Fox in the garden

summertime food and nocturnal visitors!


Hello, I hope this week’s blog finds you well.

Thank you so much to everyone who left such kind feedback on my latest jewellery design. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet you can do so by clicking here! It’s still only available to buy online right now, but is due to be on air in the not too distant future!

I’ve enjoyed the last weekend off work and have been counting down the days to Wimbledon and it’s finally here! I’m so lucky to have tickets for court number one this year… I’m so excited. It’s a fabulous day out and if you haven’t been and ever get the chance I highly, highly recommend it; there’s so much wonderful food and drink available too and not forgetting strawberries of course!

I always sense summer is on our doorstep when our cherry tree is about to fruit! We have what appears to be, an amazing crop this year. I was a little cautious a month or so back as so many birds were visiting and tucking in! Well, the birds seem to be feeding elsewhere right now as most of the remaining cherries are intact!

Cherries in a cherry tree

I might do some searching for some cherry deserts as we’ll have plenty to spare. Any suggestions?

Back to QVC. There’s a good chance you’ve caught our fabulous gardening set during one of Richard Jackson‘s shows. Well, this beautiful set isn’t solely for gardening shows, if the weather is being kind we present other shows from there too and we did just that with Quacker Factory fashion recently.

It was 9pm and darkness was settling in so we powered up the outdoor lighting which is very bright, powerful and a little more brilliant than your ordinary 100watt bulb to say the least!

Well, darkness accompanied with a bright light has a habit of attracting nocturnal life… In the shape of moths and often very large! Not content with simply flying towards the light one of them duly landed on my head! It was a little alarming and I have a feeling this beautiful moth with amazing camouflaging was the culprit. I was a little startled, to say the least, when it happened on air! Wing span, when closed, was approximately 5cm (2″)!

Giant moth

In this picture the moth is resting, without a care in the world, on our camera controls.

Staying with wildlife (and please excuse the rather grainy picture). Look who I spotted in our carpark early one evening! This beautiful fox. I kept my distance so as not to disturb her. She sat on the verge quietly for a while then lay down for a moment more before standing up, stretching, and slowly trotting away. Wonderful.

Fox in the garden

On the topic of wonderful I’m thrilled to see I’m launching the Yankee Candle Today’s Special Value offer on Sunday 3rd July at midnight. The Warm Summer Nights Hamper… doesn’t it sound out of this world?

I’ll be in the company of Rosa and I hope you can join us too.

Take care and see you soon.

Tweet me @mecharliebrook

1 Comment

  1. Jean Pugh July 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    Yes your bangle is stunning. Clever you.

    Glad the birds left you some cherries, we have a farmer about a mile from us who has started growing cherries, all different sorts. They are so tasty, beautiful fresh big cherries. I remember last year one of the helpers a young lad made some jam, he made a cherry and pineapple, that was delicious, I can’t remember what the other jam was, but I remember it was delicious.

    Gosh the size of that moth. Yes we had a fox and her young coming into our paddock last year, and then ventured into the garden on the lawn, eating all the slugs I guess. If you watched carefully at night you could see them. Only problem was the mess they left behind had to clear that before the dogs rolled in it.

    Love Jean.

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