Friday, 31 August 2012
I am sending her this big sunflower to help her feel better.
I myself feel much healthier today after my upset tummy yesterday so I will send all of my best colourful get well blessings through the sky all the way to Marise mouse's house and I do hope she feels much, much better very, very soon. Get well soon dear Marise.
Love from your friend Sherbet around the corner at the other end of Wiggleway Lanex
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Love from a poor little Sherbet Sheepx
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
As I am meditating I cannot talk to you, so please forgive me. I will instead send you the most wonderful rainbow coloured, peaceful blessings and I will talk to you again soon.
Love and peace always Sherbetx
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
How nice to know that my garden is all tidy and watered again. I really do deserve a rest. I have just eaten a delicious sandwich made with home made, crusty, grainy bread, made lovingly and brought to me this morning by my dear friend Pearl. I have also enjoyed a lovely, refreshing cup of hot mint tea and all is well and tranquil in my garden here at Clover Cottage. I do love just sitting here listening to the birds. They remind me of the birds in the forest at the seaside. How dull life would be if we didn't have all of these wonderful little creatures around us to share this planet earth with. I am just going to sit here quietly and give thanks for all of the blessings in my life. What a long list I have but I must include all the little creatures in my garden and in the forests and in the sea and in Wiggleway Lane, I must not forget fresh, warm crusty bread, good friends, Pearl's home made blackberry and apple pie and home grown vegetables and I must not forget to be very thankful also for feeling healthy every day because that is a very big blessing indeed ! I am truly blessed. I do hope Sheila sheep is feeling much better now so that she can be blessed with feeling healthy every day too. Love from Sherbetx
Monday, 27 August 2012
Well, as you can imagine, my garden has suffered a little bit while I have been away. My dear, helpful friends Pearl and Doodle have been busy and not been able to tend to many garden tasks at Clover Cottage. Little Mango was here living in his watering can as usual and watching the garden, he is a very helpful little mouse indeed but he is so little that he cannot do big, tiring tasks.
Anyway, here I am today working hard in my garden, the grass needs cutting, the weeds need pulling out, the hedgehogs need their milk, the birds are waiting in the trees for their breadcrumbs and my vegetables and flowers and my one pink rose need watering . As you can see, I am a very busy Sherbet sheep indeed, so please excuse me for not writing lots and lots today. Love from Sherbetx
Sunday, 26 August 2012
I did manage to meet up with Fifi fish again as I had hoped, I was so delighted to see her. I had a little paddle in the sea near to where she lives and she showed me her new underwater garden. She was growing some beautiful seaweed and had surrounded it with a delightful collection of sea shells. I know it is difficult for her to visit me and stay in my garden pond as she cannot travel out of the water but maybe one day I can transport her in a big, water filled jar and she could come and enjoy a holiday in my garden at Clover Cottage. What a good idea ! I am sure my frogs would be delighted to share their pond with her. I must talk to Sheila sheep about it, she is very kind and helpful so maybe she could help me to transport Fifi to Clover Cottage one day.
I have been very happy to relax at the seaside, I have had lots of early morning walks, eaten lots of healthy food, read lots of wise words from my wise words books and I have put some colour in my cheeks. I am now back at Clover Cottage and I see that, while I was away, the naughty slugs have also had a holiday in my garden, they have eaten lots of my lettuce leaves. You will all be very happy to know though, that my tomato plants have not been eaten and have grown very high. I should be seeing some new baby tomatoes very soon. Love and blessings from Sherbetx
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Goodbye to you all, I will send you rainbow coloured blessings from the seaside. Please all keep happy and safe while I am away.
I will see you all when I get back from my little holiday. I am going to put the colour back in my cheeks and enjoy myself at the same time. Love from Sherbetx
Friday, 17 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
I am so grateful to all of my friends who participated in my very own Olympic events and I am extra grateful to all of my friends around the whole wide world who joined in to watch us at Clover Cottage. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, to everyone. I really wish I could send every one of you a rainbow coloured flower bouquet from my garden .
Instead, what I can do is to send you all the most splendid, magnificent, enormous rainbow coloured blessings that the world has ever seen.
I hope these blessings reach each and every one of you as they are sent with huge amounts of love and kindness from your dear friend Sherbet Sheep of Clover Cottage.
Love from Sherbetx
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
There is plenty of room here at Clover Cottage for all of my friends around the world to come and join us on this very exciting day.
Welcome to my very own Olympics here at Clover Cottage.
As you can see from the picture, Pearl is very excited to take part as she usually doesn't get much exercise.What an exciting day this is.
Very early this morning I went to Greengate Farm to collect the 2 goats, Gertie and Goon, they were full of energy and could not stop leaping about. In fact I had a little bit of a difficult time with them as they were being very naughty indeed.
