Sunday, October 27, 2013


One rose I absolutely need to have in my new garden is the MUTABILIS rose. It has had flowers all through the winter and is now covered with little dainty flowers, delicate reddish stems and tiny buds. The flowers change from the apricotty, orangey colours to the almost alizarin dark red. One of the roses I would have even without the 'must have' scent. 

Two different approaches to capturing their magic, the second not finished, more of a pen and wash.
I haven't had much brain space for painting and these have been squeezed into a tiny corner. It isn't that I've been so busy, just needing the brain space. We are sitting back with a 'decluttered' house waiting for the right buyer to pop out of the woodwork, people who fall in love with our house and our farm, people who love it like we do. I did say to a friend the other day that I feel that if I lie on the couch during the day I make the place look untidy! Not conducive to feeling relaxed when I need to chill!
Take care all you out there in the blogging world and beyond. I do read so many blogs but haven't been commenting, you are all amazing to read and some really touch my heart.
Love Mrs A

Friday, October 11, 2013


We are gearing up for our auction on November eighth, the house is spotless...most of the time anyway...the garden is lovely. Only a few roses out but lots of buds promising lovely flowers. We have had two inspections this week and the nicest thing about all this buildup is to see flowers throughout the house.

The lilac is divine, the scent wafts around everywhere. And the others...well, I read that you need yellow flowers to entice the right buyer so of course I had to buy yellow lillies, two bunches to get the right effect!
It will be sad to leave...but we are looking forward to our next life, one that will be creative and fun and easier. we have seen somewhere we like but it isn't straight forward, and we have to sell here first. Patience isn't my strongest attribute when it comes to my nest! So, keep your fingers crossed for the best possible outcome for all concerned!
Have a happy weekend!