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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Conspicuous By My Blogging Absence

Hi Folks!

I am posting just to let you know My Big Mug is definitely still in the land of the living LOL.

I am sorry I have been away from BlogLand for so long and I have neglected to visit all my blogging friends. It is my first blogging break since I started about three years ago and there have been a number of activities which have kept me busy during my absence.  I hope to return to BlogLand soon and resume my Ambulance stories and add to my Painting and Decorating tales.

Also I have some fabulous video clips I shot of nesting birds in my garden - both Blue Tits and Great Tits and I am assembling a video program for us.

Until then I am concentrating on getting the garden into better shape and trying very hard to cultivate my begonia patch and clematis plants. I took a snap of a climbing clematis, called Ville De Lyon, which I planted a couple of years ago - like it? It is growing through a climbing honeysuckle which should provide much more colour next year.

Unfortunately I have no begonias, as yet.

I am hampered somewhat by this dreadful weather we are experiencing - most depressing.  In the UK we have had lots of serious flooding, although I am relieved to say that Mrs Bluelights and I have not been affected too badly because we are on high ground.  The funny part is that just prior to the deluge I bought a 200 litre water butt because the weather people had forecast a serious drought.  Everyone is talking about Global Warming!! Where is it?  There's no evidence of it here -  we are all drenched and shivering.

Bye for now and hope to see you all soon. Oh! if you've got some time to spare to watch a very unusual marriage proposal leading to an impromptu wedding then click HERE for some serious entertainment.


  1. So nice to see you Eddie!!!! come back soon.

  2. Glad to know that all is well, Eddie. Enjoy.. despite the weather.

  3. have been keeping an eye on your flooding...ours has been the heat this summer...but we got a break this week....good to see you man...stay well...

  4. Good to see you, Eddie!
    Glad you aren't underwater.
    The drought is HERE! !
    Give Maria and Jonathan and Selina hugs from me.
    You have been missed!

  5. Hi Eddie. I've been missing a lot lately too but somehow managed to keep up a post a week. Taking the time to pop around and visit a few blogs. It's good to take a vacation in the summer!

  6. Glad to see you back! About time too!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  7. Nice to know you're still among the living, Eddie! We finally got some much needed rain this week, along with relief from record-breaking HEAT. Your Ville De Lyon is beautiful, and all that rain will serve to make it prettier.

    (Pssst - you know the word verification thing, the one that says "prove you're not a robot"? I just failed it TWICE. Maybe I AM a robot.)

  8. Well, it's great to know that you're still among the living, Eddie! lol Your climbing Clematis is gorgeous, but I would love to see a shot of your Begonia patch, if only you had one. lol We are in a monsoon period right now too, but I prefer it to the heat. Looking forward to the videos and to your return to Blogland. Cheers!

  9. Hi Eddie!
    I sure have missed your wonderful humor but I'm glad to see you checking in with so much exciting news. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing your video of the birds in your yard! And I think the Ville De Lyon is really fact, I'd love to save your image to my computer and use it as a study for a botanical watercolor sometime, if that is okay with you?? =-)

    I do wish you could send some of that water toward my part of the world - temps today were slated at over 100 =-(

    It sure is great to see your 'big mug' in action Eddie!

  10. Lovely to see you back! Missed you Eddie, and your ambulance stories, so look forward to more of that.
    Drenched and shivering here too, it's just ridiculous. Winter clothes back on.

  11. So good to see you Eddie!!! Glad you are well!!

  12. Happy gardening, Eddie. We have finally had some relief from the drought. Nice to hear from you.

  13. Great to see you back, you have been missed. x

  14. GREAT to hear from you, Eddie. Glad things are going well for you and terribly sorry to hear about your nasty weather.... As for Global Warming, it seems the US of A is taking care of that for you. It's boiling hot here!

    Your garden is so lovely despite the rain. Thanks for sharing that lovely photo.

    Be well and we'll see you when you have time.
    xo jj

  15. well, well, look who crawled out of his Big Mug!
    Good to see you again.

  16. It's actually not all bad to be too busy to blog!

    Global warming is a misnomer. It's global climate change and that we seem to be experiencing in abundance.

  17. Glad to see you back, I've missed you, you make me laugh :)

    And also glad to hear you've not been washed away in the recent downpours!


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