As you know, my blog has been beset by Gremlins & I have found it impossible to contact anyone at Blogger for help - it's like phoning one of those help lines where you constantly press buttons but never get to speak to an actual person, so it seems my old blog is gone forever.
Anyhow, my 15 year old Boy Genius has been investigating & he says that the counter I had on my blog was the culprit. Apparently the counter site was hacked & infected which then caused anyone who was using the counter to be suspected of being a spam site which is why Blogger removed them (I am not the only one this has happened to). So, I want to give you a word of warning to have as few "extras" on your blog as possible. Also, I didn't know this but Mr Snippets told me that you can back up your blog & save it on your own computer - you can find this by clicking on "settings" & then "export blog". This means that if for any reason your blog disappears you can then import it back into Blogger & you won't have lost everything like I did.
On a more pleasant note, this weekend we have been working on expanding our vegetable garden. Besides the poly tunnel we have a raised bed, but once we have planted it up there isn't a lot of space so I bought a nice new raised bed kit & this weekend we constructed it. There was quite a bit of grass to dig up & we made a gravelled path between the old & new beds & gravelled around the edges of the bed too. This area of the garden is not the prettiest as the oil tank is there but it gets lots of sun & is sheltered by the side of the house & the garage so it's a good spot for vegetable growing. We have planted a row of sunflowers in front of the oil tank to screen it a bit.
We already have strawberries, courgettes, peas & beans growing in the old bed which will probably need replacing next year as the wood is rotten (we made it from an old pergola that fell down!).
My collection of watering cans - there are another 3 or 4 in other places in the garden.
On Saturday night I helped out at the annual village party for local senior citizens & after supper we played Bingo! I got a full house so I won a tray of flowers - they smell wonderful so I've potted them up on the patio.
It was a sad day for Toby yesterday as the Aga has been switched off for the summer - just look at that reproachful expression as he snuggled his bum up to a cold range!!
My name is Jayne - I'm an avid collector of all things vintage. I live in a 1930's farm cottage at the end of a muddy lane.
I love my family, pets, horse riding, decorating, cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, car boot sales, auctions & fleamarkets.
I have a passion for vintage which has lead to me starting an online shop & becoming a vintage fair organiser which keeps me busy!