Back at Clover Cottage I saw that Pearl pig had assembled the medals on the kitchen table ready for the prize giving and that Doodle dog had set up some wonderful hurdles along Wiggleway Lane.
Mango mouse was there waiting patiently with the frogs at the pond and so we were all ready to start.
We were very lucky to have a lovely sunny day and the first event started on time with the frogs and Mango all leaping into the pond together for the swimming event. Oh poor Mango he was being splashed so fiercely by the frogs that he almost drowned but he managed to hang onto one of the frogs legs and you will not believe this but the frog whose leg he was hanging onto actually won, so Mango came in second. Well done Mango you won a silver medal! The next event was the sailing on the waterlily pads ( I like to call them lotus leaves as it sounds more exotic). This was between Mango and the frogs again so I quickly dried Mango with a soft towel and put him on his lily pad. And off they went, there was just enough breeze to get them to the other side of the pond, some of the frogs found that their lily pad had tangled in some weeds and they capsized, Mango kept going, he was in the lead by one second, a frog was trying his hardest to catch up, it was very close and YES! Mango won! His lily pad touched the end of the pond and he jumped for joy kissing all the frogs around him. He was very lucky that none of them turned into princes as that would have caused a bit of confusion. For such a little mouse he did really well. Then came the running and hurdles along Wiggleway Lane. I am afraid that I wasn't very good at that, even after all of my training, I know that sheep are supposed to be very good at jumping over fences and running but not me! Doodle my opponent was a really good hurdle jumper and a really good runner, he just whizzed ahead like a rocket. I did come in second though as Pearl was very slow and just dawdled along the lane as if she was in a daydream thinking about one of her delicious pies. So, the next event was the long awaited gymnastics. The goats, Mango, and myself, Sherbet, gathered at the beautiful constructions that Doodle had made for us. First I helped Mango climb onto what we will call the horse. He was absolutely magnificent and impressed us all with some amazing twisty looking somersaults, what neat little moves he made, landing perfectly on his tiny feet every time. Next came me. Well I somehow managed to pull myself onto the horse and did my best to show off some elegant moves but my wool kept getting in my eyes and I kept losing my balance. Oh dear, I wobbled and wobbled and could not help but fall off, I tumbled straight onto the grass and stained my wool a grassy shade of green. Next, came the stars of the show, an amazing appearance by our special guests, the goats. Oh my goodness they were absolutely brilliant! They gave the most spectacular performance of the day. What skill ! What amazing balance! They twisted and turned and leaped upside down and inside out and backwards and frontwards and we all watched in complete awe at their goatly perfection.
Here are the results of the Clover Cottage Olympics 2012
Swimming --- Gold medal won by frog, silver medal won by Mango, bronze medal won by another frog
Sailing----Gold medal won by Mango, silver medal won by frog, bronze medal won by another frog
Running and hurdles -----Gold medal won by Doodle, silver medal won by Sherbet, bronze medal won by Pearl
Gymnastics------ Gold medal jointly won by Gertie and Goon goats, Silver medal won by Mango, bronze medal won by Sherbet
High Jump------Gold medal won by Sherbet, silver medal won by Doodle and bronze medal won by Pearl
Monday, 13 August 2012
I must make sure that my garden is tidy and the frogs' pond is clear of weedy bits, and I must make sure I go to bed early and get a good night's sleep and eat nutritious food. This evening Doodle is coming to make a lovely construction for the high jump. He will use some of my bamboo poles that I have been saving up, I am afraid my poor beans have had to accept second best and climb up some bits of oak tree branch instead.
The frog pond will be cleared of all obstructions and I am sending the dragonflies away on holiday for the day.
For the gymnastics, Doodle is using his creative talent again and making some wonderful wooden shapes for us to perform our gymnastics on, I am not sure what they will look like but I told him to make sure everything is very sturdy and safe as we are not as brilliant at sports as the athletes in the London Olympics, except maybe the goats, who could be even better !
Pearl is making some medals out of her famous biscuit mixture. We will have round cinnamon biscuits on ribbons for bronze, lemon biscuits wrapped in silver paper for silver and chocolate biscuits wrapped in gold paper for the gold medal. Afterwards we can all eat the medals with our mint tea. What a good idea! Love from Sherbetx Whoops ! In all the excitement, I nearly forgot to put the kiss after Sherbetx
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Now that the big, huge, famous spectacularly rainbow coloured Olympics in the great city of London are finishing, I can concentrate on getting Clover Cottage ready for my very own Olympics on Tuesday.
Here I am checking to make sure the quality of my grass is good enough for my special athletic guests, especially the 2 goats from Greengate Farm who are my guests of honour as they have never been here before..
