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Hi, I'm Sue .Please see my profile to read more about me and my meanderings !

I'll be blogging about the things that make me happy ( numerous) And hopefully less frequently, what annoys me.

I hope you enjoy reading my musings, and please feel free to comment.

About Me

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I'm a recently retired Midwife living in rural Nottinghamshire with my husband . I have 2 grown up children (a Daughter and son,) and a grandson. Knitting and crochet have been a passion of mine since childhood - living in the country made other forms of entertainment hard to come by ! Now I find it very relaxing and rewarding, the choice of colours and textures available is just amazing.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

I had a little nut tree - - - -

When I inherited my garden, nearly 3 years ago, it was a cross between a wilderness and an Amazonian rainforest ! Once we had cleared away the waist high weeds I ordered an almond tree, something I always yearned for. When it arrived from the nursery it looked like a dead twig, but ever the optimist I planted in a nice, sheltered, sunny spot, and watched over it like a mother with her precious babe. On several occasions I thought it was dead, still bearing a strong resemblance to the original ' dead twig ' ! Then last Spring a few little leaves appeared and it grew about 6 inches ! WOW ! With the harshest winter for 30 years I thought it had succumbed, then ,again this Spring, a few more little leaves followed by BLOSSOM ! It lives ! It grows ! It flowers ! I just had to share my delight with you all !You can get an idea of it's miniscule size seeing it surrounded by daffodils.

Next week I will attempt a Folksy Friday , probably with a Floral theme.
Here's a glimpse of my Daisy hairclips.


  1. what a sweet little tree! Lovely blossom too, and maybe a few almonds eventually?

  2. I'm really hoping so ! Thanks for understanding my delight in it !

  3. Pretty tree, i have been admiring your flower grips on Folksy today aswell!