Monday, October 12, 2009

A frustrated Kakapo parrot !!!


I attach a link to the bbc 2 programme with Stephen fry and Mark carwardine and a Kakapo parrot. So click onto the title and watch the video for yourself.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Where has the time gone, its well over a month since I was on my blog, so I thought I enter something.
Currently been very busy at the project group, seams that the flood gates have opened on commissions, not that we are complaining.

I just had a one to one workshop with a customer, who wanted to make a 2ft circle panel in glass to go into a current 3ft hole that she has in her home, which turned out to be a success.

Next, the group is getting involved in a fashion show to be held on the 3rd December at the Memorial hall. So a group of the members (me included) are making costumes, out of old cloths donated . So what this space for pictures and updates............................

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Arrival

On Saturday the 22nd of August, I decided to pay a visit to Shropshire Cat rescue, to see how the new Cat retirement village was taking shape, and also to see the vast number of cats they currently have in. It was on the second part of the visit i was introduced to Charlie who had been in the rescue for just over a month, and therefore being the big softie that I am, Charlie is not at the rescue anymore but at home with me.

As you can see from the picture as to why she is called charlie!!!!! she is also just 18months old..

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

supermarket news

I made the mistake of going to morrisons on the day they opened, and was amazed by not the amount of people they had in the store, but at the way the store was laid out. Comparing to the layout that somerfields had, Morrisons really have quashed in the shelving, making it very enclosed. It would be very interesting to know what the total food capacity is for both the current and past supermarket.

With that total, and the amount of space that Home bargains (which opens on Saturday) covers , surely with these fiqures in mind it must take it near to the proposed amount perdicted, to serve Oswestry in the future.

So, With the proposed plans for another supermarket to go to the planners soon, I hope they take on board these fiqures.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

day before the opening

With the opening due tomorrow 2nd July 10.30 am, a group was down at the Nursery to just finish of a couple of things that were outstanding, ie gate, flags, project group stepping stone filter for pump.Then again it could be just to top the tan up!!!!!

Photo above: A stepping stone made by Carolyn at our group as a signature for the work we have done.

Two photos above: shows the gate I recently made, designed to keep the children divided.

Below: See-saw with flags mounted.

Photo Below: Showing the completed Igloo with one of the Talking heads in the foreground ,the well stocked raised border being complemented with 11 painted pots(painted by members of the project group) planted with a sun flower.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stepping out at the nursury

Stepping stone wheel , with a large mosaic made by oliver and jess, complements the other mosaic stones made from drawings made by the children from the nursery for which this commission was done for.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Its been over a week since my last update on the sensory garden project, and how things have now moved forward, and coming to its completion, with the official opening happening on the 2nd July 2009 ( so look out for your invitations).
Below are two photos showing the before and present:

So who needs those make over programmes !!!!!!!!!

Below the Sew -saw water pump (near Completion) and below the Xylophone.

Below : shows one of the Borders well stocked (thanks to the hard work of our own Chief Plant person Rachel Curties).

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Couple of pictures

Photo`s show: Top to Bottom.
Border two flowering , Igloo and Border One Flowering


A new week and work was started on the see-saw water pump, as you can see from the following photo :-

The two main uprights supplied by and the metal bar by Steve davies have been installed and the lower(shorter blank) fixed to the cross bar. Awaiting to be fixed to the longer board by bolts. This will hopefully be done on friday. Also today we had a team working on retouching up the balls and blocks on the abacus..... or was it a case of topping up the tan!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Its official.
2ND JULY 2009
Is the date of the opening, and invitations will be going out to all those who have either worked,contributed or parents who have children at the nursery.
So watch out for yours !!!!!!!!