber has become a Day Of The Triffids Monster...
totally out of control and seriously requiring a short back and sides...what used to be a medium sized fern wouldn't look amiss in an Amazonian Jungle...
let's not forget the carpet of weeds which now resembles a shag pile and the poor flowers struggling to hold their heads up in the deluge...
not to mention the fact that I think I may well be teetering on the edge of DIY insanity...well the symptoms are plain to see...paintbrush permanently welded to my right hand...brain even more befuddled than usual by the paint fumes...incapable of making any rational decisions and before you ask I'm currently sitting on the "leave well alone"..."don't rock the boat" fence on the colour of the walls but who knows when a moment of madness will take over and I'll be heading for B&Q for the alternative.
But first I need to head for the cubbyhole in a valiant effor to tackle this month's card for Penny Black Saturday...yes another skidding in by the seat of my pants crafty session and it's so long since I made a card let's hope I haven't forgotten how but it's not all doom and gloom news...THE RIBBON GIRL was 3 years old yesterday....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLS and to celebrate they are having a fabilicious Summer Themed Red White And Blue Give-Away over at THE RIBBON GIRL hop on over and leave some birthday love whilst you put your name in the hat...
toodle-oo for now and I'll see you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxxx


  1. Hi Kath, my Clematis is the same, 3 times bigger than last year, but only about six flowers on it. Loads of flowers last year. Have a good day. Love and hugs x ChrisB

  2. My garden is struggling again in this heat - as am I. Yes I know it's 4am but couldn't sleep in a house that's 30C inside (22 outside) so got up, went to the summer house and made a couple of birthday cards! night night.... X

  3. Ah yes, triffids in the garden....unfortunately we are the same - and the weeds are having a field day this year too. Happy birthday to the Ribbon Girls! Don't overdo the DIY Kath........ Hugs, Anne x

  4. Morning Kath I have some ferns and grasses that we have already cut back once and are now humongous again! Glad to see you have resisted the far!! Susan x

  5. WE live in a jungle too, it's incredible how everything is twice as big as last year!!!!
    Today it will be extremely HOT, don't know how it's in your part of the world but take it easy Kath!!

    xx Irene

  6. Thank you so much Kath for my GIVEAWAY PRIZE that arrived, very safely, yesterday... The velvet ribbon is ssssssssooooooooo lush, the papers/toppers/stamps are to die for. Thank you again so much ;)
    I really appreciate your generosity {{{hugs}}}
    Marg ;)xx

  7. We came back from holiday to a garden full of weeds....but it's far too hot and sticky to do anything about them!! lol
    Lorraine x

  8. Hi Kath, Our weeds are doing a happy dance it's so hard to keep on top of them with the rain we had a few days ago.... Happy Friday to you & Buddy...Hugs May x x x

  9. We have one of those days today after a boiling hot day and night storms then sun then storms again

  10. Know what you mean about the garden taking over, and the spell of heavy rain split one of our 'dwarf' conifers. Love the butterfly card made me smile the colours are so bright and sunny


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx