Someone has been working hard turning odd wood into something usable in their shed again.
Everyone has seen this one.
Now there is a slimmer version, looking just as good. The new lamp is made of cedar, pine, ash wood, some salvaged from the beach that Freya normally walks then left to dry out before being turned on a wood lathe. The lamp has yet to have a matching shade like the first, I couldn't wait to have it up and working. Both very one off lamps and I love them.
So do our kids, orders are being taken. I think Freya has to scout around for more drift wood on the beach and the Soggibottom Carpenter is going to be in his shed a little longer than he intended during the coming weeks.
There are so many good things in bloggers gardens that I see on blog posts. These are from our apple tree this year. I believe they have been counted and there is a joke with our next door neighbour, just how long her reach is.
Caroline from Uniqart and Soggibottom still have an ongoing tomato competition.
I have yet to tell everyone Caroline beat me fair and square this year. This is Caroline's first tomato, quite a while ago, well before Soggibottom's were ready to pick.
There is always another chance to win next year.
The day after I mentioned Dolores and gave a link to True Blue Canadian, a surprise parcel from Dolores came through the post. A new book to read and my very own Moose.
Dolores also knows how much time we spend in our garden during the Summer.
Soap, book and a moose button from British Columbia. Thank you Dolores.
The next day, the postman delivered another parcel. A beautiful candle that perfumes the whole cottage. Thank you Sue. You can find Sue and her Portuguese water dogs Here Sue always keeps me in hysterics with her blog and pack of tweeters and woofers.
Thanks guys for all your kind thoughts.
As usual, Freya Rose Blossom is over at the Catflap Cavalier. Her first yearly visit to the vet for her jabs and she is in perfect health. Just as well because she has some wood collecting to do on the beach over the next few weeks.