Yes I think the grass is fine, lovely and green and fresh and springy and up to Olympic standards so that puts my mind at rest. See you all bright and early on Tuesday for the follow up Olympics hosted by the famous Sherbet Sheep of Clover Cottage in Wiggleway Lane. Blessings to you all.. Love from Sherbetx
Saturday, 11 August 2012
As you can imagine I have been resting a lot after all of my Olympic training.
I can now tell you that my very own Olympics will take place in the gardens of Clover Cottage in Wiggleway Lane on Tuesday August 14th 2012.
You are all very welcome indeed.
The very excellent competitors will be Mango Mouse, Pearl Pig, Doodle Dog, 2 goats from Greengate Farm whose names are Gertie and Goon, and the frogs in my pond. The events will be as follows.................The first event with Mango Mouse against the frogs, will be swimming, the second event will be sailing on lotus leaves, again with Mango against the frogs. Both to be held in the pond. Third event will be running and hurdles with Doodle Dog against Pearl Pig and Sherbet Sheep, to be held in Wiggleway Lane.
Fourth event will be gymnastics with Gertie and Goon the Goats against Sherbet Sheep and Mango Mouse, to be held in the front garden. Fifth event will be high jump with Doodle Dog against Pearl Pig, to be held by the vegetable garden and finally everyone will jump into the pond to do synchronised ( my goodness what a big word!) swimming together. Oh what fun it will be, I must make sure I eat lots of nutritious, healthy meals before next Tuesday. I will go and collect a lettuce, some carrots, some spring onions and some tomatoes from my garden right now and have a lovely rainbow coloured salad for my dinner. I hope to see you all at Clover Cottage next Tuesday to watch us all compete in my very own Olympics. Love from Sherbetx
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Monday, 6 August 2012
I truly hope you all have a wonderful day today.
I have to tell you that myself, Pearl, Mango and Doodle will be a little bit busy for the next couple of days as we are training for my very own Olympics. This means that I will be getting up extra, extra early to jog up and down Wiggleway Lane, and as I have to concentrate on my fitness, I will not have time to write to you, so I will see you again in a few days and I will let you know when we have all built our muscles up enough to start our games.
I must also tell you while I am here, that the farmer at Greengate farm has very kindly allowed 2 of his goats to join us at our games. They will not need to do any training at all as they are already very, very good at athletics and gymnastics. See you again very soon. Love from Sherbetx
Sunday, 5 August 2012
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Friday, 3 August 2012
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Thursday, 2 August 2012
I was so surprised to see her as I thought she was busy at her roadside stall. She told me that she felt like having a little holiday today in my garden. Pearl does so love to be in my garden as she is very fond of my delightfully perfumed flowers in all the colours of the rainbow.
I told her she is very welcome as always and made her a lovely cup of hot mint tea and gave her a piece of my special homemade banana bread.
We sat together and chatted for a little while but she didn't stay long at my kitchen table, as she could not wait to run into my garden and surround herself with the wonderful flowers and the birds and the butterflies that live there. I'm afraid I could not join her as I wanted to stay quietly in my house today and read some wise words from my books. Pearl has always told me that reading is good for me and it will make me a better wiser Sherbet Sheep. I always listen to Pearl's advice as she is very wise indeed ! Love from Sherbetx
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Oh my goodness I have something to tell you. I had a little bit of a shock this morning.
I had just been outside to fill up the hedgehogs bowls with milk as I always do every morning, and when I went out ten minutes later to start my garden tasks guess what I saw ?
There sitting right in one of the bowls of milk, was a very huge, knobbly skinned bullfrog. I jumped back with surprise as I certainly did not expect to see him in there. What a very naughty bullfrog indeed ! He was not a usual visitor to my garden, all my own frogs live in my pond and I know all of their names.
I imagine he must have been hungry but I did not know that bullfrogs drank milk ! Well maybe they don't but my other thought was,.... Oh dear, I hope he or rather she, is not laying eggs in my hedgehogs milk !!! Then I thought if it is a BULL frog can it be a SHE, because I thought bull named things were boys, like cows are, well not cows but bulls !!!! Oh dear , now I was getting very muddled up indeed! The problem was, that made me a little bit worried because if there were baby eggs in the milk ( Pearl has told me they were called frog spawn) I did not want to disturb them but on the other hand I had to make sure that the milk was all clear of eggs for my hedgehogs because I do not think they would be happy drinking bullfrog eggs for breakfast. What was I to do ? The frog had jumped away by then.
Ah yes! A good idea came into my head and I knew what to do. I saved the bowl of maybe egg layed in milk and put it under the hedge and then I gave my hedgehogs a new fresh bowl of milk.
Phew, that was a big problem I had to solve this morning but all is well now so I am just sitting in my garden relaxing after my morning ordeal. Love from Sherbetx