Today Was a Sunny Day

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Here at the Quince Tree we have had a peaceful weekend.

George has been gliding, Tom has been skateboarding and Katie has been watching Twilight.
Twilight was on telly yesterday and today her friend leant her the next instalment. I think it is a load of badly acted bilge but it has made a change from endless episodes of Glee which is utter tripe and barely suitable for a twelve year old.

I have spent a pleasant time adding to my new Pinterest board -The Sarcastic and Irritable board which has proved a welcome outlet for the irritation much of what appears on Pinterest causes me. For every sane adult woman pinning interesting craft projects, interior design ideas and useful recipes there are twenty silly girls with unrealistic expectations of life, poor grammar and a taste for desserts made out of something called Cool Whip. 

By the way, there is also a lot of porn on Pinterest which is easy to stumble across completely innocently. Worth being aware of if you let your daughters use it. And I don't mean artistic nudity, I mean porn.



The sun has shone today.
See, sunlight through the leaves.


Making my CD bird scarers flash with colour.


And my redcurrants gleam.








21 comments:

  1. Nothing deters the birds here......... nothing. One year we even put old curtain net round them but still the redcurrants went . Problems with deer too at the moment, but a bumper crop of blackcurrants so all is not lost! Creme de Cassis waiting to cool down at the moment........ We were lucky enough to have sun all day and what a difference it made to life in general.

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  2. Have been obsessively following your "Sarcastic" board this weekend, has lightened the boredom of my convalescing time. Going to look for some porn now. Keep up the good work!!

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  3. Thanks for the heads up about the porn on Pinterest. I'm just glad that neither of my children have shown any interest in Pinterest yet. Do the CD bird scarers work? I have a cherry tree that is a magnet for starlings. I wouldn't even mind them eating the cherries if they would just finish one before starting on another, instead of taking one or two bites out of each. Well, off to look at your Sarcastic board now. Should be just my thing. Have a great Sunday.

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    1. They do seem to. I think you'd need quite a lot for a tree though.

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  4. CD bird scarers! I, like, TOTALLY am going to pin that on Pinterest!!!!!!! (Was that enough exclamation point's for you?)(I don't know if I can leave that apostrophe there, even knowing that you'll know it was on purpose.)

    Your snarky board has made my weekend (what does that say about me?). Perhaps I should post a tub of Cool Whip as a thank-you. I am sure its shelf life is eternal.

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    1. Oh the things I could make with it.

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    2. Yes, you might even be able to scare a bird with it. Or just kill it.

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  5. Sue. I don't need any more encouragement to waste time online so please do not entice me with your titbits about Pinterest. Even now I should be clearing up the kitchen and not skulking on the landing reading your blog. Ax
    PS I like you day/week/month chore list very much. But not quite enough to make one myself...

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  6. That sun barely made it to Malvern - hence my rather moany post. Will be off to check out that board to cheer me up!

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  7. So glad you got some sun! The red currants look gorgeous and the CD is shining its rainbow colours and is hopefully doing its job!

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  8. Ha ha - this made me laugh. Cool whip...what IS that? I keep seeing it on Pinterest but have no idea what it is. And the porn. I only just came across it recently and what a shock that was - my eyes, my eyes! Off to check out your board, sounds like my sort of thing. x

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  9. Sue, thank you for the idea of the CD bird scarers which I will be trying next year, as my redcurrant bushes have already been stripped by the blackbirds. They don't even wait for them to turn red!I will be picking my blackcurrants asap as they are no doubt already being eyed greedily from the hedge.

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  10. Aren't red currants the prettiest fruit? And the new Pinterest board is hilarious ... you may have started a trend ;)

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  11. I'm so glad that I come under the 'sane adult woman' Pinterest umbrella. Can't say that I've stumbled across any porn, but thanks for the heads up.
    Your Redcurrants look like little jewels - such a gorgeous colour.
    Hope all's well with you.
    Jill x

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  12. I use CDs to dissuade the local cats from using our garden as their latrine- doesn't work! I like your redcurrants- what do you have in mind for them? Off to pinterest now...

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    1. I'm hoping to have enough for redcurrant and raspberry jam. I made some last year and it was a big hit and such a good way to stretch raspberries (which I have to pick from the local pyo).

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  13. I just can't get interested in Pinterest though I have looked at it several times. Your Redcurrants look delicious, I hope that I can buy some soon, I love them.

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  14. Redcurrants are one of my favourite fruits to photograph as they look so amazing. Thanks for the heads up about Pinterest. My Lucy-lu has a board on my page and I hadn't considered this aspect. Oh the naivety!

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  15. I have a very big feminist problem with Twilight. Please tell your daughter to cease and desist. Buy her all 7 seasons of Buffy, and if she doesn't understand why, please get her on the phone to me.

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  16. Believe me, you do NOT want to know what Cool Whip is, it is quite disgusting! Just had a little look at your Pinterest board and am having a little ladylike drool!

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  17. Cant say I have ever seen any porn on Pintrest - isnt there some kind monitering of these sites ? Why would pre teen girls look at Pintrest anyway ?

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