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Saturday, August 2, 2008


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easygardener said...

I looked at the picture, then inside the shed and thought of Sylvester and Tweetie Pie!

HappyMouffetard said...

So warm. I can almost smell the shed.

garden girl said...

Beautiful pictures on your blog Lucy! Love the shed door and the glimpse of what's inside. Esther has a lovely shed. It has a lot of character. I think it should have won.

Lucy Corrander said...

Sylvester and Tweetie Pie!

Violence and Mayhem.

And I was thinking of the shed as such a cosy, domestic, warm-feeling image!




(A yellow canary called 'Cuthbert Egghead' once lived in that cage.

He was found wandering on foot on what passes for grass outside her house. A passing electrician handed him in at the door asking 'Is this yours?'.

But Esther didn't know how to look after birds properly and he fell to his death when he crashed against the bars of the cage because he flew too fast to greet her when she came home from being out. (He'd eaten all his seed and he wanted her to know.) Oh horror and shame and despair!

He is now buried beneath a Hebe in her garden.

(She says the label said Hebe when she bought it but it doesn't look like any Hebe anyone else has so it probably isn't a Hebe but she doesn't know what it is really so she carries on calling it a Hebe anyway.)


Lucy Corrander said...

Happymouffetard - Yes! Don't sheds smell wonderful.

By the way, what is a Mouffetard?

(I've been waiting for ages for the courage to ask.)


Lucy Corrander said...

Garden Girl

Thank you.

Clever of you to recognise it as Esther's shed.

She would be very pleased to know you think it has character too.

And if 'character' is a synonym for 'clutter' - then there's a lot of character over in Esther's place!

She's probably filling Mars with character at this very moment.


P.S. I think her shed should have won too! L.

HappyMouffetard said...

Rue Mouffetard is a street in Paris. I liked the name, and wanted to start using it years ago on a forum I was on, but the computer said that someone already had that name, and suggested HappyMouffetard. And so I am. Mostly. I sometimes shorten it to HappyMouffe - you may see either around on a variety of gardening sites.

I do like the smell of sheds, but there is also the thrill of a small amount of terror, as there may also be large spiders in residence...

Lucy Corrander said...

HappyMouffetard -

Way back, when I first came across your blog, I Googled 'Mouffetard' and got just the rue . . . but assumed both you and it were named after something /someone else.

It's a wonderful word.

What part of Dorset does Some Beans come from?


HappyMouffetard said...

It would be nice to think it was named after a monsieur Mouffetard, as that would be a great name, but having just looked on Wikipedia, it seems that it's a derivation of "mont Cetardus". Which is a bit dull.

SomeBeans comes from Wool.

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