WOO HOOO! Spring has Sprung!


Pipa in her gardenSo, spring has most definitely sprung these last couple of weeks and I LOVE IT!! Saying that, I love the arrival of any season – always a new beginning to be had although spring definitely seems to have that in its step!

So despite the loss of one hour, I seem to have gained a few other things – firstly a cook's essentials knife appeared out of nowhere (baffled), then I finally gave in to the Xbox’s charm and ordered one (seeing as it was on 'Super Bargain Price', I thought it would be rude not to!)

So you can now find me leaping up and down with arms flailing in the air pretending I’m riding a raft on a regular basis!!

But even MORE excitingly, we have two new additions to our menagerie! One Syrian hamster (Harry) and one Chinese dwarf hamster (Cookie). Separate cages, separate rooms, separate parents (being my two children!!) 

Other things spring has brought? Well, gladly, thanks to chilli powder to keep the squirrels away, my daffs have exploded beautifully! I managed to plant them two days before the frost came in December and they really are looking amazing …for once in my life something has worked in the garden!!
Oh, and my bunny! Do you remember the arrival of Fifi Buffy Banana Trixabelle last year? (the hamster names suddenly sound rather boring in comparison, we’ll have to work on that!!) Well, now the nights are warmer, I moved her back out to the outside hutch and run, and she escaped!!

Yes panic all round! Heaven forbid I should lose her to the wilderness but guess where she was? The utility room! Yep, she was homesick for inside and made her way back – so I’ve given in and told her she can stay inside for a little longer. The lovely thing is I open the back door and she hops outside, has a little mooch around the garden and then comes back in again!! Crazy but true! When everyone on my Facebook page told me a rabbit could be house trained, I really didn’t think it would go this far!! 
Uh oh, the cat is dribbling on me, they say it’s a sign of contentment and I appreciate the sentiment, but not the damp patch on my leg!

Enjoy the spring xxx

Pipa with her kids Pipa with her pet rabbit



  1. Stefanie Reeve April 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Oh Pipa, what a sweet story! WhenI was growing up, I had a rabbit who lived outside and she never liked her hutch, so we’d leave it open and she’d go in and out as she liked (must’ve been a time before foxes?!?). Every morning she would wait outside the back door and have weetabix and a bowl of tea – random I know. She would also chase our dog around the garden. They are funny little creatures, full of character.

  2. Susan April 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa!
    I just HAD to send a message to tell you you are a hoot! You had me in kinks today…you and Will. Loved your top and loved the facts you told us about that your little boy told you!
    Have a lovely Easter
    Susan x

  3. Susan April 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Oh and PS Pipa your children are adorable! As is your gorgeous bunny, your lovely daffs and your AMAZING jeans!

  4. JAN ATKINSON April 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa, You are one of my favorite presenters on qvc,I love all your funny stories,and never tire of them.
    Just watched a program on telle called A different breed and you were on it with a black labrador dog at a dogs belated birthday party, i must say that was the quietest i have ever seen you, maybe you were in shock at the homemade belated birthday cakes.
    I dont know what year it was filmed but you looked just as trendy and glamarous as you always do. I love any program with aniamls on it.looking forward to hearing more of your funny stories.JANXX

  5. Deborah Alicia Maccow-Brookes May 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa, I Love your Rabbit!! she sounds really funny or is it a he

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