Monday, 31 December 2012

Celebratory Chicken with a Cheeky Sprout

What an interesting few months I have spent in the blogosphere. Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog, left comments, encouraged me and made me feel so welcome.

There is time for one last celebration in 2012.... 


before the dreaded January detox...


I can't work out if that is a guilty expression on Sprout's face, or deep disgust at the lack of anything worth chasing in there.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy new year!


37 comments:

  1. Love your two photos - they made me chuckle. Wishing you all the very best for 2013 - I have enjoyed visiting your blog this year - looking forward to more of the same next year.

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  2. Thank you, Elaine - and I look forward to reading more from you too.

    It's very windy here - I'm hoping things will quieten down for the celebrations this evening.

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  3. And wishing you a happy, healthy New Year too :)

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  4. And here was I thinking whatever can be cheeky about a Brusssels sprout? Hope next year is a good one!

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    1. Oh I think sprouts can be very cheeky!

      Here's to perfect weather and mammoth harvests!

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  5. Sprout in the washing machine? Lovely pictures. Wish you a healthy, happy 2013 with a lot of gardening pleasure.

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    1. Yes, he's incredibly inquisitive. Thank you for your good wishes, Janneke.

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  7. Looking forward to seeing your dreams materialise GS in 2013, especially your haven for wildlife. I hope more gardeners will follow this path.... thank you for your thoughts, considerations and advice over the past year!!

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    1. Thank you Hampshire! I heartily agree with your wish for more people to garden with wildlife in mind. Here's to our wishes being granted!

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  8. Happy holidays and all the best for 2013!

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  9. Happy New Year to you, too! Love the sign about the hen party. :o)

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  10. This has made me smile :-) I must look out for a Hen Party sign for my doodles as they're usually having a good time when I go up there!
    Happy New Year x

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    1. I'm pleased it made you smile... the sign came from a well-known UK craft shop!

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  11. Awww, so cute. Happy New year and all the very best for 2013.

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  12. Oh, your dog is lovely! I have enjoyed visitng your blog, even if I haven't left a message, will try to do that more often! A very Happy New Year to you :-)

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    1. Hi Helene - thank you for your lovely comments. I look forward to hearing from you again!

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  13. Cute photo of Sprout! Perhaps he wanted a quick wash! ;) Happy New Year!

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    1. Ha! I don't know about wanting a quick wash - Sprout generally NEEDS a thorough wash, especially as we are still ankle-deep in mud here.

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  14. Your post brought a smile to my face. I'm sure the adorable Sprout steals the show on a regular basis. Happy New Year!

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  15. Fantastic blog you have. Happy New Year

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  16. I'm glad I found you, cheers for 2013!

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    1. Hi Lynne, welcome - thank you for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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  17. I really enjoyed the expression on Sprouts face, (well am I in trouble again) Have a great year of gardening.

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    1. That expression of being in trouble again seems to be permanently in place!

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  18. Hi- just strated following you on twitter and see you're following me! I've posted a link to your post on kitchen gardens in a post I'm publishinjg Thursday. I'm in Norfolk too- about 10 miles north of Norwich...Nigel Boldero (www.audaxdesign.co.uk)

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  19. Hi Nigel - thank you for the link - I shall go and read your blog now.

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  20. Always worried that might cat might jump in the washing machine! So far so good, she hasn't. My old cat once jumped out of the fridge when I openned the door. Don't know how long he was in there. Gave me a bit of shock.

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  21. Hi Sandi, I know other cat owners who have had problems with their cats getting into washing machines, but I have never heard of one getting into the fridge! Sprout went through a phase of sleeping in the tumble dryer when he was a puppy. I guess he felt safe and warm in there.

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