Saturday, 19 April 2014

Down to the bluebell woods

 Hello beautiful day and our dusty shoes walking along the path.

Hello woods where the bluebells flower, just a short distance from where we live.
Hello me with
smiling fat cheeks!
(I have lost 7 pounds but where from???)
Hello bluebells where ever you look
Hello Nell who loved it all
Happy Easter all

Thursday, 17 April 2014

I like to be busy!

I have loads to do as we have visitors all over Easter weekend so what am I doing??
Making cushions!
I had this fabric, just 4 fat quarters that I bought from Chelmsford market last summer.
There was just enough to do these two.
These are our kitchen chairs and needed new cushions.
These wooden chairs are hard!
And in my stash I have these fabrics, some beautiful spring colours.
I have already started some place mats for us to use over Easter so no time to waste.
Happy and Blessed Easter all.. do hope we'll have some sun shiny weather!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Our annual trip to my home.

We have had a very pleasant long weekend in Porthcawl, the town where I was born and grew up.
This view is of the main prom, which has little cafes that sells the most delish Italian ice cream and coffee.
But we stay here, in the little village of Newton just a mile from the town.

The beach is dog friendly so Nell was in heaven.
We had some beautiful sunshiny days although there was a sea breeze as well, so quite chilly in the shade.
But we enjoyed the whole time we were away.
I met up with my friend that I have known since we were 8 so a long, long time and my cousin.
Home again now but we shall be back there next year, just to tend the graves and leave flowers for my mother, grand parents and aunts.
Always a bit of sadness when I see my mother's name on the grave. I was two and a half when she died, so I have a limited memory of her, just vague scene of someone in a bed.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

When somebody loves you!

When my DD popped in to see me yesterday she brought me these beautiful roses.
And she was good enough to take the rest of the Victoria sponge we made  home, so I would not be tempted to eat it! It was so lush I could have eaten the half that was left later with a cuppa easily!!
And this beautiful orchid came from my friend Jenny, who is a whiz with all sorts of plants, orchids
especially. But if you look closely behind the roses on the window sill, there  are two of my own orchids, flowering for the second time!
These have the most beautiful scent too as well as looking so grand.
Not such a nice day today but I am happily stitching.

Happy day to all..

Saturday, 5 April 2014

What a difference a day makes!!

It is the most glorious sunshiny day and the bees are buzzing in our damson blossom.
The air is clear and today I could run a mile, well maybe not run, but I could do a steady walk!
We have these too in our garden, sometimes called the 'Sunshine Flower' although if you have ever had to wait in a hospital waiting room posters with these are all around advising women of their club.
If you don't you don't know what I mean, you never called out to someone who picked one..
'ooooo, now you gonna wet your pants!!'
Thank you Lord for each new day.



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